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.
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.
Easy Leprechaun Peppermint Fudge Recipe
Time: 20 minutes plus cooling time
Suggested Listening: Brian Fallon’s Sleepwalkers – because it has been on REPEAT and it is so good!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.