Peppermint Hug Fudge

Peppermint Hug Fudge

I came up with this recipe for Peppermint Hug fudge several years ago. It began as a white chocolate fudge recipe with peppermint extract in place of the vanilla extract. Then I added in a heaping cup of diced Hershey Hugs to the hot mixture. The trick to this recipe is to freeze the diced Hugs for several hours and add them just after stirring in the marshmallow creme. This will give you beautiful ribbons of milk and white chocolate within the peppermint fudge. If you leave the Hugs out too long, they will melt into the fudge completely, resulting in a dry batch.
I can not say enough about this fudge. It is my mom’s favorite flavor that I have come up with to date. (If you read my blog, you know I make A LOT of different kinds of fudge)! It is smooth, rich, and refreshingly sweet.


Peppermint Hug Fudge
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Serves: 48
  • 1&1/2 sticks butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 12 oz. bag Ghiradelli white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • several drops green food coloring
  • 1 7 oz. container marshmallow creme
  • 1 heaping cup Hershey's Hugs, diced & frozen
  1. In a large saucepan, stir together the butter, sugar, and heavy cream. Keep stirring over medium heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and immediately add the white chocolate chips, stirring until smooth.
  3. Add the peppermint extract, green food coloring, and marshmallow creme, stirring until smooth and no lumps remain.
  4. Add the chopped and frozen Hershey's Hugs, stirring just until combined. (They will melt a little while stirring and leave milk chocolate ribbons in the fudge; just make sure they don't melt completely and turn the whole batch brown).
  5. Immediately pour fudge into a greased 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Let cool on shelf two hours before cutting.

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  1. This sounds so good.  I love the idea of adding the Hugs.  I just linked up over at Lisa’s blog, too, with some Fudge Topped Brownies.  Not sure who said fudge was for the holidays, I think it should be a year round thing. 😉

  2. This just sounds sinful.  Thanks for the tip on freezing the Kisses first.  Can’t wait to make this!

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