Chocolate Peppermint M&M; Fudge

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Christiana George
Christiana George
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

So what do you do when you have a bag of broken M&Ms?  You make fudge!  I was so excited to find Peppermint M&M’s this year, but then my butter fingers acted up again and I dropped one of the bags.  So when I went to open it, I cried a little seeing my pretty M&Ms dented, chipped, and cracked.

I could have just eaten the bag and drowned my sorrows, but I may have ended up with peppermint overload.  I do love peppermint, but it needs to be mixed with other flavors.  The Peppermint Cheesecake Rice Krispie Treats I made before Thanksgiving are a perfect example of mixing up the flavors.  This time, I mixed it up with chocolate.  Peppermint and chocolate always go well together.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I spent it with my family up north.  The kids did very well on the 14 hour drive up.  Thank goodness.  I got to catch up with friends and family.  Had a few date nights with the hubby since mom was available to watch the kids.  It was fun, but the cold weather wasn’t.  I was glad to come back to my new home down south.  I don’t regret the move.  I even drove by my old house to see if I missed it and I didn’t.  I certainly don’t miss the kitchen, my new one has so much more room to work in.

Even though the M&Ms were a bit broken, I broke them up a little more to make more bit sized pieces.

I love how easy and fast this recipe is to put together.  Just melt the chocolate with the condensed milk, then add the M&M’s and Peppermint Pigsy Dust.

Ahh..peppermint…the smell of Christmas.  I know not everyone loves peppermint, but those that do will love this fudge.

I dressed up the top of the fudge with additional M&Ms.  I think it looks pretty festive.  I do like the combination of the white chocolate and peppermint in the M&Ms with the chocolate.  This fudge would be great all dolled up in a box and given as a gift to a fellow peppermint lover for the holidays.

Chocolate Peppermint M&M Fudge

by The Sweet Chick

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Keywords: no bake stove top dessert chocolate chips Peppermint M&Ms sweetened condensed milk Christmas fudge American winter

Ingredients (36 pieces)

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed Peppermint M&Ms
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint Pigsy Dust

Additional Toppings

  • 36 Peppermint M&Ms


In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips and milk until smooth.

Remove from heat, stir in the M&Ms and Pigsy Dust until completely incorporated.

Then spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment paper lined 8″ x 8″ pan or glass dish.

If you wish, place additional M&M’s evenly across the mixture, pressing gently to make sure they adhere.

Place the container in the fridge and chill until set (about 2 hours).

Remove from fridge and gently lift the parchment paper to remove the fudge from the pan.

If the fudge is too hard to remove, let it sit out a room temperature for about a half hour and then remove it from the pan and slice it into squares.

Note: If you want straight edges, use a sharp knife and clean it after every cut. I also slice off about a quarter inch around the entire perimeter to get better squares. But don’t waste the slivers, keep them in the fridge and add them to your coffee or hot cocoa.

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