Peppermint Fudge

// Peppermint Fudge

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

1-2 mins

Free Time

to watch some TV

This endlessly customizable fudge is the blank canvas of holiday treats. Use any crushed candy you like, and add your favorite nuts, cookies, and extracts. It's the perfect gift or potluck dessert, but we wouldn't blame you if you kept it all for yourself.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Small Dish


  • 1 cup (150g) semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (140g) sweetened condensed milk
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Peppermint candy, crushed (as needed)


  1. Place all the ingredients except the crushed peppermint in the Anyday dish. Cover with lid (knob lifted). Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted.
  2. Mix ingredients until smooth and pour into a sheet pan lined with plastic wrap (or keep it in the Anyday if you prefer!). Sprinkle the crushed candy over the hot fudge mixture and allow it to set on the counter or in the fridge overnight.
  3. Cut into squares or your favorite shape and enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try varying the extract (coffee, maple, rum, orange extract) and top with different ingredients (Heath bar crumbles, crushed graham crackers, chopped pecans, candied orange)
  • Drop a square of fudge into some hot milk for instant hot cocoa!

Recipe notes

  • You can portion the fudge into the Anytime Freezer Trays for an easy pop-out treat.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.