Chocolate Mint Candy (Fudge)

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 64
  • About This Recipe

    “I love this recipe because it is so easy to make and yet it always gets ‘oohs’ when people see the candies and ‘aahs’ when they taste them!I’ve gotten several z-mails asking about the candy coating. They are wafers that you melt to then dip candies into to coat them. They are usually sold in the candy section of craft or baking stores. I’ve seen them in the candy making section of Wal-Mart also. If you look at the ingredients photo on Easy (But Elegant) Chocolate Candy, you’ll see a photo of them. They are a different ‘stiffness’ than white chocolate chips but some reviews have successfully used those when they can’t find the candy coating. Hope that helps!”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips( 12 ounces)
  • 1 (14ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 2teaspoonsvanilla extract
  • 6ounceswhite candy coating( see note above)
  • 2 -3teaspoonspeppermint extract
  • 3dropsgreen food coloring
  • Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with 1 cup milk.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Spread half into a waxed paper-lined 8-in. square pan; (I personally prefer to line the pan with foil and grease the foil with butter) chill for 10 minutes or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir candy coating with remaining milk until coating is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in peppermint extract and food coloring.
  • Spread over bottom layer; chill for 10 minutes or until firm.
  • Warm remaining chocolate mixture if necessary; spread over mint layer.
  • Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Remove from pan; cut into 1-in. squares.
  • Reviews

  • “I will rate the fudge part 5 stars but I will say that I tried the Hershey’s white chocolate chips to do the peppermint part, as some suggested, and it came out terrible…all greasy & wouldn’t spread at all.Next time I will follow directions exactly as stated and use the candy coating.”

  • “This is a fantastic recipe….I make two batches every year.”

  • “I just made this, and not only does it look great, it tastes amazing! I m going to make an extra batch to take to my sisters for Christmas. I also used the white chocolate chips, but it all firmed up perfectly. Thanks for such a great recipe!”

  • “I made this in the first stage of my holiday baking. I admit that I am not a fan of fudge, but after trying it I know that my friends will love this. I used nestles white chips like others and it did “break” when I added the food coloring and peppermint oil, but after putting it back on the heat for a few more minutes it smoothed out. I found the first layer of the chocolate pretty hard to spread with just a spoon but I tried this for the top and recommend warming an off-set spatula then spraying it with a flavorless nonstick spray to make it easier. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Very tasty, and everyone liked it despite my mess-up.
    When adding in the condensed milk, I got a little confused. Weight wise, one cup was the entire can, right? Well, that’s what my mind was thinking anyway. So when I doubled it, I put a can in the chocolate, and a can in the mint. It came out really tasty, but the center was less solid than I had hoped and it oozed out if not kept cold.
    Used white chocolate chips in place of the candy coating and it tasted fine.
    Thanks for the recipe!
    –Luna”

  • “Like many of the other users, I used white chocolate chips instead of candy coating. I was making them for Christmas so I doubled the white chocolate (12 ounces). The chocolate fudge was a little thicker than I expected, so I didn’t separate it and only had 2 layers. To make it fit the season, I put crushed M&Ms on the tops. This was my first fudge and it turned out really well even though I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. I will definitely make this again.”

  • “this was my first time making fudge – it tasted great.I melted in the microwave, but thought the mixture was a little thick to spread (the picture was much prettier than how mine turned out, but it did taste good and got compliments.”

  • “Fantastically easy fudge recipe, which was exactly what I was looking for. Got home from the store at 9pm and was able to whip this up in just about an hour, two batches with different flavors and it was my first time. My only caution is be careful with the peppermint extract. You can very easily overdo it. Mine smelled like a shot of Dr. MacGillicuddy’s and I had to add more candy chips to tone it down. It’s in the fridge setting now, but as another reviewer said, I can already tell it’s going to be delicious from my sampling while cooking. Highly recommend!”

  • “so easy…and yummy.I used the green vanilla flavored candy wafers, so omitted the food coloring.I’ll definitely be making these again.thanks”

  • “Excellent fudge!I used parchment paper in the bottom of the pan instead of foil.I always find that foil tears too easily.I used white chocolate chips instead of candy coating and it turned out perfectly.This is a very nice thick firm fudge.Great recipe!”

  • “Delicious! I only had 10 ounces of chocolate chips, so I added one square of chopped Bakers unsweetened chocolate. It made it even darker and richer, and I’ll definitely make it that way again. Next time, I’ll melt the chocolate using a double boiler, as I wasn’t entirely happy with the consistency of the melted chocolate (although it looked fine once everything hardened).”

  • “WOW, I made 3 different flavors and two batches of each for holiday baskets. I did the mint, but I also tried orange and raspberry. DELICIOUS! I got so many compliments!! I didn’t do the triple layer though. I just did the bottom – chocolate and the top – flavored. Oh and I did use the white morsels, couldn’t find white candy coating.”

  • “This was a hit at a Christmas party! Thanks for the recipe. I read some comments and made the bottom and top layers seperately. I had the candy melts and mixed 1/2green melts with 1/2 white melts and it was a very green. Had many at the party ask for the recipe. Thanks for an easy hit!”

  • “Wow!! These were so easy and turned out so beautiful and soooo tasty! I found the candy coatings in the hobby section at Wal-mart. One bag contained enough for two batches – but trust me, go ahead and make two!! Make sure your chocolate is really thoroughly melted before you pour it or you get a goopy mess. A little more heat made a big difference. Great recipe, thanks!”

  • “I was hoping that this would be a fairly easy recipe.Boy was I wrong.The chocolate “fudge” was extrememly hard to spread.I ended up just doing two layers with the chocolate on the bottom and the mint on the top.After it cooled for the directed 10 minutes, I put wax paper over it and smoothed it out with my hands.I just finished putting on the top layer and it’s cooling now. I’ll update the rating once it’s been tasted.Good luckUpped to 4 stars for the taste.I does taste like a York patty.The flavor is excellent.”

  • “I made this for a Christmas party for my husbands work.I had one of his coworkers call me for the recipe before the day was out.”

  • “wonderful recipe!! one thing i did different though, was to add a bit of marshmallow cream. that made it softer and more fudge-like.also, once, i substituted the mint flavor for cherry and the green food-color for red… worked like a dream!!”

  • “Very good mint candy.We made this for family and friends last year for the holidays and I forgot to ratre it.It melted in your mouth.Perfect for gift giving.Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.”

  • “I used white chocolate chip, and they worked great, I wasn’t sure they would thicken right so i added an extra ounce and it turned out great.
    I also made it blue, and not green I jus thought it would be cute”

  • “This was sooooooooooo easy to make.The mint tasted like York Pattys!Made the Orange and the Raspberry….”

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