Eggnog Fudge

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Fudge is probably my all-time favorite Christmas candy.

Except for a few years following the Christmas I ate so much of my grandmother’s fudge that I got sick.  Really sick.

But seriously, it wasn’t my fault.  I mean, if people leave stacks of candy and cookies around on tables, buffets, countertops, and anywhere else a kid can reach them without asking for permission first, you have to know it’s going to get eaten.

I ate a lot of it.

Needless to say, I was super excited when I found out that Tina’s Crazy Cooking Challenge this month involved posting fudge recipes.  Sugar-coma heaven, here I come!  Don’t know about the Crazy Cooking Challenge?  Check it out:

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And since I just recently attempted to make my own eggnog, I was especially thrilled when I stumbled on this recipe for White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge over at Not So Humble Pie.  I adapted the recipe a bit to add crushed peppermints to the top, since I am basically a peppermint addict this time of the year.

This fudge was amazing!  And even though the recipe entailed using a candy thermometer, it wasn’t hard at all.  I used the leftover eggnog I’d made a few days before in this fudge–I’m not sure if it was my eggnog recipe, or if store-bought would have the same results, but this was the creamiest fudge I’ve ever eaten.  Absolutely fabulous.  It was also extremely smooth, and I loved the contrast of the crushed peppermints on top.  Fudge perfection!

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4.5 from 2 reviews
Recipe type: dessert
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup fresh eggnog
  • 11 ounces chopped white chocolate
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • crushed peppermints, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x9 inch pan with buttered foil.
  2. Combine sugar, butter and eggnog into a heavy sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, attach a candy thermometer and reduce the heat to a hair above medium low and cook for 10-15 minutes until your thermometer reads 234°F , stirring constantly.
  3. Once your mixture hits the appropriate temperature, remove from heat and add chocolate stirring vigorously until chocolate is melted and smooth. Add the marshmallow creme, nutmeg and rum extract and mix until well blended.
  4. Pour the mixture into your pan and sprinkle with crushed peppermints. Allow to cool on a wire rack until room temperature.

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Comments

  1. What a great combinaton of smooth creamy fudge and crunchy peppermint!

  2. How perfect is this for the season? Don’t worry, I am sure you are not the only one who has gotten sick from fudge. I almost did while doing this challenge!
    Peanut Butter Fudge 

  3. Ooh, your white chocolate eggnog looks delightful! Stop on by to #12, I did an Eggnog Fudge as well :)

  4. Wow, this is perfect for a holiday party! i think I’m going to throw a fudge party just to try all these awesome recipes. I did microwave fudge #55

    -Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

  5. Perfect for the season……..nice post andi

  6. What a yummy recipe! Perfect for this season!

  7. Now this is fudge! I love fudge that requires cooking and a candy thermometer! This looks amazing!

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/12/chocolate-butterscotch-fudge-crazy.html

  8. This looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try it.

  9. Hi! Stopping by from the Crazy Cooking Challenge (#54). Your fudge looks creamy and very festive! I love eggnog and would love to try this!

  10. What a yummy, yummy fudge! This is a fantastic challenge! It’s hard to choose my favorite, but this one is on the list.

  11. I made eggnog fudge last year and I was pleasantly surprised but how tasty it is. I like your idea of adding the peppermint. It would give a different depth.

    I would love for you to stop over at Kitchen and Kids – http://kitchenandkids.com/2011/12/07/12-days-of-fudge-root-beer-float-fudge/

  12. Looks so wonderful. I love everything Egg Nog!!

  13. Pretty and tasty. wonderful choice for sure.

  14. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it is fun cooking with you!
    Miz Helen

  15. Awesome recipe and I love the way it looks!

  16. I made some eggnog fudge the other day! Super yummy! I didn’t add the peppermint, but that sounds like a great idea! Love it! You get a vote from me!!!!

    <3 Amy
    #20 at the Cooking Challenge

  17. Eggnog and fudge sound like the perfect combination.

  18. Come to A Themed Baker’s Sunday for this next week’s theme: Christmas! Actually, this theme will continue until Christmas weekend! Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com

  19. This recipe is VERY festive. And, making your own eggnog….now that’s a smart idea.

  20. omg, i’ve reached the mothership of fudge recipes! which ot make first!?!

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