Easy white chocolate peppermint fudge!? What’s not to love! This recipe is super easy and requires just a handful of ingredients!
Hello, my name is Chantal, and I love a good fudge. But this time of year, peppermint is all the rage.
Actually, if you’re me, peppermint is something I crave all year ’round. But don’t get me started on how much I love chocolate.
Truly, they are two of my favorite flavors. Ever.
So why not combine them?! They are just too perfect for the holiday season.
Give me all things peppermint, please!
I absolutely love this recipe because it is super easy and just about foolproof. You can adapt it pretty easily, too. (In case you want milk chocolate fudge instead).
What You’ll Find In This Post: Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Own White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Here’s what you’ll find in this article:
- How I found this easy recipe (and tweaked it to be my own)
- What you need to make this delicious homemade fudge
- Why this makes a great gift idea
- White chocolate peppermint fudge FAQ
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe = Love
I know that this isn’t exactly a classic fudge recipe because it doesn’t involve anything complicated (like a candy thermometer).
But that’s actually why I love this recipe. I’m all for easy!
I’m also here for versatility – and this recipe is super versatile. For example, if you want to use dark chocolate chips instead of white chocolate, you can!
If you want to add marshmallow creme or mini marshmallows, you can!
Either way, the result will be sweet holiday treats PERFECT for sharing with family and friends.
How This Recipe Came About
A few years ago I was looking for homemade fudge recipes. I had never attempted to make fudge before, so I was afraid of anything too complicated.
So I found a super simple recipe that called for sweetened condensed milk and milk chocolate chips. It turned out delicious, but it also turned out to be one of the easiest fudge recipes out there.
Honestly, the hardest part was not eating all of the fudge before it had properly cooled & set.
This easy fudge became pretty popular with friends and family, and I wondered how easy it would be to adapt it for the holiday season.
(Spoiler alert: It was super easy.)
Not only is it super easy to make, it makes a great gift idea for this time of the year!
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What You Need For This Delicious White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
First of all, you need white chocolate chips. The more expensive ones tend to melt better and be creamier, but they all work.
Next up, you need vanilla extract, peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies / crushed candy canes. This is a great way to use up any uneaten peppermint candy canes!
(I highly recommend the pep extract for that deep peppermint flavor, but you can get away with it if you don’t have it.)
Last but not least, you need sweetened condensed milk. Not plain condensed milk and definitely not evaporated milk. Don’t make this mistake!
You also need a baking pan and something to warm the ingredients in. A medium saucepan works fine, but I used a large Pyrex glass measuring cup.
If you think this fudge will last more than a day, you’ll also want an airtight container to store it in. 🙂
That’s it! I’m telling you all, this recipe is very easy.
A Fabulous Gift Idea For The Holidays
Everyone loves a festive fudge, I promise. So many people are doing their holiday baking around the holidays but they forget to venture from plain chocolate fudge.
But the real reason why this white chocolate peppermint fudge makes such a great gift is because it is super affordable to put together.
It’s affordable as well as easy, and in my book, that makes it a pretty stellar gift idea.
You don’t need an actual double broiler (unless you already have one, go ahead and use it), and it requires very little prep time.
This recipe is a crowd-pleaser at holiday parties and it just has super simple ingredients.
What’s not to love?
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge FAQ
I mean, the more expensive chocolate does yield a creamier and richer flavor (in my opinion). However, I typically use the regular Nestle white chocolate chips. At the end of the day, it’s just a matter of preference.
While you should refrigerate for a minimum of one hour, I highly suggest 4+ hours of refrigeration before cutting & consuming. It just makes it way easier to slice and the chocolate wont be melting in your hands.
Yes! You’ve figured it out! As long as you have that sweetened condensed milk, you can use almost any chocolate chip flavor. Top with the candy of your choosing! You can even just do plain white chocolate fudge. Use this recipe as a guideline for many other easy fudge recipes.
Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe Card
Alright, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Here’s the actual white chocolate peppermint fudge recipe.
Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- 1 large microwave safe bowl
- 1 rectangle baking pan (the smaller the pan, the thicker the fudge)
- 1 bag white chocolate chips
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 cup peppermint candy pieces (or smashed candy cane)
- Spray baking dish with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
- Empty sweetened condensed milk into microwave-safe bowl.
- Add peppermint and vanilla extract, stir.
- Add white chocolate to milk & extract mixture, stir.
- Slowly heat chocolate & milk mixture in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between.
- Continue to heat and stir until all chocolate chips have melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Quickly pour melted mix into your baking pan & spread into corners with a spatula.
- While mixture is still warm, sprinkle the top of the fudge with peppermint candy.
- Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Cut & enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe with many friends and family this season. Add it to your list of delicious recipes for an easy dessert.
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