This Andes mint fudge recipe will quickly become a family favorite and maybe a new holiday candy making tradition. Next to Andes mint cupcakes, this is one of our favorite Andes mint desserts. Or, try this peppermint cheesecake for a peppermint-y dessert.
While you might wonder are Andes mints dark chocolate, the answer is no. They are made with a semisweet chocolate, which means this Andes mint fudge is a creamy rich chocolate candy topped which more peppermint and mint creamy chocolate.
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How to Make Fudge From Scratch
Believe it. You can make this gourmet fudge recipe using sweet condensed milk. Chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, peppermint Andes mints and a couple other ingredients required to make this fudge.
Steps to make fudge
- Heat condensed milk
Over low heat, bring the condensed milk and peppermint extract to a steam.
- Prepare baking pan
Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with a pre-cut parchment paper, and then spray the inside of the pan and top of the paper with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Add in chocolate chips
Remove the pan of steaming milk from the heat and mix in the chocolate chips, stirring until smooth and creamy.
Scoop into prepared pan. Top with Andes candies.
It would be the perfect treat to add to fudge gift baskets, which would make a yummy gift!
How Long Is Fudge Good For
Fudge should be good for between 2-3 weeks if left at room temperature. Now, how long does fudge last is an entirely different question. At my house, fudge doesn’t last long at all.
How to Store Andes Mint Fudge
Does fudge need to be refrigerated? No, it doesn’t. But, when stored in the refrigerator it is good up to 3 weeks or so.
You can also store peppermint bark fudge at room temperature for a couple of weeks.
Store mint chocolate fudge in the freezer indefinitely. Go ahead and save some for national fudge day, which falls on June 16th of each year.
This Andes mint chocolate fudge recipe is loosely based off the Eagle brand fudge recipe that I grew up making. It’s a super simple condensed milk fudge recipe with some Andes mint candy tossed on the top to decorate and for added flavor.
Calories In Fudge
The number of calories in each piece of fudge depends on how many pieces you cut the fudge recipe into. We cut this recipe into 36 pieces, which came out to 224 calories each.
Is Fudge Gluten Free
Yes, this fudge is gluten free. In fact, this recipe uses products like Eagle brand condensed milk and Andes mints, which are both gluten free. Make sure to use chocolate chips from a gluten free facility, and this will be a gluten free fudge recipe.
If you’re looking for where to buy Andes mints, you can normally find them at a supermarket or discount chain. For more specialized holiday themes peppermint Andes, you can find them through our Amazon product links below.
Supplies and Special Ingredients Used to Make Andes Mint fudge
- 9x13 baking dish
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 9x13 pre-cut parchment paper
- Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
- Andes Mint Cookie Bark
- Andes Mint Peppermint Bark