Peppermint Fudge and a Christmas Giveaway

by aimee @ shugarysweets on November 25, 2012


Today is the first day of my month long giveaway extravaganza!! I’m pretty excited for all of you!

I have some amazing prizes ranging in value from $50-$250 EACH!

As many of you know (at least those who visit Shugary Sweets often), I love fudge and truffles! I make some variety of fudge quite frequently here on the blog! So much so that “candy” has it’s own category up top there!

One of my favorite products I use is Candiquik!

I love how quickly it sets up and stays hard! No melting all over your fingers!

Today, Candiquik is providing a fun package of goodies for one lucky winner, filled with an assortment of coatings (vanilla and chocolate), sprinkles and some fun fondue goodies, all valued over $50! JUST in time for Christmas baking!

And, if you have no idea what to make? Visit Miss Candiquik…she has some fabulous treats on her blog!! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below and follow the questions for lots of chances to win! This giveaway will close at midnight on Wednesday, November 28…and a new giveaway will begin! So be sure to enter and come back!!

Now, on to this fudge!

I used Andes Peppermint Baking Chips to give the bottom layer a creamy texture with peppermint flavor. Then, I went one more step and topped the fudge with some Mini Peppermint Marshmallows and White Candiquik…and some broken candy cane pieces!

Easy. Delicious. And would be a perfect gift for family, friends, neighbors, teachers…you get the drift! ENJOY.

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Peppermint Fudge and a Christmas Giveaway

Creamy peppermint fudge topped with marshmallow, white chocolate and candy canes!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (12oz) white chocolate morsels
  • 1 bag (10oz) Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips
  • 7oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pkg (16oz) vanilla Candiquik, melted
  • 3 cup Mini Peppermint Marshmallows
  • 5 peppermint candy canes, broken

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add white chocolate morsels, Andes baking chips and marshmallow creme. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a 13x9 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In medium saucepan, heat butter, heavy cream, sugar and salt over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and continue stirring. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour over morsels and marshmallow creme, beating with a whisk until smooth and melted. (I highly suggest using an electric stand or handheld mixer- this fudge is thick)! Pour fudge into prepared baking dish.
  5. Melt vanilla candiquik according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly (a couple minutes). Fold in mini marshmallows and pour over top of fudge. Immediately sprinkle with broken candy canes. Allow fudge to set, about 2-3 hours. Cute into bites and enjoy!
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Katie Oakley November 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I am so going to be giving that fudge recipe a go! :) I have this morning made some stem ginger fudge, which smells YUM! :) xx

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Michelle L November 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

OOo I have never made fudge because I always thought it was too hard but this doesn’t look so bad, maybe I should give it a try! :)

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Not hard at all Michelle! You can do it!
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Michelle L November 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

My favorite Holiday treat to make is decorated sugar cookies because it just isn’t the holidays without them!
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Sarah C. November 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

These look amazing and I’m printing the recipe to take to a party! Woot!
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Averie @ Averie Cooks November 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Fun giveaway and love Candiquik! Your fudge looks delish!
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SalBug November 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I make my mom’s Sandies every year. They’re a rolled sugar coated crumbly delight.

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Brenda Raines November 25, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I’d love your recipe for these if you don’t mind sharing.

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Kara D November 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I love to giveaway Gingerbread Men!

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April November 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

That has got to be the prettiest fudge I’ve ever seen! Truly a work of yummy art :) I’me excited for you giveaways!
~April
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Thanks April!!! Good luck!
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jessica w November 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I like giving homemade truffles

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Kris November 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

This has to be the most amazing looking fudge I have ever seen! I haven’t tried Candiquick before… Haven’t seen it in any of my local stores.
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Shannon November 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I like to give people a variety of bite size cookies and candies!
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life November 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I love the fun layers in this yummy looking fudge!!! So pretty and perfect for the holiday cookie trays!!! Such a fun giveaway!!!
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Karyn - Pint Sized Baker November 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

This fudge would make my HAPPY!
I’m a big fan of cookies and small, easy to wrap goodies.
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Medeja November 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I also love fudge and truffles! But don’t make them myself.. :/ These pink ones you have made look so cute!
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Monica November 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I love anything with eggnog in at holiday time.

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm

You and me both!!!

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Cassie November 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Any fudge!
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Terri November 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

My family loves when I make them chocolate covered peanuts for the holidays!

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Mmmm, I think I would like that too! I take bribes ;)

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shannon November 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Lookinh forward to making this with my family.
Thank you.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Amy! This fudge is amazing. Love, love, love LOVE! My favorite Christmas treat to give is bark. Easy and delish!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm

So true Dorothy! I love bark!!

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Amy Q November 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

This is seriously the prettiest fudge ever. I definitely would love to try this. Perfect for this time of year!

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Andrea J November 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Looks sooo delicious. Putting it on my to do list.

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Ashton @ Something Swanky November 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

This looks amazing! I LOVE Muddy Buddies at Christmas time! Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Kimberly H November 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

Peppermint marshmallows sound heavenly! Especially in some cocoa…mmm… My favorite treat to make for others is either pie or biscotti.

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

I love homemade biscotti too!!!

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Joan@Chocolateandmore November 26, 2012 at 12:20 am

Aimie, you are the fudge queen! This one is so Christmasy, perfect for gift giving. I love giving treats dipped in chocolate but fudge is always easy too!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

Thanks Joan! You’re so sweet. Treats dipped in chocolate are always a nice gift!

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Sheila November 26, 2012 at 2:07 am

I love Candiquick! This fudge looks divine!!

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Sweet Tooth November 26, 2012 at 2:16 am

I usually find that fudge made with milk or dark chocolate is too rich, but this looks absolutely incredible!

xx
Sweet Tooth
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Linda L November 26, 2012 at 3:28 am

Your Peppermint Fudge is about the prettiest treat I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait to try to make it. Where would I look for the Andes Peppermint Baking Chips & Peppermint Marshmallows? I’ve never seen either. I live in northwest WA.

My favorite Christmas treat are the round pecan balls rolled in p.sugar. My mom now
sends me a large tin of them for Christmas each year. She’s in poor health now so I’m not likely to get any this year. May have to make my own.

Your Christmas Giveaway would sure come in handy in making this fudge. I’m very low income & making treats around the holidays is a luxury. Will keep an eye out for you on Facebook & your blog.

Have a Merry Christmas!
Linda

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

Linda, pecan balls sound delicious!!! Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!! good luck.
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Debra December 6, 2012 at 12:41 am

I found the peppermint marshmallows and Andes Peppermint Baking Chips at my local Target.

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Rachel November 26, 2012 at 3:43 am

This looks absolutely delicious!!

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Lacey W November 26, 2012 at 6:42 am

Thanks for the giveaway!!! Love me some Candiquik!!

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Nancy E November 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

Love to give homemade cookie/candy platters to friends at Christmas. This peppermint fudge would be great on them..

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Susan Hahaj November 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

Peppermint is my favorite! Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway!

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Denise November 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

I always make chocolate covered pretzels with my kids to give as gifts. But, I think we may be trying out this fudge this year.

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Maegan November 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

I am going to have to try this fudge. my daughter loves peppermint.

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Alyssa November 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

This fudge looks so good! I love the mini peppermint marshmallows. My favorite treat to make for the holidays is either fudge or cookies. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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Julie @White Lights on Wednesday November 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

I love making and giving Pumpkin Bread. I only make it once a year. I should really make it more often. Your fudge looks AWESOME!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I love love love Pumpkin Bread!!
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courtney November 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

this fudge looksss so good!

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Jelli November 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

What a pretty holiday treat! I’m a chocolate fudge girl myself, but I’ve never seen peppermint. This recipe is being saved now! You did a brilliant job on the presentation. I’m sure they taste just as good too.
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Hi Jelli! Thank you! You just need to give peppermint a chance :)

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Jenner November 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Mmm, fudge.
Reminds me I need to hit Aldi to stock up on melting chocolate…

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Shelly November 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I love to give cookies!

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Kristy Life-n-Reflection November 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Wow, I’m not normally a big fan of fudge – but this I would love to try!
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Kristen November 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Oh that fudge is wonderful! Not only does it sound delicious, but the presentation is adorable with all of the candy canes!

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Cindy A. November 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I have always loved chocolate covered cherries.

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

My hubby loves Chocolate covered Cherries too!!!

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Christi Pike November 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I love to make homeade carmels at Christmas time. I have to be careful though to not make them too early or they are all gone before Christmas :)

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Jennifer November 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I love so many of your recipes! And this fudge looks really yummy!

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Sarah November 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I might have to try making this as a gift this year. It looks really easy, and who doesn’t love fudge?
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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray November 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I love to give Christmas cookies! Especially oatmeal raisin. :)
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Liz November 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I love to give shortbread cookies away at Christmastime. :)
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Lori @ RecipeGirl November 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I love to do cookie trays! I need this fudge NOW!
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Andrea D. November 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I love making homemade marshmallows.

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Robin @ Simply Southern Baking November 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm

This fudge looks absolutely fabulous!!!

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Maria November 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I love to make truffles and different cookies…gingerbread men and women always!

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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl November 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Okay, this fudge looks absolutely amazing! Peppermint is my go-to flavor this time of year. I could eat this all day long.
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michelle November 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

yep pinned to my fudge board! looks so yum!
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Karla G November 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Love making/giving stollen, but I love receiving toffee!

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Elizabeth November 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm

My favorite homemade treat is my cousin’s cinnamon bread. We freeze the mini loaves she gives us and eat it after the holidays.
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I love freezing treats, especially breads and muffins! Great tip Elizabeth!
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Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen November 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I love giving (& getting!) cookies!! :)
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Shiloh Barkley November 27, 2012 at 12:37 am

I’m looking forward to the tin of baklava my office receives every year! It to die for!
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Meg November 27, 2012 at 4:39 am

Ooooh! How exciting! I would love the chance to give this product a go! :)

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Connie Beard November 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!

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Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate November 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Absolutely gorgeous fudge.
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Thank you Katie!!!

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Jan R November 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I enjoy making and giving mini loaf breads.

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The Better Baker November 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I love giving quick breads, and love receiving homemade candies. =)
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Quick breads are simply the best gift! And who doesn’t love receiving homemade candy? Good answers!!!
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Darlene H November 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

My grandmothers homemade pecan caramels!

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Heather @ Bake, Run, Live November 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Mini peppermint marshmallows? I don’t think I have ever seen those. I think I need to pay more attention when I’m at the grocery store!

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tanya November 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Fudge is like the perfect food! It’s easy, it’s portable, and the possibilities are endless! Love peppermint fudge, it’s one of my most favorites!

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Laura November 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I love peppermint fudge! I would love to win this!

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Donna Tillman Bardocz November 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I love your fudge recipe and giveaway!

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Suzanne November 28, 2012 at 12:19 am

This fudge is so pretty and I bet delicious, I just love all things peppermint! i’m glad you introduced me to candiquick I have seen it but didn’t know much about it. I am going to make this fudge for sure for the holiday season, thanks for the recipe!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Enjoy Suzanne, I love using Candiquik for different recipes! Good luck!
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sarah reyna November 28, 2012 at 1:56 am

i love salted caramels and marshmellows

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Valerie November 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

I love making fudge, but never tried a new spin, this may just be the treat to try!!

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Keri November 28, 2012 at 10:44 am

So many people have asked me for your website thanks to the fudge I’ve been making and sharing. Thanks for having fun and easy recipes!

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Awww, sweetest comment of the day!! Thank you Keri, and thanks for sharing my website with others!
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Keri November 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Ha, as we say in the South, “Shugar — I’m a FAN.” ;-)

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Sara L. November 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

My favorite holiday treat to give out are rolo pretzel turtles. They are easy peasy to make and so yummy. My favorite treat to receive is caramel praline crunch that my mother in law makes. It is decadent!

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Carla Hundley November 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I have a friend who loves peppermint, so
I’ll give her this recipe and have her make
me some!

Carla from Utah

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Tammy Vazquez November 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

My favorite treats to give away for Christmas is sugared pecans and fudge.

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Julie November 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I cannot wait to try this recipe! I’m always looking for good holiday themed recipes – and I especially love new candy and fudge recipes!

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Tracy Clouse November 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

This looks fabulous!!!!!

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Michelle November 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

ohhh! that looks delicious, adding it to my christmas baking list

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Tracy November 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I love to make, eat and give fudge!!

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Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama November 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Last year I made these chubby hubby truffles that everyone LOVED. I will be making them again this year. ;)
But that peppermint fudge HAS to be made in my house too this holiday!
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Terri C November 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Fudge is my favorite ! My sis would love this peppermint, may have to send some to her!

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Tracy November 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Great giveaway! :)

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Tracy | Screaming Sardine November 28, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Anything with chocolate is what I love to give away, make, and/or eat!
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sharona November 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm

home baked cookies

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Wendy Rusch November 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

Baking and Candy making are 2 of my favorite things to do this time of year…I bake and make and give away sooooo much!!! Friends, family and neighbors love me!!! This would be an amazing Prize to receive!!! :)

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Wanda Ann November 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Your peppermint fudge looks yummy. I LOVE your pictures, so much I bought your e-book, Tasty Food Photography. I would love for you to visit me @ memoriesbythemile.com
Hugs,
Wanda Ann

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking November 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I made fudge today but it’s pretty messy. :) This looks so good and it doesn’t hurt that it’s super cute! Wish we had candy canes or peppermints over here. And fun… giveaways!
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Amber December 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Yummy looking fudge, & nice giveaway :)

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Mariel December 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm

What a great Christmas recipe! I’d love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday)at ‘Or so she says …’ http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

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Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} December 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Wow Aimee, these are incredibly beautiful. I love the colours and everything. I bet they’re incredible.

If you don’t mind, I’d love if you would stop by and share these and any other dessert creations on Sugar & Slice Sunday weekly link party.
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Sandi December 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Made these tonight for a party tomorrow. Thanks for the share!

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Sandi, let me know what your party go-ers think! YUM!

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Tanda December 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Made Cookies and Cream fudge and the Peppermint fudge for my co-workers at school….I am their favorite cook!

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Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates December 5, 2012 at 2:19 am

That looks SO GOOD! I really wish I could reach through the screen and have a piece right now – LOL! :)
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Janelle December 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Tried making this, but had a problem. After heating the appropriate ingredients. I poured the heated mixture over the other ingredients as directed above. However, my mixture was not smooth. Can anyone help, what did I do wrong?

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hmmm, did use use a mixer with a whisk attachment or a hand whisk? Either should work, but hand whisking would take a little longer. The hot mixture should not have had any problems! I wish I had a better answer for you! Without being in your kitchen (wouldnt that be fun) I really cant tell you what went wrong. The only thing I can think is you didnt mix long enough after adding hot mixture! Sorry :(
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Janelle December 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for the reply. I hand mixed it rather than used an electric mixer. Maybe I’ll try again and use an electric mixer, I must have gave up too quickly. One other question. Is there another version of the Anede’s banking chips? The kind I got made the mixture more brown then pink as shown in the picture.

Thanks,

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Jennifer December 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I just made a batch of this fudge and mine didn’t turn out creamy either. I used an electric whisk in mine. In fact mine had some kind of red oily liquid seeping out if it. I followed directions just as written. I am now waiting on it to cool so I can hopefully have it turn out right.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I’ve made this fudge twice now (and it’s my basic recipe). I’m not quite sure why it didn’t turn out for you. I wonder if there was a bad batch of these baking chips? Both times mine turned out pink and pretty. I would just say, double check the ingredients, and cooking time. Sorry Jennifer!
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Jennifer December 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I am glad to reply that once it sat up in the fridge it turned out great. I did however, pour out some of that red oily juice that seemed to appear after everything was mixed, before I placed it in the fridge. Both my husband and in-laws loved it. I will be making this again to give as a gift along with some other treats to my husbands bosses and fellow employees. I’m also going to try making it with milk chocolate morsels and see how it turns out.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I’m glad to hear they set up good for you and you enjoyed them. I’m still not quite sure what that red oily juice was, but glad it posed no problem to the end result!! Thanks for letting me know how they turned out!

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Laura December 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Hey does this need to be refrigerated or can it be stored at room temp? Looks AMAZING would love to make as gifts :D Thanks!

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Megan M. December 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

This looks wonderful cant wait to make it!

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Emily December 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I had seen this recipe on Pinterest and finally got the chance to try it. I had followed all of the ingredients and directions posted above. I had expected the fudge itself to turn pink, like the picture shows. Instead, it was brown. This had me confused and wondering if the picture was the result of the directions, or possibly belonged to a different recipe. When I had started mixing my boiled mixture with the morsels, baking chips, and marshmallow creme, it was extremely thick and constantly oozing butter. Before pouring in the pan to set, I had to drain all of the sitting butter twice! The outcome, however, had set successfully, still looking nothing like the picture posted.

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Renae Lynn December 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Mine turned out just as pictured, did you maybe use the chocolate andes baking bits instead of the white peppermint crunch one? That would make the difference perhaps :) there isn’t anything brown listed in the recipe so that would be strange otherwise :)

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Jodie December 17, 2013 at 11:49 am

My husband picked up the regular andes chips and mine was also brown. I had an issue with it not being creamy when I added it to the chip mixture. I actually put it back on some heat to help melt it a little better. Mine is very oozy with oil also. I intended to make two batches for my sons Christmas party at school, but waiting to see how the first batch turns out once I refrigerate it. Hopefully it is still good.

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Tammy Krummel December 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm

what and where do I get candiquick?

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Hi Tammy,
Candiquik can be disguised under several names. Some stores will call it vanilla candy coating…or vanilla almond bark. It’s usually found in the same section as your chocolate chips, and it’s sold in a solid chunk. Hope this helps!

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Sabel December 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hi, I made this fudge last night. I am happy with how it turned out. Except its not pink…I know there are a few others who had the same problem, I just don’t see an answer for the problem we’ve all had. I don’t understand how it could be pink with out having some sort of food coloring. And even then, with having the chocolate andes mints in there, how would it turn pink anyway? Please answer my question, thank you!
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Using the ANdes Peppermint Chips vs. Andes MINT chips. The peppermint are red/white and will make it pink :)

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Janet December 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Had the same problem that it was not smooth and it was oily as well.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I can’t imagine why this is not smooth for some of you. You are using the Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking chips? I am making this again on Monday, I will try to take photos of the process and update my post with those photos!!!

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Anonymous December 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I used the Andes peppermint crunch chips. One thought I had after poking around online was that the sugar, butter, cream mixture boiled too long or too high. Almost all other recipes online call for a candy thermometer. Maybe the temp got too high and crystallized? I am not sure.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Hmmm, maybe for grins and giggles I will stick my candy thermometer in there too on Monday and check out the temp for you all!! Thanks for the feedback!
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Janine December 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Hi there, just made the peppermint fudge. The first layer seemed greasy to me. I blotted it before I added the marshmallow/candiquik layer. Is that normal or did I do something wrong. By the way I made the red velvet triffle for thanksgiving and they practically liked the bowl. I added some rasberries as part of the layers and then I also soaked the cake layer with ameretto liquer. It was delicious!! thanks for the great recipe.

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Krystle December 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

I was so excited to try this recipe! I’ve since tried to make it 2 times and both haven’t turned out. The first time I followed the directions perfectly and it turned into a thick paste surrounded by liquid! The second time I decided to use a candy thermometer to get it to the accurate 234°F and I got the same results, just not as much liquid! Not sure what’s wrong with this recipe but I’m dissapointed it didn’t turn out. :(

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I made two more batches this week, and honestly am not sure why there is trouble. The batter definitely is thick, but there should be no liquid. Are you using an electric mixer to whisk in the chips and marshmallow?

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Krystle December 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I am whisking it by hand. After continuously blotting the red liquid/oil away and refrigerating for a few hours it has hardened and all liquid is gone. When mixing it was very thick and grainy, but the final result isn’t as grainy. Should I try using a mixer in the future? You should make a post with step by step photos for the baking impaired like myself! LOL :)

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I think I might have to do a video on this one :)
The fudge is very thick, so I do suggest using a handheld or stand mixer (I updated the recipe to include that). I still am not sure about the liquid, the only thing I can think is because I use a stand mixer I never saw it (it just mixed it all up for me)?
Hope this helps!
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Kim December 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Hi, the same thing just happened to me and I used my Kitchen Aid mixer…wow, what a complete mess, the liquid splattered everywhere and yes I followed the directions to the letter…the paste tastes good, so will carry on and let it set up in the fridge.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hmmm, not sure about why that would happen still! Hope it turned out okay.
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Alice December 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I love your recipe but I am confused as to what candiquik is. I have never heard of that and have been searching everywhere for it! Is it like the chocolate/candy wafers used for candy making that they sell at Michaels? From the directions, that’s what it sounds like…..

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Candiquik is also sometimes called vanilla bark, or almond bark. It’s sold in a block usually in the grocery store next to the chocolate chips. Hope this helps!
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Renae Lynn December 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Thanks for sharing this recipe! My friend and I made it for our holiday baking, and I used mine in some gift baskets and everyone has loved them! I also a while ago made your chocolate cherry fudge recipe and that looked so beautiful and also got a lot of rave reviews and requests for the recipe. They were both so easy to make too.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Thanks for the feedback Renae! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Have a great holiday!

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Jean December 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I’m sorry, but all I had was a big puddle of oil on my fudge. I used my hand mixer as suggested, and even had my husband try to mix it up. This recipe cost a lot of money to make and you should not have a fudge with oil sitting on the top.

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Jean December 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Jennifer, maybe the secret is to pour off the oil. My problem is you shouldn’t have to pour off the oil. It should mix with the other ingredients. I’m disappointed because it cost so much to make it and then have it flop.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I can’t figure out why several of you have oil in your mixture! I’ve now made this half a dozen times, with no problems. I think I might have to do a video or step by step photos! It is a very thick fudge base, but it shouldn’t be oily. Unless Andes product varies by batch, because many have commented and made this just fine, while others are having issues with oil!? I’m so sorry, I know how frustrating it can be when a recipe results in wasted ingredients.
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Jean December 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Aimee, I wonder if it has something to do with humidity. I also wonder if I beat it too long with my hand mixer. Maybe I should have stopped when it was crumbles and patted it into the pan. It’s not your fault! It’s just disappointing! It’s pretty though!

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Jennifer January 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I have made this a few times this holiday season. Each time I get the oily substance that seems to seep from the mixture. I just simply pour most of the oil off and proceed as directed by the recipe and each time it sets up quite beautifully in the fridge. Has been a BIG hit with everyone that I have some too

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Jean January 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I didn’t pour off the oil and proceeded on to the topping. Have no idea where the oil went, but it looked perfect when I cut it! This is probably my new “favorite fudge!”

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Dee January 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I got my daughter to make this over the Christmas holiday’s. This was THE BEST treat we had during the whole holiday season. Even my finicky cat loves it! We already bought the ingredients to make it for Valentine’s Day – beautiful pink color. We’re trying to find a way to adapt the recipe to Heath toffee bits.

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Bety January 17, 2013 at 8:19 am

Wonderful photos!
And looks really delicious!!

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Manuela August 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Love your homemade candies and sweets! Love peppermint! Unfortunately in Germany are many ingredients not available :(( Last year I bought peppermint via A_mazon in the USA, so I have some to make delicious sweets (made chocolate pops). But where will i get ‘Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips’?
Your recipes are gorgeous!
Best wishes
Manuela

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Maisie September 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Wow! These look incredible! How did they turn out? Very sweet? They look ssssoooo delicious!

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Debby October 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I’ve never seen peppermint marshmellows?

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aimee @ shugarysweets October 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

I found them at Walmart last year. You can always use regular marshmallows with extra peppermint candy.

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sue October 26, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I would love to make the peppermint fudge but I have never seen mini peppermint marshmellows. Where can I find them.

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aimee @ shugarysweets October 27, 2013 at 9:25 am

I found them at Walmart. You can use regular mini marshmallows if you can’t find them. There is plenty of peppermint in the recipe :)

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Patrice October 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I love making candy for the holidays. I make a few different flavors of fudge each season but never thought to use the white baking chips. I usually make chocolate with crushed peppermint but your looks so pretty I’m going have to give it a try this year.

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carla October 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hello, I have been trying to print out the recipe, but it wont let me, I would love to make these

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carla October 28, 2013 at 5:54 am

when I hit print it comes up blank page, and then I tried to highlight and print and it wont let me do that to, could you please help me so i can print this out
thank you

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aimee @ shugarysweets October 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Sorry, not sure why it’s not working. Could be your printer set up, the print button works fine on my end…

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carla November 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

Hello
I cannot find andes peppermint fudge baking chips, or the peppermint marshmallows,
What could I use in place of these?

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Stephanie December 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I just found these this past weekend at Walmart.

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connie November 15, 2013 at 7:55 am

I would love to make peppermint fudge , never had it , I am sure it’s really good , it’s also pretty .

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Jodi November 22, 2013 at 12:02 am

I made this tonight and it is setting now. I also had the oily issue. I *think* it is just the melted andes peppermint crunch bits causing the oily red liquid. I didn’t pour it off, just hoping it sets well and cuts up nicely so my husband can take it to work tomorrow. It looks good, although I was a little disconcerted by the oil. I also followed the recipe exactly, even setting a timer while the liquid was boiling.

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Teresa December 3, 2013 at 10:09 am

Thanks so much for this great recipe! I made 2 batches last night, one for a bake sale and the other for family and gifts. It turned out wonderful! It’s such a pretty color, it’s flying off the table at the bake sale!!

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Heather December 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I made this this afternoon and I too had the “problem” of the excess red liquid. I boiled the stuff for exactly 5 minutes as directed and used an electric mixer. It made a huge mess. I scooped the base layer out of the bowl so I avoided the majority of the liquid getting into the pan. I still had some but it did set up well and tastes great.

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Jeannie December 9, 2013 at 9:08 am

Am wondering if you have to keep this refrigerated due to the heavy whipping cream? Thanks (:

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

I usually keep my fudge in the refrigerator to keep it chilled.

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Stephanie December 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Made this last night for gift giving. It came out perfect. So rich and yummy… Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. Merry Christmas!

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Debbi December 16, 2013 at 1:40 am

Would love to make this fudge – need to think of some substitutions as a couple of the ingredients are not available in South Africa, i.e.
1 bag (12oz) white chocolate morsels
1 bag (10oz) Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips
7oz jar marshmallow creme
1 pkg (16oz) vanilla Candiquik, melted
3 cup Mini Peppermint Marshmallows

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

Hmmm, that’s a lot of substitutions. Since I’m not familiar with the products you do have available, unfortunately I can’t help. Maybe try googling what you can substitute? Good luck!

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rebekah December 19, 2013 at 4:14 am

So sad… we live in Australia and cant get most of these ingredients. Boo hoo. :( It looks beautiful.

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 19, 2013 at 7:42 am

Boo hoo is right!!

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Denise February 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I made this fudge tonight, and it is wonderful. Easy and delicious! I’m giving part of it to my daughter tomorrow for Valentine’s Day. I placed it in a white box with red tissue paper, and it’s so pretty. Thanks for sharing your recipe Aimee. It’s a keeper!

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2014 at 6:42 am

Hi Denise,
So glad you enjoyed the fudge!! I”m sure your daughter will love it :)

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