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Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

This microwave peppermint fudge recipe is made with just four ingredients, five minutes, it’s the perfect holiday candy and no oven is required.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

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Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Looking for a new recipe to try out? This peppermint fudge is easy and fun! It’s the perfect holiday candy.

It’s time to start getting excited about all of the holiday baking that awaits us this season, especially if you are looking for a fun easy recipe to try out.

This microwave peppermint fudge is made with just four ingredients – chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, peppermint candy, and peppermint extract.

The best part? You don’t need any fancy equipment. Just grab your bowl, whisk, measuring spoons, and get started right away!

The best part about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes in your microwave!

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

You can make this with your kids, friends, family, or alone.

Plus it doesn’t require any baking which means you don’t have to turn on the oven.

So get cooking today and enjoy some of the most delicious fudge ever made!

Makes 36 pieces

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 4 minutes 30 seconds

Christmas Fudge Ingredients

Tips for Making the Best Fudge

  • Use pre-crushed peppermint candy instead of crushing yourself. These can be found near the chocolate chips in the baking aisle. It helps to cut down on the mess.
  • Be sure you grab the can of sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. 🙄 Trust me on this one!
  • Swap out the dark chocolate for white chocolate or milk chocolate. I do this when making it for my husband because he is not a fan of dark chocolate.
Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

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No-Churn Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe – Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just want some festive desserts for your family, this no-churn Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe is sure to be a hit.

DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments – Some holiday cookie cutters, twine, skewer and peppermint, and spearmint candy and you are good to go with the DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments. Let’s get crafting!

White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies – The Homemade White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies are one of my family’s favorites. So much so that I stock up on the Peppermint M&M’s every year so I can make them all year long.

Peppermint Cookie Bar Recipe – If you don’t want to make a regular batch of cookies, then make the easy one-pan Peppermint Cookie Bar Recipe. Chocolate, Vanilla, and peppermint make for a yummy Christmas cookie that everyone will love.

Chocolate Peppermint Bread – This rich Chocolate Peppermint Bread is perfect for the holiday with chocolate ganache topped with crushed candy canes.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts recipe – This Peppermint Mocha Donuts recipe is my go-to Christmas recipe. Besides the fact that the peppermint reminds me of the holidays, just the color of the donuts and the smell bring back fond holiday memories.

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – The Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are just one of the many easy cookies we like to make for the cookie exchange.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

How to Make Peppermint Fudge

Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Heat in the microwave on high for 3 minutes, watching carefully to make sure the milk doesn’t boil over.

Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Return to the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Stir vigorously until the milk and chocolate are thoroughly combined.

Pour into a parchment paper-lined 8×8 pan and spread in an even layer.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Top with crushed peppermint candy.

Press the candy lightly into the fudge.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Allow sitting at room temperature for at least 4 hours or in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.

Cut into one-inch pieces.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Enjoy!

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Can I Make Fudge on the Stove

Absolutely! Using a medium saucepan, heat the sweetened condensed milk till warm. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.

Pour into a parchment paper-lined 8×8 pan and spread in an even layer.

Top with crushed peppermint candy.

Press the candy lightly into the fudge.

Allow sitting at room temperature for at least 4 hours or in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.

Cut into one-inch pieces.

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Enjoy!

Yield: 36

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Microwave Peppermint Fudge Recipe

This microwave peppermint fudge recipe is made with just four ingredients, five minutes, it's the perfect holiday candy and no oven required.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes 30 seconds
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 6 minutes 30 seconds

Ingredients

  • 2 14-ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 10-ounce packages of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy

Instructions

  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Heat in the microwave on high for 3 minutes, watching carefully to make sure the milk doesn’t boil over.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  4. Return to the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  5. Stir vigorously until the milk and chocolate are thoroughly combined.
  6. Pour into a parchment paper-lined 8x8 pan and spread in an even layer.
  7. Top with crushed peppermint candy.
  8. Press the candy lightly into the fudge.
  9. Allow sitting at room temperature for at least 4 hours or in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.
  10. Cut into one-inch pieces.
  11. Enjoy!

Stovetop Directions

  1. Absolutely! Using a medium saucepan, heat the sweetened condensed milk till warm. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  2. Pour into a parchment paper-lined 8x8 pan and spread in an even layer.
  3. Top with crushed peppermint candy.
  4. Press the candy lightly into the fudge.
  5. Allow sitting at room temperature for at least 4 hours or in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.
  6. Cut into one-inch pieces.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips for Making the Best Fudge

  • Use pre-crushed peppermint candy instead of crushing yourself. These can be found near the chocolate chips in the baking aisle. It helps to cut down on the mess.
  • Be sure you grab the can of sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. 🙄 Trust me on this one!
  • Swap out the dark chocolate for white chocolate or milk chocolate. I do this when making it for my husband because he is not a fan of dark chocolate.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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