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Easy Microwave Mint Fudge

I make these creamy, smooth squares not only for Christmas, but also for Valentine's Day. This easy microwave fudge is just as good as any you'd buy in a confectionery. —Donna Roberts, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 3 pounds (117 pieces)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 15 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 7 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Andes creme de menthe baking chips

Directions

  • Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; grease foil with 2 teaspoons butter.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Add butter and milk (do not stir). Microwave on high 2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave; stir until blended. Stir in vanilla. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with baking chips, pressing chips lightly into fudge. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To Make Ahead: Store fudge, layered between waxed paper, in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.
  • Freeze option: Wrap fudge in waxed paper, then in foil. Place in freezer containers and freeze. To thaw, bring wrapped fudge to room temperature.

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