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Peppermint Mocha Fudge is a 5-minute fudge recipe! This fudge is perfect for Christmas and has a secret ingredient. Welcome to your new go-to fudge recipe!
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Easy Peppermint Mocha Fudge
A common complaint from people when making cooked fudge is that although not difficult, the recipes can be finicky. Especially when the fudge includes candy, cooking candy can add a lot of variables and makes it easy for something small to go wrong that affects the entire recipe. Luckily this 5-minute fudge recipe is about to make your life a whole lot easier! This Peppermint mocha fudge may just be a Christmas miracle!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Simple ingredients! Most of the ingredients for this peppermint mocha fudge recipe probably already live in your pantry.
- It’s customizable. This peppermint fudge recipe is delicious and perfect for the holidays, but good news! You can use it for any flavor of fudge that you’d like.
- Everyone has 5 minutes to spare, especially when you can make fudge in those five minutes.
- The secret ingredients of powdered sugar and coffee creamer in this fudge make it just as creamy as a cooked fudge! Say hello to your secret weapon.
Ingredients in Peppermint Fudge
- Unsalted butter- The creamy base of the fudge, if you use salted then leave out the salt.
- Powdered sugar- The secret ingredient! Gives the fudge that infamous super-sweet flavor and ultra-creamy texture.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder- The mocha part of the peppermint-mocha fudge.
- Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer- You can use milk but coffee creamer gives it that peppermint flavor.
- Vanilla extract- You can also use coffee extract for more coffee flavor
- Salt- Just a pinch!
- Peppermint chip pieces or chopped candy canes- Gives the fudge some texture and adds even more peppermint flavor.
How to Make Peppermint Mocha Fudge
- Prepping the pan: Line an 8×8” pan or baking dish with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Heating and mixing ingredients together: Place a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter and then add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, coffee creamer, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until smooth and cook until the entire mixture is melted and hot.
- Set and serve: Spread the mixture in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with peppermint chip pieces, crushed candy canes, or any other add-ins you like. Let sit at room temperature until cool then chill to set if needed. Slice into squares and serve.
- Storing: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Don’t use anything non-fat or skim to make fudge. Fudge needs fat to set and supply that ultra-silky texture to your mouth!
Heat and whisk your entire fudge mixture until it’s fully hot and melted. This is the most important step. Ensure that the mixture is nice and hot before you take it off the burner so it sets correctly.
For serving, fudge is best kept at room temperature but if you’re keeping it longer than a couple of days, store it in the fridge to keep it fresh.
Fudge will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container.
Because of fudge’s high sugar content, it is a food that does not grow bacteria easily, therefore, it’s great for freezing. Make sure you freeze it in an air-tight container and put it in the fridge to thaw before bringing it back to room temperature. If you are stacking your fudge in the freezer be sure to put parchment paper in between layers.
If your peppermint mocha fudge isn’t setting up chances are it never got hot enough during the heating process. Using a thermometer can help to ensure your fudge is reaching between 234 and 239°F.
You can substitute any creamer you would like! As long as it’s made with whole milk. Anything non-fat will change the consistency of your fudge and it may not set correctly.
Peppermint Mocha Fudge
- 6 tablespoons (84g) unsalted butter
- 3 ¾ cups (424g) powdered sugar
- ½ cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup (59ml) Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or use coffee extract for more coffee flavor
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup peppermint pieces such as Andes brand or chopped candy canes
- Line an 8×8” pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter and then add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, coffee creamer, extract, and salt. Whisk until smooth and cook until the entire mixture is melted and hot.
- Spread mixture in prepared pan. Sprinkle with peppermint chip pieces or chopped candy canes. Let sit at room temperature until cool then chill to set if needed. Slice into squares and serve.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Peppermint Mocha Fudge is a soft chocolate fudge recipe with peppermint flavor! This is the perfect Christmas recipe.
Last Updated on November 8, 2022