Am not a big fan of mints, so I did cut the amount of peppermint extract in half ~ Still, I gotta admit that this fudge has a nice taste to it, & friends LOVED it (& ate most of it!), so that says a lot! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]
Wow, GREAT recipe! I, personally, loved it. I did use white chocolate chips instead of white confectionary coating, and it was still amazing. I've used it several times now, and am giving it away as Christmas presents.
However.... be warned- THE PEPPERMINT WILL SMELL TOO STRONG. You will think it will smells way too strong, and it may make your eyes water, but trust me! It will turn out just fine as long as you use the amount called for. The strength of the mint will be very similar to the mintiness of Andes mints.
All in all, incredible recipe, and I will be using it again. :)