Every holiday season there's a huge need for easy and tasty recipes that can be prepped quickly! We have so many parties and events coming up, and I wanted to find a quick and easy bite-sized treat to bring with me when needed.
One flavor I always gravitate toward during the winter season is peppermint. It's sweet and packed with flavor, and I just love it. I love candy canes, peppermint stick ice cream, and of course peppermint bark.
I decided to make a decadent peppermint bark fudge this year, and oh my. It's so delicious. It's taking everything in me right now not to get up from this couch, open the fridge, and devour the entire container. I'm so pleased with how it turned out, and can't wait to share it with friends and family!
Not only is this fudge delicious, but it's SO EASY! It took no time at all to prepare. The hardest part is waiting for it to set. I was very tempted to just break into it early because it smelled so good.
Peppermint Bark Fudge
Serves: 24 Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 2 Hours
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz.)
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Peppermint Extract
1/2 cup Crushed Candy Cane, divided
Take out an 8x8 baking dish, and a piece of aluminum foil big enough to line the inside of it. Lay the foil flat and on the counter and coat with butter. Carefully line baking dish with buttered foil and set aside.
Split evaporated milk in half - place one half in a small sauce pan (about 7 oz) and set the other half aside for now.
Put dark chocolate pieces in sauce pan with evaporated milk, and turn to medium heat. Stir constantly until completely melted and smooth. Add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Immediately pour dark chocolate mixture into an even layer in the lined baking dish.
In a clean sauce pan, add the rest of the evaporated milk and the white chocolate chips. Turn to medium heat, and stir constantly until completely melted and smooth.
Add peppermint extract and 1/4 cup crushed candy cane to white chocolate. Stir well, then immediately pour in an even layer over the dark chocolate layer.
Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy cane over the white chocolate layer right away.
Let fudge cool completely before slicing and serving. The fudge will set completely in the fridge after about 2 hours.
There you have it - a quick and easy holiday recipe that is sure to be a hit. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Merry Christmas everyone!