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Peppermint Bark Fudge



Peppermint bark and fudge are such Christmastime candy staples. Why not merge the two to make festive gifts? This recipe is dead simple and looks spectacular in little gift bags. It keeps well in the freezer or in airtight containers if you need to make a batch in advance. It tastes incredible, especially with a cup of cocoa. It takes all of a few minutes to make. There are very few ingredients. Have I sold you on making this treat yet?


Ingredients:
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup premium white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/3 cup crushed candy canes

Method:
Line an 8x8 square pan with aluminum foil and lightly butter the sides and bottom of the foil.  Set aside.

Divide condensed milk equally into two separate saucepans.

Add dark chocolate chips to one pan and white chocolate chips to the other. Melt chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring constantly until completely melted.  

Once chocolate has melted, remove dark chocolate mixture from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Immediately spread evenly into prepared pan.

Once white chocolate has melted, remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract.  Stir in 1/4 cup crushed peppermint pieces and immediately spread evenly over chocolate layer. Immediately sprinkle with remaining crushed peppermint pieces.


Allow fudge to harden completely before slicing and serving (about 4-6 hours at room temperature, or about 1-2 hours in refrigerator).  


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