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Monday, December 1, 2014

Easy Holiday Gift: Peppermint Fudge | Family Economics


Alison Lewis 


Fifteen minute fudge? Yes, it is possible! If you are super busy this holiday season and worried about finding time to shop for holiday gifts, this fifteen minute fudge recipe is for you. It’s so easy and perfect for the holidays!

To crush the peppermint candies for the top, place them in a Ziploc® Brand resealable bag. Press out the excess air and place on a cutting board. Pound the bag firmly with a mallet until peppermint is crushed. Package the fudge in Ziploc® Brand Containers with a holiday bow and your Christmas shopping list will be complete.

peppermint fudge 

Peppermint Fudge

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Yield: 48 pieces 


1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup crushed, hard peppermint candy 


Line 8-inch-square baking pan with foil. Combine sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows, morsels 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 slightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan and remove the foil. 

What is your favorite way to use Peppermint? 

Photo courtesy of Alison Lewis.

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