Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Wins Holiday Treat of the Year!

We have a little tradition of making easy homemade fudge when it rains. So, this weekend we made dark chocolate peppermint fudge when it sprinkled the other day. It was awesome.

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This easy and fun dark chocolate peppermint fudge recipe comes together so fast and is the perfect holiday fudge!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have all these little funny traditions and silly tricks that the kiddo remembers (even if we’ve ever only done them once). So, of course, when it started to sprinkle the other day, the kiddo insisted that, despite it not really being a real thing, we apparently have a tradition of making fudge together when it rains. Of course, that meant we had to try out some dark chocolate peppermint fudge.


Perfect for a chilly day, with all the rich tones and creamy flavor, I really loved the way this recipe turned out. I’m not usually a fan of the dark chocolate, but with this recipe, it was fantastic. If you’re ready to make a wonderful and decadent holiday treat, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Peppermint Dark Chocolate Fudge

  • Making dark chocolate peppermint fudge is so easy, you’re going to love it. Just melt your dark chocolate chips with your sweetened condensed milk. No sour cream, no evaporated milk, no candy thermometer, just your chocolate and a can of sweetened condensed milk. Top with your crushed peppermint and BAM! Fudge is magic.
  • The easiest way to get your fudge out of the pan is to use parchment paper sprayed with a light coating of cooking spray. Foil will not work, don’t use it, run away from the foil – it will stick to the fudge and you’ll be sorry.
  • When you let your peppermint dark chocolate fudge, you can either have it rest on the counter and set at room temperature or you can pop the pan in the fridge to let it chill. Either way definitely works, but the fridge is absolutely faster.
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How Do I Make this Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 24 Cubes Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

3-ingredient fudge recipe for christmas with dark chocolate and peppermint

Making this easy dark chocolate peppermint fudge is so quick! It's the perfect afternoon recipe to make a fun holiday treat.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate wafers
  • 6 tablespoons to 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, to taste
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. Line a baking dish with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking spray.
  2. Place your dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl then heat in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until completely smooth and melted.
  3. Fold the sweetened condensed milk into the melted dark chocolate chips. Add more sweetened condensed milk for a softer texture, or leave it at 6 tablespoons for a thicker, firmer chocolate.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the lined baking dish and immediately cover with the crushed peppermint candies. Gently press the candies down into the wet fudge to make sure they'll stick.
  5. Allow the fudge to set at room temperature for about 2 hours or allow it to rest in the fridge for 20 minutes, before cutting into squares. photo collage tutorial of how to make peppermint fudge


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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