White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
- 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup butter, softened, divided
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 12 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream
- 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Line a 9-in. square pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
- In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, sour cream and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat; stir in white chocolate and marshmallow creme until melted. Fold in peppermint candy and extract. Pour into prepared pan. Chill until firm.
- Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator.
Test Kitchen Tips
Editor's NoteWe recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 60 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Dec 22, 2017
Easy and very tasty
Dec 16, 2017
Very delicious and pretty easy to make overall. I saved out some of the crushed peppermint candies to sprinkle on top which made it look beautiful!
Dec 9, 2017
i make this every year and give as gifts. Everyone loves it!
Jan 1, 2015
I accidentally got milk chocolate instead of white chocolate and added it before I noticed. But it still turned out awesome. I plan to make it again with the white chocolate and I'm sure it will be just as good.
Dec 24, 2014
Very good fudge! It's really light and fluffy!
Dec 22, 2014
Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect! Love Taste of Home recipes.
Nov 19, 2014
I used the Hershey's white chocolate chips and they did not work well. They didn't quite melt right and they are a "vanilla" flavor that made a cloying sweet taste. I have used white chocolate chips for fudge recipes before, but may have been Nestles brand. I think the recipe is good. Just don't use the Hershey's brand chips in it.
Dec 16, 2013
I made this for the first time and it was quite easy! I did the candy thermometer trick as suggested. My candy thermometer tested 12 degrees below 212 degrees when the water started boiling. I think this contributed to the success of the recipe. I also used a 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips and sifted all the powder out of the crushed candy. Have everything ready and work fast after taking the mixture off the stove. Delightful!
Dec 6, 2013
We tried several different peppermint fudge recipes and this one is the BEST hands-down. We make four batches every year and always run out.
Dec 4, 2013
Best fudge ever!! We only changed one thing. Don't use hard peppermint. Use candy cane pop rocks. Stir in one pkg before pouring up, and a second on top after it is cooled some. Yummy!!! Beautiful soft red swirls, too. Don't over stir first rocks.
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