Easy Andes Mint Fudge – creamy homemade chocolate fudge filled with swirls of light green mint fudge. An easy 5-minute, 4-ingredient mint fudge!
Are you an Andes mint lover? If you like those little chocolate and sweet mint rectangles, you are going to love this easy mint fudge. This mint fudge only requires 4 ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to make (plus time to chill and set, of course). It’s filled with that classic Andes mint flavor and beautiful light green swirls. This fudge recipe has everything you want and more when it comes to mint fudge. Creamy, rich chocolate, minty and sweet!
EASY MINT FUDGE IN 5 MINUTES AND ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!
This mint fudge is so easy to make. Just to show you how easy it is, check out this little video I created to show you.
IF YOU LIKE THIS EASY DESSERT, YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE:
- Easy 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
- 5-Minute No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
- Andes Mint Brownie Bites
- Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars
- 3-Ingredient Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants
WHAT KIND OF MINT SHOULD I USE IN THIS ANDES MINT FUDGE?
Andes mints are made with creme de menthe. It’s sweet mint without being overpowering. Some grocery stores will carry this flavoring. If you have a hard time finding it locally, you can always purchase creme de menthe oil online. You can find the same kind I use here.
PRO TIP: This recipe calls for creme de menthe OIL. If you are using extract, consider doubling the amount used as extracts are typically weaker than oils.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREME DE MENTHE AND PEPPERMINT?
Creme de menthe is a sweet mint flavor. It pairs especially well with chocolate and is great to use in desserts that you want to give a minty touch. Peppermint has a stronger, sharper, bitter flavor. I would recommend making this easy mint fudge with creme de menthe. It makes a difference. If you choose to use peppermint, only use half the amount of oil this recipe calls for as peppermint oil is much stronger and more bitter than creme de menthe.
5-INGREDIENTS TO EASY MINT FUDGE:
Did you guess what’s in this quick mint fudge? If you watched the little video above, you know all five. For a recap here they are:
- Milk chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
- Sweetened condensed milk (Don’t get this confused with regular cow’s milk or evaporated milk. Sweetened condensed milk is thick, sweet, and creamy)
- Creme de Menthe oil (plus green food coloring if you want a little extra green color)
- Andes mints (optional, recommended but not required)
You might already have these on hand. I like to purchase milk chocolate and white chocolate chips when they go on sale. I freeze them so I’m prepared when I want to make something like this. It really does save on the cost. A regular priced bag of chips can range from $2 to $4 a bag but when bought on sale, you can find them for 99¢ to $1.50 a bag. That’s a big difference. Also, this recipe uses about a half bag of each kind of chocolate.
PRICE CHECK ($):
This mint fudge isn’t just delicious, it’s fairly cheap to make especially when compared to the price of homemade fudge from a candy shop (try upwards of $15 to $20 a pound). After making this and several other varieties, I just can’t justify buying fudge elsewhere. Check out my price check below. Prices for supplies may vary depending on location and store you purchase groceries from. I try to shop bulk food stores, use coupons, watch ads and shop sales (like case lot), buy supplies in bulk to save money in the long run and use homegrown produce and herbs when available. Here’s my ingredient list and cost for this recipe:
- Milk chocolate chips – $0.75
- White chocolate chips – $0.75
- Sweetened condensed milk – $1.39
- Creme de menthe oil $0.58
- Andes mints (optional) – $1.32
In total, this mint fudge recipe cost $4.79 for all 1 3/4 pounds! That’s about $2.63 PER POUND. So much better than that $15-per-pound fudge. Just saying!
If cut into pieces just bigger than 1×1-inch squares, this mint fudge recipe will make 36 pieces. Each piece will weigh just over 3/4 an ounce and cost about 13¢ each. So worth the ingredients and 5 minutes this fudge takes to make!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF FUDGE?
Here’s the full printable recipe. Enjoy!
Easy Andes Mint Fudge
Easy Andes Mint Fudge - creamy homemade chocolate fudge filled with swirls of light green mint fudge. An easy 5-minute, 4-ingredient mint fudge!
- 6 oz Milk chocolate chips about 1/2 a bag
- 6 oz White chocolate chips about 1/2 a bag
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (this is NOT regular cow's milk or evaporated milk. Sweetened condensed milk is thick, sweet and creamy)
- 1/2 tsp Creme de menthe OIL if using extract double this amount as extracts aren't as strong as oils
- 3 oz Andes Mints about 15 pieces, recommended but optional
- Place milk chocolate chips and 1/2 the sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Place white chocolate chips and remaining 1/2 can of the sweetened condensed milk in ANOTHER microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave bowls of chocolate (if bowls are small enough microwave together) in high for 2-3 minutes until the milk begins to bubble.
- Carefully remove hot bowls of chocolate. Stir until chocolate is fully incorporated and smooth.
- The white chocolate may need to be stirred longer than the milk chocolate.
- Add unwrapped Andes mints to milk chocolate mixture.
- Add creme de menthe oil (and a few drops of green food coloring if desired) to white chocolate mixture.
- In an 8x8-inch pan lined with waxed paper or parchment paper, pour most of the milk chocolate mixture in the bottom. Leave a couple large spoonfuls to add to the top to swirl. Smooth milk chocolate layer.
- Pour mint chocolate layer on top of milk chocolate layer.
Add dollops of remaining milk chocolate on mint chocolate layer. Using a knife or small spatula, swirl chocolate to create the swirl look. (see video at top of blog post).
- Chill in the freezer for 45+ minutes or in the fridge for 2+ hours.
- Once set, peel lined paper. Cut fudge into six stripes then turn and cut each strip into 6 pieces. Enjoy!
PRO TIP: If using extract, double quantity. Extract flavorings are much weaker than oils.
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