It’s not often we have a “splurge” recipe on our blog, but when we do…we go all out!
This Easy Peppermint Fudge will soon be your favorite holiday fudge recipe!
Did I mention it is the easiest recipe EVER?
4 ingredients. You read that right. Only 4.
Dark chocolate and candy canes? Yes, please! It just had to be done.
We… Had… To…
You see, peppermint and chocolate have a special place in my heart. I make a peppermint hot cocoa almost every night during the cold winter months.
My friend, Lauren from Oatmeal with a Fork, has the most delicious recipe. I add a few drops of peppermint extract to her recipe and it is heavenly.
When Sarah so kindly shared a few pieces of this indulgent recipe with me I couldn’t believe how much I loved it. My mom has always made fudge, because she is a self-proclaimed chocoholic, but it has just never been my thing…until now.
After I tried this recipe, I was hooked.
I attribute it to the chocolate + peppermint combination. Is there anything that tastes better during the holidays?
Oh that reminds me, have you tried our Peppermint Mocha coffee syrup? Mmmm…I can’t wait to make it again this holiday season!
But, I digress.
Like I said earlier, this Easy Peppermint Fudge is definitely a splurge recipe.
They are not something you want to eat every day or too often if you are living a healthy lifestyle. That is why I limit myself to one batch per year and that is where I draw the line.
But you may say, “I want to eat these every day!”
I feel ya. I do too! That is why I have created a healthy alternative for you that you can eat EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
That’s right…EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Healthy nuts, dates, and peppermint combine into our decadent Peppermint Cocoa Bites.
You will be amazed at how simple they are to make and your family will LOVE them!
They are the perfect snack or lunch box item.
Make a double batch, freeze them, and enjoy them for weeks to come!
Don’t you love how we combined a “splurge” and a “slim” recipe all in one? It might just be a new trend here at HappiHomemade…#Peppermint and Chocolate combined in two recipes, one for everyday and one for #holiday! Click To Tweet
No matter what, just make them both and ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!
Happy Easy Peppermint Fudge eating to you and you and you!
This recipe was adapted from the Pioneer Woman Peppermint Fudge recipe.
- 1 8x8 pan
- 1 pan
- 1 spatula
- 3 cups dark chocolate chips We used Ghiradelli
- 14 oz (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 2-3 candy canes, crushed
- Line an 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil. Cover the bottom and sides of the pan. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine the dark chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a double boiler over medium heat. Heat until melted. *If you do not have a double boiler pan set, you can heat a 2 QT pan of water, and place a large glass or metal bowl containing the chocolate chips over it to melt the chocolate chips.
- Stir mixture until smooth, then add peppermint extract. Stir well until combined.
- Immediately pour mixture into your foil-lined pan. Use a spatula to smooth the surface, then sprinkle on the crushed candy canes.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until set and hardened. Cut into small squares and enjoy..in moderation..yes, it will be difficult!
Yum! This looks divine!
Every Christmas I end up with a few candy canes, that were left from gift wrapping and never really know what to do with them. This is definitely a great idea!
I agree, Vanessa! I have had that same thought today as I am packing away Christmas and have found a treasure trove of broken candy canes 😉 Happy New Year!
Oh yum!!! I want some of that, but delivered to my house. 😉 Thank you for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday linky, I have pinned your recipe to our Pinterest board. I hope you’ll join us again this week.
Send me your address, Ashley! 😉 Thanks for hosting your fun link-up every week. I enjoy “partying” with you ladies!
This peppermint fudge looks festive, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.
I appreciate your kind words, Swathi 🙂 Merry Christmas to you!
I pinned your awesome Fudge, it looks delicious. We really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
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This sounds so amazing, can’t wait to try it! Pinned 🙂
I am excited for you to try it, Angela! Thanks for swinging by 🙂
This looks amazingly delicious! Super chocolatey! I think this would make such a great gift too in a cute little tin.
Thanks for sharing with us on the Family Joy Blog Link Party!
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Thanks girl! Yes, this recipe is perfect for gift giving. Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by 🙂
Yum I love homemade fudge. This looks delish. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party!
Agreed, Charlene! When I think about holiday goodies I think about fudge 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Sammi – I’m such a fudge lover, especially during the Holiday season! This peppermint fudge looks super tasty! Pinning and stumbling! Yum!
You and me both, girl! Honestly, this is by far my favorite fudge recipe 🙂 You can’t beat the combination of chocolate and peppermint!
So tempting! Can’t wait to try some 🙂
You will be happy you did! This fudge is so rich and creamy with a dose of crunch with the peppermint topping. YUMMO!
This sounds great, and I love that you’ve provided a healthy alternative! x #ourminilinkyparty
Thanks Claire! Yes, the Peppermint Cocoa bites are the perfect alternative to this decadent treat. Hope you you enjoy both recipes 🙂
These look amazing! I love fudge!
Thanks for linking up at Bloggers Spotlight Link and Pin-It Party! Your post was pinned to our group board. Check back on Thursday night to see our featured posts and link up for next week.
I LOVE fudge! This looks great!
Thank you for linking up to my Gluten Free Christmas Treat link up!
Yum! Thanks so much for sharing TWO delicious recipes! I’m featuring this post tomorrow at the Talented Tuesday Link Party – I hope you’ll stop back by!
Fantastic! Thanks so much Amy! See you tomorrow 🙂
This holiday treat looks so tasty, plus a I just love peppermint and chocolate. Thank you so much for sharing this, pinning woo hoo!
Thanks Katie! It is so simple yet so delicious! We are excited for you to try it 🙂