Peppermint Mocha Fudge

3 from 3 votes

Peppermint Mocha Fudge is THE fudge you need to make this season. It’s such an easy fudge recipe and it’s so smooth, thanks to the secret ingredient: powdered sugar. It’s a cooked fudge that you don’t need a thermometer for and it tastes just like your favorite coffee drink: a peppermint mocha.

I cannot wait to wrap up this fudge and gift it this holiday season – it’s gonna be a huge hit!


Stack of Peppermint Mocha Fudge bars

Can I tell you a secret? I’m not a huge fudge fan. I don’t know why, but it’s never something I gravitate towards and I think I figured out why: I’ve never really eaten GOOD fudge. I’m talking about old school fudge, the kind you get at the boardwalk or in some old time store. Normally I make easy fudge, which is made with chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and then add-ins like nuts or candy. That fudge is good (I mean, who doesn’t love fudge with Kit Kats?) but it’s not as smooth as silk like that candy shop fudge.

A few weeks ago I traveled to New Buffalo, Michigan for a blogging retreat. One of the ladies brought a specialty fudge (I wish I could remember the brand) and it was so creamy and delicious. I felt like I’d never tasted fudge before because I loved it! It was creamy and smooth and rich and perfectly chocolatey. I came home wanting to make my own version of the mint chocolate, because it was the most popular with all the ladies there.

Now, I’ve made cooked fudge before. It’s not hard but it’s finicky. Some of the most disparaging comments I get about recipes are ones that involved cooked candy, because so many factors can change the outcome. That is why, when I found this fudge recipe, I realized that I could have the best of both worlds: an easy 5-minute fudge recipe that tastes like a cooked fudge. It’s like fudge magic, this recipe. It really only takes a few minutes and the end result is creamy and perfect.

I cannot wait to try this method for every single fudge recipe. I want to make butter pecan and walnut and peanut butter fudge like this!

The secret ingredient? Powdered Sugar.

Stack of Peppermint Mocha Fudge and one has a bite out of it

All you do for this rich chocolate fudge is mix powdered sugar (a whole pound!) with cocoa. Then you cook it with butter, milk, vanilla, and salt until it’s smooth and has a fudge consistency. That’s when you can add any mix-ins like nuts or candy. I decided to go the Peppermint Fudge route because it’s almost CHRISTMAS and I love making peppermint things this time of year. Plus, I rarely make fudge except for at the holidays.

This recipe is so easy that I think I can even make Jordan do it for me at Christmas. I know I said I was going to cut down on all that I was doing this year, and one of those things was not making individualized desserts for each person. BUT…this is easy fudge at it’s best. It’s easy enough a kid can do it!

Now, when I saw that the recipe included milk, I knew exactly how I was going to change it up to make it Peppermint Mocha. Can you guess how?

Peppermint Mocha Fudge is an easy 5-minute fudge recipe that’s smooth and rich and so easy a kid can make it.

Peppermint mocha fudge in a white mug and a bottle of International delight creamer in the background

That’s right, coffee creamer! I used my favorite International Delight Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer in place of milk to make this a nice and rich peppermint coffee flavor. In fact, you can use ANY coffee creamer flavor. I cannot wait to try this with all my favorite International Delight flavors (Salted Caramel Mocha, Butter Pecan, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup…to name a few).

This fudge is easy to make and easy to change up to your liking. Plus it’s smooth and rich and tastes like the best fudge you’ve ever eaten!

How to make Powdered Sugar Fudge:

  • It’s best to use a scale to weigh out 1 pound of powdered sugar. You can measure it (about 3 ¾ cups) but powdered sugar packs easily. Or, just buy a 1 pound box.
  • For the milk, you can use regular but I love using the coffee creamer. Use any flavor! (I don’t think I’d try this with nonfat milk; the fudge needs some fat to set up and be smooth.)
  • I like using unsalted butter, but if you use salted, leave out the salt.
  • Add your favorite add-ins: nuts, peppermint candy, chopped candy bars…or leave it plain. I added Andes Mint Crunch pieces, but you can also use chopped candy bars.
  • This is best kept at room temperature for serving, but if you’re keeping it longer than a couple days, store it in the refrigerator.

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Peppermint Mocha Fudge

Peppermint Mocha Fudge is an easy chocolate fudge recipe flavored like a peppermint mocha drink. This cooked fudge is SO easy to make and so smooth!
3 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 36 pieces
Serving Size 1 piece


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound powdered sugar about 3 ¾ cups
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup International Delight Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or use coffee extract for more coffee flavor
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peppermint chip pieces such as Andes brand or chopped candy canes


  • Line an 8x8” 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 277mg | Sugar: 13g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Last Updated on May 12, 2020

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  1. Love that it is simple. I did try this recipe with the Peppermint Mocha. I think I cooked it to long as it was grainy. 
    I made a second batch using a different flavor creamer (different brand) and that one was prefect. Mind you I still will try with with other flavors also. 

    I give this a 5 star. ?

    1. Michelle, although you state that this recipe is “5 Stars” you give it a 1 anyways? This is incredibly contradicting and i ask for you to not only remove your comment, but apologize to the creator of the recipe for they didn’t deserve such negativity for your own mistake.