Peppermint Fudge

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by Chris on November 30, 2010

caramella gusto menta/peppermint candy

I was going to wait on this post, but I couldn’t last any longer.  After baking a lot this weekend, I have plenty of content to sustain Mele Cotte for a while.  So, what the heck.

I have made “easy” fudge before. I actually make it a lot. But, I have yet to make “white” fudge.  So, here it is…in a chocolate sleigh.  Pretty presentation that is completely edible.  All taste…No waste. :) What’s fun about this fudge, too, is that it is versatile.  There are so many different types of peppermints, now, that you can color code accordingly.  Need some Hanukkah fudge?  Blue peppermint sticks that would work beautifully.  In fact, there are peppermint sticks that are perfect for any occasion.  A ton of possibility.  Right?

As I do with everything else, these bites of peppermint perfection went into the front office.  The front office has student mentees/helpers, who were offered fudge. Teen girls were happy, happy, which made me smile.  Hopefully, this fun will make you smile.

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Peppermint Fudge

18 oz white chocolate chips
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp. heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
¾ – 1 cup peppermint candy crunch *

In a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, melt/combine chocolate chips, condensed milk, cream, and baking soda.  Stirring frequently, mix until smooth. Remove from heat.  Stir in extract and ½ cup of peppermint candy crunch.

Pour into a parchment lined 8×8 inch pan.  Top with remaining candy canes.  Refrigerate for 3 hours, or until set.  Lift parchment paper and fudge from pan.  Cut into 1 inch cubes. (Yields about 64 pieces)

* crushed candy canes or peppermint candies work as well.

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Kristen November 30, 2010 at 7:14 AM

That is some of the prettiest fudge I’ve seen!

Mele Cotte November 30, 2010 at 7:27 AM

You’re sweet! Thanks Kristen!

pam November 30, 2010 at 7:17 AM

I adore fudge and I adore peppermint, and I expect I will adore this!

Mele Cotte November 30, 2010 at 7:28 AM

I love fudge, too, Pam! :) Let me know if you try it!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme November 30, 2010 at 8:12 AM

White chocolate, vanilla and peppermint = YUM! I’m thinking of lots of different versions of this, actually – using the lemon sticks or the dark pink strawberry candy sticks. Definitely on my list for holiday baking!

Barbara Kiebel November 30, 2010 at 9:54 AM

I love this Christina; looks so festive and sounds so good I think I’ll make it for my holiday gift baskets. Thank you!

Mele Cotte November 30, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Thanks Barbara! Because I brought the bulk of it to work, I placed come in a cellophane bag and wrapped the rest in little candy foils. They looked like little presence, which would be so cute in your baskets!

The Teacher Cooks November 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Wow! This fudge is gorgeous. Will you bring some to me?

Mele Cotte November 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Absolutely, Wanda! Sending some your way now. :)

Elle November 30, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Oh, so pretty! I make easy fudge, too. Never fail!

Mele Cotte December 1, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Isn’t it great, Elle? And, everyone things you slaved over the stove! Love it!

Ananda Rajashekar December 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM

How pretty is it loving it totally :)

Mele Cotte December 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Thanks Ananda! I appreciate you saying so!

sheila @ Elements January 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM

How beautiful!! I’d love some of this!! I’m bookmarking this recipe ’cause I’d love to make some next Christmas. I’m hardly waiting! :)

Mele Cotte January 22, 2011 at 8:04 AM

Thanks Sheila! It has been a big hit this year. Good enough to make all year round! :)

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