Frugal Chocolate Fudge Recipe With A Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge Recipe With A Peppermint Twist

When I was growing up, we made fudge and danish every year for Christmas.  We would make it a family event and I heard stories about when my mom and her grandma would stand in the kitchen mixing and baking fudge and danish.  I always wanted to be sure to get this recipe and pass it on to my kids.  It is not a simple recipe but it is a frugal recipe.  It takes a couple hours total to make.  But the end result is SO worth the once a year sacrifice to make it.

I decided I wanted to make this recipe a little different then the traditional way my family has made it all these years.  I LOVE the original but I wanted a little more excitement for our family get together so I decided to take it one step further and make it into Peppermint Chocolate Fudge!

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I cleaned my kitchen and started preparing the fudge.  This fudge recipe isn’t one that you do in a very short time.  It takes a few hours to make.  And a lot of the time is spent stirring and the folding over the fudge.  So I would suggest, like I did, making it in the evening and putting on a movie or show and hold it on your lap with hot pads and stirring while you watch.  It makes the time go by much faster and makes it much easier to get it done!

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5 from 1 vote

Peppermint Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Christmas, Dessert
Author: Melissa @ Living a Frugal Life


  • 41/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/3 Sticks Butter
  • 1 can 14oz Evaporated Milk
  • 12 oz Nestle Chocolate Chips
  • 4.4-4.5 oz Hershey's Chocolate Bars
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 13 oz Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 tsp. Peppermint Extract


  • Melt butter in the pan and cream sugar with it
  • Add Evaporated Milk
  • Stir constantly and bring it to a full rolling boil
  • when boiling can't be stirred down let mixture boil for 10 min stirring once.
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, Hershey's chocolate bar, Salt, Vanilla and peppermint extract. stir until completely mixed.
  • Add marshmallow creme and stir until completely mixed.
  • Stir briskly until very creamy and cooled. The fudge will start to look matte as it cools enough.
  • Put in buttered 9x13 dish and set on counter overnight to set.
  • Fudge will be slightly soft but able to cut in squares and sit on a plate without falling.


To celebrate the holiday’s we had a small family get together at our house for dinner and fudge!  It was so much fun to get together and have a treat and some sparkling cider!  It also gave me an excuse to get the house decorated and decorate our table for the holidays!!

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  1. Girl…you are FAR more brave than I am! That’s So much work…but, it looks so yummy! Your family has to know how much you love them when you make that fudge!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    I like this recipe because it does not require a thermometer. I’ve never added peppermint, but I think I would like it so I’m going to try it.

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