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Peppermint Fudge


Makes about 88

1 1/2 cups crushed peppermint candies
1 cup marshmallow creme
4 cups sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup light corn syrup
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup crushed peppermint candies and marshmallow. Cook over medium heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Butter the sides of a large heavy saucepan or dutch oven. Add sugar, milk, corn syrup, butter, honey, and salt. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Using a pastry brush dipped in hot water, wash down any sugar crystals on sides of pan. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Using a candy thermometer, cook syrup until it reaches soft ball stage: 234F to 240F. To test, drop a small amount of fudge in ice water. Syrup should easily form a ball in the water, but flatten out when held in your hand. Stir in marshmallow mixture. Fill your kitchen sink with 2 inches of cold water. Place saucepan in the sink and cool to approximately 120F. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat fudge until thickened and no longer glossy. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies. Pour into a buttered 8 x 11 inch baking pan. Cool completely and cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Reviews of Peppermint Fudge:

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  jess B in Minnesota  Dec 19, 2010
Would make this again.
I've never made fudge, candy, or anything like it before, did not have a candy thermometer, and didnt use an electric mixer at the end (i hand mixed it). all things considered, it made excellent fudge! it took a lot of careful watching/running around, but was fairly easy none the less! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 11, 2009
Would make this again.
love it! 5 stars

  Mary in Memphis, TN  Dec 2, 2009
Would make this again.
I've made this numerous times. It is difficult to make in terms of watching and messing with it, but it's super tasty and a big hit when I make it as a gift or for parties. If you are reasonably good at candy making, then give it a go! Its super tasty. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Appleton Wi  Dec 8, 2006
Would not make this again.
This was a very difficult recipe, way too many problems. Too many things to be monitoring or dealing with. Marshmallow mixture hardens if not kept at temp, also can burn if not attended properly. I had numerous problems, this recipe is really best for someone with a high level of experience with this type of fudge recipe. 1 star

  A cookie baker in Indiana  Dec 8, 2006
Would make this again.
I made this I had one side red and one side green. It was really cool... 5 stars

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