Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chocolate Peppermint M&M Fudge

Chocolate Peppermint M&M Fudge by The Sweet Chick
So what do you do when you have a bag of broken M&Ms?  You make fudge!  I was so excited to find Peppermint M&M's this year, but then my butter fingers acted up again and I dropped one of the bags.  So when I went to open it, I cried a little seeing my pretty M&Ms dented, chipped, and cracked.  I could have just eaten the bag and drowned my sorrows, but I may have ended up with peppermint overload.  I do love peppermint, but it needs to be mixed with other flavors.  The Peppermint Cheesecake Rice Krispie Treats I made before Thanksgiving are a perfect example of mixing up the flavors.  This time, I mixed it up with chocolate.  Peppermint and chocolate always go well together.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I spent it with my family up north.  The kids did very well on the 14 hour drive up.  Thank goodness.  I got to catch up with friends and family.  Had a few date nights with the hubby since mom was available to watch the kids.  It was fun, but the cold weather wasn't.  I was glad to come back to my new home down south.  I don't regret the move.  I even drove by my old house to see if I missed it and I didn't.  I certainly don't miss the kitchen, my new one has so much more room to work in.

Even though the M&Ms were a bit broken, I broke them up a little more to make more bit sized pieces.

I love how easy and fast this recipe is to put together.  Just melt the chocolate with the condensed milk, then add the M&M's and Peppermint Pigsy Dust.

Ahh..peppermint...the smell of Christmas.  I know not everyone loves peppermint, but those that do will love this fudge.

I dressed up the top of the fudge with additional M&Ms.  I think it looks pretty festive.  I do like the combination of the white chocolate and peppermint in the M&Ms with the chocolate.  This fudge would be great all dolled up in a box and given as a gift to a fellow peppermint lover for the holidays.

Chocolate Peppermint M&M Fudge by The Sweet Chick


Chocolate Peppermint M&M Fudge

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
Keywords: no bake stove top dessert chocolate chips Peppermint M&Ms sweetened condensed milk Christmas fudge American winter
Ingredients (36 pieces)
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed Peppermint M&Ms
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint Pigsy Dust
Additional Toppings
  • 36 Peppermint M&Ms
Instructions
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips and milk until smooth.
Remove from heat, stir in the M&Ms and Pigsy Dust until completely incorporated.
Then spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment paper lined 8″ x 8″ pan or glass dish.
If you wish, place additional M&M's evenly across the mixture, pressing gently to make sure they adhere.
Place the container in the fridge and chill until set (about 2 hours).
Remove from fridge and gently lift the parchment paper to remove the fudge from the pan.
If the fudge is too hard to remove, let it sit out a room temperature for about a half hour and then remove it from the pan and slice it into squares.
Note: If you want straight edges, use a sharp knife and clean it after every cut. I also slice off about a quarter inch around the entire perimeter to get better squares. But don't waste the slivers, keep them in the fridge and add them to your coffee or hot cocoa.
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Recipe Adapted from Chocolate & Carrots - Easy Dark Chocolate Fudge 

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