Feb 23

National Chocolate Mint Day?? (What’s Baking Challenge)

Who knew that February 19th was National Chocolate Mint Day?  I didn’t, until the 20th.  How about that.  Well, it just so happens that I had this recipe on deck to blog this week (I made it on Valentine’s Day), so I guess as they say, better late than never.

This is the first month I’m participating in What’s Baking, an online group of bloggers who focus on a different baking theme each month.  February’s challenge was hosted by Dunne’ from With A Cherry On Top, and she chose “Baked With Love” as the theme.  Technically, I didn’t bake…but I did make a decadent dessert with love in mind 🙂

One of Frank’s favorite flavor combos is cookies and cream.  On Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make a little something special for him, and thought incorporating those flavors would be perfect, along with mint (since I’m a fan of it).

This would be amazing with Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s…if only they were in season!  I think Oreo makes a mint flavored cookie, too…but I had the regular ones in the house, so I used those.

Soooo good…and super easy to make.  And it lasts a while in the fridge, so don’t go giving it all away 🙂

Mint Oreo Fudge

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
dash of salt
approximately 20 Oreo cookies, broken into pieces
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

In heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in cookies, mint and vanilla.

Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8or 9 inch square pan. Chill 2 hours (or until firm) in the refrigerator. Lift fudge out of pan, peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.

Linked to: Sweets for a Saturday, hosted by Sweet As Sugar Cookies
                Sweet Tooth Sundays, hosted by Ally N Son

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