Nothing feels like the holidays quite like chocolate peppermint fudge. Somehow the moment Thanksgiving dinner is over all pumpkin flies out of the window and peppermint takes over. Peppermint lattes, bark, fudge, all the tasty things! Even the flavor of peppermint in the winter is different, you can eat it all you want in the spring and summer but as soon as it’s snowy and Christmas season it’s like it becomes so much tastier and goes with everything.
I love Christmas, and think the snow is so beautiful but on weekends like this I’m not a fan! Having family in Michigan and living near Chicago doesn’t make it necessarily easy to travel back and forth during the winter holidays. This weekend my husbands family is getting together, my brother in law is coming home from the military to visit and we’re supposed to have a fun filled weekend with Christmas games, drinks, food and winter moon hikes on the family property in the woods but it’s very possible I will be the one staying warm in the house binge eating this chocolate peppermint fudge while everyone else is in the freezing cold.
I AM SMART.
It’s funny too, if you’re in an area that gets snowy you know what I mean, but the moment a storm happens the stores become shoulder to shoulder, bread flies off of the shelves, and it’s like the Y2K freakout all over again. Though there is a bit of excitement for me in there when I get to build my emergency food kit. Eric always says grocery shopping is my favorite hobby. Which is kind of true. My life revolves around food. I mean even since I was a little kid my mom would make sure we had enough food and water no matter how far we were traveling. Even now, both my sister and I do the same thing. You could look through my purse and find enough food to feed the whole car for 3 days (always with desserts like this chocolate peppermint fudge of course).
That’s why girls need big purses!!! For just in case food reasons and so you can bring every food into the movie theater. Because we plan. We’ve even brought burgers and ice cream in my purse once to a movie. Don’t be jelly.
I seriously went on a fudge making kick lately. Like this Lavender Rosemary Fudge, this so very delicious chocolate peppermint fudge and I even have 2 more recipes to share! YAYAYAY.
Chocolate wasted everyday.
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 5 tbsp butter
- 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- Crushed Peppermint Candies
- Line an 8x8 pan with foil, set aside
- Measure chocolate chips and marshmallows and set aside
- In a medium sized pot add evaporated milk, butter, sugar and peppermint extract and whisk to combine, bring to a boil at medium heat stirring constantly
- Cook for 5 minutes continuing to whisk once boiling
- Quickly add the marshmallows and chocolate chips and stir until completely melted and combined
- Pour the fudge into the prepared 8x8 foiled pan and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies and let cool completely before cutting into squares
- Store in an airtight container