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Peppermint Fudge

 Peppermint Fudge
Three of the season's best flavors-nuts, chocolate and peppermint-combine in a delightful manner in this scrumptious fudge. The two distinct layers are eye-catching-another reason why this candy makes a great holiday gift.
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • PEPPERMINT LAYER:
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy

Directions

  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan with foil.
  • Grease foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Gradually beat in
  • the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Stir
  • in nuts. Spread into prepared pan. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  • For peppermint layer, beat cream cheese in a small bowl until creamy.
  • Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk and extract until
  • smooth. Stir in peppermint candy. Spread evenly over chocolate
  • layer. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Using foil, lift fudge from pan. Gently peel off foil. Cut into

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Peppermint Fudge (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • squares. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 83 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.