I am going to share with you the perfect holiday fudge. Although, not my own recipe, this quick and easy fudge makes a great gift and is even better to eat. I believe the recipe itself comes from the Hersey company kitchen.
Prep/Cook time 15 minutes, Chill time 1-2 hours.
Makes 2lb fudge
You will need:
2 bags plus 6 Hersey Candy Cane kisses*
14oz sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter, diced into 16 pieces
5-6 mini candy canes or 2 candy canes
*when recipe was first written the bags where 9ozs, now they are 8ozs. You need a total of 18ozs or 96 kisses.
**original recipe uses a microwave but, a preboiling double boiler works the same.
Let us begin:
Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray and lay in a piece of wax paper, making sure to extend the paper over two sides, so you get handles for easy lifting.
The cooking spray acts as a sticky surface for wax paper and wax paper acts as a no stick surface for fudge. So really, don't skip this.
This next step takes the longest, you have to unwrap the kisses. You will be amazed how long this takes, plan in 5-7 minutes. Place the kisses in a large microwave safe bowl. (Or the top of a double boiler**)
Add in butter and condensed milk.
Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well after each until you have a smooth texture.
For double boiler, place top of boiler on and stir constantly until smooth.
This is the look roughly 1/2 through.
Pour mixture into your prepared pan and flatten with a spatula.
Spread crushed candy canes across surface and gently push down with hand to get them to stick.
Stick in refrigerator for 2 hours to set.
When ready to slice remove pan from refrigerator.
Gently lift up on wax paper to slide fudge from pan.
Carefully pull off wax paper.
Slice roughly 1 1/2" sqaure pieces, plate up and enjoy!