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White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

I make many batches of this minty fudge to give as Christmas gifts. It's not too sweet, so it appeals to lots of palates. —Sue Schindler, Barnesville, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 12 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. square pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, sour cream and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in white chocolate and marshmallow creme until melted. Fold in peppermint candy and extract. Pour into prepared pan. Chill until firm.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To make crushing peppermints easy, unwrap candies, place them in a resealable plastic bag and give it a few good whacks with a rolling pin or measuring cup. Ahh, stress relief!
  • For a spicy twist, swap crushed cinnamon candies for the peppermints and cinnamon extract for the peppermint.

  • Editor's Note
    We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 60 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.