New Year’s resolutions are so overrated.
This is the time of year where everyone feels the pressure to get fit, eat well and forego all extravagances after a month of indulgence. Many choose to go cold turkey – me, I prefer a more moderate approach. We eat more healthy foods, we work to get more active, we try to get more sleep and we still enjoy some treats.
We’ve enjoyed a version of this fudge before – as Fudgey S’mores. It is incredibly simple and quick to make. This version, as candy cane fudge, is a great way to use up some of the leftover minty goodies from Christmas. (See, you’re doing a good thing by making this fudge!) The base tastes like a creamy After Eight (one of our annual holiday treats, along with at least one Terry’s Orange and plenty of Turtles). The sprinkle of candy canes over top offer a crisp contrast to the smooth, rich, creaminess of the fudge. And a little bite-sized square while you’re cozied up by the fire watching the snow fall is just enough to satisfy without being too naughty after the holidays.
Happy New Year. Be healthful. Get active. Sleep more. And, indulge – with a pinch of moderation. After all, there’s a whole year ahead until next Christmas when it starts again!
Tips and Suggestions:
- The longer the fudge is refrigerated, the softer the candy canes get on top. It will all still taste good, but the texture is slightly different than when the fudge first sets.