I get giddy when I first see candy canes hit the shelves.
My family’s favorite holiday treat is my white chocolate peppermint fudge. It’s the first thing I make to set the holiday mood.
White chocolate fudge swirled with bits of candy canes and topped with more—I make a ton of the stuff not only because my family inhales it, but because it’s the perfect hostess gift. My neighbors love it too! It’s really the best sweet treat of the season.
You’ll only need a few ingredients and a microwave. Really, it’s sooooooo easy! So grab some white chocolate chips, peppermint extract, sweetened condensed milk and candy canes. Yep, that’s all.
Pour the white chocolate chips in a bowl with the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Put it back in and heat for another 15 seconds until smooth.
Put candy canes in a plastic bag and whack it with a rolling pin. It’s actually great therapy. Make sure you crush them—or you can pulverize them in a food processor.
Mix the peppermint extract into the white chocolate mixture. Add some crushed candy and stir.
Spread the mixture into a pan lined with foil. Top with more of the crushed candy, then cover and refrigerate at least two hours.
Slice into squares. You can see the crunchy candy throughout the fudge. YUM.
See how easy that was? Now you need to make some more. You’re gonna need it. Trust.