This Easy Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge uses just a few ingredients and can be made entirely in the microwave. It's made with mint extract and Andes Creme de Menthe Chocolate to achieve maximum mint flavor, It's also virtually fool-proof, takes just minutes to prepare, and is dangerously delicious.
Easy Homemade Andes Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe
This is our family’s favorite fudge recipe to make throughout the year. It works for the holidays, St Patrick’s Day, wedding showers, gifts, and even just as a simple sweet treat. Best of all, this Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge recipe requires no thermometer and can be made entirely in the microwave!
The flavor of the Andes chocolate mints gets a tiny boost of mint flavor by adding a touch of mint extract. And thanks to the sweetened condensed milk, it’s ultra-creamy without being overly rich.
This particular recipe calls for reserving a handful of chopped Andes mint pieces to top the fudge with, but you could also top with anything from toasted nuts to crushed peppermints or even toffee. Get creative, and let us know what you liked!
Ingredients in Easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge
- Sweetened Condensed Milk - be sure you are not using evaporated milk as they are entirely different ingredients and evaporated milk will not work.
- Chocolate Chips - we suggest using either milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. However, we also have provided a few variations that call for using different types of chocolate chips. Make a few different batches and find out what you like best.
- Vanilla Extract - pure vanilla extract tastes best.
Ingredients in Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge
- Sweetened Condensed Milk - this gives the fudge some of its sweetness and creaminess.
- Andes Mints - you can find these at the store or online. If you want, you could also substitute with milk or even white chocolate.
- Butter - you want to use unsalted butter.
- Mint Extract - any type of mint extract will work. It gives a major boost to the mint flavor.
How to Make
- Melt the ingredients. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk, Andes Mints and butter, reserving ½ cup of chopped Andes Mints to add to the top of the fudge for later. Heat on high for 1 minute, then remove from the microwave and stir. Heat again for 30 seconds, then remove and stir, repeating at 30-second intervals until all of the mint chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Add mint extract and pour into pan. Once the chocolate has completely melted, add the mint extract and pour the melted chocolate fudge into a 9” x 9” square baking pan lined with parchment paper (you can also line the pan with foil). Sprinkle the remaining mint chips on top of the fudge.
- Refrigerate. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours (or overnight), then cut into 1" cubes.
- Serve or store. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or up to 3 months in the freezer. Enjoy!
- Top with chopped toasted nuts (pistachios, walnuts, macadamia nuts, almonds)
- Sprinkle crushed peppermint, candy canes or toffee bits over the top before putting into the fridge.
- Stir toasted coconut flakes into the fudge before pouring into the pan to set up.
- Instead of Andes Mints, use mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips or a combination of all three. You could even try to use peanut butter chips to make peanut butter fudge!
- Fold in extra mini chocolate chips to make the fudge mint chip.
- Stir in about 1 tablespoon of bourbon along with the mint extract.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes - just place the sweetened condensed milk into a small sauce pot and heat over medium heat until bubbling. Be sure to stir constantly with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula so that it does not burn. Once bubbling, turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips.
Stir until completely melted, then add in the flavoring extract and transfer to your prepared pan.
Homemade Fudge lasts for quite a while since all of the ingredients are very shelf-stable. You can store up to 5 days at room temperature, a month in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
Yes! It freezes great. We suggest cutting into cubes, then freezing flat on a sheet tray for at least 30 minutes. Once chilled, transfer to an airtight container or freezer bags and store for up to 3 months.
No! It does not work - you must make this chocolate fudge with condensed milk.
- Room Temperature: store in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
- Refrigerator: store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
- Freezer: store frozen, either in freezer bags or an airtight container, for up to 3 months.
Chocolate Mint Fudge
- 1 14-oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 cups Chocolate Chips milk chocolate or semi sweet
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 cup Andes Mint Candies Reserve 1 cup for topping the fudge
- Line a 9"x9" or 8"x8" square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add the chocolate chips and 1 cup of the Andes Mints to a medium sized mixing bowl.
- In another large microwave-safe bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until bubbling. Remove from the microwave and add to the bowl of chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.
- If the chocolate chips aren't fully melted, heat in microwave again for 20 seconds and stir until all the chips are melted and the mixture is completely smooth.
- Add the vanilla extract, stir, and pour into the prepared pan.
- Sprinkle Chopped Andes Mints to top the fudge.
- Refrigerate until set before cutting. To cut the fudge, fill a tall cup with hot water and place a sharp knife into warm water. Wipe the blade dry before cutting, then cut into 1" squares, wiping the blade frequently between cuts.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, for the fridge for up to 1 month. Enjoy!
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- Saltine Cracker Toffee
- Pretzel Toffee
- Buttery English Toffee
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Homemade Caramels
- Coconut Caramel Popcorn
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- More Christmas Recipes
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This Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge recipe is fool-proof, takes just minutes to prepare and is dangerously delicious. It's made with both Andes Creme de Menthe chocolates and mint extract to achieve maximum mint flavor.