There’s nothing like receiving a fresh batch of Christmas candy as Christmas gift, but it’s another thing to able to find the time to make Christmas candy to give as Christmas gifts. This chocolate mint fudge Christmas candy recipe only takes 10 minutes prep time, makes 5 pounds of Christmas candy and can be given as a Christmas gift in the same container it cools in. I will give more details on the Christmas gifting aspect of the fudge, first, let me give you the easy chocolate mint fudge Christmas candy recipe.
3 cups of granulated sugar
1 & 1/2 stick of margarine
1- 5oz. can of evaporated milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring
1-12 oz. bag of Nestle chocolate mint chip morsels
1-10 oz. jar of marshmallow cream
Combine sugar, margarine and evaporated milk in a large, heavy sauce pan. A copper bottom sauce pan is excellent for candy making, it distributes the heat perfectly without scorching.
Place sauce pan of ingredients over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once the ingredients have come to a full boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for exactly 5 minutes. Stir constantly or mixture will scorch. Mixture will look like thick, yellow syrup.
Remove sauce pan from heat. Add vanilla and chocolate mint chip morsels, stir until the chocolate mint chip morsels are completely melted. Add entire jar of marshmallow cream and stir until it’s completely melted and mixture is slightly thick and smooth.
Pour immediately into cooling container lightly sprayed with Pam no-stick cooking spray.
Prepare your cooling containers prior to making the chocolate mint fudge with the idea of giving it as Christmas gifts. The fudge mixture will be very warm, so bear that in mind when choosing containers.
This chocolate mint fudge recipe makes 5 pounds of fudge. A 10 x 13 Hefty disposable foil cake pan with plastic lid makes the ideal cooling and Christmas gift giving container, if you plan to give the whole batch of Christmas candy to one person.
If you have several people you want to give Christmas candy gifts too, then after the fudge has cooled, slice it into 1 inch squares and wrap in Saran wrap. You can use Christmas colored Saran wrap for each fudge square and place them in Christmas tins.
Another option for giving the chocolate mint fudge as a Christmas candy gift is to purchase the smaller sized disposable Hefty foil pans and pour the batch of chocolate mint fudge evenly into 5 pans. Cover, tie a ribbon around it and you have 5 Christmas candy gifts ready to go.
Garnish the Christmas candy with red and green M&M’s, or add your favorite nuts to the Christmas candy recipe when you add the marshmallow cream.
Plain or embellished, this Christmas candy recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat.