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Peppermint Fudge


This holiday treat keeps well and takes very little time to prepare.

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  • Yield: Makes 36

Source: Everyday Food, December 2009


  • Nonstick spray, for baking pan
  • 2 1/4 cups (16 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup round peppermint candies, plus 18 for garnish
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Lightly coat a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. Line pan with two pieces parchment paper in both directions, leaving 2 inches of overhang on all sides; spray parchment. Place chocolate in a bowl. In a food processor, pulse candies until finely chopped. In a medium saucepan, combine candies, cream, marshmallows, butter, sugar, and salt over medium-high. Whisk until smooth, 5 minutes.

  2. Pour mixture through a strainer into bowl with chocolate; let stand 1 minute, then stir until smooth. Pour into baking pan and refrigerate until set, 3 hours. Cut fudge into 1 1/2-inch squares. With a sharp knife, cut 18 candies in half; press a candy half into each square before serving or packing.

Cook's Notes

Use parchment or colored plastic wrap to package your fudge, or visit a crafts store for shiny, colorful foil squares. Twist the ends for a candy-like look, then stuff some stockings!

Reviews Add a comment

  • Rebecca Russell
    17 DEC, 2014
    Can't wait to make this again this year!
  • Rebecca Russell
    15 DEC, 2012
    This fudge is amazing! I didn't change a single thing and it came out perfect. I was a little nervous having never made fudge before, but the directions were spot on. Oh, one thing though. Don't put the candy in the saucepan first, it'll solidify under the heat. Will make again and again!
  • SKS
    18 NOV, 2012
    I like using these fudge recipes for countless variations. They'll be super sweet, but what fudge isn't? I just cut them into itty bitty squares.
  • EWjunk
    13 DEC, 2011
    They now make peppermint flavored mini mallows, so you can really up the mintyness. I always find fudge too sweet, but using bittersweet chocolate chips (instead of semi-sweet) and lots of mint give a fudge that is actually a creamy and refreshing treat. Everyone in my family liked/loved this, even tho none of us really love fudge!