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White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Le Chocolat Blanc Caramel à la Menthe

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I had intended to post this recipe for the perfect Christmas fudge, but December was a really busy month, with all of the cooking, laundry, cleaning, laundry, snow removal, and then, of course, there was Christmas.  That involved more baking, cooking, shopping, wrapping, and somehow, more laundry.  And then we got the flu.  All in all, it was a wonderful December and a joyous Christmas season.  I hope you enjoyed your December, too.

Because Christmas is over and it is February, I am here to inform you that this is the perfect fudge to make for Valentine’s Day.  Simply use the red and white peppermints in place of the red, white, and green candy canes.  Or, use any other hard candy that you like – butterscotch, cinnamon, raspberry, etc.  Raspberry and white chocolate?  That is the next fudge flavor I will make.  Sounds delicious! Délicieux!fudge pan waxed paper

Line an 8″ or 9″ square pan with waxed paper or parchment paper, if you prefer.  It’s not pretty, but it works!

fudge melting

In a small or medium sized pan, melt white chocolate chips and condensed milk, according to the package directions for stove-top, not microwave melting. Look at the white chocolate!  Imagine how delicious it will be!  Resist the temptation to pluck pieces out of the pan and eat them before they melt.

fudge floor

Stir in vanilla and 3/4 cup of crushed peppermint candies.

My daughter was helping to crush the candies and there were a gazillion pieces on the floor.  (See close-up photo above.)  While I was cleaning the floor, she stirred the candy pieces into the white chocolate mix, so I have no photo to go with that part of the recipe.  This is a nearly microscopic look at the candy on the floor.  Hope you will find this photo helpful in some way.  But probably not.

And if the photos I do have look a little grainy, it is because I had to take pictures with my phone as my son was using my camera to make Lego stop-motion videos, and they take f o r e v e r.  (If you are not familiar with Lego stop-motion videos, Google them when you have a few days.  There are millions of them out there, even some cute Lego wedding proposals.)

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Pour fudge into waxed paper covered pan and spread evenly.  Sprinkle with additional 1/4 cup chopped peppermint.

fudge closeup

Isn’t it pretty?  C’est beau, non?  Refrigerate until it is set, about 3 hours.  Depending on the shape of your pan, you may be able to lift the chunk out and cut it into small squares.  If not, cut it in the pan.

fudge cleanup

There will be little slivers and pieces left over when you are trimming your squares.  Eat those immediately!  It is always good to taste-test what you have made.  And if you are not certain about the taste, take another test bite.  And if you are still not sure, take a few more.  Keep tasting until you are absolutely positive that this is the best peppermint fudge you have ever made!

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Voilà!  Happy Valentine’s Day, a little early.  Joyeuse St. Valentin, un peu tôt.  

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge – Le Chocolat Blanc Caramel à la Menthe

Ingredients

  • 24 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies
Directions
  1. Line 8″ or 9″ square pan with waxed paper.
  2. Melt the white chocolate chips and condensed milk together, following package directions.
  3. Stir in vanilla and 3/4 cup of crushed peppermint candy.
  4. Pour fudge into waxed paper lined pan and spread evenly with spatula.
  5. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy on top.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  7. Remove from pan, slice into 1″ or small squares, and enjoy!

~ FTW ~

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