This simple recipe makes the best peppermint chocolate fudge you will ever eat! Easy recipe for Easy Candy Cane Fudge for your holidays!
Keyword: candy cane, christmas, fudge, peppermint
Author: Beth, The Butcher's Wife
3cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips*milk chocolate works too
14oz.sweetened condensed milk
1tsppeppermint extract (optional)*see notes
4peppermint candy canes, crushed*or more for the topping of the fudge
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Leave some edges hanging over the side so you can easily take the fudge out of the pan for cutting and serving! Just press press the parchment paper in to the pan and try and crease it into the pan the best you can. It will not sit perfectly in the pan, but once the fudge gets poured in it, it will all settle in just fine!You can also line the pan with foil.
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add all of your ingredients except the crushed candy canes, to your saucepan. Stir with a rubber scrapper or a spoon as it melts. Keep stirring until it is all melted, mixed together and smooth.
Pour the fudge into the parchment (or foil) lined 8x8 pan. Smooth it out evenly. Sprinkle your crushed canes on top, pressing them into the fudge a bit.
Cover the fudge with foil and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting and serving.
To serve, lift the fudge out of the pan using the parchment paper to easily lift it out. Cut it into 9 equal squares (or however many squares you like).Refrigerate any leftovers!
You do not have to add the peppermint extract to the fudge. This just give it a peppermint chocolate flavor throughout the fudge instead of getting peppermint flavor from just the top of the fudge!