Peppermint Fudge

This fudge recipe is so, so good.  And really easy to make, no candy thermometer needed.  It is from the blog A Spicy Perspective.  Although the recipe calls for dark chocolate, I used half dark chocolate, half milk chocolate because that is what I had in my pantry.

  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus extra for buttering the dish
  • 1 lb. dark chocolate chunks/chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Andes Peppermint Chunks

Grease a 8×8 or 8×11 baking dish. Sprinkle half the peppermint chunks in the bottom of the dish and set aside. Place a medium sauce pot over medium heat with 2 inches of water. Place a glass bowl over the top–making sure the glass doesn’t touch the water. Pour the condensed milk and butter in the bowl and heat. Add the chocolate chips and salt in the bowl. Stir the chocolate and watch as it melts and thickens–about 5 minutes.The mixture should thicken to a THICK cake batter consistency–almost too thick to pour. Add both extracts and mix well. Pour the mixture into the dish. Gently tap the dish on the counter for at least a minute to allow air bubbles to rise to the surface and to smooth the surface. Sprinkle the remaining peppermint chips over the top and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, maybe longer, to set. To cut, dip a sharp knife in hot tap water, wipe and cut quickly. Dip and wipe the knife between cuts. Cut into 1 inch squares.

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