Creamy homemade Andes mint fudge in 5 minutes! Rich chocolate fudge filled with swirls of light green mint fudge. An easy 4-ingredient Andes Mint dream!
Are you an Andes mint lover? Good! You have come to the right recipe!!!
If you like those little chocolate minty rectangles that are wrapped in kelly green foil, you’re gonna love this easy mint fudge.
This Andes mint fudge recipe 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.
If you’re not convinced you can make this easy mint fudge recipe in 5 minutes, check out this little video I made. Seriously, so easy!
This fudge recipe has everything you want and more when it comes to mint fudge. Creamy, rich chocolate, minty and is dangerously good! You’ve been warned… *wink*
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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.
PRO TIP #1: 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. It’s great to use in desserts when you’d like to add a sweet minty touch.
Peppermint has a stronger, sharper, more bitter flavor. This is not the type of mint flavoring you want to use when going for an Andes mint copycat recipe.
I would recommend making this Andes 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. Also note, it won’t taste quite the same as an Andes mint.
If you like peppermint, you should check out this Peppermint Crunch Fudge recipe. So good!
YOU ONLY NEED 5-INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS EASY MINT FUDGE:
Did you guess which ingredients I use 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)
SNAP! You might already have these ingredients on hand.
PRO TIP: When chocolate chips go on sale at your local grocery store (.99 cents to $1.50 is a pretty sweet deal), pick up a few extra and freeze them. This is a great way to save money while still enjoying delicious recipes like this one.
I like to purchase milk chocolate and white chocolate chips when they go on sale. I freeze them (for up to 2 years) 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 $1.50 a bag. That’s a big difference.
Another note that may be helpful. This recipe uses about a half bag (6 oz) of each kind of chocolate. You can double the batch or freeze the extra to use at a later date.
Would you like more information on how to store chocolate and how long it will keep if frozen? I really like this post from Eat By Date.
PRICE CHECK ($):
Not only is this Andes mint fudge delicious and easy to make, it’s inexpensive to make at home… 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 of fudge, I just can’t justify buying fudge elsewhere.
Check out my price check below. This is how much it cost me to make this fudge recipe.
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 and it tastes amazing. Just saying!
If cut into pieces just bigger than 1×1-inch squares, this mint fudge recipe will make about 36 pieces. Each piece will weigh just over 3/4 of an ounce and cost about 13¢ each. So worth the ingredients and the 5 minutes it takes to make!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF FUDGE?
Here’s the full printable recipe. Enjoy!
- 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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O.P. 3.8.19 Updated: 11.18.20