The holidays get everyone in the mood to bake and thank your neighbors, friends and family, especially ME! I’m slightly obsessed with PEPPERMINT, so I’ve researched Pinterest and created some of my own favorite peppermint recipes for this year’s round of holiday giving! I even found a how-to to create tray serving tray made of peppermints to make and give goodies for the perfect holiday gift!
Here are a few of the best recipes that feature Peppermint!
EASY PEPPERMINT FUDGE
Inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction
3 cups white chocolate chips
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
8 crushed candy canes (2/3 – 3/4 cup)
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
Combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until chips are melted. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract and candy canes.
Spread evenly into prepared baking pan. Top with chocolate chips and gently swirl them into the fudge with a knife. Top with a few more crushed candy cane pieces. Chill for 3 hours, then cut into squares.
Insprired by Your Cup of Cake
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/3 cup crushed candy canes (approximately 4-5 candy canes)
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Either by microwave or over a double boiler, melt white chocolate chips.
Add white chocolate and peppermint extract to cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth and well combined.
Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Spray hands with cooking spray. Then make small 1-inch balls with chocolate and roll in peppermint mixture.
Wanna see these babies in action? Check out my segment on WFAA Good Morning Texas!