Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Pioneer Woman - Peppermint Fudge - Super Easy and Yummy

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
8 peppermints

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.

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