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I love peppermint, especially at this time of year. I’m not really a fan of candy canes though, unless they are crushed up and added to things, such as fudge!This fudge is awesome. Another recipe that I found last year! Everyone who tried it loved it, and so I had to make more to share this year. And more to have for myself, of course… 🙂 This isn’t a true chocolate fudge, since you can use vanilla chips, white melting candy, or white chips, but it’s just as good as any true fudge! And the food coloring is a perfectly festive addition. The red swirls on the white fudge make for a delicious candy cane-colored design! The fudge is quick and easy, and creamy with little crunches from the candy cane bits. A must try for the holiday season!Peppermint Fudge

2½ cups sugar
½ cup margarine
5 ounces evaporated milk (10 tablespoons)
7 ounces jarred marshmallow crème (2 cups)
8 ounces white or vanilla chips
½ cup peppermint candies or candy canes, finely crushed
Red food coloring

Line a 9-inch square pan with foil so that foil extends over sides of pan. Spray with cooking spray or butter the foil.

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine and evaporated milk. Melt butter and bring to a boil. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add marshmallow crème and vanilla chips. Stir until melted and smooth, then stir in crushed peppermint.

Pour into prepared pan. Add desired number of drops of food coloring to the top of the fudge, and swirl on top of fudge with a knife. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until firm then cut into 36 to 48 squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Source: Adapted from Food.com

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