Mint Dark Chocolate Fudge

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A rich and decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge interspersed with Andes Mint chips and peppermint extract. A easy and delicious dessert just in time for Christmas!

If you haven’t noticed, I have been on this dessert and appetizer kick lately. I admit, part of it is selfish because I am trying to get ready for the holiday season and my chocoholic father is coming in town soon. 🙂 But I also want to help you out, because I know if I’m searching high and low for Appetizer and Dessert recipes you sure are too!

When it comes to dessert, there is nothing better than chocolate! Chocolate basically encompasses all that is dessert. It is the first thing you think of when someone says, “would you like dessert?”

Two weeks ago I made this awesome Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. I still had some more Andes Mint Chips left over and I didn’t want them to go to waste so I decided to make this decadent Mint Dark Chocolate Fudge.

All I have to say is… Holy Cow! This stuff is amazing! So rich, but oh sooo good. I brought it over to my friends house for our “Friends Thanksgiving” – yes.. I know.. a little late on the Thanksgiving dinner but better late than never – and they all loved it. 🙂

One thing I learned while making this fudge was that if you heat the dark chocolate too fast, which I did because I have no patience, than your fudge can turn out a little grainy. {which mine did} But never fear, just add a little water and it will change the consistency from grainy to smooth! Ahh… perfection!

To get started, grease a 8×8 or 8×11 baking dish. Sprinkle the bottom of baking dish with 1 cup of Andes Mint chunks in the bottom of the dish and set aside.

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Place a medium sauce pot over medium heat with 2 inches of water. Place a glass bowl over the top–making sure the glass doesn’t touch the water. Pour a 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 tablespoon of butter in the bowl and heat.

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Add the 3 {10 oz.} bags of dark chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in the bowl. Stir the chocolate as it melts and thickens–about 5 -7 minutes.

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The mixture should thicken to a THICK cake batter consistency, almost too thick to pour. {if your fudge looks grainy and not smooth then add 1/4-1/2 cup of water to smooth it out}  Add 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint oil {or 1/4  teaspoon of peppermint extract} and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, mix well.

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Pour the mixture into the dish filled with Andes chips. Gently tap the dish on the counter to allow air bubbles to rise to the surface for a smooth appearance. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Andes Mint chips over the top and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, maybe longer, to set.  

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To cut, dip a sharp knife in hot tap water, wipe and cut quickly. Dip and wipe the knife between cuts. Cut into 1 inch squares.

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Mint Dark Chocolate Fudge

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: up to 64 pieces 1x

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Ingredients

  • 3 {10 oz.} bags of dark chocolate chips
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint oil or 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of Andes Mint Chips

Instructions

  1. Grease a 8×8 or 8×11 baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle the bottom of the baking dish with 1 cup of Andes Mint chips and set aside.
  3. Place a medium sauce pot over medium heat with 2 inches of water. Place a glass bowl over the top, making sure the glass doesn’t touch the water. Pour the sweetened condensed milk and butter in the bowl and heat.
  4. Add the dark chocolate chips and salt in the bowl. Stir the chocolate as it melts and thickens. {about 5 -7 minutes.}
  5. The mixture should thicken to a THICK cake batter consistency, almost too thick to pour. {if your fudge looks grainy and not smooth then add 1/4-1/2 cup of water to smooth it out}
  6. Add peppermint oil {or peppermint extract} and vanilla extract, mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into the dish with Andes chips.
  8. Gently tap the dish on the counter to allow air bubbles to rise to the surface for a smooth appearance.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Andes Mint chips over the top and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, maybe longer, to set.
  10. To cut, dip a sharp knife in hot tap water, wipe and cut quickly. Dip and wipe the knife between cuts. Cut into 1 inch squares.

Notes

recipe slightly adapted from A Spicy Perspective

 

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22 Responses
  1. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    Tis the season I suppose…everyone wants to splurge on desserts this time of the year.
    I love fudge and I love mint. This definitely a winner! Thank you for a fudge recipe that does not require a candy thermometer. 🙂

    1. Krista

      I know right! The only thermometer I use is on a turkey, which is once a year. Who has time to figure all that stuff out. 🙂 I hope you get a chance to try this tina, you would love it!

  2. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    You have been on a sweet kick lately…love what you come up with! Especially this fudge. LOVE dark chocolate. Also, love the texture you got going on here…can tell by the bites that I wished I would have taken!

  3. Min

    Holy Moly! Krista!! This looks so so good..oh boy…I want one..NOW! Your dad’s going to love it. You should ask for more presents hehe

    1. Krista

      haha… yeah. Both you and I know this fudge means trouble… especially when it comes to healthy eating. But a balanced diet is kale and fudge right? hehe…

      And totally need to ask for more presents. 🙂 hehe

  4. Kelly

    This fudge looks incredible and wonderfully decadent Krista! I love mint and chocolate especially during this time of year and wouldn’t be able to stop snacking on this. It looks so pretty with the Andes mint chips sprinkled on top 🙂

    1. Krista

      Oh… believe me. I had a problem stopping the snacking when it came to these bad boys, so I know you would. 🙂 But its so worth it, they are delicious! Hope you have a great rest of the day Kelly!

  5. Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, this fudge looks so incredible and such a perfect flavor combination – for the holidays or anytime! Thanks for sharing your recipe – pinning and buffering! Hope you are having a happy and merry week!

  6. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I can’t get enough of fudge! And the mint chocolate combo is a favorite! I’m always on a dessert kick, but even more so during the holidays.

    1. Krista

      This is actually the first time I have made it but girl… will be making these again! Holy YUM! The holidays just brings the dessert out of people, and I have been loving all yours. Especially that cookie decorating tutorial, so awesome!

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