Today marks the second of four posts around our Lumberjack themed Sweetscape! This no bake, two ingredient easy peppermint fudge recipe is way too cute not to make.
With just a couple of ingredients, you can have this festive Christmas fudge in no time. Which is really good if you need dessert in a pinch! We all know how hectic the holidays are so let us take the pressure off.
We’ll keep just how easy this is a secret. It’s ok, we are used to it!
Now, let’s get moving on this easy Christmas dessert! Chances are that you already have what you need in your pantry right now.
Easy Peppermint Fudge Recipe Ingredients
We know two ingredients is what this says but can you really make this without adding sprinkles? I mean, unless you aren’t sprinkle addicts like us!
The only two ingredients you need are a can of peppermint frosting and a 12 ounce bag of white melting chocolate or white chocolate chips. While the red food coloring we used and the sprinkles are optional, they can really punch up the holiday theme you are going for!
How fun would this be with green food coloring too? Either way, the toppings can be swapped to make this theme in different holidays colors and for different celebrations! We used our Lumber Jack sprinkle mix for this recipe.
How To Make Peppermint Fudge
First, let’s get that container out of the way. Line a 9×5 baking dish with plastic wrap. If you’d like thicker fudge, use a smaller, square baking pan and line it with plastic wrap. We don’t like messes. See? Easy. No dish to clean.
Next get out a medium size microwave safe bowl. Heat candy melts or white chocolate baking chips 30 seconds at a time while stirring in between. Be careful not to overheat. Nobody wants any seized up chocolate!
Once the chocolate is heated thoroughly, add the peppermint frosting and mix until combined.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared baking pan with foil or plastic wrap and quickly stir in a bit of red coloring. You’ll have to work quickly because it will start to settle fast!
You can easily do a marble effect with food coloring too if you wanted to add some design to the top layer. This would be good especially if you don’t add sprinkles to the top like we did here.
If you are sprinkle lovers like us, add lumberjack sprinkles until you are happy with the coverage. Gotta measure that with your heart!
Once satisfied with the top layer color or design, smooth out with spatula and refrigerate for 2 hours for it to fully firm up completely.
When ready to serve your peppermint fudge, pull out of the fridge and prepare to cut. We love to use cookie cutters to shape fudge but a sharp knife will do of course. Cut in 1 inch square and serve.
Other Fudge Recipe Ideas
This recipe is so easy to tweak to match your theme. Top with crushed candy canes for an extra punch of peppermint flavor!
Change the food coloring and sprinkles for any event you having coming up. This recipe would be fun to make using crushed candies from leftover Halloween or Easter candy too. It’s a great option to use year round.
No matter which way you switch up the topping, you are going to love this fudge recipe!
Love this no bake, easy peppermint fudge recipe? Check out our other recipes!
- Cake Batter Fudge
- Christmasy Tree Cupcakes
- Log Cake, Tree Stump Cake Tutorial
- Ornament Cupcakes
- Snowman Cupcakes
- Snowman Party Ideas
- Pinecone Cupcakes
Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post to kickoff the lumberjack, buffalo plaid theme! We hope you love this second post. Just wait until you see what we have in store for you later this week including a new product release!
Update: See our full party tablescape here!