Nothing screams Christmas like fudge and candy canes! The two join forces in this quick and easy holiday dessert recipe to give you a mint chocolate treat anyone will love.
A few weeks ago, I heard MJD telling our niece that I’m one of Santa’s elves. While that may not be entirely true, he is right that I love Christmas, Santa and spreading the joy and cheer of the season. As the most famous of elves Buddy says, “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup”. So if I’m going to really try and call myself an elf, I better start making some treats with candy canes!
Candy canes and the peppermint flavor take on a leading role in this fudge. It’s a mix of chocolatey, minty goodness, plus it comes together quickly, making it the perfect dessert to make when you have a lot of other Christmas activities to do!
PS- You can probably tell Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies, followed by Love Actually. What’s your fave?
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (one standard can)
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 candy canes
Line your baking pan with parchment paper or tin foil for easy removal. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a medium saucepan. Heat on low and stir over the heat until completely melted and smooth looking.
While chocolate is melting, place 3 candy canes in a plastic bag. Using a rolling pin, roll over the bag to crush the candy cane for topping.
Once combined, pour chocolate into prepared baking pan. Use a baking spatula or knife to smooth the top.
Sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. Press them in lightly to ensure the stick.
Refrigerate for two hours to set.
Remove from fridge and lift foil/parchment paper out of pan. Peel away paper.
Cut into squares and take a bite of your fudge!