This Easy Peppermint Fudge will soon become your favorite holiday treat!
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This Easy Peppermint Fudge will soon become your favorite holiday treat!

Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate is so temperamental, and if you try to rush candy-making, you end up with grainy nastiness. This recipe, however, yields a smooth, creamy fudge with just enough peppermint flavor to make it taste like Christmas. 🙂 The best part about it? You don’t need a candy thermometer!

Hi there, Pinky Pals! It’s Nicole from 365(ish) Days of Pinterest and I’m back this month with another easy treat for the season – Easy Peppermint Fudge! Of all the Christmas goodies that fill our tables around the holidays, fudge is probably my least favorite.

I realize that it may be simply because I haven’t had good fudge. That is, up until now! LOVE peppermint treats – Princess Pinky Girl is the queen of peppermint – I absolutely love her Peppermint Christmas Chex Mix and her Peppermint Oreo Popcorn BarkBe sure to check them out!

Peppermint Fudge - so easy to make

5 from 1 vote

Easy Peppermint Fudge

Serves — 64
This Easy Peppermint Fudge will soon become your favorite holiday treat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 18 ounces vanilla baking chips about 1 bag and another cup, Some people call this white chocolate, but actual white chocolate is a horse of a different color. These are actually vanilla chips, and they sell them with all the chocolate chips in the baking aisle.
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz.
  • ¼ cup butter cut into small pieces
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses or crushed peppermint, but that will amp up the minty flavor a bit, so you may want to leave out the peppermint extract, cut into small pieces


  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Be sure to leave some hanging over the sides for easy removal later
  • In a double boiler, place the chips, condensed milk and butter and melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Keep going until you get a nice smooth, thick texture.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the extracts.
  • Pour into the pan and smooth into the corners. Top with the cut/crushed candy.
  • Chill at least 2 hours and then cut into squares and serve!

Jenn's Notes

Recipe from Nicole from 365(ish) Days of Pinterest for Princess Pinky Girl

Nutrition Info

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg

My husband said it reminded him of biting into soft cheese. 🙂 If you want to add some candy into the fudge mixture, you can certainly do that. It looks very pretty to have the colors running through the whole bar. I wasn’t looking for extra crunch in mine, so I only added the peppermint candy to the top this time.

the easiest peppermint fudge

These make a festive and fairly inexpensive treat to give to your neighbors or co-workers this Christmas. And I guarantee they won’t the be last thing sitting alone on a plate of goodies this time. 😉

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  1. Too hard & take too long to melt. Also mine wouldn’t come off the paper easily. I left in the refrigerator for 4 hours to chill