Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Chocolate Mint Fudge

Friday, March 15, 2013

Chocolate Mint Fudge

If you are looking for a sweet treat to whip up for your St. Patrick's Day dessert, look no further! Here is a tasty fudge recipe that will even have the leprechauns giving up their gold for a nibble.


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Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 tsps butter, softened
(1) 12oz bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk, divided
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup vanilla or white chips
3 tsp peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring


Directions:

Line a 9 inch square pan with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.

In a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and 1 cup sweetened condensed milk over low heat. Cook and stir until smooth- about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in vanilla. Stir until creamy- about 3-4 minutes. Spread 1/2 the mixture into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until firm. Set remaining chocolate mixture aside.

In a heavy saucepan, heat vanilla/white chips and remaining condensed milk over low heat, stirring for 5-6 minutes until smooth.The mixture will be thick! Remove from heat. Add peppermint extract and food coloring. Stir 3-4 minutes or until creamy. Pour over firm chocolate layer, then refrigerate until firm- about 10 minutes.

Over low heat, cook reserved chocolate mixture until it reaches spreading consistency. Spread over mint layer. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until firm.

To serve- Lift foil until fudge is removed from pan. Peel away foil, then cut squares into 1 inch pieces.

Keep unused portions refrigerated.



18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. That sounds so good!! Almost makes me miss sugar.

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  2. Oh man, I bet this is AWESOME. I love mint & chocolate together, so I definitely want to save this and make an attempt at it sometime soon! Yum.

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  3. Goodness gracious Tereaa now I will not be able to concentrate on anything the rest of the day LOL :)

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  4. I wonder what my husband would say if those ingredients appeared on the grocery list of things he is supposed to buy today when he gets off work. :)

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  5. Mint and Chocolate, my husband's favorite combination of foods. The pic's pretty too. :)

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  6. That looks so good. I like chocolate and mint, so much! I also like chocolate and peanut butter mixed. I just posted a recipe to.

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  7. mmmit looks so delicious :) yummy :)
    follow you :)

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  8. Oh great....of course when I'm in the middle of a big healthy overhaul...BAM! You bring this little doozy out LOL. I'm a sucker for mint and chocolate...my FAVOURITE combination! This looks delicious...pinning for sure!! :)

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  9. Oooooh just by looking at it I am drooling and I think I gain couple of pound. Yaik! This is definitely looking super yum! chocolate fudge and mint, a deadly combination.

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  10. Wow! This looks so delicious Theresa. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Those would sure give one a sugar high.

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  12. Yes, I love chocolate in any form!.

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  13. YUM-O! I'm a huge fan of any chocolate and mite combination! Shared on Twitter and Google+!

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  14. Oh I want to make this so badly. I love anything peppermint. I have to give this a try and I know the kids would love it as well. Thanks for the recipe.

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  15. you have stolen my complete attention with this I love chocolate and mint combined. so good

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  16. This looks amazing. I would swear I smelled mint when I looked at it. I so wish I had some right now! Pinning!

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  17. I love peppermint and have quite a bit leftover from the holidays - these would be perfect to make for that peppermint yumminess!!!

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  18. You're making me hungry again. I love mint and chocolate! :)

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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