Peppermint Fudge

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Summertime provides lots of opportunities for cooking with kids. It can be a fun activity – where you decorate cookies or cupcakes. It can be for the sake of a refreshing treat, like last week’s popsicles or it can even be dinner (killing two birds with one stone!). This fudge recipe is the perfect for kids. It’s very simple although it does require the stove and a mother’s supervision. This is the peppermint version but you can replace the peppermint extract with vanilla extract and choose pretty much any topping or add-in of your choice. I like walnuts; your kids probably want to add m & m’s!

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Peppermint Fudge

4 cups sugar
1 (10 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow fluff
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
2/3 cup peppermint candies, coarsely broken

Combine sugar, milk and butter in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, still stirring for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff and peppermint extract. Stir until smooth. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle with candies, cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares.

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