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Andes Mint Fudge

Andes Mint Fudge is a special addition to your list of making fudge this year. The combination of mint and fudge reminds me of when we would go to a Mexican restaurant and they would give us each an Andes Candy when we were done with our dinner. The only difference with these is they are a festive red/white instead of the green/brown we would get as our after-dinner mint.

Andes Mint Fudge

Can I Use Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips?

If you would rather have Crème de Menthe baking chips instead of peppermint flavored you can just substitute. You will just want to make sure you get the same bark in the Crème de Menthe flavor so your mints do not clash.

If you are making the peppermint flavor the links below will take you to Amazon in the event you cannot find it in your local store.

Bark Candy: Andes Holiday Peppermint, 11.28 Ounce
Peppermint: Andes Crunch Thins, 3 Boxes (28 pcs in each)

Andes Creme De Menthe and Peppermint Crunch Thins Holiday Pack (56 Pieces) (combo pack)

Why is it called Fudge?

Before 1886, Fudge’s origin and history are unclear, but Fudge is an American invention. Most believe the first batch resulted from an accidental “fudged” batch of caramels, hence the name “fudge.” … Fudge became a new confection after word spread to other women’s colleges of the tasty delight.

Fun Fudge Facts

Fudge is a type of confection, typically sweet, soft, and creamy. It is made by mixing butter, sugar, and milk, getting it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F. A smooth, creamy consistency is reached by beating the mixture while it cools. Fudge is made and sold in many different flavors. Fudge can also include various ingredients, such as nuts and fruit.

  • One story is that a college professor in Virginia was teaching a class in making toffee. However, since the temperature was not hot enough, the result was what we now know as fudge.
  • In 1886, a pound of fudge was sold at a local Baltimore grocery store for 40 cents. This was also the first known sale of fudge.
  • Did you know the biggest slab of fudge weighed in at 5,760 lbs? On 23 October 2010, the largest slab was made by Northwest Fudge Factory in Levack, Ontario, Canada.

Andes Mint Fudge

Andes Mint Fudge is a special addition to your list of making fudge this year. The combination of mint and fudge reminds me of when we would go to a Mexican restaurant and they would give us each an Andes Candy when we were done with our dinner. The only difference with these is they are a festive red/white instead of the green/brown we would get as our after-dinner mint.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 pieces

Ingredients
  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 – 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ cup chopped Andes Mint Cookie Bark chopped
  • 1 ½ cup Andes Mint Peppermint Bark chopped

Instructions
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Spray the 9×13 baking dish with pam spray and cover it with wax paper, lightly spray the wax paper as well.
  • Using a small pot combine the condensed milk and the peppermint extract.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a heat-safe bowl.
  • Once the milk has started to steam and simmer, pour over the chocolate chips.
  • Whisk the milk and chocolate chips together until combined and smooth.
  • Scoop the fudge into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the mint cookie bark and peppermint bark onto the top of the fudge.
  • Allow cooling overnight on the counter before cutting into squares.

Notes

NOTES
The extra 8 hours for the time is to allow the fudge to sit overnight on your counter.
NUTRITION
Serving: 1g
Calories: 448kcal
Carbohydrates: 59g
Protein: 7g
Fat: 23g
Saturated Fat: 14g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 19mg
Sodium: 73mg
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 53g

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