12 Days of Christmas Cookies
This Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is rich and chocolaty with a smooth, creamy texture! It absolutely melts in your mouth! A little burst of Andes peppermint brings the holiday cheer!
Here we are! Day 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! I thought we should end on a chocolate note. And there is no better chocolate note than dark chocolate fudge.
Fudge is awesome.
I started a little tradition in college where every December I would make three types of fudge for my friends and favorite teachers: dark chocolate, milk chocolate and a wild card.
Unbeknownst to me, my Dad also made fudge for his friends at Christmastime in college. This is not his recipe – I started making his recipe for old-fashioned fudge two nights ago at 11 PM not realizing that it takes HOURS. Hours.
And around 3 AM there was an incident: an irreparable incident. I’m not going to get into it. It’s too painful.
So today I bring you My Fudge. I use the tried and true Carnation recipe. It’s easy, silky smooth and fabulously chocolaty! It tastes almost identical to old fashioned fudge except it doesn’t require a candy thermometer or that hours of your life be spent watching a pot that takes forever to come to temperature.
For a bit of Christmas cheer I sprinkled on chopped Andes Peppermint candies. I’m not a fan of crushed peppermints on top of my baked goods, so these Andes pieces were perfect. They add the delicious peppermint flavor without detracting from the silky smooth texture of the fudge.
They also cut a bit of the sweetness of the fudge. Not that I have every turned down a piece of fudge because it’s too sweet…