Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe

on March 7, 2018

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A fun and festive dessert for Saint Patrick’s day? Minimal time in the kitchen? Yes please! Check out this super Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe!

You guys! I finally had a day off  – no school, no work, no laundry – okay, I had laundry, but I didn’t do it. I made fudge instead. Because well, I bought these really cool Fancy Sprinkles and they were begging to be used and I wanted chocolate. Also, as you know, peppermint is my favorite flavor.

A fun and festive dessert for Saint Patrick's day? Minimal time in the kitchen? Yes please! Check out this super Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe!

The story:

I tried making fudge over the holiday season. I had exactly one batch come out passable. The rest? Not so much. I was a bit pissed at myself for the kitchen fail. I had PLANS for that fudge. I didn’t make anymore because I didn’t want to go back to the store so I called it a day.

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Fast forward 4-ish months and I decided to give it another go…I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED BY CHOCOLATE! Okay, maybe that was a little bit eggagerated but you get the picture. This Peppermint Fudge recipe only has 4 ingredients and is pretty much fool proof. Well, maybe not totally but I’ll get to that in a minute.

A fun and festive dessert for Saint Patrick's day? Minimal time in the kitchen? Yes please! Check out this super Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe!

Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Cost: $10
Time: 20 minutes plus cooling time
Suggested Listening: Brian Fallon’s Sleepwalkers – because it has been on REPEAT and it is so good!

A fun and festive dessert for Saint Patrick's day? Minimal time in the kitchen? Yes please! Check out this super Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe!

Ingredients: 
12 oz chocolate candy melts (1 bag)
12 oz white chocolate candy melts (1 bag)
2 tsp peppermint extract (1 for each color)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cans (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
Green food coloring
Fancy Sprinkles in Pot of Gold (optional but definitely recommended)

Supplies:
Microwave safe bowl
Spatula
Pan
Parchment paper
Kitchen Scale (optional if you are weighing chocolate)

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Start by lining a pan with parchment paper. This is going to make removing the fudge a breeze.

** If you are using almond bark or candy quick, use 13 to 14 oz of chocolate instead of 12. I made this mistake with my top layer and it was super gooey. Alternately, you can use less sweetened condensed milk.

A fun and festive dessert for Saint Patrick's day? Minimal time in the kitchen? Yes please! Check out this super Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe!

Bottom Layer
1. Place chocolate candy melts and 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir.

2. If chocolate is not all melted, heat in 20 second intervals, stiring well in between.

3. Once all of your chocolate is melted, stir in 1 tsp peppermint extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

4. Pour and spread it into your prepared pan. Cool in refrigerator for 1 hour or until mostly solid.

Top Layer

1. Repeat the same process for your top layer as you did the bottom layer.
2. Add a few drops of green food coloring until you get the desired color.
3. Pour and spread it on top of your cooled chocolate layer and top with sprinkles. Cool for 1 hour.

A fun and festive dessert for Saint Patrick's day? Minimal time in the kitchen? Yes please! Check out this super Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe!

Once your fudge is completely cooled, you can pull it out, cut it into small squares and enjoy! I am willing to admit that I ate a lot of this while taking these pictures and I maybe paired it with coffee and baileys – because… reasons.

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