Layered Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe - Printable (2024)

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Discover the simplicity behind the festive favorite: our easy 4 ingredient chocolate mint christmas fudge recipe.

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The holiday season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious sweet treat? Introducing the 4 ingredient layered mint chocolate fudge. It’s an easy fudge recipe that combines the rich taste of chocolate with the refreshing flavor of mint. This isn’t just any christmas fudge recipe; it’s special because of the layered design, giving each bite a unique taste. If you’re looking to impress with a festive dessert, this is the one to try. Or try the world’s best peppermint bark recipe, mint chocolate dipped pretzel rods, peppermint bark brownies, peppermint blossom cookies or peppermint bark fudge!

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It’s probably no surprise to most of you that I really love the combination of chocolate and peppermint. Whether it’s ice cream, hot cocoa, peppermint bark, peppermint blossom cookies or more, I just love it. It’s my favorite part of holiday eating baking. This layered chocolate peppermint fudge recipe came to me while I was making my pretzel fudge this year. I had found those green peppermint baking chips in the baking aisle and had about 5 bags of them sitting in my pantry, just waiting to be used. To some of you 5 bags of peppermint baking chips may seem excessive, but trust me, you want to have that on hand when inspiration strikes.

What I Love About This Christmas Fudge

  • Easy: This is a simple fudge recipe. Some fudge recipes are fancy and take a lot of time or ingredients but this is easy to whip up in a few minutes! It has simple ingredients and makes the perfect last minute holiday treat.
  • Gluten Free: This recipe is naturally gluten free, which is great for sharing with friends and neighbors. As always, check your particular ingredients to make sure they’re safe if you’re serving this to someone who doesn’t eat gluten.
  • Pretty: This is not only a tasty treat but it’s a pretty treat that’s perfect for the Christmas season. As far as homemade Christmas fudge goes, it doesn’t get much cuter!
  • Layers: This fudge is different from other chocolate peppermint fudge recipes because it has layers! There’s a layer of classic chocolate fudge and a layer or white chocolate fudge (with a peppermint flavor). Plus the layer of peppermint crunch on top! I do love a good chocolate mint fudge!

Why Do We Love Mint at Christmas?

Ever noticed how mint flavors pop up everywhere during Christmas time? It’s not just random. The crisp taste of peppermint candies and iconic candy canes are a big part of our holiday traditions. Mint’s vibrant green and sometimes red stripes fit perfectly with Christmas colors. Plus, its cool taste contrasts the season’s cozy, warm moments.

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Ingredients

Full printable instructions for this layered Christmas fudge are available below in the recipe card.

  • 3 cups dark chocolate baking chips
  • 3 cups peppermint baking chips
  • 2 candy canes, crushed
  • 2 – 14 oz cans Sweetened Condensed Milk

Substitutions

White Peppermint Baking Chips: If your peppermint baking chips aren’t green, you can add a few drops of green food coloring to them after they’re melted to achieve your desired color.

White Chocolate Baking Chips: If you don’t have access to peppermint baking chips, use white chocolate chips. Once your chips are melted according to the instructions, add ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract to the white chocolate. Do not add too much or your fudge will taste too minty.

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: If you prefer, substitute your favorite chocolate chips for the dark chocolate chips.

Peppermint Candies: If you can’t find candy canes, you can crush up peppermint candies to sprinkle on the top.

Festive Sprinkles: No candy canes? Just use festive sprinkles on top of your mint chocolate fudge. It won’t have that peppermint crunch but it will still be a festive fudge that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by lining with foil or parchment paper. This will enable you to remove it from the pan much easier.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan or double boiler over medium low, melt the chocolate and one can of Sweetened Condensed Milk until mixed. I recommend using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. Pour into the baking dish. Chill for 5 minutes while preparing the peppermint layer.
  3. In a heavy bottomed pan or double boiler over medium-low heat, melt the peppermint baking chips and the other can of Sweetened Condensed Milk. Pour into the baking dish on top of chocolate layer.Use your rubber spatula to spread evenly.
  4. Sprinkle candy canes on top.
  5. Cover and place into the freezer for 2-3 hours to set. I recommend removing after about 45 minutes to cut then put back into the freezer. Fudge can be very difficult to cut when fully frozen.

How To Microwave Chocolate

Melting chocolate for fudge needn’t be intimidating. Gone are the days when a candy thermometer was the only way to gauge melted perfection. With modern kitchens, an easy recipe, and a few minutes of prep, you can achieve smooth, molten chocolate in no time.

Start with a clean, dry microwave-safe bowl. Chop your chocolate into even pieces, ensuring uniform melting. Place them in the bowl. For optimal results, avoid using large chocolate bars or blocks. Next, set your microwave to medium heat (about 50% power). Heat the chocolate in 20-second intervals, stirring after each session. This gentle approach prevents the chocolate from seizing or burning.

After a couple of minutes, you’ll notice a smooth, glossy finish to your melted chocolate – the ideal consistency for homemade fudge. But remember, all microwaves vary, so keep a close eye on your bowl.

More Chocolate Mint Desserts

  • Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookie With Candy Cane Hershey Kiss

  • The World’s Best Peppermint Bark Recipe Everyone Loves

  • Mint Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Recipe

  • Mint Chocolate Pretzel Rods Christmas Candy

Storage and Freshness

Begin by using a sharp knife to cleanly slice your fudge into the desired portions. Once you’ve got your pieces, grab a sheet of parchment paper. This trusty kitchen companion ensures that your fudge doesn’t stick, preserving that festive touch. Place a layer of fudge on the paper, then add another sheet on top of the fudge if you’re stacking multiple layers.

Now, whether you’re saving this for personal enjoyment, as homemade gifts, or as a last-minute gift, using an airtight container is pivotal. This not only retains the holiday cheer infused in your fudge but also safeguards its texture and flavor. If your container is quite large, use aluminum foil to seal off any excess space, ensuring a snug fit for your sweet delights.

Always store your fudge at room temperature. This offers the best balance for your fudge, maintaining its creamy texture while avoiding any unwanted moisture build-up. For those looking to present their creations, placing them on christmas cookie trays delivers a festive touch, making it a great gift for loved ones.

In essence, the best way to treat your fudge is with care, ensuring it remains a symbol of sugary joy for days to come.

This recipe is super simple. It takes about 10 minutes to make then a couple hours being chilled. I made mine and then delivered to neighbors the same day. Don’t worry, I saved a bunch for us too. Remember, I did buy FIVE bags of the green. We had plenty left over to eat ourselves. We’ll be munching on it for weeks to come. That’s what is so great about fudge. Just keep it in portions in the freezer and take out when you’re ready!

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Should I Use Spearmint or Peppermint?

Mint is a versatile herb that graces many culinary delights, from savory dishes to desserts. However, not all mint is the same. Understanding the differences between peppermint and spearmint can elevate your cooking, especially when crafting that perfect holiday treat.

Peppermint, known scientifically as Mentha piperita, boasts a bold, pungent flavor, often described as sharp and intense. Its cooling sensation is attributed to the high menthol content, making it a favored choice for candies, chocolates, and oral care products.

On the other hand, spearmint, or Mentha spicata, presents a milder and sweeter profile. With its light, delicate aroma and flavor, spearmint is commonly used in culinary dishes from the Mediterranean region, like lamb preparations or salads.

In appearance, peppermint typically has darker leaves with purplish stems, while spearmint leaves are bright green with a pronounced spear-like shape, giving it its namesake.

So, the next time you’re pondering which mint to incorporate into your dish or beverage, consider the flavor profiles and desired outcome. Whether you’re making a refreshing summer drink or the perfect holiday treat, the choice between peppermint and spearmint can make all the difference.

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Easy Mint Chocolate Christmas Fudge Recipe


Author Andrea

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Cook Time 10 minutes minutes

Rest Time 2 hours hours

Total Time 2 hours hours 10 minutes minutes

Discover the simplicity behind the festive favorite: our easy 4 ingredient chocolate mint christmas fudge recipe.

Equipment

  • 9×13" baking dish

  • heavy bottom saucepan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dark chocolate baking chips
  • 3 cups peppermint baking chips
  • 2 candy canes crushed
  • 2 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Prepare a9×13 baking dishby lining with foil or parchment paper.

  • In a heavy bottomed pan or double boiler over medium low, melt the chocolate and one can of Sweetened Condensed Milk until mixed. I recommend using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. Pour into the baking dish. Chill for 5 minutes while preparing the peppermint layer.

  • In a heavy bottomed pan or double boiler over medium-low heat, melt the peppermint baking chips and the other can of Sweetened Condensed Milk. Pour into the baking dish on top of chocolate layer. Use your rubber spatula to spread evenly.

  • Sprinkle candy canes on top.

  • Cover and place into the freezer for 2-3 hours to set.

  • Remove from the freezer. Lift ends of parchment paper or foil to remove from the pan. Cut with a sharp knife.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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Welcome. I started this blog in 2007, when I was sharing mostly daily life, crafts and food. I took a blog hiatus between 2016-2022. I'm back full time sharing my favorite recipes. I hope you enjoy!

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