• Homemade Fudge

    Date: 2011.12.15 | Category: recipes | Tags:

    I know that last year I mentioned one of my favorite Christmas treats is homemade fudge.  I usually make a peppermint and an orange fudge.  Well, this year I added a new type for my beloved husband who loves white chocolate… white chocolate vanilla fudge that I found on one of my favorite food blogs.  (I think it tastes too much like vanilla frosting.  My hubby says it’s just perfect.  It has me thinking though about using cream cheese frosting or something else.)  When I made the orange fudge this year I got a little crazy and switched out the vanilla extract for almond extract.  It’s a winner!  I really like the creamy texture with the orange almond flavor.  I’m also a better blogger this year, so I took pictures before we devoured the entire batch!

    Here are the recipes with pictures this time!

    Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

    1 pkg Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
    1/2 pkg Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    dash of salt
    1/2 tsp peppermint extract
    1/4 cup crushed candy canes

    Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in the microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30-60 seconds.  Stir in all other ingredients.  Spread in a foil lined 8×8 baking dish.


    Chocolate Orange Fudge

    1 1/2 pkgs Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    3 TBS chocolate syrup
    1/2 tsp orange extract
    1 tsp almond extract

    Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in the microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30-60 seconds.  Stir in all other ingredients.  Spread in a foil lined 8×8 baking dish.


    Vanilla Peppermint Fudge

    1 (12 ounce) package of white chocolate chips or high quality white chocolate bar
    1 (16 ounce) container vanilla frosting
    1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
    8 drops red food coloring
    2 Tablespoons crushed peppermint candies

    Line an 8X8 pan with foil
    Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval.
    Stir the frosting into the white chocolate chips.  Stir in peppermint extract. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Drop 8 drops of food coloring evenly spaced on top of the fudge. Using a knife swirl the food coloring. Sprinkle top of fudge with crushed peppermint candies and press down slightly.

    For each recipe, chill at least 2 hours. Turn fudge onto a cutting board and peel off foil.  Cut into small squares (I use a pizza roller).
    Store in a tightly sealed container at room temp.

    Can you just imagine all the yumminess here at our house?  Fudge also makes a great gift!  Check back in a few days to see how I made teacher gifts for JT’s preschool teachers.

    Yum!