It’s day 5 already of my 24 day Christmas cooking marathon. Where has the time gone? I’m continuing in the tradition of sweets to have on hand for the holidays, with this quick and easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe. I always have fond memories of my Mom making chocolate and peanut butter fudge during the holidays. Only she made the real thing and spent countless hours on it. Of course with 6 children, none of it lasted very long in our house. Normally, we weren’t even allowed to have sweets, so fudge was always an extra special treat.
This easy version of Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a far cry from old-fashioned fudge and will only take you a few minutes to prepare. It also only calls for 3 ingredients which are: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk and Peppermint Candies.
To begin, line an 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray the surface with non-stick cooking spray or lightly butter it. Be sure you have enough foil to use as handles sticking up on each side to lift the fudge out.
Combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in the top of a double boiler over medium heat. Stir until melted which should take about 7 minutes or so.
Just as soon as your mixture is smooth and creamy, pour into your prepared pan, smooth the top and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. Lightly press the crushed candies in.
Refrigerate for 2 hours, then remove the fudge from your pan using the aluminum foil to lift it out. Cut into squares and enjoy!