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Frango Mint Fudge

Frango Mint Fudge
Makes approximately 36 pieces

12 ounces (340 grams) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips)
2 large eggs*
1/2 cup (113 grams)  unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup (155 grams) powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Line a 8 x 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper or greased foil, shiny side down.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and powdered sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl as necessary.

Put the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and set it over a small saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally as the chocolate melts. When it is smooth, add the eggs and beat the mixture with a hand held mixer while still over the simmering water. Continue beating until mixture is heated through and smooth, about 5 minutes.

Add the chocolate mixture to the butter and powdered sugar mixture and mix until smooth. Mix in the peppermint extract. Pour the fudge into the prepared dish and use a spatula to spread it evenly. Chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

Slice into small squares, using a warm damp cloth to clean the knife in between slices for a cleaner cut. Store the mints in and air tight container either in the fridge or in a dry place away from heat.

*Since the eggs might not be completely cooked in this recipe, use pasteurized eggs if desired.