Monday, December 13, 2010


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I must have a thing with peppermint this season. It seems to be my "go to" craving for holiday treats. As I was flipping through my Ghirardelli Chocolate cookbook, trying to find ways to use up all that yummy chocolate they sent me, I decided to take their white chocolate fudge and add a little holiday twist.

I'm not usually a big fan of white chocolate, but with the peppermint addition I was sold!

(Recipe adapted from Ghirardelli Chocolate Cook Book)

8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
4 C. confectioners' sugar
1 1/4 t. vanilla extract
12 oz. Ghirardelli White Chocolate baking bar, broken or chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 C. crushed peppermint candy cane's

1. Line an 8 inch square baking dish with waxed paper and set aside.
2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla t medium speed until smooth.
3. In the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl placed over barely simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth.
4. Stir the chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and add the crushed candy canes. Reserve a couple tablespoons to sprinkle on top.
5. Spread the mixture into the prepared basking pan.
6. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2 hours.
7. Cut into 36 pieces to serve.

Seriously this recipe was so easy and quite tasty. I decided to package them up and send them to work with my husband to share with all his co-workers for Christmas.

P.S. I had a little help from Martha Stewart with these adorable Candy Cane inspired packages purchased at my local craft store.

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Red Couch Recipes said...

This fudge looks so awesome and your photos are great too! Joni

Anonymous said...

This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Frieda Loves Bread said...

Very, very cute and a nice refreshing change from the traditional chocolate fudge!

Anonymous said...

I know this post is older buuuuut, i just wanted to say that i just made this and WOW! This is my new fave sweet! The minty flavor is perfect without being overpowering. This is even better than peppermint bark. Thank you.

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