Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is soft, creamy, and topped with drizzled white chocolate and crushed peppermint pieces. This fudge is so easy to make and has pieces of peppermint throughout for a refreshing crunch. This is the perfect treat to share for the holidays!
Prepare an 8x8” square baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray and lining it with parchment paper, allowing any excess paper to just hang over the edges.
Bring a large of water to boil on the stove, then reduce the heat to medium low, bringing water to a simmer.
In a heat safe glass bowl, one that fits over your pot, combine your sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips.
We will be using a double broiler method to melt the chocolate by placing the bowl over the pot of simmering water so the bowl is partially submerged in the water but not touching the bottom of the pan.
Stirring continuously, melt the chocolate and mix the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk together completely. The mixture should be thick and completely smooth.
Remove the glass bowl from the pot and away from the heat. Be careful! The bowl will be extremely hot!
At this point you will add your peppermint, vanilla, and ¼ cup of your crushed candy cane mixing to incorporate thoroughly. Pour your fudge into the prepared 8x8 pan.
In a microwave safe dish, melt your white chocolate chips in 10 second increments, stirring the chips in between each heating. Don’t hear for more than 10 seconds at a time or you will burn your chocolate
Once the white chocolate is melted thoroughly, drizzle it over the top of your fudge. Put your melted chocolate into a ziploc bag and cut a very small hole in the corner, pipe it back and forth in lines across your fudge. I went one direction, then diagonal in another direction, to add some detail on the top.
Finally sprinkle the top of your fudge with your remaining crushed candy canes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
When your fudge has completely set up, remove it from the pan and cut it into your desired sizes, I did about 2” square pieces.