Peppermint Fudge

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two pieces of peppermint fudge and a cute little gingerbread bundt.

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This is one of the recipes I make at work and everyone loves it! They’re creamy, pepperminty, yumminess that resemble those little Andes mints but these are waaay better.

I’m not sure if I’d ever made fudge before so I was I tiny bit unsure of myself the first time I made this but this recipe is sooooo easy I really had nothing to worry about so you shouldn’t worry either!!

I’ve made this a few ways, once with the peppermint fudge being bright green and green swirls on top, once with it white and crushed candy canes on the top, and once with it green with red swirls on top.  You do whatever your little heart desires!

Peppermint Fudge

Dark Chocolate Layer

12 ounces semi sweet chocolate

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Peppermint-White Chocolate Layer

6 ounces white chocolate

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Food coloring if you’re using it or crushed candy canes

Ganache Layer

4 ounces cream

6 ounces semi sweet chocolate cut into small pieces

  1. Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment.
  2. Melt the 12 oz of dark chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave (heat at 15 sec intervals stirring in-between each).
  3. Heat the first 7 oz ofsweetened condensed milk until warm.
  4. Stir the melted chocolate, warm milk, and vanilla together.  The mixture will get really thick and may look like it’s a tiny bit separated but that’s ok.
  5. Transfer to the prepped dish and spread to make an even layer of dark chocolate fudgy goodness.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
  7. Repeat the above steps 2 through 4 for the peppermint fudge, replacing the vanilla extract with the peppermint extract and adding the food coloring.
  8. Spread over the dark chocolate, making sure to reserve two tablespoons if making swirls on the top.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
  10. To make the ganache layer put the 6 ounces of semi sweet chocolate in a medium size bowl.
  11. In a small sauce pan heat the cream until boiling.
  12. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes, stir until all of the chocolate is incorporated into the cream, and voilà you have ganache!
  13. Let the ganache sit out at room temperature to thicken up, make sure you stir it every once in a while.
  14. Once the ganache has thickened pour it over the peppermint layer, sprinkle with crushed candy canes if desired.
  15. If making swirls, remelt the reserved peppermint fudge in the microwave and transfer it to a Ziploc bag (or a pastry bag if you happen to have one). Pipe horizontal peppermint lines across the ganache.  With a toothpick go perpendicular to the peppermint lines to make swirls.
  16. Chill until set then cut into pieces!!

These are perfect to give as a gift or take to a holiday party!

peppermint fudge

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