December 17, 2013

Candy Cane Cookie Fudge

I don't like candy canes.  Not even a little bit.  I think they are a waste of sugar and peppermint extract.

In fact, I love the quote from Elf

..but since I don't like candy canes, I can't say that quote describes me all that well.

I do like Candy Cane Oreos, and last year I made Candy Cane Oreo Ice Cream.  

It's not so much that I want to eat the Oreos plain (there's Oreos at Wal-mart for that..and these are only sold at Target it seems), it's that I want to create things with them.  This time, I added them into my peppermint fudge, instead of soft buttermint-style peppermints.

Is it incredibly over-the-top inventive?  Eh.  Probably not.  Will it be a tasty and welcome addiction addition* to your cookie tray?  Probably so.

Candy Cane Cookie Fudge
makes an 8x8 pan

1 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 t. vanilla
2 T. butter
1/4 t. peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows OR 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff (I used the fluff.)
10-12 Candy Cane Oreos, crushed

In a large saucepan, heat together the sugar, milk, and butter.  Let it come to a rolling boil and let that go, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.  Take off of the heat and add in the vanilla, peppermint extract, chocolate chips, and marshmallow.  Stir very well to combine.

Spread into a greased 8x8 pan.  Press the cookie pieces into the fudge.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until set.

*I accidentally typed "addiction" the first time and left it because, hey, it fits.


  1. OMG! I <3 you!
    This looks better than the sugar cookies did yesterday and that's saying a lot! I'm drooling for real! Mmm! Pinning this too :)

  2. Another awesome invention from Kristin! At least 50% of my cookie tray is coming from you this year haha... plus I want to make some type of your ice cream/ice cream cake to go with my pies. Another winner here!

  3. That quote from Elf always makes me laugh. :)

  4. I'm still pissed they only sell those at Target. Although they probably have soy in them, so oh well.

    I love candy canes...have you tried the mint chocolate Hershey's ones? Delicious.

  5. I'm not a big candy cane fan either, but these sure do look like a good alternative! :)

  6. Oh God that looks good. When are you getting stationed near me so I can eat all your food...?

  7. Love this combination of flavors! I might have to switch up what fudge I make as gifts this year!


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