Bavarian Mint Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


2-1/2 pounds

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My sister-in-law sent this mint chocolate fudge to us one Christmas, and it's been a traditional holiday treat in our home ever since. With just six ingredients, it couldn't be any easier to make. —Sue Tucker, Edgemoor, South Carolina
Bavarian Mint Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Line an 11x7-in. baking pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, milk and remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Microwave on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds until chips are just melted, 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in extracts (fudge mixture will not be glossy). Spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate until set.
  3. Using the foil, lift fudge out of the pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Mint Chocolate Fudge Tips

Can you use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk?

No, we don't recommend using evaporated milk for this recipe—your fudge won't turn out without condensed milk. If you're looking for ways to make this fudge your own, try swapping the peppermint extract for a different flavor.

How do you make layered mint fudge?

Layered mint fudge is as beautiful as it is delicious. Follow our layered mint fudge recipe to learn how to make it!

Do you use salted or unsalted butter?

We recommend using salted butter for this recipe. (Learn more about the differences between unsalted and salted butter.)

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor and James Schend, Taste of Home Culinary Deputy Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.