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Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge
Makes:
24 servings (2 pieces per serving)
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
135
minutes
Low CalorieLow SodiumVegetarian
based on
87 reviews
Add this Peppermint Fudge to your repertoire of holiday delights. You'll find the creamy fudge topped with pieces of crushed peppermint hard to resist.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed, hard peppermint candy

Directions:

LINE 8-inch-square baking pan with foil.

COMBINE sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

STIR in marshmallows, morsels, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; cool for 1 minute. Top with candy, pressing in slightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.


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  •  Star(s)

    Treat Lover

    Janet Allen from Tucson AZ

    Delicious! I added about 1/2 t peppermint oil to chocolate for an extra kick of mint. YUM!

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    Peppermint Fudge

    Illinois Valley from LaSalle-Peru, IL

    One word... YUM-O!!

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    Kathy

    Kathy Simmons from Tennessee

    I was tired of making the same fudge every year. I tried this one and we loved it! I will make this one every year now!

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    Basic and Easy

    Sharon Gerrard from Laguna Niguel, CA

    A very simple recipe to follow, the second batch I skipped the crushed candy on top and still got happy faces.

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    maryann1945

    MARYANN DARR from ALEDO, TX

    This looks wonderful! I'm going to make it tomorrow!

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    Yummy

    Karen Ricca from IL

    I'm one of those people who don't like nuts in my fudge. I loved the peppermint-chocolate flavors. This will be on the plate of homemade candies every Christmas from now on.

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    Yum!

    Kate Chambers from

    I am a terrible fudge-maker, but this always comes out perfectly! Easy to make, and definitely delicous.

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    Peppermint Fudge

    T C from

    My first attempt at making fudge turned out great with this recipe.

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    Peppermint Fudge

    Diane Warren from Holt, MI

    I have found this a great creamy fudge which I can convert to use year round by using various seasonal mints to serve those of us who LOVE creamy fudge!

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    Great Fudge!

    Tish Flynn from Collegeville, PA

    My first stab at fudge in 20 years....it was terrific and a big holiday hit. Followed directions and it turned out great!

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    Great Holiday Treat

    Dawn Wagner from Cary, IL

    My son and I made to give as gifts to his godparents. We liked it so much, we then made a batch for our family!

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    fudge

    Deborah Flinton from Pawtucket, RI

    this fudge was a good snack for the whole family

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    peppermint fudge

    terri hahn from Portland, OR

    this is one of best flavors of fudge I have made.I added nuts to mine but it is great plain too.

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    Taste of heaven!

    Anjanette Bodily from Idaho Falls, ID

    I am a huge fan of mint chocolate and this recipe does not disappoint. Not only is it easy to make and beautiful in appearance, but it is also creamy and delicious. Enjoy!

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    Oh So Sinful!!

    Cynthia Dodge from Layton, UT

    All I can say, is YUM!! I'm not a real big fan of fudge; but I have to admit, this one was very, very GOOD! Love the peppermints! I will make this recipe again!!

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    DELICIOUS

    HEIDI CARLSON-REID from Abmps, OR

    This fudge is so easy to make and is absolutely delicious. It is a perfect festive treat for the Christmas holidays.

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    Peppermint Fudge

    Sherry Keeler from Jackson, MI

    I didn't put the peppermint candy on top, but it was stil AWESOME! Will be making this year after year!!

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    Making this again this year!

    Gwen Steed from

    I made this fudge last year for the holidays. Was a big hit! So yummy, and so easy! I am making it again this year! This is one of my favorites! I put candy canes in a big bag and let my kids pound away until they were small enough to scatter on top. Love that the little ones can help!

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    Peppermint Fudge

    Jessica Jackson from ELKTON, MD

    This recipe was great! I substituted mints for peppermint hard candy. My family loved it.

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    very good

    Jill Hill from NEPHI, UT

    My family loved the special treat

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    wow fudge

    kathryn lansaw from BRADENTON, FL

    first time making fudge and girls at work who have made fudge for years asked how i did this, it was nice to get raves from the pro's.A must make

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    smooth and creamy

    Hillary Davis from grove city, OH

    This is a great, easy, smooth and tasty recipe. Me and my kids enjoyed making it together :)

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    Excellent

    Teri Durbala from West Des Moines, IA

    We made this for my husbands employee's and it was so easy. We poured the fudge into greased cookies cutters and gave them as gifts. Everyone loved it.

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    Wonderful Fudge

    Tess Rogers from Herreid, SD

    I made this for our Christmas party with my assisted living resdients and they thought it was wonderful. I doubled the recipe and there were only a few pieces left over! When I make it for my own household I will add just a little more mint to fit our tastes. This fudge will become a tradition in our house and probably for the residents too!

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    Easy to make fudge

    Sandy Chisholm from Frederick, MD

    This is a great recipe and easy to make. I just love it and the kids thought it was the best fudge ever! Thanks

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    excellent, pepermint fudge

    Barb Abrams from APPLE VALLEY, MN

    I made two batches, very very easy!! I followed some of the recommendations from others who placed a review. 1. I stired for 3 min once the mixture started the rolling boil, I added 1/2 tsp peppermint extract and crushed the candycanes and folded the crushed into the chocolate instead of on top! this turned out awsome, I have never been able to make fudge just right....

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    Delicious

    H Duke from Albany, NY

    This is such an easy and tasty treat to give to teachers and friends for the holidays and they don't even know how easy it was to make. My boys love this fudge and are so excited to give it to their teachers.

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    Not really peppermint fans

    Linda D Weir from Regina, SK

    My family members are not really fans of peppermint so I had to do some experimenting with this recipe. I decided to test it out on some frineds Rather than use the peppermint candy canes, I left out the peppermint flavouring and used the blueberry flavoured candy canes I had purchased to hang on the tree. Needless to say the fudge was a big hit. It's a good thing I made two pans because one wouldn't have been enough. There are so many flavours of candy canes on the market now that you could make a different flavour every month. I will definitely keep this recipe handy

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    peppermint fudge

    KIM BAIN from HOLLAND, MI

    My grandsons ages 2-14 and my husband absolutely love it, but I have to hide it from my daughter she loves it so much she'll eat it all.

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    Peppermint Fudge - yummm

    LAURA YOUNG from TOLEDO, OH

    I did what someone suggested and used 1/2 tsp. of peppermint extract. Also, to easily crush the candy or candy canes, put them in a freezer plastic bag and freeze. I have several recipes for the holidays that call for crushed peppermint, so I have a bag of candy canes in my freezer now, ready to crush when I need them. When ready to make the fudge, take them out and use a rolling pin on them. I find that candy canes crush easier and still have that wonderful candy texture. I can't wait for my granddaughters to come, so they can taste it.

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    Peppermint Fudge

    Barb Olson-Teates from MOHAWK, MI

    What a little piece of heaven. It was easy and delightful. I put this in my Christmas baking recipe book. wonderous.

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    good fudge

    Patricia Westcott from CLEBURNE, TX

    I recently made this for a lunch at my church. People of all ages liked it and thought the candy on top was a nice touch.

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    Pepperminty

    Priscilla-Jane Raykoske from WALLINGFORD, VT

    This recipe was quite a hit when presented on a Candy/Cookie Platter that I took to our office Holiday Party. Most people like homemade fudge, but the Peppermint was a pleasant surprise. Easy to make, pretty to look at, and delicious to taste! It's a hit in all ways!

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    Tasty and Easy

    Nancy Burke from RACINE, WI

    I brought these to work for our office Xmas party and everyone loved them. I love peppermint with chocolate, and this recipe is easy to make. So I will make it again. I did put the crushed peppermint inside the fudge like people advised.

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    Great, with some suggestions

    Dianne Benjamin from ROCHESTER, MN

    I admit it took me a couple of tries to get this recipe right. The fist time I cooked the milk mixture too long and the fudge ended up too stiff. The second time I ended up cooking the milk mixture for only 3 minutes, and the texture turned out perfect. I also used 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract instead of 1/4 tsp. My other suggestion is that when you crush the peppermint candies, mix the "dust" in with the fudge and use the big pieces for the top. This makes for very flavorful, pretty fudge!

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    makes a great gift

    tara kyles from catoosa, OK

    I made this for the teachers for my boys school. It turned out great! It was so yummy & easy to make! I am making it again for a family Christmas & I think I will try it with white chocolate chips. I will be adding this one to my holiday favorites.

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    Excellent & Easy

    Risa Golding from OXFORD, NJ

    I copied the recipe for this fudge off the web a few weeks back and decided to make it today. I omitted the extract as I didn't have any and used 1-1/2 bags of chips. I also doubled the recipe and made 2 pans. This was extremely easy, very quick to put together and just delicious. This is now my favorite confection to make. It took me no longer than 10 minutes to put it all together, do the simmering and it was the 2 hour wait that was killing me. Easy to clean up too because I made sure to put the pan in the sink, fill it with blistering hot water and let it sit for 1/2 hour before trying to clean it. Wonderful recipe. A true keeper.

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    GREAT FUDGE

    orlean paxson from PORTSMOUTH, OH

    My Mother Made all kinds of candies. Peppermint was one of her favorites. I loved this. If she was alive I'm sure she would rather have this one than any other.

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    soooooo good!

    LuAnn Read from GARLAND, UT

    Wow! I made this for a family Christmas party and was very surprised at how many ladies wanted the recipe for this one! They loved it! I'll do it again!

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    Excellent

    Katharine Anderson from SLIDELL, LA

    I Love Makeing PeperMint Fuguge Its Delcuicous

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    Very smooth and easy fudge!

    MONICA WASEMILLER from HUSTISFORD, WI

    This is a wonderful recipe for fudge. I have made it with chopped walnuts instead of the crushed candy on top for Thanksgiving treat.

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    Delicious

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    I really liked this fudge, but I left the crushed candy off, I thought it was just too much. Otherwise, it was delicious.

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    Peppermint fudge?

    sandra estes from whitewright, TX

    It was actually better than I thought and I really enjoyed the ease of making this.

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    PEPPERMINT FUDGE

    virginia sharp from WASCO, CA

    MY FAMILY CALLS IT MINT FUDGE, BECAUSE I USE WHATEVER MINT THAT'S HANDY. AND I USED THE MARSHMALLOW CREAM -MAKES IT VERY SMOOTH AND CREAMY WITH THE MINT --EXCELLENT.

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    Perpermint Fudge

    Marykay Soverns from KANSAS CITY, KS

    One Delecious Cookie1

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    Very Good Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

    Jade Elias from CAPE CORAL, FL

    I prefer white chocolate peppermint fudges... but really liked the chocolaty ness of this recipe

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    Yummy

    Roxanne Walker from Prospect Park, PA

    The fudge was pretty good overall but I think it would have been better if the candy pieces were softer or maybe mixed in the fudge instead of on top. I guess that's something to try next time. But either way this was a big hit at my office party this year.

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    yummy fudge

    cassie spain from coshocton, OH

    i'm not even a fudge lover, but this is yum! i made it for a bake sale and have been asked for the recipe! so i passed along your site, where i found this wonderful treat.

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    yummy

    Rachelle Hineline from Grand Rapids, MI

    this is a great twist on traditional fudge. Perfect for the holidays

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    Excellent

    Melissa Knabe from Clinton, OK

    My son helps me make this fudge every year for the holidays. It is really simple and reminds me of my grandmother's recipe. This is by far my favorite fudge recipe. I put the peppermint inside instead of on top. It makes the candy pieces soft and gooey.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 4g (6% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (1% of DV)
  • Sodium: 40mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 26g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed, hard peppermint candy

 

Directions

LINE 8-inch-square baking pan with foil.

COMBINE sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

STIR in marshmallows, morsels, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; cool for 1 minute. Top with candy, pressing in slightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.

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