Saturday, March 14, 2015

Holiday Goodies: Peppermint Swirl Fudge

I loved this recipe because it is so versatile...and because you can't screw it up. I am really good at screwing up fudge...but you can't screw up this fudge recipe. I promise. Be sure to check out the recipe notes to see how you can make other variations of this. Oh, and those are Sweetened Condensed Cookies in the background. If you want to try those out, check the recipe out here. I made one batch of those with mini M&Ms and one batch with red and green mini M&Ms.

Peppermint Swirl Fudge


1 teaspoon butter
1 package (10-12 ounces) white baking chips
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
8 drops red food coloring
2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies


Line a 9-in.-square pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt chips; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in frosting and extract. Spread into prepared pan. Randomly place drops of food coloring over fudge; cut through fudge with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with candies. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.

Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 1 1/2 pounds.

Source: Taste of Home. You can find it here.

Notes: I made this three separate ways. The white chocolate version as you see here, and a semi-sweet and milk chocolate version. For the semi-sweet, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and chocolate fudge frosting. I then did a milk chocolate version where I used milk chocolate chips and chocolate fudge frosting. For both of those versions, I skipped the red food coloring (because you wouldn't really be able to see it swirled anyway...and it wouldn't have been as pretty). I'll have to add pictures of those ones later.

This was to die for delicious all three ways. You can't go wrong with this easy recipe.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really good at screwing up fudge. Perhaps I should try this.