Mama and I love our sweets! We also share the opinion that those little Andes Mints that restaurants used to give at the end of the meal were awfully yummy. One day, Mama decided that those little mints were too costly to buy and modified a fudge recipe to make her own. Everyone we know loves this Layered Mint Fudge, including the Man who laughingly will ask me to make him "Green Stuff". Because of the simplicity of the recipe and the enjoyment of the recipients, we give batches of this as gifts at Christmastime. Enjoy!
Layered Mint Fudge (aka Green Stuff)
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
2 Tblsp vanilla
6 oz white chocolate chips
1 Tblsp peppermint extract
few drops green food coloring
Line an 8-9 inch square pan with wax paper. Then, in a double boiler, melt chocolate chips with 1 cup of the sweetened condensed milk, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Spread 1/2 of the mixture into the square pan and chill 10 minutes in the refrigerator. **Keep remaining mix at room temperature! In a double boiler, melt white chocolate chips with the remaining sweetened condensed milk, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract, then the green food color until it is the color you like. Spread onto the chilled chocolate layer and chill 10 minutes. Spread the remaining chocolate mixture onto the mint layer and chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn onto a cutting board and peel off wax paper. Cut into small squares. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Notes: Make sure to use wax paper in your pan. The cleanup is a nightmare if you don't! Also, cut the fudge into small squares - it's really rich!
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