Peppermint Crunch Fudge

Sweet Peppermint Crunch Fudge is perfect for the holidays. It’s one of the easiest and most delicious winter treats.

Chocolate Fudge and Caramel Fudge are two go-tos, but it’s fun to mix things up with flavors like with this minty peppermint crunch fudge or Butter Pecan Fudge! This crunchy fudge is festive and delicious!!

Peppermint Crunch Fudge stacked on a white plate

Easy Festive Fudge

Hi, it’s me Lily! I love to share simple sweet treats with you. I love being with mommy making something yummy like Fudge!! We decided to try a new fudge recipe cuz I was thinking about that. We made Peppermint Crunch Fudge, and I liked it SUPER MUCH! Mommy let me have 2 pieces!!

We used our White Chocolate Reese Fudge and just added some other yummy peppermint treats like Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses and Andes Peppermint Crunch Bits. We hope you like this a lot.

My mom said you could use Chopped up Candy Canes, but we think the Andes Peppermint Bits are yummier and softer. I think they smell so good!!

Cut Hershey kisses on a wooden board

White chocolate chips and cream mixture in a white bowl

creamy mixture in a white bowl

How to make peppermint Fudge

PREP. Peel off all the Hershey’s Kisses wrappers and cut them in fours. Line 9×9 pan with parchment paper. Put the white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff in a big bowl. Set aside.

MELT. In a pan melt the sugar, heavy cream, salt and butter on medium heat until it starts to boil. Cook for 5 minutes.

COMBINE. Pour the hot mixture into the bowl of chocolate chips and mix with the mixer until it’s smooth and soft. Mix (fold) in ¾ of the Kisses. Pour into your pan.

REFRIGERATE. Sprinkle the rest of the Kisses on the top along with the Andes Bits. Press down a bit. Put in the fridge for 3-5 hours to let it set. Hope you like it!

fudge topped with hershey kisses in a glass pan

Recipe Tips

To substitute sweetened condensed milk for heavy cream it will make the mixture much thicker and sweeter. You might have to add some more water or just use less of the sweetened condensed milk to get the correct texture.

Easily use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate chips to create a richer and more chocolatey taste!

The best way to cut fudge is to first let it cool, then simply cut a long straight knife and press down firmly while cut, don’t use any sawing motions. The biggest tip when it comes to cutting most desserts is to wipe your knife between each cut so each cut is new and clean.

Peppermint Crunch Fudge stacked on a whtie plate

Storing INfo

STORE peppermint crunch fudge in a Tupperware container in the fridge for up to a week. 

To FREEZE the fudge, place your pieces, or the brick itself, in a Ziploc bag and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw it let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours before devouring it!

Peppermint Crunch Fudge stacked on a white plate

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Peppermint Crunch Fudge Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Sweet Peppermint Crunch Fudge is perfect for the holidays. It's one of the easiest and most delicious winter treats.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 422 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Candy Cane Kisses (we used about 30 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup Andes Peppermint Baking Chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 7 oz Marshmallow Fluff

Instructions
 

  • We started by peeling off all the Hershey's Kisses wrappers and cutting them in fours.
  • Then we put parchment paper on the 9x9 pan. This keeps the fudge from sticking to the pan.
  • Put the white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff in a big bowl. Set aside.
  • In a pan melt the sugar, heavy cream, salt and butter on medium heat until it starts to boil. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the hot stuff into the bowl of chocolate chips and mix with the mixer until it's smooth and soft.
  • Mix (fold) in ¾ of the Kisses. Pour into your pan.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the Kisses on the top along with the Andes Bits. Press down a bit. Put in the fridge for 3-5 hours to let it set. Hope you like it!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. Hi Lily – Congratulations on being such a brave girl during the drill! I have to tell you, every single year at Christmas time, I make a similar peppermint bark to give to friends and neighbors. It’s a great treat, especially homemade, and it’s a lot cheaper to make it at home than buy it in the store. If it costs $10.00 to buy a bag in the store, but $2.00 to make a batch at home, how much money are you saving? Have you learned math like this yet? Have a good week at school and listen to your parents and teachers. Hugs, Mrs. B.

  2. Lily I always enjoy your posts! My own kids had a similar lock down drill and I imagine it would be a little scary. But I like your happy place-the kitchen is my happy place too! I love this peppermint fudge! I wish I could have two pieces too!

  3. This peppermint crunch fudge is wonderful, Lily! But do you really eat it for breakfast at your house, as it says on the recipe…? That’s my kind of breakfast! 🙂

      1. I am excited about making this for our Christmas season gift packages, but i have not been able to find the Andes Peppermint Crunch Bits…
        They look much better than crushed candy cane, so i don’t want to compromise. Could you point me in the right direction?

        1. I’ve seen them at all the grocery stores in the last few weeks. They are usually in the holiday section, though, as opposed to the baking section. Hope that helps. 😉

          1. Are you referring to “Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips”? http://www.tootsie.com/candy/andes-baking-chips

            If so, I have found them and am looking forward to the final fudge. If not, I cannot find anything with the name “Andes Peppermint Crunch Bits”. Could you provide me a link to anyplace on the internet with the correct product?

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! You saved my holiday gift giving. I had an Andes mint fudge recipe from another blog fail miserably. Should have read the comment first. I was unable to find the baking chips but was able to find a bag of the individually wrapped candies. I just chopped them up in the food processor. Thanks again!!

      1. That’s what I thought, but I didn’t want to end up with a gooey mess if I was wrong:)

        I’m off to buy the ingredients for this. It looks SO good!!

          1. 5 stars
            OK. I was VERY tardy in making these! I took them to a genealogy group meeting and they were a smash!! So easy to make (I didn’t even need to break out my electric mixer). The only thing I will do differently next time is use buttered foil instead of parchment. The paper wouldn’t hold a sharp fold at the corners, which made them uneven.

  5. 5 stars
    I’m reading this as I sip on a peppermint hot chocolate my wife just made for me, and I’m thinking…. man, some of your fudge would be perfect with this! In my opinion, you can’t have too much peppermint or chocolate, especially this time of year. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to send it to her and see if I can talk her into making it for me. Yep, I’m a lucky guy!

  6. 5 stars
    These are so good. I have been making them every Christmas for a few yrs. I am out of heavy whipping cream. Can i substitute evaporated milk in its place?

    JoANN