Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Fudge isn't my thing.  I don't know - I love sweets, but I just can't get into fudge.  I think it's too much in a little package.  However, I love the Crazy Cooking Challenge because it gives me the opportunity to find new, super-awesome blogs to follow... and to try some new recipes!


When I found out that the recipe this month was fudge, I decided to go with something that represented the holiday (peppermint), and I thought dark chocolate might be nice way to cut down on the overly-sweet quality (and dark chocolate is my husband's favorite!).  When searching for a great recipe, I found this blog that I absolutely love now:  A Spicy Perspective.  It's adorable - check it out!
My husband loved the fudge, it was easy to make, it looks beautiful.... and I liked it.  I would gladly make it again.
Best dishes and yummy dreams!

Peppermint Fudge

1 - 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp. of butter, plus extra for greasing the baking dish
1 pound of dark chocolate chips/chunks
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Peppermint candies, crushed

Grease an 8*8 dish and place a layer of crushed peppermint in the dish.  Set aside. 

1.  Place milk and butter in a glass bowl.  Place the bowl over about 2 inches of simmering water in a pot (making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water).  Heat ingredients thoroughly.

2.  Add the chocolate and salt.  Stir until the chocolate is like a thick cake batter that still pours.

3.  Add peppermint and vanilla.  Pour the fudge into the greased dish.

4.  Top the fudge with the rest of the crushed candy.

5.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting with a warm, clean knife. 

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Wendy said...

I like your crushed candy on top -- the green really adds that Christmasy pop. (sorry -- didn't mean to rhyme. If I'm not careful, I'll do it everytime.)

Mary said...

haha Wendy!

I love fudge, I can't get enough of my Aunt Betty's fudge. I think your fudge looks great and certainly cute for Christmas!

OneMommy said...

OMG! That looks so amazing! I need to make that this year! Yum!

Miz Helen said...

Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it is fun cooking with you!
Miz Helen

futurehope said...

that looks good! i might just have to try that this year!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Love it! It looks delicious!

Jenn Cochran said...

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blkenigma888 said...

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Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

You're not alone. I am not a HUGE fudge fan. Small doses, but I love the challenge so I wasn't going to sit this one out :). Yours looks so festive. Good job!