I love the Christmas season. I’m one of those people who gets totally carried away each year decorating and baking. I cannot help myself. I go totally overboard and love every minute of it.
One of my favourite things about the holidays is the abundance of peppermint in all the stores. I love candy canes, so I buy more than anyone can possibly eat. We end up with enough candy canes for an army. I know this, yet every year I do the same thing.
What is so cool about candy canes these days is you can get them in any flavour. I love the classic peppermint the most. But I have to admit I really dig the cherry flavoured ones too. My kids love all the ones that taste like sour candies.
So I buy some in just about every flavour. I walk in Walmart with the plan to buy three or four boxes maximum, then I walk out with about 25 or 30 boxes. Honestly, it’s like a sickness at this point.
The good thing about them is we love crushing them and making baked goods with them. Whether it’s peppermint chocolate eclairs or peppermint hot chocolate, we crush them and toss them in everything. That added crunch in baked goods puts a smile on everyone’s faces.
Personally, I like crushing them old school style. I pop them in a bowl and whack the heck out them with the end of a rolling-pin. I know a lot of folks pop them in a food processor to crush them. But that’s just boring to me. If you whack them with a rolling-pin you get all your aggression out. That way you won’t spaz on any unsuspecting Christmas shoppers while you’re waiting in line to buy candy canes. See? I’m always looking out for you. It’s how I roll.
Hope you love this recipe. It’s seriously scrumptious and wicked easy to make. Plus, it’s fast as well. It takes a few minutes to make it, and only a couple of hours to chill. So you can have delicious fudge for the whole family in just a couple of hours. Cue the happy dance.
If you’re looking for a white chocolate version of this, try Aimee’s candy cane fudge!
Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe
- 3 Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 0.5 Crushed Peppermint
- Spray an 8 inch pan with non-stick spray. Then line it with parchment paper. It will make the fudge easier to lift out.
- In a medium size saucepan combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Cook over low heat, stir consistently until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.
- Pour the mixture into prepared pan, spread it out evenly. If you spray the back of a tablespoon with no-stick spray it will make it way easier to smooth out. Toss the crushed peppermints over top.
- Pop the pan in the fridge for about 2 hours minimum. You can also let it set up overnight so it becomes quite firm.
- Remove and cut into squares.
- Serve with a big old peppermint loving smile!