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I think I got this from a Hershey's cookbook but it has been so many years ago I don't really remember. Very popular at Christmas. It is a rather 'pretty' fudge because of the layers.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 3⁄4 cup cocoa
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons softened butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1⁄8-1⁄4 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
- green food coloring
- Line 8-inch square pan with foil.
- In medium microwave-safe bowl place butter.
- Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted.
- Add cocoa; stir until smooth.
- Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla; blend well (mixture will be dry and crumbly).
- Stir in evaporated milk.
- Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is hot.
- Beat with whisk until smooth.
- Immediately pour into prepared pan.
- Cover; chill until firm.
- Spread Pastel Mint Topping (see below) evenly over fudge; chill until firm.
- Cut into 1-inch squares.
- Cover; store in refrigerator.
- Pastel Mint Topping.
- In small mixer bowl beat 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine, 1 tablespoon water and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon mint extract until blended.
- Gradually add 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and 2 drops green food coloring.
- Beat until smooth.
Delicious! Rich chocolate on the bottom & nice mint on the top. The top layer was softer & somewhat runny, though; I'll try it again without the tbsp of water. Definitely worth making (& eating).