I double this recipe and put it in a heart-shaped silicone baking mold for Valentine's Day! I prefer using silicone baking molds as it is easier to pop right out of the mold without having to use a cooking/baking spray.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter, peppermint extract, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl.

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  • Heat in the microwave on medium-high until chips are melted, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.

  • Pour chocolate mixture into an 8x8-inch silicone baking dish; top with crushed peppermint candies. Lightly press candies, using the back of a spoon, into chocolate mixture. Refrigerate until set, 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

You can also use a greased 8x8-inch glass baking dish if you don't have a silicone baking dish.

Nutrition Facts

285.4 calories; 3.3 g protein; 40.5 g carbohydrates; 16 mg cholesterol; 58 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2014
Watch your cook time! I have made this recipe twice once using the cook time written and once checking after just one minute. My chocolate was melted after the first minute! The first time using the longer cook time the fudge ended up a bit hard but the second time around it is smoother and softer. Also the second time I added the butter (softened) after the chocolate melted and it incorporated much better. Will make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2016
I think that I did something wrong! The chips took forever to melt probably because I included some milk chips to make it less dark.... anyway this morning I went to turn out the fudge and it was very gooey and sticky - tastes like chewy toffee. Any tips? Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2014
Watch your cook time! I have made this recipe twice once using the cook time written and once checking after just one minute. My chocolate was melted after the first minute! The first time using the longer cook time the fudge ended up a bit hard but the second time around it is smoother and softer. Also the second time I added the butter (softened) after the chocolate melted and it incorporated much better. Will make this again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2014
Watch your cook time! I have made this recipe twice once using the cook time written and once checking after just one minute. My chocolate was melted after the first minute! The first time using the longer cook time the fudge ended up a bit hard but the second time around it is smoother and softer. Also the second time I added the butter (softened) after the chocolate melted and it incorporated much better. Will make this again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
I tasted the mix before I spread the fudge in the dish and I felt the mint flavor was far too subtle so I increased the extract by an additional 50%. This made it just right in my opinion. Also I wouldn't even think of going for 5-6 mins in the microwave-the mix should be melted long before that. My biggest issue is the fudge is VERY soft. I will be storing any uneaten portions in the fridge for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
I really liked the flavor and how easy this was!!! I would definitely try using a silicone baking mold as suggested because i don't have one and i used a glass one with cooking spray and it was a little difficult to remove. so thats all i would change but the recipe was absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
Made these for the first time and took the advice of the previous reviewers. I put in 2 tsp peppermint extract and it's the perfect taste. I also only microwaved it for 2 min total and I added the softened butter AFTER it was microwaved - the melted chocolate melted the butter. I did have to leave it in the fridge overnight before it was the perfect texture. That's also where I am storing it. Tastes delicious cold from the fridge. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
This fudge was a HUGE hit with my family! They think it is the best I have ever made and since it is WAY easier than a traditional fudge recipe this one will be it from here on out! My microwave has high wattage so I cooked the ingredients in one-minute increments and it was completely melted after three minutes. Also did you know that they sell crushed peppermints in specialty stores? That made the recipe even more simple to make! I think next time I will increase the peppermint extract to 2 teaspoons as others have recommended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
i dont have any silicone baking pans. so when I make any kind of fudge. I line the pan with tin foil. leaving little flaps at the sides. make it nice and smooth. put you fudge in pan..put in fridge.... when it's ready just lift the foil....cut and enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2018
Super easy and tastes SO good! I found that 1/4 cup butter wouldn't blend in so began adding 1T at a time and for me 1-2T depending on which variation I made worked perfectly! I think it may depend on elevation and climate of where you live that makes the difference. Drier climate needs more butter wetter climate not so much. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2018
I personally like this recipe but I did need to add 1 1/2 tsp extra of peppermint extract. I also put my fudge into a Christmas pan and sprayed it. It came out beatiful! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2016
I think that I did something wrong! The chips took forever to melt probably because I included some milk chips to make it less dark.... anyway this morning I went to turn out the fudge and it was very gooey and sticky - tastes like chewy toffee. Any tips? Read More