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Peppermint Fudge

Servings 16 Squares

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces milk and/or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • ¼ cup candy canes or peppermint candy, crushed

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper (letting the parchment hang over the sides).
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate with condensed milk and salt over low heat (constantly stirring with a rubber spatula- making sure chocolate does not burn). Remove from heat. Stir in peppermint extract (if using.) Immediately pour fudge into prepared pan and spread evenly (pounding pan a few times on counter top). Sprinkle candy all over and allow to set for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Lift the parchment by the sides to remove the fudge from the pan and peel away the paper. Cut the fudge into 16 squares. Enjoy