The hustle and bustle of the holiday season never ceases to amaze me.
Malls are overflowing with people, children are waiting to see Santa in lines that stretch for miles, and those cheesy holiday commercials on TV always overplay themselves.
Remember Michael Bolton singing “Happy Honda Days” last year on a Honda commercial? That song is permanently etched in my brain now.
And don’t ever go to the mall on Christmas Eve, unless that’s when you like to shop (then I won’t blame you).
When I was in college years ago, I worked at a retail store over my winter break. Unfortunately, I was scheduled to work on Christmas Eve and was absolutely shocked at the number of people who waited to do their shopping last minute. Don’t people spend time with their family then or get to their shopping earlier in the month?
Another thing that amazes me during the month of December is all of cookies, candies, cakes, and pies.
I continually have to tell myself that calories don’t count around the holidays, right? That’s my motto and I’m stickin’ to it! You all know that fudge is one of my favorite holiday desserts, hence the reason I’m sharing another delicious fudge recipe with you during fudge week. Bbe sure to pop on over to Mir’s blog, Just About Baked…we’re participating in fudge week together! And Mir whipped up some delicious Jingle Jangle Fudge!
My Easy Peanut Butter Fudge that I shared on Monday is one of my favorites because it involves peanut butter, of course! Now onto my second favorite fudge: White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge!
Creamy white chocolate, swirled with peppermint flavor and topped with crushed candy canes creates this delectable White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge.
It’s refreshing, delicious, and full of holiday flavors. I’m all about peppermint in December (and any other time of the year), and I love creating new recipes to showcase it, like my White Chocolate Candy Cane Popcorn and Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.
The ingredients for my Easy Peanut Butter Fudge were pretty standard, which includes a mixture of brown sugar, butter, powdered sugar, and lots of peanut butter. Fairly simple and easy to whip up, right?
This White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is even easier to prepare, if you can believe it! Just like my Pumpkin Spice Oreo Fudge, this dessert is made with a mixture of white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and peppermint extract. Pretty snazzy, huh?
After you’ve melted the white chocolate and stirred in the peppermint extract, it’s time to decorate the fudge!
To make the pretty red color on top, I swirled in a good amount of red food coloring. If you like your peppermint fudge more on the pink side, feel free to use less food coloring.
And to garnish this delicious treat, I added crushed candy canes to the top. Simply pop the pan in the refrigerator and let chill until set. And that’s it!
This White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a perfect treat to serve for the holidays! Fast, easy, and with just a few ingredients, you’ll be devouring this fudge in no time!
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- 1 bag 12 ounces white chocolate chips or 12 ounces white chocolate candiquick
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 2-3 drops red food coloring
- ¼ cup crushed candy canes for garnish if desired
- Line an 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving it hang over on the sides.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and salt, stirring until smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract.
- Spread evenly in lined pan.
- Add in 2-3 drops of red food coloring and gently swirl with knife.
- Top with crushed candy canes, if desired.
- Chill for three hours or until firm.
- Remove from pan and cut into squares.