Candy Cane Fudge

Easy Candy Cane Fudge that is sweet, rich and perfect for gifting!

Easy Candy Cane Fudge that is sweet, rich and perfect for gifting!

Oh it’s the time to get your food gifting skills READY! This time of year is all about the giving of the sweet treat, and I ain’t mad about it! It seems like every weekend of the month I receive a little container, or small platter of cookies that are baked by neighbors and friends…and I love it. People usually make family recipes, or personal favorites around the holidays and taking a bite of a dear friend’s, Grandma’s shortbread recipe is enough to make my heart go pitter-patter. ALL THE NOSTALGIA!

Of course, I love my family recipes, but every year I try to throw in a new recipe to try along with all of our classics…and this year Candy Cane Fudge has officially become a newbie front runner.

MY OTHER RECIPES

Easy Candy Cane Fudge that is sweet, rich and perfect for gifting!

Not only is is adorably festive, it’s sweet and minty and EASY! There is nothing worse than a complicated recipe when you’re knee deep in your holiday baking.

While I am fairly confident that I can make a good looking dessert, I am NOT a fantastic gifter. I am not, and have never been, someone who puts a ton of detail into the presentation. I am more about what’s on the inside that counts. Toot toot!

Anyhow, that’s where these adorably festive and hugely functional Limited edition Glad® holiday containers come into play. Here’s the deal… while a gorgeous cookie platter is all well and good, once you rip open that cellophane, those cookies are officially exposed to the elements and their shelf life decreases every minute. (I made that sound super intense, didn’t I?) So the Glad Holiday containers are not only seasonal and cute, they are functional…which in my mind’s eye most people would prefer.

Glad Limited Edition HOliday Containers

Not only are they BPA free, they’re microwave and dishwasher safe.

ideaAnd a fun tip I like to do is pick up a whole slew of extra containers at Walmart when you’re there doing all your holiday shopping and keep them in your pantry for when you entertain.

 

There is always leftover food, and no one like to give away their bowls, hoping they will get them back one day. Oh and one more tip…if you’re like me and making time to go out to shop has become another stress in your life Walmart now has a Grocery Pickup Service, where you order online and you can have it delivered or pick it up! What a great time saver!

 

So my long-winded point here is not to ficus so much on all the fancy platters, and the gift tags. All anyone wants is the sweet treat inside!

Easy Candy Cane Fudge that is sweet, rich and perfect for gifting!

And this Candy Cane Fudge is an easy treat that your kids can help you make! It’s a minty white chocolate fudge, with crumbled candy canes throughout for some crunch!

They’re pretty, festive and delicious!

Candy Cane Fudge
 
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Serves: 24 pieces
Ingredients
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14- ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1½ cups crushed candy canes
  • 1- 2 drops red food coloring
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 dish with foil and coat lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a heat-safe bowl placed over a pot of simmering water melt the white chips and sweetened condensed milk together, stirring very frequently. Remove from over the heat when the chips are just melted. Stir in the peppermint extract until combined, and then stir in the candy canes.
  3. Add a drop or two of red food coloring and swirl it through.
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan and chill for 2 hours until set.
  5. Cut into pieces.
  6. Store airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.

For more holiday entertaining tips and recipes, be sure to check out www.walmart.com/holidayfavorites

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad & Hidden Valley Ranch. The opinions and text are all mine.