Day # 5 of Christmas Cookies
Today I am not featuring a cookie but a great addition to the cookie tray- Peppermint Fudge ….
This is always a requested addition to the Holiday cookie tray and this recipe was given to me by my dear friend, Elise Feiner who is an excellent chef and baker.
What can I say, there is no such thing as too much chocolate and you always need something peppermint for Christmas.
PS- Big “thank you” to my Cousin Frank DeVito for his handcrafted Christmas Tree board- he is so talented and I will treasure this gift always…
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- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 1 ½ cups
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup candy cane crunch
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Combine the chocolate chips, milk, and marshmallows in a medium size saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir frequently as the chocolate melts. Add the candy cane crunch and vanilla. Stir to combine
- Remove from the heat
- Lightly grease a 10-inch square pan or line with parchment.
- Pour the fudge into the pan and spread with a spatula.
- (optional- I decorated with additional candy cane pieces)
- Chill in the refrigerator until firm
- Slice into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
Cook’s Note: This fudge can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer for several months. Thaw in the refrigerator when ready to serve.
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Hi Diane, Hope you and your husband are hanging in there with the virus. Really hope you both feel better soon! Meanwhile, I’m not familiar with Candy Cane Crunch (not a baker, lol!), is this something that you need to buy at a specialty food store? The recipe sounds amazing! Thanks, and take care! Rita
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Hi Rita, I am so sorry I am seeing this late. While recovering I haven’t had the strength to be on the blog.
Candy cake crunch can be purchased at Homegoods, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, or even Amazon. All it is is broken pieces of candy canes which you can break up yourself. It’s just more convenient to buy the bag because it saves you a step and the pieces are pretty uniform. Wilton sells a small jar for $11 or you can purchase a 10 oz bag on amazon for $10 – Once again, sorry my answer is late. Have a very Happy New Year and many blessings
Rita, if you send me your email, I can send photos of what the products look like to make it easier to shop. Stay well