I still haven't gotten out my Christmas tree and decorated for Christmas. My goal was this weekend no matter what. Still didn't happen.
Please tell me I'm not the only one?
Truth is . . . I'd rather be making fudge :)
Last year, I made this Super Easy Microwave Rocky Road Fudge and it quickly became a favorite recipe. I obviously needed some more variations of that easy microwave fudge. Candy canes were the first thing that came to mind, because peppermint and chocolate is a classic combo.
This is the kind of fudge that gets you in trouble, because you CAN NOT stop eating it. It is rich and creamy and melts in your mouth.
It has the perfect amount of candy canes, just enough to give a light peppermint flavor. They soften up and have just a slight crunch.
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
1 (11.5 oz.) bag chocolate chips (I like Guittard Milk Chocolate)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. crushed candy canes (about 6-7 candy canes)
Line a 9x13-inch dish with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray. Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave until chips are melted, stirring every 30 seconds. When completely melted, stir in the vanilla extract. Add the marshmallows and crushed candy canes and stir together until well combined. Spread evenly into prepared baking dish. Refrigerate until set. Lift from pan and cut into squares and serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
* To crush candy canes: Unwrap, break into a few large pieces and place in a large zip-top bag. Place bag over a folded kitchen towel. Pound candy canes with a rolling pin until they reach desired size.
Jenn's Notes: I sprinkled crushed candy canes over half of my batch and the next morning, the candy canes were melted, so I wouldn't recommend doing that.