chocolate oreo fudgy peppermint treats
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Melt, mix, pour, chill and eat.
A quick, easy recipe for chocolate Christmas treats... they taste yummy and are perfect unadorned for gift giving or decorated with mini Oreo's for your Christmas get together.
makes 36 to 40 squares
23x23cm (9x9in) cake tin lined with non stick baking paper... as there is no baking involved don't worry if you don't have the exact matching tin size.
360g (11.5 oz) dark eating chocolate... just pick one you like the taste of and roughly chop.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
30g (1oz) butter
I pack Oreo's, lightly crushed
1/3 cup crushed candy canes
Optional decoration; more crushed candy canes, mini Oreo's and a dab of pure cream or ganache or frosting to hold the decorations on.
Place the roughly chopped chocolate, butter and sweetened condensed milk in a medium large saucepan. Stir over low heat until about 3/4 of the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and continue to stir until the *chocolate is fully melted. The mixture should be barely warm at this stage.
Stir in your lightly crushed Oreo's and crushed candy canes. Pour into prepared tin and smooth top with a dampened spatula.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before cutting into squares. Decorate if desired.
Store in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Happy Baking :)
*Note: I know it's tempting but do melt the mixture slowly, if you turn up the heat the chocolate risks overheating and becoming grainy and you want smooth and creamy :)
adapted from Christmas 'AWW little Christmas treats' 'dark chocolate nougat fudge bars'
Try your hand at making your own fruit mince
or how about traditional shortbread... wonderful crushed and added to melted chocolate too!