Saturday, December 4, 2010

Candy Cane Fudge

This is also known by some as "that pink stuff". Its pretty, its creamy, it tastes just enough like candy canes without being too strong, and the mint helps offset the sweetness of the fudge. I have even had a few people tell  me they don't like fudge, but love this one.

5 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter or margarine
10 oz. evaporated milk (1 1/3 c.)
15 oz Marshmallow Fluff
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
6-8 drops pink food coloring
24 oz.  white chocolate pieces
1  c. chopped candy canes or starlight mints (I use the food processor or crush them in a ziploc with a hammer)

Grease a 13X 9-inch baking pan; set aside. In large saucepan combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir over low heat until blended. Increase heat to Medium and bring to a full-rolling boil being careful not to mistake escaping air bubbles for boiling. Boil slowly, stirring constantly for 5 minutes (use Soft-Ball test). Remove from heat, stir in food coloring, extract and chocolate until chocolate is melted. Add 1/2 of the candy pieces and stir in. Turn into greased pan and cool. Cover with the rest of the candy pieces. Makes 5 pounds.

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