PEPPERMINT FUDGE

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This peppermint fudge is so good. If you like peppermint, you won’t be able to leave this fudge alone. I made it this afternoon and just keep on going back for one more little piece! One of my favorite candies. This makes a great gift and you can add a peppermint cane to the package as a decoration!

Peppermint fudge is delicious!

3 1/2 cups white chips (I used Nestles Toll House Premier White Morsels)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups finely crushed peppermint candy canes (I used 18 of the ones that are about 6 inches long. I don’t like chunks of the peppermint in my fudge. I crushed mine in my coffee grinder. You can also put in plastic bag
and crush with rolling pin).
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Couple drops red food coloring (Optional)

Line an 8 inch square dish with aluminum foil. Grease the foil with butter or margarine. Combine the chips and milk in a saucepan and melt on the stove on medium heat stirring often to keep from burning. Once melted remove from heat and stir in crushed candy canes and extract.  Pour into 8 x 8 dish.  If using the food coloring you can add along with the candy canes but I found it makes the fudge pink. I dipped a toothpick in the food coloring and kind of swirled it into the candy once it was in the dish. Put in refrigerator for about 1 1/2 hours or until fudge sets up and you can cut it with a knife.  Makes about 24 pieces.

 

Peppermint Fudge

Only 5 ingredients
Prep Time20 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Peppermint Fudge
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups white chips I used Nestles Toll House Premier White Morsels
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed peppermint candy canes
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Couple drops red food coloring Optional

Instructions

  • Line an 8 inch square dish with aluminum foil. Grease the foil with butter or margarine. Combine the chips and milk in a saucepan and melt on the stove on medium heat stirring often to keep from burning. Once melted remove from heat and stir in crushed candy canes and extract.
  • Pour into 8 x 8 dish.  If using the food coloring you can add along with the candy canes but I found it makes the fudge pink. I dipped a toothpick in the food coloring and kind of swirled it into the candy once it was in the dish. Put in refrigerator for about 1 1/2 hours or until fudge sets up and you can cut it with a knife.  Makes about 24 pieces.

Notes

I used 18 of the ones that are about 6 inches long. I don't like chunks of the peppermint in my fudge. I crushed mine in my coffee grinder. You can also put in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin.

 
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Penuche Fudge.
 
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