Layered Peppermint Fudge Recipe

The holiday season is synonymous with the flavor of Peppermint and chocolate. Why not combine the two in this yummy and easy peppermint fudge recipe. It is a great combination of dark chocolate fudge topped with white chocolate fudge flavored with peppermint extract and crushed peppermint.

Do I have your mouth watering yet? Fudge is such an easy dessert idea and makes a great gift too.

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Layered fudge recipes can be a delightful and visually appealing treat. Here are three tips to help you create delicious and perfectly layered fudge:

1. Use High-Quality Ingredients when making fudge:     

Start with the best ingredients you can find, as the quality of your ingredients directly affects the final taste and texture of your fudge. Choose premium chocolate, real butter, and fresh nuts if your recipe includes them. High-quality ingredients contribute to a smoother, creamier fudge.

2.Allow Each Layer of fudge to Set Before

Adding the Next:

Patience is key when making layered fudge. Make sure each layer has fully set before adding the next one. This ensures distinct and well-defined layers.

Typically, this involves chilling the fudge in the refrigerator or allowing it to cool at room temperature. Follow the recipe instructions carefully and use a toothpick or knife to check if the layer is set before adding the next.

3. Keep Layers Separate during Melting and Mixing:

When melting and mixing each layer, do so separately to maintain their individual flavors and colors. If you’re adding different flavors or colors to each layer, make sure to clean your utensils thorou

ghly between each step to avoid cross-contamination.

Take care not to mix the layers too much when pouring them into the pan; a gentle touch will help maintain the separation between layers.

Bonus Tip: Consider experimenting with different flavors, textures, and add-ins for each layer to create a more dynamic and exciting layered fudge. 


popular additions include nuts, dried fruits, extracts, or even a sw

irl of caramel. Just make sure that the flavors complement each other well.

Remember, making layered fudge is a creative process, so don’t be afraid to try new things and find what works best for your taste preferences.




Simply make dark chocolate fudge and layer it in a pan and allow it to cool slightly

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While the dark chocolate fudge is cooling, make your white chocolate fudge. 

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Do you own a double boiler? This layered peppermint fudge recipe can be made easily with one but you can also compromise with this set up.

Top a sauce pan filled with water with a glass bowl. Just do not allow any water to get inside of the chocolate. Trust me you will have to start over. 

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Once the fudge is completely set pull it out of the pan. I just love the layering of this fudge.  

Believe it or not this is the first time I have made two flavored fudge. Super -Super Easy for a great presentation. This layered peppermint fudge recipe is going to be a new tradition in my house. 

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I am not sure what was wrong with my peppermint sprinkles but they started bubbling. Did not change the taste just got your hands red. 

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Either way this is a super easy holiday dessert that anyone will enjoy as a gift or on a dessert table. 

Layered Peppermint Fudge Recipe


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    Layered Peppermint Fudge Recipe

    Yield: 24 slices
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    A super easy holiday dessert that takes only minutes to put together. Layered Peppermint Fudge Recipe


    • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
    • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 1/3 cup crushed candy canes divided.


    1. Line an 8x8 square pan with aluminum foil or parchment and lightly spray the sides and bottom of the foil. Set aside.
    2. Divide condensed milk equally into two separate glass bowls (little over 1/2 cup)
    3. Add dark chocolate chips to one bowl and white chocolate chips to the other.
    4. Melt dark chocolate chips in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring constantly until completely melted.
    5. Once chocolate has melted, remove dark chocolate mixture from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Immediately spread evenly into prepared pan. Allow to set for 10 minutes.
    6. Mean while melt the white chocolate over a double boiler. Stir in mint extract and 1/4 cup crushed peppermint. Carefully spread over the dark chocolate fudge layer.
    7. Immediately sprinkle with remaining crushed peppermint pieces.
    8. Allow fudge to harden completely before slicing and serving (about 4-6 hours at room temperature, or about 1-2 hours in refrigerator). It's easiest to take the entire pan of fudge out of the pan to slice.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 24 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 198Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 11mgSodium 41mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 3g

    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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