Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Kim Beaulieu | Cravings of a Lunatic

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is easy and delightful. Rich, decadent fudge topped with crushed peppermint candies.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Photo

I love the Christmas season. I'm one of those people who gets totally carried away each year decorating and baking. I cannot help myself. I go totally overboard and love every minute of it. 

One of my favourite things about the holidays is the abundance of peppermint in all the stores. I love candy canes, so I buy more than anyone can possibly eat. We end up with enough candy canes for an army. I know this, yet every year I do the same thing. 

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Picture

What is so cool about candy canes these days is you can get them in any flavour. I love the classic peppermint the most. But I have to admit I really dig the cherry flavoured ones too. My kids love all the ones that taste like sour candies. 

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Image

So I buy some in just about every flavour. I walk in Walmart with the plan to buy three or four boxes maximum, then I walk out with about 25 or 30 boxes. Honestly, it's like a sickness at this point. 

The good thing about them is we love crushing them and making baked goods with them. Whether it's peppermint chocolate eclairs or peppermint hot chocolate, we crush them and toss them in everything. That added crunch in baked goods puts a smile on everyone's faces. 

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Pic

Personally, I like crushing them old school style. I pop them in a bowl and whack the heck out them with the end of a rolling-pin. I know a lot of folks pop them in a food processor to crush them. But that's just boring to me. If you whack them with a rolling-pin you get all your aggression out. That way you won't spaz on any unsuspecting Christmas shoppers while you're waiting in line to buy candy canes. See? I'm always looking out for you. It's how I roll. 

Hope you love this recipe. It's seriously scrumptious and wicked easy to make. Plus, it's fast as well. It takes a few minutes to make it, and only a couple of hours to chill. So you can have delicious fudge for the whole family in just a couple of hours. Cue the happy dance. 

If you're looking for a white chocolate version of this, try Aimee's candy cane fudge!

Are you tired of the dinner routine?

Stuck in a rut or looking for fun new recipes to try?

Our Facebook Group is growing every day! If you haven’t joined yet, we invite you to come check it out and join the fun.


You can ask for recipe ideas, talk about cooking techniques, or get help figuring out the right new pan set for you. If you’ve already joined, invite a friend along!


Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe

      64 Servings


  • 3 cups Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Peppermint


  1. Spray an 8 inch pan with non-stick spray. Then line it with parchment paper. It will make the fudge easier to lift out.
  2.  In a medium size saucepan combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Cook over low heat, stir consistently until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. 
  3. Pour the mixture into prepared pan, spread it out evenly. If you spray the back of a tablespoon with no-stick spray it will make it way easier to smooth out. Toss the crushed peppermints over top. 
  4. Pop the pan in the fridge for about 2 hours minimum. You can also let it set up overnight so it becomes quite firm. 
  5. Remove and cut into squares. 
  6. Serve with a big old peppermint loving smile!


The Pioneer Woman via The Food Network
Cooking Method:
, , , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Chocolate Recipes, Homemade Candy Recipes, Fudge Recipes, Peppermint Recipes, Christmas Recipes, Winter Recipes, Party Food Recipes, Snack Recipes, Simmered Recipes
Recipe Yields:
64 pieces
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Author: Kim Beaulieu
Source: The Pioneer Woman via The Food Network
Recipe Yields: 64 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 255 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Servings Per Recipe 64

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 24
Calories 71

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 12mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kim Beaulieu

About Kim

Kim covers everything from desserts to grilling on her two blogs, Cravings of A Lunatic and Kiss My Smoke. At Food Fanatic, however, she's dedicated to all things Chocolate, and we're SO glad!

Show Comments