White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients

For the crust
2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (about 28 cookies)
5 tablespoons butter, melted
For the filling
3 cups white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 box (3.56 ounces) white chocolate flavored instant pudding mix
7 ounces marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

For the topping

Assorted red, white and green sprinkles
2-3 coarsely broken candy canes

Directions

Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the cookie crumbs and 5 tablespoons melted butter. Firmly press the cookie mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside.

Place the white chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter and sweetened condensed milk in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until the white chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.

Add the pudding mix and continue to stir for an additional 1-2 minutes, thoroughly mixing the ingredients. Add the marshmallow creme and peppermint extract. Stir until combined.

Remove from the heat and immediately pour the mixture over the prepared crust. Top with colored sprinkles and candy cane pieces. Gently push over the top of the fudge to make sure the sprinkles and candy pieces are adhered to the fudge. Refrigerate a few hours or until firm.

Cut into squares to serve. Keep any leftovers sealed in a container at room temperature for a few days.

It’s easy to mix up the toppings as desired – you can even try chopped chocolate Hershey’s kisses if you prefer chocolate through and through
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