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Peppermint Fudge

Only 4 simple ingredients and foolproof! If you can melt chocolate and crush candy canes you can make this easy and delicious dark chocolate Christmas treat. This is the BEST fudge recipe to give as last minute homemade holiday gifts and perfect for your next cookie exchange! Find more recipes like this and healthier at groundedandsurrounded.com
Prep Time15 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: christmas, dark chocolate, fudge, holidays, peppermint, splurge, treat
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 150kcal
Cost: $5.00


  • 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!


Recipe adapted from the lovely Ree Drummond at The Pioneer Woman.