Friday, December 20, 2013

Peppermint Crunch Fudge



For Thanksgiving this year, I tried out this "easy" fudge recipe.  It had one layer of chocolate, and one layer of peanut butter.  It seemed like every recipe I found on Pinterest used the microwave and a mixture of chocolate and sweetened condensed milk for the layers.  Genius and so simple!  Then I saw this peppermint fudge idea on Pinterest via Six Sister's Stuff, and it was basically the same concept but on the stove and with three layers.  Since I clearly lack the ability to properly melt chocolate on the stove, I went for the super easy microwave version again :)

You will need:

*2 cups dark chocolate chips
*2 cups white chocolate chips
*1 bag (10 oz) candy cane hershey kisses
*1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk, divided
*Crushed candy canes (optional)

To make it:

*Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with foil and grease it with butter or a non stick spray.

*In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and half of the milk.  Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stir, and repeat until smooth and melty.
*Pour chocolate mixture into the pan.  Refrigerate.

*Pour white chocolate chips and the other half of the milk into another bowl.  Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time, stirring, and repeating until melty.
*Pour this layer over the chocolate layer and quickly spread it evenly.  Refrigerate.

*Melt candy cane hershey kisses for 30 seconds at a time until melted.
*Pour over the top of the white chocolate layer.
*Pour crushed candy canes over the top before it hardens.

*Refrigerate until firm.  Cut and serve.



We brought half of this batch to our local firefighters (along with a few other homemade goodies), and I sent the other half to work with Ben the next day.  Peppermint and chocolate are one of my favorite combos, and fudge is one of my favorite holiday treats, so I absolutely LOVED these.  

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