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Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Three of the season's best flavors-nuts, chocolate and peppermint-combine in a delightful manner in this scrumptious fudge. The two distinct layers are eye-catching-another reason why this candy makes a great holiday gift. —Connie Denmark, St. Joseph, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:32 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy


  • 1. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan with foil. Grease foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread into prepared pan. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3. For peppermint layer, beat cream cheese in a small bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk and extract until smooth. Stir in peppermint candy. Spread evenly over chocolate layer. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4. Using foil, lift fudge from pan. Gently peel off foil. Cut into squares. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 83 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Peppermint Fudge

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Crittermom98 User ID: 5895962 215404
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"I think this is the BEST fudge ever! I've made it numerous times and everyone who tries it LOVES it! I don't understand the complaints about it being to dry, because I have never had a problem!"

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 35053
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"Really good!!!!!!!!!!!!"

amazoncook User ID: 7047457 85527
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I too am looking at a bowl of mostly powdered sugar cocoa dust. There is simply not enough "wet" ingredient to bind the powder together. I think the recipe must be missing an ingredient or has a typo for the amount of cream cheese or milk listed."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 49352
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I never tasted it as i gave them to my kids for Christmas. That's my chief complaint as this recipe just doesn't seem to make as much fudge as others. Only a loaf pan instead of a 9 in square. I found it rather dry putting together as well. I give it a three however since my kids made no complaints about it."

balmerhon User ID: 6427300 28262
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"I joined this site just to review this recipe. It is AWFUL. You are basically making thick, oversweet layers of frosting. I doubled the cocoa powder and it still had poor chocolate taste. But worse, it never set properly. I had to throw the lot out. I'm quite skilled in the kitchen and can't figure out what happened and am very curious as to the few good reviews here."

flinkydink User ID: 1081788 28261
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I won't make this again. Just sweet, no real flavour. Mixing Dixie, you might've used the recipe for this that I have from the Dec/Jan 2001 issue of TOH. It calls for only 1/2 tsp milk in each layer. Not nearly enough to mix everything together. The recipe shown here has increased the amounts. I ended doing that myself but am still not impressed with this recipe."

MixingDixie User ID: 5714799 77482
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"I followed this recipe to a T- and ended up with a pan of powdered sugar. I was very upset with the results and the wasted money to make this. I doubled checked numerous times to see if I made an error, and just can't figure out what happened here!!"

Ragdolly User ID: 5650846 110975
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"Amazing!! Used at cookie exchange and everyone wanted recipe! Making it again this year! I sprinkled some candy cane powder on the top too. Tastes just than Junior Mints!! Make them small because they are very rich!! Mmmmm!!!"

triplemom2 User ID: 4326236 70926
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"This recipe was so quick and easy but very yummy!"

evelyn diane User ID: 2661299 204036
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"My family loves peppermint to this recipe has been a big hit. We will make it every year as part of our Christmas treats."

griffin24 User ID: 2398307 49350
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"This is a big hit with everyone, i make it every year and give it to my neighbors as a holiday treat!"

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