Wednesday, December 7, 2011

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

I was excited when this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge was for Fudge!!! We haven't made fudge in a while and I really wanted to find a good recipe for White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge and I found a great one by Mindika's Moments.  I liked this one because it had an unexpected ingredient - cream cheese!  I haven't ever used cream cheese in any fudge recipe before so I was so curious how it would turn out.  Well this is a fantastic recipe.  It's very easy to put together and it's really delicious.  We tweaked the recipe a little bit to suit the ingredients we had on hand, mostly we changed the quantities of ingredients but kept the recipe as similar as possible. 


1 cup  cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 cup candy canes, crushed


Line an 8x8 square pan with wax paper and set aside.  With a hand mixer beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) and peppermint extract until smooth.   Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.  Add white chocolate to cream cheese mixture, combine with a wooden spoon.  Next add in crushed candy canes, reserving about 2 tablespoons to sprinkle on top).  Stir candy canes into fudge mixture until combined well.  Pour fudge into prepared square pan and smooth with a knife.  Sprinkle the reserved crushed candy canes on top.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and then slice and serve!!


  1. Your fudge looks so delicious and festive! A great addition to the Crazy Cooking Challenge :)

  2. White chocolate and peppermint just screams CHRISTMAS!! Love this...and love the addition of cream cheese...

  3. Oh, wow. White chocolate and peppermint, awesome!!

  4. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it is fun cooking with you!
    Miz Helen

  5. Come to A Themed Baker's Sunday for this next week's theme: Christmas! Actually, this theme will continue until Christmas weekend! Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary


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