I LOVE The Pioneer Woman - Ree Drummond. If you aren't familiar with her books and her website, please visit The Pioneer Woman. Ree is this cute fun mom that lives on a ranch in Oklahoma with her family. All of her recipes are fabulous. She is also on The Food Network. I feel like I could hang out with her and we would be friends. She reminds me of someone I would have grown up with!
Anyway, I recently saw this super easy recipe on Facebook. I don't love fudge - I would usually go for a chocolate chip cookie instead. This fudge seemed easy so I made it for my Sunday school party this past weekend. I have to say - I loved it! 2 ingredients - plus the peppermints! How easy is that! I served it on a tall pedestel cake platter - very festive!
Peppermint Fudge - adapted from The Pioneer Woman
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
The Pioneer Woman uses a double boiler. I used the microwave and it worked beautifully. Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Put the unwrapped peppermints in a ziploc bag. Use a rolling pin or mallet to break into small pieces. Pour chocolate chips and milk into a microwavable bowl and microwave for one minute and stir; Microwave another 30 seconds to a minute and stir; Once all is melted and blended, immediately pour into the prepared 8 x 8 pan. Sprinkle with crushed peppermints. Using the flat side of an off-set spatula, gently press the peppermints into the top of the fudge. Refrigerate for two hours. Lift the foil from the pan and cut into small bite-sized pieces.
*Visit The Pioneer Woman for wonderful pictures and step by step instructions.