This rich and creamy Chocolate Mint Fudge is a colorful layered fudge, adorned with festive gold sprinkles. It’s a dangerously delicious, sweet treat perfect for any occasion.
🍀 Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe
The chocolate flavor and the mild mint flavor pairs so well together in this easy to make fudge recipe. It’s a classic combination that is always a huge hit in desserts like this Andes Mint Fudge and these amazing little Chocolate Mint Cookie Cups.
This mint fudge recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, so I wanted something just a little more festive. The gold sprinkles add the perfect finishing touch that reminds you of the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. 🌈
It’s also equally great at Christmas too!
The great thing about this chocolate mint fudge is it’s a no bake recipe, which means there’s no standing over a hot pot of boiling chocolate mixture with a candy thermometer. It’s made using a few simple ingredients that you just mix, pour and decorate. It’s a fast and easy decadent treat that is completely irresistible!
💓 Why We Love This Recipe
- Creamy chocolate mint fudge has a pretty green mint layer that makes it the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day, or Christmas time.
- This is an easy fudge recipe, using a few simple ingredients, that takes less than 15 minute to whip up.
- Versatile recipe that you can make any time of year by using different color sprinkles depending on the celebration or the holiday season.
🔪 Recommended Tools
- 8-inch square pan
- Large glass microwaveable bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
- Mint chocolate chips
- Green gel food coloring
- Gold confetti sprinkles
- Gold sanding sugar
👩🏻🍳 How to Make Homemade Chocolate Mint Fudge
Butter the bottom of the pan or line with parchment paper.
Step One: Make the Chocolate Fudge Mixture
- In a large glass microwave-safe bowl, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk; stir.
- Heat about 60 seconds then stir it well. Continue to heat the mixture in 10 second intervals, make sure to stir after each time, until the chips are completely melted. Stir the vanilla into the melted chocolate and mix well.
Note: You can also use the double boiler method to melt the chocolate if you prefer.
Step Two: Pour First Fudge Layer
- Pour the chocolate fudge into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Tip: This mixture will be thick, so use the back of a metal spoon to help press it into the pan evenly
Step Three: Make the Mint Fudge Layer
- Mix the remaining ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk with the mint chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute and stir together. Microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring well. Continue until all chips are melted.
Note: If you want the green to be a little darker, add a few drops of green food coloring and stir well.
Step Four: Add the Mint Layer
- Pour the mint mixture over the layer of chocolate mixture. Spread it evenly using the back of a metal spoon to help you, if needed.
Step Five: Decorate
Decorate the top of the fudge mixture with gold confetti sprinkles and sanding sugar.
Step Six: Chill and Serve
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set. Cut fudge into 16 small squares and serve.
- Thinner fudge: If you’d like the fudge to be a little bit thinner, use can use a 9×9-inch pan instead.
- Chips: You can use milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet chips. If you have a hard time finding mint chocolate chips, just use white chocolate chips and add 1 teaspoon of mint extract and a few drops of green gel food coloring. (Keep in mind that peppermint extract and mint extract have two totally different flavors)
- Different flavors: If you’re not a mint fan, you can use other extracts with white chocolate chips. Orange extract taste amazing with the chocolate layer.
- Different themes: The green is great for St. Paddy Day, but you can make this fudge for any holiday season or occasion by swapping out the gel food coloring to represent the holiday. Pastels are perfect for baby showers and Easter.
How Should I Store Chocolate Mint Fudge?
Store your homemade fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It can also be left out at room temperature for about a week, which is recommended. Keeping it in the fridge makes it last longer but can also dry it out.
Can I Swirl the Layers Instead?
If you prefer this mint fudge recipe to have a swirl pattern instead of layers, the chocolate and mint mixtures can be swirled together using a wooden skewer or a butter knife, but this would need to be done before the chocolate begins to set.
Work fast – You’ll want to spread the chocolate fudge and mint mixtures while they are still warm. The cooler the chocolate gets, the more difficult it’s to spread into a nice even and smooth layer.
Use premium chocolate chips – Using good quality chocolate chips is important in the recipe. Though they may be more expensive than generic brands, they are the key ingredient, so they need to taste really good and be able to melt smoothly.
Avoid burning – It is easy to scorch chocolate chips, especially light colored chips like mint or white chocolate. Heat them just until the chocolate is melted, making sure to stir well between intervals.
Only slightly chill before cutting – Don’t forget about the fudge while it’s in the fridge. If it chills for longer than about 2 hours, it will be difficult to cut through. If that happens just let it sit out for a few minutes before trying to slice it.
More Mint Recipes
Chocolate Mint Fudge
- 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups sweetened condensed milk divided
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups mint chocolate chips I used Guittard
- A few drops of green gel food coloring optional
- gold confetti sprinkles
- gold sanding sugar
- Butter an 8×8 inch pan or line with parchment paper.
- In a large glass bowl, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk; stir.
- Microwave for 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving in 10 second intervals, stirring each time, until the chips are completely melted (mixture will be thick). Stir in the vanilla and mix well.
- Pour the chocolate fudge into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Use a pressing motion with the back of a metal spoon if it’s too thick to spread.
- Mix the remaining ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk with the mint chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring well. Heat until all chips are melted. If you’d like the green from the mint chocolate chips to be a little darker, add a few drops of green food coloring and stir well.
- Pour the mint mixture over the chocolate layer; spread evenly. Once again, it’s best to use the pressing motion with the back of a metal spoon (spray a bit of cooking spray on the spoon if it's sticking).
- Decorate with gold confetti sprinkles and sanding sugar.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set. Cut into 16 squares and serve.
Did You Make This Recipe?
Don’t forget to share it with me on @thebalancingmom and follow on Tiktok @balancingmotherhood and Pinterest @thebalancingmom for more!
What's For Dinner?
Find a recipe for dinner tonight! Get our Top 10 Most Popular recipes ebook sent right to your email.
Leave a Review!