Peppermint Fudge

So, the holidays are over.  The shopping is over, the  presents are unwrapped, the cards have arrived, and you can sort of, maybe get a parking spot at the mall that isn’t 5 miles from the door.  Does this mean our making of chocolate treats is over for another 11 months?

HECK no!  

I know, I know – new year, new you, and by all means get on the treadmill – I could certainly stand a little of that.  But you still need to keep your energy up, and you only go around once, and…and…okay, the only other excuse I have is basically the name of this post, which is Peppermint Fudge. 

Peppermint.

Fudge. 

This is one of those things that I truly did mean to post before the holidays were done, but between the chocolate pretzel bites and the mixed nut brittle and the eggnog cookies, well, you know how it goes.  One moment it is November and then you turn around and somehow it is January.
So with a teeny apology for sabotaging some very well-behaved New Years resolutions, here’s some peppermint fudge.  Because honestly?  It’s really really good all year long.

Peppermint Fudge, adapted from Everyday Food 

Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients

16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghiradhelli)
1 cup peppermint candy - canes or the round candies
3/4 cups heavy cream
3 1/3 cups mini-marshmallows
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

1. Lightly coat a 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Line with two pieces of parchment paper going in both directions, leaving about 2 inches of overhang on each side. Spray parchment with cooking spray.
2. Put chocolate chips in food processor and process until finely chopped. Transfer to large bowl.
3. Now put peppermint candies in food processor until finely chopped. Set aside about 1/8 cup for garnish. 4. In medium saucepan, combine chopped peppermint, cream, marshmallows, butter, sugar and salt over medium high heat. Stir until everything is melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.
5. Pour peppermint mixture through a strainer into the bowl with the chopped chocolate. Let stand for one minute and then stir until smooth. Pour into baking pan.
6. Sprinkle reserved chopped peppermint over top and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. Using the parchment sides as handles, lift out of pan and cut into 1 inch squares.

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  1. Blog is the New Black says:

    Peppermint…fudge… resolutions… oops, how'd that one get in there? ;) Looks awesome.

  2. vanillasugar says:

    i have been craving peppermint & choco for days now. cannot get enough. so you can imagine i love this lil creation.

  3. Let's be real. The only diets that work are those that include a little bit of moderation. And so I think these can find their way into my heart…I mean life…I mean stomach.

  4. OMG yummmmmm. I think I must make these this week! I'm off work for 3 months, and about to have major surgery in 4 weeks so I'm doing all kinds of cooking/baking/kitchen experimenting beforehand :) (ALSO, I was going through my recipes to add to my recipe box and print and I realized that over HALF of my recipes in my "favorites" are from Framed :D)

  5. Laurie Palanza Iseman says:

    What else is one to do with the leftover candy canes? Perfect solution!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for posting this recipe! My 5 year old son has severe egg allergies and a lot of reciped for chocolate fudge call for marshmallow fluff which contains egg. I'm sure he'll love this one!…Kari

  7. PoetessWug says:

    The name of this post…Peppermint Fudge…had me at "Hello!" LOL I came running…website kinda sorta running! ^_^

  8. Jennifurla says:

    I will let this recipe slide for now because of this drop dead gorgeous picture! WOW

  9. Simply Life says:

    oh my, those look incredible!!!

  10. clipping path says:

    it was really excellent post! & thanks a lot for sharing……

  11. Peppermint makes my heart sing. One should never limit peppermint to the holidays! Looks delicious…great photo!

  12. cookies and cups says:

    This looks absolutely delicious!! Just found your blog through foodgawker :)

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