peppermint fudge

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peppermint fudge

Ingredients

  • Peppermint Fudge
  • 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 tbsp - Butter
  • 2 tbsp - Honey
  • 1/2 tsp - Salt

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, mix 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.
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.

Makes about 60 pieces.
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