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Peppermint Swirl Fudge

 Peppermint Swirl Fudge
Indulge in candy-shop flavor with these rich swirled squares. For Christmasy color, I add crushed peppermint candies and red food coloring. —Suzette Jury, Keene, California
81 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 8 drops red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with butter;
  • set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt chips; stir until smooth. Remove from the
  • heat. Stir in frosting and extract. Spread into prepared pan.
  • Randomly place drops of food coloring over fudge; cut through fudge
  • with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with candies. Refrigerate for 1 hour
  • or until set.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge
  • into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about
  • 1-1/2 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 45 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.