So what do you do when you have a bag of broken M&Ms? You make fudge! I was so excited to find Peppermint M&M’s this year, but then my butter fingers acted up again and I dropped one of the bags. So when I went to open it, I cried a little seeing my pretty M&Ms dented, chipped, and cracked.
I could have just eaten the bag and drowned my sorrows, but I may have ended up with peppermint overload. I do love peppermint, but it needs to be mixed with other flavors. The Peppermint Cheesecake Rice Krispie Treats I made before Thanksgiving are a perfect example of mixing up the flavors. This time, I mixed it up with chocolate. Peppermint and chocolate always go well together.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I spent it with my family up north. The kids did very well on the 14 hour drive up. Thank goodness. I got to catch up with friends and family. Had a few date nights with the hubby since mom was available to watch the kids. It was fun, but the cold weather wasn’t. I was glad to come back to my new home down south. I don’t regret the move. I even drove by my old house to see if I missed it and I didn’t. I certainly don’t miss the kitchen, my new one has so much more room to work in.
Even though the M&Ms were a bit broken, I broke them up a little more to make more bit sized pieces.
I love how easy and fast this recipe is to put together. Just melt the chocolate with the condensed milk, then add the M&M’s and Peppermint Pigsy Dust.
Ahh..peppermint…the smell of Christmas. I know not everyone loves peppermint, but those that do will love this fudge.
I dressed up the top of the fudge with additional M&Ms. I think it looks pretty festive. I do like the combination of the white chocolate and peppermint in the M&Ms with the chocolate. This fudge would be great all dolled up in a box and given as a gift to a fellow peppermint lover for the holidays.
Chocolate Peppermint M&M Fudge
by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
Keywords: no bake stove top dessert chocolate chips Peppermint M&Ms sweetened condensed milk Christmas fudge American winter
Ingredients (36 pieces)
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup crushed Peppermint M&Ms
- 2 teaspoons Peppermint Pigsy Dust
- 36 Peppermint M&Ms
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips and milk until smooth.
Remove from heat, stir in the M&Ms and Pigsy Dust until completely incorporated.
Then spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment paper lined 8″ x 8″ pan or glass dish.
If you wish, place additional M&M’s evenly across the mixture, pressing gently to make sure they adhere.
Place the container in the fridge and chill until set (about 2 hours).
Remove from fridge and gently lift the parchment paper to remove the fudge from the pan.
If the fudge is too hard to remove, let it sit out a room temperature for about a half hour and then remove it from the pan and slice it into squares.
Note: If you want straight edges, use a sharp knife and clean it after every cut. I also slice off about a quarter inch around the entire perimeter to get better squares. But don’t waste the slivers, keep them in the fridge and add them to your coffee or hot cocoa.