Recipe Swap: Candy Cane Fudge

Time for a new swap! The theme for this swap is cookies/treats. I submitted my peanut butter cups, and received this Candy Cane Fudge from Jenna. As I have said before, I am not a big fudge fan. but you never know what is going to tickle your fancy. I love candy canes and was excited to make this treat. This recipe is really simple and easy to put together compared to some of the fudge recipes out there (candy thermometers!!! Eeekkk!!).  The recipe calls for red or green food coloring to be stirred in, but I decided to do a swirl and thought it turned out really pretty. Alas, I am just not a fudge person. I found it a little too sweet for my taste, but I know my sister will love it (she loves white chocolate and peppermint).  I am always happy to try something new and love the festive colors! Thank you Jenna for this sweet holiday treat! Next month is "special occasion" and I can't wait to see what I get!
2 (10 ounce) packages vanilla baking chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups crushed candy canes
1 dash red or green food coloring (for swirling)

Line an 8 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, and grease the foil (I used Pam).

Combine the vanilla chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until almost melted, remove from heat and continue to stir until smooth. When chips are completely melted, stir in the peppermint extract, and candy canes. Add drops of food coloring and use a toothpick to swirl.

Spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Chill for 2 hours, then cut into squares.

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