Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

This easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge will steal the spotlight at any party when you show up with it on your cookie trays.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge with a homemade peppermint patty topping

 I am so sorry to do this to you again.  No, I’m really not that sorry.

Are you guys completely tired of my peppermint obsession yet?  Honest, I have tried jumping off this peppermint train that I am riding.  I did share gingerbread, eggnog, and peanut butter last week…but, I just keep coming up with more fun and exciting recipes that use peppermint.  I kind of get a one track mind when I get obsessed on something.  Just ask my hubby about the scrapbook phase, the card making phase, and the current food prop phase.  He will just roll his eyes and tell you that I am a crazy lady.  It’s a good thing he loves me.  He puts up with me and my “hobbies” that change all the time.

How about I promise that I won’t take up your feed again with peppermint…at least this week.  I can’t make any promises for next week :-)  

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge with a homemade peppermint patty topping
I sure hope you like fudge too.  There might be a couple more recipes for different ones coming soon.  But you guys know how much I love fudge, so that doesn’t really surprise you, does it?

I mean it is prime fudge making season.  I need to be prepared.  And now you will be too.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge with a homemade peppermint patty topping

Have you tried 2 ingredient fudge before?  Chocolate chips melted with frosting?  It is super easy and just about fail proof.

Sometimes I get lazy in my fudge making.  Not that any fudge I make takes very long at all, but this one is even faster than my other ones.  Gotta love that!    This one is technically 3 ingredient fudge because I do add butter with the chocolate chips, just so they melt better in the microwave.  The butter also helps keep the fudge smooth and creamy.

That’s right.  This whole fudge is made in the microwave.  Just take it slow…do not try to heat your chips up fast.  I promise you, you will burn something if you aren’t careful.  And no one likes burned chocolate.  It makes me sad when chocolate has to be thrown out.  So listen to me, and only heat your chocolate chips up a little at a time.  If you want, you can even heat them on the stove where you can watch them better.  But then you can’t say it is microwave fudge.  Minor detail!

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge with a homemade peppermint patty topping

I used to scrapbook and make paper cards a lot a few years ago.  In fact my office could double for a “store” probably.  Remember how I said I get a one track mind?  Ok, fine I’m obsessive compulsive and I like to shop. There I said it.  Hangs head!   Anyway, my hubby is going to be so excited when I tell him I am combining my love of making sweets with making fun paper embellishments.

I am so excited to share with you that I am partnering with We R Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts to be a part of their Food Team.  That just means every month I will be showing you fun ways to package a sweet treat using their products.  If you see any products that you absolutely love, you can use the code BRUCREW to receive 20% off your order at any time on We R Memory Keepers and Lifestyle Craft products.

It has been a while since I busted out the paper and stickers, and I have to tell you that I had a blast making this cute little container.  I used the Treat Carrier template and added some stickers and twine from my stash.  It is such a cute way to gift someone a sweet treat.  Each bag of fudge holds 4 pieces.  There are only 2 bags in the carrier, but you could easily fit 2 more if you wanted to do a variety of fudge in the container.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge with a homemade peppermint patty topping

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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 36 pieces of fudge

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate fudge topped with a homemade peppermint patty filling. It will be the first thing to disappear on those holiday cookie trays.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Fudge
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 can ready made chocolate fudge frosting (16 oz. can)
1 Tablespoon butter
For the Peppermint Topping
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup marshmallow cream
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon shortening
sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place the dark chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat. Heat for 15 seconds and stir until completely melted and creamy. Take the lid and foil liner off the canned frosting. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir and pour into the melted chocolate chips. Stir until completely mixed. Pour into an 8x8 pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Let set for an hour.
  2. Mix together the powdered sugar, butter, marshmallow cream, extract, and water. Beat until a soft candy forms. Press the mixture evenly over the top of the fudge. Let set again. Cut into 36 squares.
  3. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat. Spoon into a plastic baggie with one tip cut off. Drizzle a little bit on each square and top with sprinkles. Store in a sealed container on the counter or place in an air tight container and freeze until needed.
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  1. says

    I make a batch of the chips and frosting fudge every week. I heat the chips in the mw at 50% for 2 1/2 minutes straight and they come out fine. I usually add a fist full of coconut and some dried cherries or cranberries to the mix. Sometimes I use butterscotch chips and coconut pecan frosting. Oh, yeah – that one’s a real winner. The white chocolate chips with cream cheese frosting and Trader Joe’s dried big, fat dark cherries is a sight to behold while it lasts.

  2. says

    I used to scrapbook too, I have three huge boxes in the garage because like you I moved on to other things. And opps I was at anthropoligie this weekend and bought 2 new plates and a new cake stand!! Ahh looks like you and me are on the same page sister!! This fudge looks delicious, love the two tones!
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