Recipe by NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE®
"Add this 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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1 2/3 cups
NESTLE® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups
NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
crushed, hard peppermint candy
This is a great recipe. I increase the peppermint extract to 1/2 tsp. For the crushed candies, I've found that it works best to separate the "dust" fom the chunks. I stir the dust into the fudge (after it's done cooking), then place the larger pieces on top. This makes it pretty. 1/4 cup is about 10 round candies. Once the mixture starts to boil, I turn the heat down to low-medium and only boil for about 3 minutes.
While the fudge was easy to make, I found it dry and heavy. The texture was just not very pleasant. I'd also leave out the peppermint extract - I found the flavor overwhelming.
my family has a similar recipe for fudge, and the addition of peppermint bits is a nice one (we also like to add a bit almond liqueur and some chopped pecans). a word to the wise about making fudge: candy is a science (chemistry, actually) and it's also one of those things that you only 'get' after a lot of trial and error. this recipe allows for the use of margarine, i would caution against it. not only is margarine hydrogenated (i.e. bad for you) but it lacks the fats that butter has which will give your fudge that smooth and creamy texture. also, knowing when you've reached a 'full rolling boil' is hard to define, but if you *don't* your fudge will not set properly (and if you let it go too long after, your fudge will be hard as a rock.) just a heads up for future fudge makers, don't be afraid to keep trying - after all, the best part is eating your mistakes!! :)
A melt in your mouth recipe that is quick and easy. Loved it.
I am not sure what has gone wrong. After 24 hours my fudge is still not solid. I followed the recipe, but realized I picked up skim evaporated milk. Would this cause it to be soupy and not solid? It is almost like mousse...flavor is great though.
I must have done something wrong... This recipe has great reviews, but it's just not working for me. When I went to put it in the pan to cool, I had to spoon it out and then spread it with a spatula. Once it was cooled, I cut it, and it was very hard. The taste is good. The texture, not so much. It looks so soft and... fudgy in the pictures. What did I do?
Easy to make, and delicious. Note that you really do need to add the peppermint candies on top to get more of a pepperminty flavor. I recommend adding more extract if you'd like the fudge to have more of a peppermint flavor from within. I'm giving this 3 stars instead of 4 because I already have an excellent fudge recipe!
a little too chocolatey for me, I added vanilla jello mix and 1/2 cup more marshmellows and swirled it in to the fudge until it had a marbled look... it tasted great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 41
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