Peppermint Fudge (not Chocolate!)

"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."
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
36
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.

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Reviews

  1. JHSmith95
    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.
     
  2. xpnsve
    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!
     
  3. jsgreenlee
    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.
     
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  4. Chef Stiles
    This was excellent. Can not wait til xmas to send to friends and family. I did add some extra peppermint flavoring. Will be making this again and again thanks
     
  5. patti o.
    I made a mistake and added peppermint extract instead of food coloring. The two bottles looked alike and I was using the extract for another recipe but it didn't hurt it at all. It was creamy and really good. I used green food coloring to match the minty flavor and cause I didn't have any red. Thanks for a nice holiday candy. Perfect for the Candy tray.
     
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Tweaks

  1. jsgreenlee
    Added a couple of drops of peppermint extract
     
  2. patti o.
    I made a mistake and added peppermint extract instead of food coloring. The two bottles looked alike and I was using the extract for another recipe but it didn't hurt it at all. It was creamy and really good. I used green food coloring to match the minty flavor and cause I didn't have any red. Thanks for a nice holiday candy. Perfect for the Candy tray.
     
  3. xpnsve
    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!
     

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