I’m so excited to find this peppermint fudge recipe. It is really close to my no fail fudge recipe I make at Christmastime. But I love that it uses fresh peppermint leaves instead of mint flavoring. If you are a fan of mint, you have to try this!!!
Peppermint is the only mint with enough oomph to stand up to chocolate. Use fresh-chopped peppermint leaves. Making this in a small-capacity slow cooker is a foolproof way to melt the chocolate.
• 3 cups chocolate chips
• ¼ cup butter (½ stick)
• 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
• 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
• ½ cup fresh peppermint leaves, pureed with a little oil or butter if needed
In the crock of a small slow cooker, melt chocolate, butter , peppermint, and condensed milk on the low setting. Check and stir from time to time until all chocolate is melted and smooth. Gently stir in walnuts. Pour the mix into a 9-by-9-inch baking pan lined with aluminum foil. Place the pan in the refrigerator until hard, then remove and pull fudge out by tugging gently on aluminum foil. Invert fudge on a cutting board or counter and gently peel off aluminum foil. Cut the fudge using a chef’s knife with blade heated under hot running water.