This wonderful and chocolaty, chewy, sweet, and minty Peppermint Mocha Fudge recipe is perfect for the Holiday Season and an ideal treat for gifting!
Dive into the season of joy with our Peppermint Mocha Fudge – a blend of rich chocolate, refreshing peppermint, and a hint of mocha. This fudge is not just a treat; it’s a celebration of holiday flavors wrapped in a chewy, chocolaty bite. Perfect for gifting, this fudge recipe promises to bring a touch of sweetness to any festive gathering or cozy winter evening.
Why You Should Make This Fudge Recipe
- Festive Flavors: Combining peppermint and mocha with chocolate is the epitome of a holiday treat.
- Ideal for Gifting: This fudge’s elegant appearance and delicious taste make it perfect for sharing with loved ones.
- Simple: Easy to prepare, this recipe delivers a satisfyingly rich and chewy fudge that everyone loves.
Ingredients For Peppermint Mocha Fudge
- Unsalted Butter
- Sugar: Provides sweetness and contributes to the fudge’s structure.
- Peppermint Mocha Creamer: Infuses the fudge with a unique blend of peppermint and mocha flavors.
- Marshmallow Fluff: Gives the fudge its smooth, chewy consistency.
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Vanilla Extract
- Crushed Peppermint/Candy Cane (Optional): Adds a festive crunch and peppermint twist.
How To Make Peppermint Mocha Fudge
This is a great recipe. I always have to fight the temptation to eat just a couple of squares a day. It is also ridiculously simple to make so long as you just watch that candy thermometer.
- Prep: Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and lightly grease it. Attach a candy thermometer to a medium saucepan.
- Cook: Combine butter, sugar, and creamer in the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the thermometer reads 248°F.
- Finish: Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Pour into the pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with crushed peppermint if desired.
- Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight, then cut and serve.
Recipe Tips And Variations
- Precise Temperature is Key: Cooking fudge to the right temperature is crucial. Use a reliable candy thermometer and cook to the exact temperature specified. For classic fudge recipe, it’s 248°F (firm ball stage).
- Use a Heavy-Bottomed Pan: This helps distribute heat more evenly and prevents burning.
- Patience in Stirring: When it’s time to stir, do it gently and patiently until the fudge loses its sheen. This will help achieve a smooth and creamy texture.
- Line Your Pan: Use parchment paper or aluminum foil to line your pan for easy removal and cutting of the fudge.
- Experiment with Flavors: Don’t be afraid to try different mix-ins like nuts, dried fruit, or flavor extracts to create unique fudge variations.
- Cutting Technique: Use a hot knife to cut the fudge. Dip the knife in hot water, wipe it dry, and then cut for smooth edges.
Stored in an airtight container, fudge stays fresh in a cool, dry place for about 1 week. Fudge kept in the refrigerator lasts up to 3 weeks. Fudge keeps in a freezer for about 3 months.
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Peppermint Mocha Fudge Recipe
- Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil; grease it with baking spray and set aside.
- Attach a candy thermometer to a medium-sized saucepan.
- Combine butter, sugar, and creamer in the saucepan; set over medium heat and cook and stir frequently until the temperature on the candy thermometer reaches 248˚F. This can take up to 10 minutes or so.
- Remove from heat; stir in the marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips, salt, and vanilla. Mix and stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the mixture to the pan and smooth out the top.
- Sprinkle with crushed peppermint.
- Let it set in the fridge, covered, for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours or overnight.
- Cut into 1-inch squares and serve.
- Fudge Temp: Ensure you cook the fudge over medium heat and cook it until the fudge reaches the exact temperature of 248˚F.
- Chocolate: For a different twist, try using white chocolate chips and adding a dash of espresso powder.
- Peppermint: Decorate with festive sprinkles or chopped peppermint for an extra holiday touch.
- Storage: Stored in an airtight container, fudge stays fresh in a cool, dry place for about 1 week. Fudge kept in the refrigerator lasts up to 3 weeks. Fudge keeps in a freezer for about 3 months.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.