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Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge
4.1 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.1/5 (15)
Course: CandyDifficulty: Difficult
Servings

88

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White fudge made with marshmallow creme and flavored with crushed peppermint candies.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed peppermint candies or candy canes*

  • 1 cup marshmallow creme

  • 4 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 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: 234°F to 240°F. 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 120°F. 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.

Notes

  • * To crush your peppermints, place them in a plastic baggie and bang on them with a hammer. These should not be finely crushed to a powder, but you can decide if you want large chunks or smaller ones!

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★★★★★
I thought it was relatively easy to make and absolutely delicious!
- Becky in MA

★★★★★
The best peppermint fudge (better than rated)
- British Columbia Kid in Vancouver Canada

★☆☆☆☆
This was very difficult to make. When I finally finished I was not impressed.
- Baker in the US

★☆☆☆☆
This is VERY Hard to make. We followed the directions to the letter and the end result was a mess!!
- A Baker

★★★★★
This is a perfect treat for christmas time especially, but also for all year round! My friends and I were experimenting for our christmas eve party and these are sure to be a hit!
- A Baker

★★★★☆
I made this recipe and forgot to add the last half cup of crushed candy canes, so I sprinkled them on top. I also added some red food coloring. It turned out great!
- A Baker

★★★★★
it was sooooooooooo great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- A Baker

★★★★★
I made this I had one side red and one side green. It was really cool...
- A Baker

★☆☆☆☆
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.
- A Baker

★★★★★
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.
- Mary in Memphis, TN

★★★★★
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!
- jess B in Minnesota

★★★★★
love it!
- A Baker

★★★★★
It was the best thing that i have ever had!
- A Baker

★★★★★
This was the best desert I ever had!!!Now I make it all the time!!! I bless the people that made it.
- A Baker

★★★★★
It was great!!
- Ebonie in SC
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