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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is smooth, creamy and perfect for the holiday season. Top with Christmas sprinkles for even more holiday flare!

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a simple recipe that's perfect for Christmas! | This Gal Cooks

You guys. Don’t hate me.

I’m sharing a Christmas recipe today. Yes, I know. It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. Why the heck would I share a Christmas recipe? And really, last year I REFUSED to share any until after Thanksgiving. But I’ve been browsing Pinterest and everyone seems to be excited about the Christmas recipes and decorations. My Christmas Galore Pinterest Board has been getting some action – repins, new followers. I have to be a good little food blogger and keep up with the food trends so I don’t get left behind. Which brings me to this Chocolate Peppermint Fudge.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a simple recipe that's perfect for Christmas! | This Gal Cooks

It’s crazy good fudge. It’s the kind of fudge that you want to hoard and keep to yourself. Or share with friends and family, if you can get over the hoarding part. And it’s easy to make, too. 6 ingredients plus sprinkles, if you’re into sprinkles. But who the heck isn’t into sprinkles?

Are you ready for the holiday season? Are you ready for Christmas? I’m as ready as I’m going to be. Just about. I refuse to put my decorations up until after Thanksgiving. My fall decorations are still lining my shelves. My fall wreath is still on my front door. And I still have pumpkin scented candles and Glade plugins all over my house. Christmas, I am not ready for your decorations and scents yet. But I am oh so ready for the delicious treats.


Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Yield: 16 pieces of fudge
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is smooth, creamy and perfect for the holiday season. Top with Christmas sprinkles for even more holiday flare!


  • 3 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 C Andes Peppermint Baking Chips
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coffee extract
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Sprinkles for topping


  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil. Spray with cooking spray to lightly coat. Wipe away any excess cooking spray with a paper towel.
  2. Place the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Glass is best to use. Stir and then heat in 1 minute increments, stirring between each increment. Repeat this process until the chocolate chips are completely melted. Do not overheat. You will probably only need to heat for a total of 2-3 minutes. The mixture will be thick. That's ok.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and coffee extracts. Then carefully mix in the peppermint baking chips.
  4. Scrape into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top with the backside of a wooden spoon or a plastic spatula. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  6. Best served at room temperature but you can store in a refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


I was trying to achieve a peppermint mocha flavor but the coffee extract was not strong enough. If you want to have a stronger coffee flavor, you could try eliminating the vanilla extract and replacing with coffee extract.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 69mg Carbohydrates: 47g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 42g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a simple recipe that's perfect for Christmas! | This Gal Cooks

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a simple recipe that's perfect for Christmas! | This Gal Cooks

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a simple recipe that's perfect for Christmas! | This Gal Cooks

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is AMAZING! One of my favorite #christmas treats. I love sharing it with my friends! #recipe #fudge #dessert #sweettreats


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61 comments on “Chocolate Peppermint Fudge”

  1. YUM. All of my favorite holiday flavors combined into one treat…yes, please!

  2. We’re all into fudge, I made 2 batches last week. I don’t think they’re scheduled until after Thanksgiving though. Love this version of fudge, Julie. The quicker and easier the better this time of year!

  3. Bring it on! I’m so ready to get into the Christmas spirit over here. Especially if chocolate and peppermint are involved ;)

  4. I’m thiiiiiiiis close to saying screw it and bringing on everything peppermint to the blog.
    It’s my favorite, and I love love simple desserts like this beautiful fudge that highlight that perfect flavor.

  5. I was going to wait on Christmas stuff too, but it’s already EVERYWHERE! I was feeling so behind and it’s still almost 2 weeks til Thanksgiving! Lol. This fudge looks so creamy and delicious – love the sprinkles on top! Too cute.

  6. Yum! Chocolate fudge. Pinned it!

  7. oh man do I love me some chocolate fudge, my kids will go crazy for those sprinkles!

  8. The fudge sounds rich and delicious, I love the fun sprinkles!!!

  9. This title has three of my absolute favorite words in it! Love the sprinkles!! Pinned! :)

  10. Hi Julie – I have a bag of the Andes Peppermint Baking Chips, and was looking for a recipe to use them. Now, I found it!
    Your fudge looks really good, and I like the addition of the sprinkles on top. I am planning to make the fudge this weekend to freeze for Christmas. Thank you!

    • Thank you, Joanne! Great idea to make ahead and freeze. I still have some peppermint baking chips leftover (plus, you know I’ll be buying more) so I might have to make more of this and freeze it and then bring to the family’s house on Christmas!

  11. I’m ready for Christmas yo!! These look amazing!

  12. These little fudgey squares look totally perfect as colleague xmas gifts :) yay!

  13. Jules, I’ve already got Christmas food on the brain… and fudge is definitely one of my all time treats that remind me of Christmas. Absolutely love the sweetened condensed milk action in these. The texture must be ah-mazing!

  14. no worries. . according to the “food blogger” calendar, you are right on schedule with the Christmas recipes! :) love this fudge!!! we always make fudge over the holidays. . love this and so festive!

  15. YUM! Just pinned this. I’m hopping over from What’s Cooking Wednesday

  16. Fudge is seriously one of my favorites!!! And mint fudge…oh my! I have never made fudge before, but this may be the recipe to use for my first go at it! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Congrats on the decorating done. I just started today. Looking my calendar I have so many events that I have to bring something to. So glad for some quick picks here.

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  24. These look delicious and festive!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  25. Your chocolate peppermint fudge recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! I’ll be featuring this at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you there.

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  27. I never make fudge except around the holidays. Your peppermint fudge with the sprinkles sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday…

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  30. Yum! This recipe looks both delicious and is so festive! Pinned and sharing! Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party.

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  32. I love this! It looks festive and it must be insanely delicious! Saved for later :)

  33. I need to put this on my candy making list. Looks so festive & yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.

  34. Hi Julie,
    I just pinned your awesome Chocolate Peppermint Fudge to my Candy Board, wish I had a piece right now. I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  36. Julie, this fudge looks so delicious, and it will be featured on this week’s Family Fun Friday party.

  37. Peppermint is one of my favorite things about Christmastime! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Funtastic Friday Blog Hop!

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  46. Love this!! Super easy and lasts long. I will definitely make it again

    Rating: 5
  47. Are these gluten free?