Christmas Colors - Quick & Dirty Microwave Fudge

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I like this combination of fudge because the green and red stripes help make a nice Christmas display. It's an adaptation from a cookbook featuring recipes made with Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk. Please note that I've fashioned the recipe to yield 1 batch of chocolate mint fudge and 1 batch of chocolate almond (tastes like chocolate cherry) fudge.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chocolate Mint Fudge: Line an 8x8 inch pan with wax paper.
  2. I tape it in to make it easier.
  3. In a medium bowl combine 12 oz of milk chocolate chips, 2/3 can (approx 10 oz) of sweetened condensed milk, and 2 tsp vanilla extract.
  4. Microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute at a time, stirring in between heating.
  5. Continue until smooth.
  6. Spread ½ of the mixture evenly across the bottom of the pan.
  7. Reserved other ½ of mixture.
  8. Chill 10-15 minutes.
  9. In a small bowl combine white chocolate chips, remaining 4 oz sweetened condensed milk from can#1, peppermint extract, and green food coloring to taste.
  10. Microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute at a time, stirring in between heating.
  11. Continue until smooth.
  12. Spread the mixture evenly across the first chocolate layer.
  13. Chill 10-15 minutes.
  14. Reheat reserved chocolate mixture.
  15. Spread the mixture evenly across the mint layer.
  16. Chill for an hour.
  17. Remove from pan and cut into squares.
  18. Chocolate Almond (actually tastes more like chocolate cherry) Fudge: Repeat same steps as above but use almond extract and red food coloring.
  19. Tips: Serve together on a platter for a nice display of Christmas colored desserts!
  20. Refrigerate separately so that the mint does not overpower the other fudge.
  21. I always use Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk.
  22. It costs about twice as much but I've often been disappointed with the consistency of cheaper brands.

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