This Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is rich and chocolaty with a smooth, creamy texture! It takes under 20 minutes and Andes peppermint chips bring the holiday cheer!
12 Days of Christmas Cookies
Here we are! Day 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! I thought we should end on a chocolate note. And there is no better chocolate note than dark chocolate fudge.
Fudge is awesome.
I started a little tradition in college where every December I would make three types of fudge for my friends and favorite teachers: dark chocolate, milk chocolate and a wild card.
Unbeknownst to me, my Dad also made fudge for his friends at Christmastime in college. This is not his recipe – I started making his recipe for old-fashioned fudge two nights ago at 11 PM not realizing that it takes HOURS. Hours.
And around 3 AM there was an incident: an irreparable incident. I'm not going to get into it. It's too painful.
So today I bring you My Fudge. I use the tried and true Carnation recipe. It’s easy, silky smooth and fabulously chocolaty! It tastes almost identical to old fashioned fudge except it doesn’t require a candy thermometer or that hours of your life be spent watching a pot that takes forever to come to temperature.
For a bit of Christmas cheer I sprinkled on chopped Andes Peppermint candies. I’m not a fan of crushed peppermints on top of my baked goods, so these Andes pieces were perfect. They add the delicious peppermint flavor without detracting from the silky smooth texture of the fudge.
They also cut a bit of the sweetness of the fudge. Not that I have every turned down a piece of fudge because it’s too sweet…
This recipe is unbelievably easy and it takes under 20 minutes to get it chilling in the fridge!
You will love this smooth, chocolate peppermint fudge!
My Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is for the twelfth day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won't want to miss the Grandmas Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies, Festive Almond Crinkle Cookies, No Bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls, Chocolate Pecan Tassies, Molasses Sugar Cookies, Old Fashioned Gingersnaps, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Old Fashioned Oat Lace Cookies, Raspberry Linzer Cookies, Holiday Bark or Cherry Pecan Cookies!
Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 ½ cups 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chopped fine )
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup Andes peppermint candies (if you can’t find the white chocolate peppermint, the traditional crème de menthe ones would also be delicious!)
- Line an 8 inch square baking dish with foil. Try not to have too many wrinkles because it will be impressed in your fudge.
- In a large, heavy gauge saucepan, add the sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil, then continue cooking (still stirring) for 5 minutes.
- Immediately add marshmallows and chocolate. Stir vigorously until the marshmallows and chocolate have melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Pour fudge into your prepared pan and sprinkle the peppermint candies on top, pressing down slightly to meld them with the fudge.
- Chill for 2 hours or until firm. Pick up the foil and fudge from the baking pan, remove the foil from around the fudge and cut into squares on a cutting board with a large sharp knife.