Layered Mint Fudge
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 1 3/4 lbs.
  • 1 ½ tsp butter or margarine, softened*
  • 2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 3 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring
DIRECTIONS
  1. Line a 9-inch square pan* with foil; grease the foil with butter or margarine and set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and 1 cup sweetened condensed milk over low heat; cook and stir for 5 to 6 minutes or until smooth; remove from heat.
  3. Add vanilla; stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until creamy.
  4. Spread half of the mixture into prepared pan; refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm; set remaining chocolate mixture aside.
  5. In a heavy saucepan, melt vanilla chips and remaining sweetened condensed milk over low heat; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until smooth (mixture will be thick).
  6. Remove from heat; add peppermint extract and food coloring; stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until creamy; spread evenly over chocolate layer; refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.
  7. Heat reserved chocolate mixture over low heat until mixture achieves spreading consistency; spread over mint layer; cover and refrigerate overnight or until firm.
  8. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan; gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-inch squares; store in refrigerator.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I found this recipe on 'Taste Of Home' and was submitted by Denise Hanson of Anoka, Minnesota. It's the most delicious and decadent fudge ever! Family and I loved it! *Instead of using butter or margarine, I just used nonstick cooking spray; and I also used an 8 X 8-inch baking dish, and it worked just fine.