Layered Mint Fudge Recipe
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Layered Mint Fudge Recipe

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"I make this festive fudge year-round, but especially at Christmastime," writes Denise Hanson of Anoka, Minnesota. "I've brought it to many different occasions and am asked for the recipe every time. I've also entered it in our local fair and won the blue ribbon!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 49 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; grease the foil with butter and set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and 1 cup milk over low heat; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes or until smooth. Remove from the heat. Add vanilla; stir for 3-4 minutes or until creamy. Spread half of the mixture into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm. Set remaining chocolate mixture aside.
  2. In a another heavy saucepan, melt vanilla chips and remaining milk over low heat; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes or until smooth (mixture will be thick). Remove from the heat. Add peppermint extract and food coloring; stir for 3-4 minutes or until creamy. Spread evenly over chocolate layer. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.
  3. Heat reserved chocolate mixture over low heat until mixture achieves spreading consistency; spread over mint layer. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until firm.
  4. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-3/4 pounds.
Originally published as Layered Mint Fudge in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p13

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"Best fudge ever. I make at least 2 batches every Christmas - one for our family and one batch for all our friends who ask "are you making that fudge this year " follow recipe as is. Butter hands to spread if need be"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"This fudge is amazing! My mom and I usually make it for Christmas or the 4th of July, and all of my relatives eat it right up! They always look forward to our bringing it to their homes."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"I have made this every Christmas for years because everyone loves it. Instead of peppermint flavoring, I use mint as we all like that better. Very good recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"It was a pain to spread the layers in the pan. Everything KCDOLLAR wrote about it was true for me. It helped to let it cool a little before spreading--and then I resorted to my hands to get it spread. Looks and smell good. Just not sure it's worth the trouble."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Gorgeous recipe!!"

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