Peppermint Fudge is just what you need during the holiday season. It's so quick and easy to make and everyone loves the creamy texture of fudge. A perfect gift for someone special.
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 0minutes
12tablespoonsbutter(1 ½ sticks cut into cubes)
5ounceslarge marshmallows(about 21 marshmallows)
¼cupcrushed peppermint candy
Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with foil. Spray with vegetable spray.
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring frequently until it registers 234º, about 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and immediately add chopped chocolate, marshmallows and peppermint extract and whisk until smooth and the marshmallows are fully melted, about 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle with ¼ cup crushed peppermint candy, gently push it into the fudge. Let it sit until cool, about 2 hours. Once cooled, cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
Remove from pan and cut.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
Line the pan with parchment and then spray with a cooking spray for easy removal.
Use a good quality chocolate for a rich flavor.
It takes about 6 candy canes to top the fudge.
To remove the plastic from the candy canes, first break them in half, the plastic will peel right off.