1 ½ tsp plus ¾ cup butter, divided
3 cups sugar
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
1 package (10-12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow crème
3 tsp peppermint extract
red paste coloring (I use about 1/2 tsp or until I get the rich red color I want) red food coloring will also work, but you have to use alot more to get that pretty red color you want!
crushed peppermint candies for garnish
1- Grease a 13x9 in. pan with 1 ½ tsp butter; set aside.
2- In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, heavy cream, & remaining butter, cook & stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
3- Bring to a boil; cook & stir for 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chips & marshmallow crème till smooth.
4- Remove one cup & set aside. Add peppermint extract & coloring to remaining mixture; stir until blended.
5- Pour into prepared pan. Drop reserved marshmallow mixture by tablespoonfuls over the top; cut through with a knife to swirl.
6- Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies
7- Cover & refrigerate until set. Cut into squares
Yield: 2 ½ pounds