Well, it’s official. We can legitimately start thinking about making cookies and candy for the holiday season. Heck, I have been in the candy-making mode for two weeks now. I don’t know (I have lost track) how many batches I have done but at least 12 batches of caramel and 8 or so of chocolate toffee caramel. When I’m done it will equate to about 1500 individual, hand-wrapped caramels, and probably 15 pounds of toffee. I know that I am a glutton for punishment but I secretly love doing it and if I stopped doing my 10+ year tradition, I’d probably get backlash from clients, friends and, family. So the tradition continues and I continue to be a candy-making fool!
This past week after a conversation with my cousin Lisa, I decided to add fudge to my repertoire! She had called and asked if I had a good fudge recipe. I thought about it and realized that I had never even attempted making fudge. So ding, ding, ding, I decided to make fudge. What the heck? What’s wrong with even more candy to give away!
I always heard that making fudge was easy and sure enough, it’s not only just easy, it’s easy “peasey”! I decided to use white chocolate instead of dark chocolate because I needed a variation from everything else that I’m making. White chocolate peppermint fudge just sounded good to me. So I played around with different variations, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed, types of chocolate (you should have seen the variation made from the peppermint Andes chocolates, Pepto Bismol anyone)? Basically, I did everything to make a perfect batch of fudge. I believe I did it! This turned out smooth and creamy and not grainy like some fudge. The flavors of white chocolate and peppermint just scream the holidays to boot! I love it even more because I found these festive snowflake silicone molds! Super cute! Try this festive fudge recipe for your holiday gatherings! It may just be a new hit to the cookie plate!
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 14 ounce can condensed milk
- 2 11 ounce bags high-quality white chocolate**
- 1 7 ounce container marshmallow fluff
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 cup crushed candy canes + extra for topping the fudge.
- Line an 8x8 baking pan with either parchment paper or tinfoil. Set aside.
- Place about 4-5 candy canes in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to gently crush. Set aside.
- Heat up a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the butter, evaporated milk, chocolate, marshmallow, peppermint extract, and the candy canes.
- Stir constantly until the mixture is melted and smooth.
- Transfer the fudge to the prepared pan and sprinkle with additionally crushed candy canes.
- Let cool in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
- When ready to serve, remove from pan and cut into 1-inch pieces.
Try making with the Ghiradelli peppermint white chocolate! It turned out amazing as well. Only use 1/4 cup crushed candy canes if you do it this way!