Merry Christmas Eve! I have a Christmas recipe to share with you today!
I love chocolate and mint. When I discovered peppermint bark a few Christmases ago, I was in heaven. A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this recipe for Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge and was instantly sold.
This recipe is similar to my mom's easy fudge recipe - condensed milk, chocolate chips, vanilla...microwaved. I was determined to make this recipe in the microwave as well.
The hardest part of this new recipe turned out to be chopping up (er, hammering with a rolling pin) of the candy canes. Ugh! From my one attempt at making peppermint bark, I knew to dread this step and I hated it this time, too. But, once done, this recipe was easy. I even used low-fat condensed milk.
The only part that didn't work was the "swirl" part, which I left out of the title. A co-worker of mine hates cocoa so I had to leave the chips off of a strip for her. By the time I got them in the rest of it, the chocolate had cooled and didn't melt the chips sufficiently.
But it still tasted great! I loved it! Not everyone I know likes peppermint/chocolate, including Mr. Higgins, so not everyone loved this. But those of us who like that combination really enjoyed it!