Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge-same great taste you love as ice cream in a creamy melt in your mouth fudge!
One of the easiest candies to make is fudge. There are several recipes out there but basically there are 2 camps. Fudge made with marshmallow fluff and fudge made with sweetened condensed milk. They are both equally good recipes.
I usually go with the sweetened condensed milk. Mainly because as much as I love the marshmallow fluff version, the sweetened condensed milk is faster and easier. No candy thermometer, no standing over the stove. Melt some chocolate chips, decide on a flavor, press into your pan and a few hours later you are eating your fudge!
This time of year, my freezer space is at a premium. I’m baking ahead for the holidays. There might be a turkey in there. I pick up meats when there’s a good sale and stock up. And did I mention the 170 pounds of unshelled pecans I bought last week? My girls have done awesome cleaning them and getting them bagged up. I won’t have 170 pounds of shelled pecans when they’re done but I’ll still have a ton of pecans. So far, I’ve frozen 10 gallon bags worth. And they’re not done yet.
So I need to make room. It’s amazing what you find in the back of the freezer when you have to clean it out. We might have had a smorgasbord of appetizers that night for dinner. Pizza rolls, hot pockets, taquitos, french fries. All those almost empty bags and boxes. No one complained.
Then there was the ice cream. Yes, I found 4 almost empty half gallon containers. All different flavors. When the weather cools off, you forget about the ice cream. Sadly there was none of my favorite, Mint Chocolate Chip. The kids suffered through eating up the ice cream too. (The sacrifices they make for me.) I got to craving my Mint Chocolate Chip. So I made it into a fudge.
And it’s amazing. And addicting. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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Many people have asked about the mint extract, this is the one I use McCormick Pure Mint Extract, It’s usually available during the holidays. I get mine at Walmart.
Want more Fudge?
Buckeye Fudge from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Key Lime Fudge from Recipegirl
Winter White Red Velvet Fudge from The Cafe Sucre Farine