I adore this easy Andes Mint Fudge Recipe. It’s super simple, literally 3 ingredients, but you get this amazing treat that’s all mint chocolate goodness.
If you need more epically tasty chocolate creations, be sure to check out these 10 Easy Chocolate recipes to die for. Seriously, if you’re not getting your chocolate fix off this list, you don’t know what’s good for you.
But back to this mint chocolate fudge. Y’all, seriously, this andes fudge is just about the best fudge ever made. Look at how perfectly thick and creamy it is. And it just melts in your mouth.
If you love mint, this is the way get that chocolatey burst of yum.
How Long Does Fudge Last?
In my house, fudge doesn’t last long at all. There’s just too many little boy hands that are tall enough to reach the counter (oh for the days that they weren’t tall enough to do a drive-by-snacking).
But, if you want fudge to last, I recommend that you plan on storing it in an airtight container. Something like a zipper bag is fine, but if you want to dress it up a little nicer for a gift, I am all for those cute Christmas cookie tins. Back to how long fudge lasts, though.
If you keep it in an airtight container, you can expect fudge to last 10-12 days on the counter, or in the fridge. It lasts a good long time.
Can you Freeze Fudge?
Yes, absolutely! Just leave it in a single block (not cut into squares), then wrap it in plastic wrap a couple of times before you put it in that airtight container. Once it’s in the freezer, you can expect it to last 3-5 months.
Tips for Making Easy Andes Mint Fudge
- When you heat and melt chocolate chips, be sure to stir between each interval. Even when using a microwave safe bowl, you can over heat some parts of the chocolate mixture and non melt other parts of it, very easily. So, stir. That will keep it from heating unevenly.
- You can use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate, white chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips, or even Andes Mint chips for more mint flavor. Use any chocolate chips you want.
- Just don’t add anything funky and you’ll do fine. No vanilla extract, no baking powder. Nothing more. This is an easy recipe and you can’t over-think it.
- Do not use evaporated milk. Use sweetened condensed milk. I know it’s confusing sometimes, but your fudge will not taste good with evaporated milk. Trust me.
- Use a large baking dish and spread your fudge out about 1-inch deep. Too deep and it’ll be too much to bite into. Too thin and it will fall apart.
- Just use 1/2 cup of Andes Mint candies to sprinkle over the fudge. You don’t need a lot. Trust me.
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
Reminder, not all ingredients in the Andes Mint Fudge Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
Must Have Resources:
When making Andes Mint Fudge at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
- Parchment Paper
- Christmas Tins (if you’re giving this fudge as a gift, well, this tin is what you need)
Make it a Meal:
Main Dish: Hawaiian Pork Tenderloin
Vegetable Side: Roasted Hawaiian Vegetable Medley
Starch Side: Corn Chowder with Bacon and Potatoes
Refreshing Drink: Creme de Menthe Mocktail
Best Fudge Recipes:
Once you make this Andes Mint Fudge Recipe, you’ll realize how deliciously fun it is to make (and snack on). I mean, seriously, if you’re not making fudge with the kids, you’re really missing out. And just to prove my point, here are more yummy fudge recipes you’re going to want to try:
More Mint Recipes:
If you’re just here for the mint, well, I don’t blame you one bit. It’s like tongue-glitter and I just can’t resist it. Mix in a little chocolate with that mint and I’m all for it. So, I pulled together some of the best minty recipes you’ll ever enjoy.
- 2 cups chocolate chips or almond bark
- 4-6 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup Andes mints
- Line a 4" x 6" baking dish with parchment paper sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
- Microwave chocolate chips or almond bark in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until chocolate is completely melted.
- Working quickly, pour the sweetened condensed milk into the chocolate and stir. You can add more or less, but I usually go with 4 1/2 tablespoons. The more sweetened condensed milk you add, the sweeter, more fudgier the texture; less condensed milk will result in a creamier texture.
- Pour fudge into the baking dish in a smooth layer and break-up Andes Mints over the top, patting them in, as desired.
- Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
- Remove from the fridge and cut into 1" squares.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g