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Bavarian Mint Fudge

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 pounds


  • 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


  • Line an 11x7-in. baking pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • snowytrees
    Dec 13, 2015

    Super easy! Excellent. It's dangerous to be able to make fudge this yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Tinapprrlt
    Oct 8, 2013

    This is very good fudge I've made it and family liked it.

  • N-H
    Jun 24, 2013

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  • SJ6906
    Dec 29, 2012

    I have made this fudge for many, many years and everyone wants the recipe. So creamy and wonderful, not to mention easy!

  • mmm952
    Dec 12, 2012

    I have made this fudge 2 years in a row now and my kids, family and friends ask me to make it every Christmas.

  • Marcoise
    Feb 8, 2012

    This is a fabulous recipe! I've done this with good chunk chocolate (instead of chips) and the results are also great. If, at mixing time, the chocolate seems to want to seize up, just use some muscle in the stirring, and it comes out smooth and silky. Beautiful texture when it melts in your mouth.

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 23, 2011

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  • kmws2
    Dec 18, 2011

    Absolutely delicious! No problem with melting the chips if you melt for @ 1 min., stir and then melt for 10 seconds at a time until they are stirred smooth. Super creamy consistency and so very easy to make.

  • ams00
    Dec 13, 2011

    The chips proved to be very hard to "melt until smooth" and it ended up pretty lumpy after multiple attempts at smoothing. Not quite what I remember bavarian mint fudge being, I think I'll have to stick with the kind you cook in a saucepan.

  • 6shea
    Jul 8, 2011

    it was good.