Peppermint Fudge (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)



With the holidays here, I am getting all of my recipes in order. This time of the year is the best time. I have been feeling a little down knowing that I will not spend the holidays with my extended family, however I am excited to create new traditions with my husband and children. Some of those new traditions will be the delicious sweets that we indulge in this time of year. We really enjoyed my Christmas Cut Out Sugar Cookies and I also made Traditional Fudge.





I wanted a festive fudge that was just for Christmas. This peppermint fudge is exactly that. My family absolutely loved this fudge and I know that it will be a recipe that they request for years to come.

The ingredients are simple and this is very easy to make. I used my favorite coconut oil Coco Calla for this recipe. (The flavor is phenomenal, you must try it)




Ingredients:

14 oz. Can of Coconut Cream

½ tsp. Vanilla


¼ Cup Coconut Oil


3 Candy Canes Crushed



Directions:

In a medium sized sauce pan add the coconut cream, vanilla, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Allow to melt on medium heat stirring with a spatula every 30 seconds for about 6 minutes or until it is mixed well and creamy. *Do not over cook! Keep an eye on it the entire time. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract. Grease a 9X9 baking dish (I use coconut oil) and lay a piece of parchment paper on the bottom. Pour the melted mixture into baking dish and allow it to sit and cool for two hours. Top with the crush candy canes. Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!

Tips:

** Do not overcook. As soon as it is melted and creamy, remove from heat.

** It is very important to let this come to room temperature before putting the candy canes on top and refrigerating. When I did not allow it to cool completely it made the oil separate slightly.

**This fudge does not thicken like the traditional dairy fudge. You must keep this refrigerated. It will soften quickly when left out. 



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