on Mar 03, 2022
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Mint Fudge is a delicious layered chocolate & mint dessert that’s so easy. Our Mint Chocolate Fudge recipe is great for St. Patrick’s Day!
Mint dessert recipes are always on the menu around St. Patrick’s day in our house. There’s something about the change of seasons and everyone’s favorite Irish holiday that starts a craving for anything minty. We’ve covered a few mint desserts in the past and one of our favorites has always been this recipe for Chocolate Mint Fudge.
This layered dessert sees a delicious white chocolate and mint flavored layer set between two layers of sweet chocolate. This mint flavored chocolate dessert has always been a favorite of ours for a reason: it tastes great and it’s so easy to make too! We know you’ll love this Mint Chocolate Fudge recipe if you give it a try.
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We love ourselves some no-bake cheesecakes too, including our No Bake Mint Oreo Cheesecake! This dessert recipe is so tasty and so easy to make too with plenty of mint flavor. Mint Oreo crust, chopped Andes mints in a minty cheesecake filling- what’s not to love here?
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Ingredients for Chocolate Mint Fudge
Chocolate Chips – We went with semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
White Chocolate Chips
Peppermint or Mint Extract
Green Food Coloring – This is optional. We like adding a bit of food coloring to these mint desserts for a pop of color.
How to make Mint Chocolate Fudge
Melt together some of the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk over low heat on the stovetop. Transfer to a lined 8×8 baking dish and chill in fridge for 10 minutes.
Melt together white chocolate chips and remaining milk before adding mint extract and food coloring. Pour over chocolate layer and let chill.
Take remaining chocolate chips and shortening and melt together in the microwave. Spread over mint layer and let set in the fridge before cutting into squares.
The first layer is the bottom chocolate layer. To prep that, add some of your chocolate chips and some of your condensed milk to a pot and set over low heat. Stir occasionally to help melt together evenly before transferring to a lined and cooking-sprayed 8×8 dish.
Set that in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes. Start on the middle peppermint layer in the meantime. Add the white chips and remaining milk to a pot and heat over a low flame.
Once melted, mix in the food coloring and mint extract.
When that’s all mixed up, take the mint mixture and spread it in an even layer over the chocolate one. Set in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.
The last layer we’ll prep in the microwave. Add the remaining chips and shortening to a bowl and microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring inbetween. Repeat until completely melted before spreading over the mint layer from before.
Pop the whole thing into the fridge to chill until fully set. After it’s set, cut into squares and enjoy!
Mint Fudge Recipe
- 2 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chips, divided
- 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided
- 1 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1 tsp Peppermint Extract, or Mint Extract
- 4 drops Green Food Coloring
- 1 tsp Shortening
- Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
- Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips with 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk over low heat, stirring occasionally.
- Spread mixture into prepared pan and chill until set (about 10 minutes).
- Melt white chocolate chips and remaining condensed milk, stirring until smooth.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add peppermint and food coloring.
- Spread this layer over refrigerated chocolate layer and chill until set (about 10 minutes).
- Melt remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tsp shortening in the microwave by heating 30 seconds and stirring and repeating until completely melted.
- Spread over refrigerated layers.
- Refrigerate until fudge is set (about 1 hour).
- Cut into squares.