Monday, December 13, 2010

Peppermint Fudge



This fudge is absolutely amazing! I have been sneaking pieces of this every time I pass my fridge since I made it a couple of days ago.  




This recipe is really easy to make, and doesn't involve any complicated candy making (which is always a bonus!). The recipe originally said to strain the mixture to remove the remaining candy bits, but I loved the small pieces of crunch that the little candy bits produced in the fudge when I didn't strain mine.




This recipe is from marthastewart.com, and I strongly recommend that you make this for your next Christmas party.  I absolutely love this stuff!


Peppermint Fudge

  • 2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 10 candy canes, unwrapped
  • 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 3 1/4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Spray a 9" square baking pan with baking spray, then line the pan with parchment and spray the parchment paper as well
  2. In a food processor, pulse the candy canes until they are very finely chopped
  3. Place the chocolate chips in a large bowl
  4. In a medium saucepan add the pulverized candy canes, cream, mini marshmallows, butter, sugar, and salt
  5. Stir over medium heat until well melted, and whisk until smooth
  6. Pour the peppermint mixture over the chocolate chips, and let stand for a minute
  7. Stir the mixture until nice and smooth
  8. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared square pan, and smooth the top with a spatula
  9. Lick spatula, and enjoy the pure bliss
  10. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set for about 3 hours
  11. Cut the fudge into 1 1/2" squares to serve
  12. To store, place in airtight container in the fridge
  13. Enjoy!

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