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Easy Peppermint Fudge Recipe

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Peppermint Fudge is a layered chocolate fudge that has a peppermint flavor in every single decadent bite. A sweetened condensed milk fudge that is topped with crushed candy canes and chocolate chips.

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An easy fudge that will melt in your mouth. Give this Christmas fudge a try, and check out these other fudge recipes. Butter pecan fudge, layered peanut butter fudge, or try this chocolate fudge.

You can make this a microwave fudge or use a double boiler on the stovetop. Either method works!

🍭 Why I Recommend This Fudge

  • Basic Pantry Ingredients
  • Easy Prep
  • Quick Cook Time
  • Sweet Minty Peppermint In Every Bite
  • An easy no bake Christmas dessert
  • Kid friendly
  • Delicious down to the last crumb

🍫 Ingredients

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🍬 How to Make

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Chocolate Fudge Layer | Add your chocolate chips and condensed milk in a bowl. You can heat on a double boiler or heat in the microwave for 30 second increments. Stir in the vanilla once the chocolate is melted.

Then pour into the 8×8 pan. I recommend lining with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Pink Layer | In a bowl you will microwave the pink chips and sweetened condensed milk. Then stir in the peppermint extract and vanilla. Once creamy pour on top of the chocolate layer.

Toppings| Add on crushed candy canes and mini chocolate chips if you would like. Or you could even do Christmas sprinkles.

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🍭 Expert Tips

  • You can easily swap semisweet chocolate with milk chocolate if you would like.
  • You can use white chocolate instead of colored pink candy melts.
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter or the fridge.
  • Feel free to freeze leftover fudge for up to three months.

Recipe FAQs

How is fudge different than chocolate?

Fudge is a very thick and dense dessert you bite into. Made with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate and a lot of times marshmallows. It is also a bit sweeter than a classic piece of chocolate.

How to layer fudge?

Layering fudge is really easy. You will work in batches, where you make one color first. Lay into pan, and then heat up and create the second layer. The fudge will stay in place for a gorgeous presentation value.

Can you store fudge at room temperature?

Fudge can be stored at room temperature. Just allow it to fully set up, then slice and store in an airtight container.

Does fudge freeze well?

If you don’t plan to eat fudge right away, go ahead and wrap tightly in aluminum foil and then freezer for 3-4 months. Just store it in a freezer bag or airtight container. Then remove and thaw on the counter before serving.

Fun Peppermint Desserts

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Peppermint Fudge

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy Peppermint Fudge that is layered with semi-sweet chocolate, and pink white chocolate fudge on top. This mint fudge is crushed with candy canes and mini chocolate chips.


Chocolate Fudge Layer

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate (can use milk chocolate)
  • 14 ounces sweeteend condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Peppermint Fudge Layer

  • 2 cups pink melting chocolate
  • 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1/23 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Start by melting your semi sweet chocolate chips in a bowl with the sweetened condensed milk. I just placed it in the microwave and heated it in 30 second intervals. Stir between each heat cycle.
  2. When the chocolate chips are fully melted you will add in the vanilla and stir. Then pour into an 8x8 pan that is lined with parchment paper.
  3. Now in a bowl add in pink melting chocolate and condensed milk heaing every 30 seconds. Stir between each heat cycle.
  4. Once the chcolate is melted stir in the vanilla and peppermint extract. Then pour this over the chocolate layer.
  5. Then you can add on the crushed candy canes and mini chocolate chips if you want.
  6. Now for the peppermint fudge you will want to to let it sit up for 2-3 hours.
  7. Slice and serve this mint fudge for a tasty treat.


You can use milk chocolate in replace of semi-sweet.

The chocolate fudge will be thick, which is normal. THe pink layer will be thinner but sets up as it sits.

Top with all your candies and chocolate chips if you want.

You can double the recipe and make it a 9x13.

Store fudge in an airtight container for up to a week.

Can be frozen if you want to save it for later on.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 2gSugar: 68gProtein: 8g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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