Peppermint Chunk Fudge

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas, North American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Chocolate and peppermint go together like bread and butter.  Peppermint Chunk Fudge is the perfect unison of them both; consider this fudge recipe a gift from me to you!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Ghirardelli Peppermint Chunks, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons candy canes, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons candy sprinkles

Instructions

  • Using a handheld mixer, blend together the butter, both sugars, peppermint extract, and milk until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt to the mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Stir in the peppermint chunks and two tablespoons of the crushed candy canes.  Set mixture aside.
  • Line a 9"x9" pan with parchment paper, leaving about two inches of paper sticking out over the pan. This will help to lift out the fudge when set.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the pan, being sure to get into the corners. Once pressed, I used a small plastic drinking tumbler as a mini rolling pin to even out the surface as much as possible. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, over a double boiler, melt together the chocolate chips and the coconut oil until melted and smooth.
  • Pour over the cookie dough and smooth evenly over the surface
  • Top with extra peppermint chunks and the remaining crushed candy canes.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours until set. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1.9% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 4.3%