Indulge in the delightful flavors of Peppermint Chocolate Fudge, a timeless treat that brings together the richness of dark chocolate, the creaminess of white chocolate, and the refreshing touch of peppermint. This delectable recipe combines elements from various cultural influences, resulting in a dessert that appeals to diverse palates.
The art of making fudge dates back to the late 19th century, with its origins attributed to the United States. Over time, fudge has evolved and adapted, becoming a cherished dessert in various cultures worldwide. The incorporation of peppermint in sweets has a long history, with the flavor believed to have originated from the Mediterranean and later spreading to Europe and beyond. Peppermint has been embraced in diverse culinary traditions, known for its cooling, invigorating taste.
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup premium white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon Madagascar "Bourbon Islands" Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
1/3 cup crushed candy canes divided. About 5 regular-sized candy canes, crushed
Line an 8x8 square pan with aluminum foil and lightly butter the sides and bottom of the foil. Set aside.
Divide condensed milk equally into two separate small/medium saucepans (just over 1/2 cup in each pan). Add dark chocolate chips to one pan and white chocolate chips to the other.
Melt chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring constantly until completely melted.
Once chocolate has melted, remove dark chocolate mixture from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Immediately spread evenly into prepared pan.
Once white chocolate has melted, remove from heat and stir in mint extract. Stir in 1/4 cup crushed peppermint pieces and immediately spread evenly over chocolate layer.
Immediately sprinkle with remaining crushed peppermint pieces.
Allow fudge to harden completely before slicing and serving (about 4-6 hours at room temperature, or about 1-2 hours in refrigerator).