Peppermint Bark Fudge Recipe

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If you’re looking for a festive treat to make this season, try this Peppermint Bark Fudge Recipe. It combines two classic sweet treats and is easy to make.

Why not make a batch to give as a deliciously sweet gift, or just to indulge in during the holidays!

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Peppermint Bark Fudge Recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting colder, the days are shorter, and everyone is starting to get into the Christmas spirit.

If you’re looking for something sweet to make then you’ve come to the right place!

Peppermint Bark is one of my husband’s seasonal sweet treats, and this recipe combines that classic treat with fudge, to make peppermint bark fudge!

A layer of peppermint-chocolate fudge, made using condensed milk, is topped with a layer of white chocolate and peppermint fudge.

Then some crushed candy canes and chocolate chips are sprinkled over the fudge before going into the fridge to set.

Homemade fudge makes a yummy gift to give to family and friends, as a hostess gift, or for teachers and other group leaders.

Simply pile some fudge pieces into a cellophane bag or into a pretty box and tie them up with ribbon.

Ingredients for Peppermint Bark Fudge

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., aren’t always included here as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen.

The complete list of ALL ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.

Ingredients Needed for Peppermint Bark Fudge

Equipment Needed For This Recipe

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Easy to Make Peppermint Bark Fudge

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Recipe Tips

  • Storing Leftovers: Store the fudge pieces in an airtight container for up to 1 week at room temperature, or for 2-3 weeks in the fridge. Stack the fudge with sheets of parchment between the layers.
  • Freezing Instructions:
    • Prepare the fudge to step 8 in the recipe card.
    • Wrap the whole uncut block of fudge in a double layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil to help prevent freezer burn and keep out unwanted freezer smells. Place on a flat surface in the freezer. Alternatively, freeze pieces of fudge with parchment between any stacked layers in a freezer-safe container and place them in the freezer.
    • Label with the name of the dish, thawing/reheating instructions, and the date to keep track of your food storage.
    • The fudge will last in the freezer for up to 2 months.
    • To defrost the fudge, unwrap it completely and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight (or at least 12 hours), before cutting the block into pieces.
  • With all leftovers, make sure the food looks and smells okay before eating.

How Do I Make Peppermint Bark Fudge?

The printable recipe card below has the full ingredients list and instructions. Any demonstration photos on the card do not print out to save ink.

A Peppermint Bark Fudge Recipe

Peppermint Bark Fudge

Yield: 24 or 48
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

If you're looking for a festive treat to make this season, try this Peppermint Bark Fudge Recipe.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Fudge Layer

  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-oz/397g) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

For the Peppermint Fudge Layer

  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-oz/397g) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 (8-oz/225g) package of crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang.
  2. For the chocolate fudge layer, add the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter to a medium saucepan over low to medium heat. Stir the mixture until everything is melted, combined, and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the peppermint and vanilla extracts.
  3. Pour the chocolate fudge layer into the prepared pan, and leave to set for 30 minutes before making the peppermint fudge layer.

    Chocolate Fudge Layer in Pan
  4. For the peppermint fudge layer, add the white chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter to a medium saucepan over low to medium heat. Stir the mixture until everything is melted, combined, and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the peppermint extract.
  5. Pour the peppermint fudge on top of the chocolate fudge.

    Peppermint Fudge Layer in Pan
  6. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes evenly over the top of the fudge.

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  7. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips evenly over the top of the fudge.

    Mini Chocolate Chips on Fudge
  8. Place the pan of fudge into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours (or overnight) to harden.
  9. Lift the fudge out of the pan using the excess parchment paper. Cut into 1" or 2" pieces to serve and enjoy!

    A Peppermint Bark Fudge Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 3g

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