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Monday, December 21, 2015

Five Minute Candy Cane Fudge

Well, it's here folks... Christmas week. Are you ready? I wanted to share one last idea that whips up quickly, is seasonally tasty, and ~as a bonus~ helps use up some candy canes:@) This Five Minute Candy Cane Fudge couldn't be easier and makes a very pretty gift. Simply make the foolproof fudge recipe that's been around forever and cover it crushed candy canes. Very festive!
Chocolate and peppermint are a perfect flavor combination.

5 Minute Candy Cane Fudge 
2 Tblsp butter
2/3 C evaporated milk (a 12oz can makes 2 batches)
1 1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 C mini marshmallows-or 16 regular sized marshmallows
1 1/2 C good semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like Ghirardelli)
1 tsp vanilla
Crushed Candy Canes to cover top, approximately 6-8
  1. Combine butter, milk, sugar and salt in sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Bring to a full boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and add marshmallows, chips and vanilla. Stir vigorously until marshmallows melt and blend in. Keep stirring... it will happen:@)
  4. Pour into 8" square buttered pan (I just line the pan with Reynolds Release).
  5. Immediately sprinkle the top with crushed candy canes and gently press them into the warm fudge. (Or just sprinkle half with the candy canes and you'll have two types of fudge.)
  6. Cool and cut into squares.
Have a sticky sweet happy day!
And remember... Christmas calories don't count:@)

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  1. This sounds like a perfect Christmas treat and food gift Lynn! Love the merry and bright candy cane topping! Merry Christmas week. :)

  2. Oh Lynn, would I ever be happy if someone gifted me with some of this fudge! What a perfect combo of creamy chocolate and crunchy peppermint!

  3. Love peppermint and with fudge....a perfect marriage! Merry Christmas to you. Enjoy your week!

  4. Oh I wish I had a can of evaporated milk, I'd be whipping this one up. I have lots of candy canes to use up. Merry Christmas to you and yours, have a great week.

  5. What a terrific idea! I make loads of that fudge, but jazzing it up makes it even more festive!

  6. Kinda sorta ready :). A few things but nothing big! Hard to believe it's upon us already with this weather! The look wonderful, Lynn! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. I love peppermint ANYthing....this looks good.
    Wishing you a great Christmas...xoxo

  8. You had me at 5 minutes Lynn! It's so pretty too! Merry Merry!

  9. I love EASY and festive ;o) Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family. Enjoy your special time together.

  10. YUMMY! I'm weak when it comes to anything peppermint!

  11. Yum, you can't go wrong with chocolate and peppermint. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lynn, and best wishes for a healthy and Happy New Year.

  12. This does look like a perfect Christmas treat. Pretty and yummy! Merry Christmas wishes!

  13. Merry Christmas Lynn! Hope Santa's sleigh was loaded down with baking delights and a few Eagles wins too :) ����


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