Let's talk about one of the most important foods of the Christmas season.
Years and years ago, I found THE BEST fudge recipe EVER invented. It makes the most wonderfully smooth, chocolatey fudge you'll ever want to taste. Seriously. From family to friends and acquaintances, I've received many compliments on my fudge. Encouraging, yes?
So, of course, I'm going to share my recipe with you all, AND, share a recipe for peppermint bark fudge from a recipe I came up with myself a few years ago. Ready?
1 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp vanilla
Line the pan you're going to put the fudge into with foil, and spray some Pam, then wipe with a paper towel. This makes it easy to get the fudge out of the pan and out of the foil.
Okay, over medium heat, mix the chips and the sweetened condensed milk together, stirring constantly. When the chips are about halfway melted, add a tsp of vanilla and continue to stir until the fudge is smooth. Add a tsp of vanilla when the chips are completely melted, and stir in well. Pour into the fudge into the foil covered pan and refridgerate.
Okay, this is a bit more intensive.
You will need: 2 bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 bag of white chocolate chips, red or green food coloring (I like the red), peppermint extract, and about 6-8 candy canes, crushed. You will need 2 foil lined pans.
For the bottom: make a batch of the chocolate fudge (1 batch at a time), using the peppermint extract instead of vanilla. Spread in pan and refridgerate, repeat. While the chocolate fudge is setting, make one batch of fudge, using the white chocolate chips. Now, be careful, because if you burn the white fudge, it turns brown. You don't want that. I recommend lowering the heat, personally. Add peppermint extract and stir in. Add the food coloring at the end, stirring in well. Spread 1/2 of this batch over one pan of chocolate fudge. Spread the other half over the second pan of fudge. Top with crushed candy canes.
There you have it. Fudge and Peppermint Bark Fudge. Nummy.