Mint Chocolate Microwave Fudge #FantasticalFoodFight

Mint Chocolate Microwave Fudge: Creamy, chocolaty smooth fudge, with the light taste of peppermint that's made in the microwave!

Home Sweet Homestead: Mint Chocolate Microwave Fudge

Welcome to this month’s Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight hosted by Sarah, is a group of bloggers who get a different theme or ingredient each month, and make their own variation of it. It could be a traditional or nontraditional recipe, and can be from a cookbook, a blog, or even the blogger’s own creation.

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This month's theme is Chocolate and Mint. These two flavors are a classic combination that never goes out of style. Add them to melt-in-your-mouth fudge and we are talking pure bliss.

Old-fashioned recipes for fudge can make even the most seasoned cook cringe. Standing over a hot stove, stirring and stirring a pot of molten hot sugar and cocoa, while you wait for it to reach the right "stage" on the candy thermometer... only to find it turned into a grainy mess after it sets up.

Home Sweet Homestead: Mint Chocolate Fudge

Now you don't have to worry about any of that! You wont believe how ridiculously easy it is to make this fudge recipe I'm sharing with you today. It's fail-proof and takes less than five minutes to prepare. Its made in the microwave with only three ingredients, four if you add nuts, so no candy thermometer is needed. The hardest part is having to wait for it to set up.

Home Sweet Homestead: Chocolate Mint Fudge

I hope you’ll give this easy fudge a try! And be sure to check out all of the other Chocolate and Mint recipes by fellow bloggers in the links below.

Printable recipe

Mint Chocolate Microwave Fudge

2 1/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a large microwave safe bowl.
Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time, just until mixture is smooth and creamy. (It took mine two minutes to melt, but microwaves vary in their cooking times, so check and stir it every 30 seconds.)
Add the peppermint extract and stir to combine.
Pour the chocolate mixture into a 8x8 inch baking dish lined with aluminum foil that has been lightly buttered, and smooth with a rubber spatula. (Work quickly as the chocolate mixture will start to firm up almost immediately.)
Sprinkle the nuts over the fudge if using, and press lightly into the fudge.
Allow to set up for several hours until firm, or place in the fridge for about one hour for a quick set.
Cut into desired pieces, and store in an air-tight container.

Recipe adapted from All Recipes.

April's Tips

Not a mint fan? No problem! Switch it out with vanilla for a delicious chocolate version. There are no limits to the variations you can make with this recipe really. Use dark or white chocolate, or add in different spices, nuts, and/or dried fruit. Play around with the recipe and come up with your own fun flavor combo.

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