December 1, 2011

Peppermint Fudge + 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

Before you run off and make this fudge (because how could you not?), any advice you have for me is more than welcome!

Sharing this recipe at 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!  You've got..what?  3 full weeks left to come up with inexpensive gift ideas for all those extra people that somehow got added to your list?  This is perfect for such an occasion.

I'm sorry.

For today, I give you....another fudge recipe.

It's a stovetop dessert.  Which equals easy.  And un-time-consuming.

This is really good fudge though.  As in, it's perfect.  I was actually going to take it to work to share.  Then, before I knew it, I had eaten 3 pieces and then had licked the pot clean.

It was delicious.

Needless to say, actual fudge is not about to be shared.  However, I will give you the recipe.  I'm generous like that.

Peppermint Fudge
makes an 8x8 pan

1 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 t. vanilla
2 T. butter
1/4 t. peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows OR 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff (I used the fluff.)
1/2 cup crushed peppermint pieces

In a large saucepan, heat together the sugar, milk, and butter.  Let it come to a rolling boil and let that go, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.  Take off of the heat and add in the vanilla, peppermint extract, chocolate chips, and marshmallow.  Stir very well, almost whisking-like, to combine.

Spread into a greased 8x8 pan.  Press the peppermint pieces into the fudge.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until set.

Also shared at:
Coffee and Conversation Thursday
Sweet Treats Thursday
Friday Food
Sweet Tooth Friday
Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Seasonal Inspiration
Sweets for Saturday 
Holiday Sweet Swap 
Tasty Tuesday
Tuesday Talent Show
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Holiday Tips, Crafts, and Recipes
Mix it Up Monday


  1. I would pay to just taste one of those right now!! They look so good! Thanks so much for linking up today!!

  2. Your fudge looks so perfect. It must have been so hard to keep from eating the whole panful. I have a sweet treats linky party every weekend and I'd love it if you came by and linked your fudge up.

  3. Well you should be sorry, I have been putting off fudge making forever, but you make me want to try it with each recipe!

  4. Who doesn't love chocolate and mint?! I am working on a frango mint recipe right now. I think I can use some of your ideas here too! Thank you!

  5. That sounds awesome! I love peppermint and chocolate right now; I'm downright obsessed. Also, I'm obsessed with licking pans, but that's another story. ;)

  6. Peppermind fudge! Yes please. This is perfect. I love mint and chocolate together. Come visit us. We have a beautiful party dress from The Shabby Apple today for our giveaway. We would love for you to be the winner!

  7. Crazy how fudge disappears *all by itself* like that, eh? ;) It sounds delicious!

  8. This looks delish! We're featuring it tomorrow at our Seasonal Inspiration party - thanks for sharing!

  9. my fudge wouldnt solidify!:( what could i have done wrong? - though it still tastes awesome, i just canb't give it away:(

  10. Ahh! It actually hurts a little bit to think that your fudge didn't set! My guess is that it didn't boil long enough. I do 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Of course, humidity/elevation/etc. could have something to do with it, but I don't have experience adjusting to those kind of specifics. I hope you ate it all anyway. I know I would!

  11. Hi There!
    I'd love for you to link this recipe up on A Themed Baker's Sunday, where the theme is Chocolate!
    See you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

  12. I've been having fun making fudge the last couple years, this sounds like another great one-thanks:@)


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