December 7, 2011 12:40:39
Posted By Erin Bolger
Well the candy & chocolates should be rolling in now from holiday gifts. One thing I tend to get every year but I am not a huge fan of them on their own is thin chocolate peppermints. I thought what can I do to take these chocolates to the next level ... put them in fudge!!
This recipe has a shot of peppermint liquor and some candy canes to finish it off. A perfect recipe to enjoy with the season!
PEPPERMINT FESTIVE FUDGE
1 cup butter
8 1oz semi-sweet squares, chopped
4 cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
200 grams peppermint chocolate thin mints, cut into small chunks
1 shot of crème de menthe
6 candy canes, crushed
In a medium saucepan melt the chocolate and butter; stirring often. Remove from the heat and add the shot of crème de menthe.
Gradually add the icing sugar 1 cup at a time; mixture will become thick. Stir in the chopped chocolate mints.
Put fudge into an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish. You can put a piece of parchment paper in the bottom and let the sides hang over the edge to easily remove the fudge.
Smooth down top of fudge evenly and the sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Let set in the fridge and cut into small squares. Store leftover fudge in the fridge.
Happy Festive Baking Everyone!!