Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
Generally my response to non-chocolate candy is "what's the point?" This, however, has become my favorite Christmas candy! My daughter found it in one of those Pillsbury/Betty Crocker booklets they tempt you with at the checkout stands. Prep time does not include cooling time.
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme (2 cups)
- 8 ounces vanilla chips
- 1⁄2 cup peppermint candy, finely crushed
- red food coloring
- Line 9-inch square pan with foil so that foil extends over sides of pan.
- Butter the foil.
- In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine, and milk.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat.
- Add marshmallow creme, vanilla chips, and desired amount of food coloring.
- Blend until smooth.
- Stir in crushed peppermint.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Score fudge into 36 or 48 squares.
- Sprinkle top with additional crushed peppermint candy.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Remove fudge from pan by lifting foil.
- Remove foil from fudge.
- Cut through scored lines.
- Store in refrigerator.
Yummy, creamy, and minty! A very nice change from the common chocolate fudge. I've made this kind for two years in a row and now receive requests. To make it extra special, I have rolled the fudge into small balls then dipped in dark chocolate. Also a great way to get rid of leftover candy canes...just crush finely to maintain the smooth consistency.
So good and so easy!! I made this tonight for my husband's boss who is a peppermint fanatic. I can't stand peppermint anything and even I thought this was pretty incredible!! I followed the directions, except I used real butter instead of margarine and I added a few drops of LorAnn's peppermint oil to the sugar/milk/butter mixture while cooking. I pulverized the candy canes in my food processor and swirled a little red food coloring into the mixture before pouring into the pan. Came out so pretty and so yummy!! Thanks for posting, m hubby's boss is going to love this!
I had been looking since last year for a peppermint fudge recipe that wasn't chocolate fudge with a few pieces of candy cane sprinkled on top. I made this today and it is perfect! Super easy recipe, even when I thought I messed up it still turned out great. I pulverized the candy canes in the food processor like someone else suggested to keep the texture creamy and it is oh, so melt in your mouth creamy. Just beware the peppermint dust bomb when you open the top of the food processor, haha. I also added a couple drops of peppermint extract. I am taking this to a party tonight but really don't want to part with it. It's just so good.