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, 0 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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MY REVIEW User ID: 6964191 215046
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"

detectiveofrecipes User ID: 7203775 145973
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."

4Huskers User ID: 5191012 161602
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!"

TheDix User ID: 607421 116182
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."

NW17 User ID: 7011033 93088
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Gorgeous recipe!!"

KCDOLLAR User ID: 5788290 116179
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"Am I the only one who thought it was a total pain in the butt to spread in the pan? The first chocolate layer kept slipping around on the buttered foil and wouldn't spread to the edges. And then the mint layer was so thick, I had to basically crumble it over the chocolate. I've made some pretty great real fudges before (the kind you have to boil), but this was just too much of a pain to do again."

sprkysrn User ID: 2599101 93368
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"My family loves the Andes Mint Candies that you receive after dinner and they say this rates right up there with them if NOT better"

Hmf917 User ID: 6406863 161780
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"This is such an easy, delicious treat that I would definitely make again. I only used about a 1/3 of the Peppermint Extract that's recommended, and it was perfect. It honestly tasted like a soft Andes candy. Everyone at our New Year's party loved it! Can't wait to try it again!"

drdmiller2002 User ID: 2764422 93087
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"Was a little worried about the amount of pepperment called for, but this turned out great! My husband said it reminded him of an Andes Mint."

pdrink User ID: 6426973 161521
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"It was simple and delicious! Such a great Fudge!"

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