The holidays are almost here and that means Christmas cookie season! This Grasshopper Fudge is a delicious addition to all your holiday baking.
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I have a confession to make. I’m not a big fan of fudge. I don’t have a huge sweet tooth and it’s just always been too much for me. Until now.
This grasshopper fudge is totally addictive. If you love the chocolate mint combo, you are going to adore this recipe.
Great for gifting to all your family, friends and neighbors.
Ingredients for Grasshopper Fudge
Here’s what you’re going to need to make this minty grasshopper fudge:
Prep for Fudge
Start by crushing the grasshopper cookies. My favorite way to do this is using a food processor. You’ll get really fine crumbs in seconds.
If you don’t have a food processor, place the cookies in a ziptop bag, squeeze out all the air and seal. Then roll a rolling pin over it to crush or use a meat mallet.
Line a 13×9 pan with foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray it with nonstick spray and set aside. Now you’re ready to make some fudge.
How to Make Grasshopper Fudge
I know candy making can be really intimidating but I promise this recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t involve a candy thermometer.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Once melted, add the sugar and evaporated milk. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook for 4 minutes, stirring the whole time.
Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and stir in the white chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, peppermint extract and green food coloring.
Set aside 2 tablespoons of cookie crumbs. Stir the remaining crumbs into the fudge.
Spread the fudge into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the reserved cookie crumbs. Refrigerate for 2 hours to allow the fudge to set.
Once set, cut into desired amount of squares and serve. I prefer 1-inch squares for little bites of sweet goodness.
Perfect for Gifting
If you have a candy lover in your life, this grasshopper fudge would make a great treat during the holidays. Cut it into pieces and package in cute cellopane bags or fun containers tied with festive ribbon.
This would be perfect for friends, neighbors, teachers, school bus drivers. Basically just about anybody you care about.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I store this fudge? Keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
How long is fudge good? This fudge is good for 3 weeks when stored properly.
Can I freeze it? You sure can, keep in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
More Christmas Treats
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 5 ounce can evaporated milk
- 11 ounce bag white chocolate chips
- 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3/4 cup crushed grasshopper cookies, divided
- green food coloring, optional
- Line a 13×9 pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and set aside.
- Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and allow to melt. Stir in sugar and evaporated milk. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. After 4 minutes, remove from heat.
- Stir in white chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, peppermint extract and all but 2 tablespoons of the grasshopper cookie crumbs. Add a drop of green food coloring and mix. Add more until you have the desired color.
- Spread into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of cookie crumbs. Place in refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.