Peppermint Fudge

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 24 servings (2 pieces per serving)


Add this Peppermint Fudge to your repertoire of holiday delights. You'll find the creamy fudge topped with pieces of crushed peppermint hard to resist.


  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed, hard peppermint candy


LINE 8-inch-square baking pan with foil.

COMBINE sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

STIR in marshmallows, morsels, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; cool for 1 minute. Top with candy, pressing in slightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.

Treat Lover

by J. Janet , Tucson AZ on Dec. 2010

Delicious! I added about 1/2 t peppermint oil to chocolate for an extra kick of mint. YUM!

Peppermint Fudge

by I. Illinois , LaSalle-Peru, IL on Dec. 2010

One word... YUM-O!!


by K. Kathy , Tennessee on Dec. 2010

I was tired of making the same fudge every year. I tried this one and we loved it! I will make this one every year now!

Basic and Easy

by S. Sharon , Laguna Niguel, CA on Dec. 2010

A very simple recipe to follow, the second batch I skipped the crushed candy on top and still got happy faces.


by M. MARYANN , ALEDO, TX on Dec. 2010

This looks wonderful! I'm going to make it tomorrow!


by K. Karen , IL on Dec. 2010

I'm one of those people who don't like nuts in my fudge. I loved the peppermint-chocolate flavors. This will be on the plate of homemade candies every Christmas from now on.


by K. Kate , on Mar. 2010

I am a terrible fudge-maker, but this always comes out perfectly! Easy to make, and definitely delicous.

Peppermint Fudge

by T. T , on Mar. 2010

My first attempt at making fudge turned out great with this recipe.

Peppermint Fudge

by D. Diane , Holt, MI on Feb. 2010

I have found this a great creamy fudge which I can convert to use year round by using various seasonal mints to serve those of us who LOVE creamy fudge!

Great Fudge!

by T. Tish , Collegeville, PA on Feb. 2010

My first stab at fudge in 20 was terrific and a big holiday hit. Followed directions and it turned out great!