Easy 5-Ingredient Peppermint Fudge – dairy and sugar-free

Peppermint Fudge! This Dairy Free Chocolate Fudge has only 5 ingredients and is a snap to make!  Instead of feeling sick after eating sugar-laden fudge, eat this and nourish your body instead!!

{Please welcome back Tiffany from Don’t Waste the Crumbs. Today, she is sharing an AMAZING recipe for health fudge.  Healthy fudge, you say? Yes please! Anytime I can have healthy chocolate I’m all for it.  And when peppermint is added to the mix—well, it’s a no brainer!}

I don’t know about you, but no matter how many times I say no to a second helping of pie or refrain from grabbing another Christmas cookie as I walk through the kitchen, my pants always fit a little tighter during the holiday season.

I’m sure it doesn’t help that there’s a glass of homemade eggnog next to my one cookie, or that my daily cups of coffee have become peppermint mocha lattes.

But then again, what fun are Christmas treats if you can’t indulge just a teensy weensy bit?

That’s why I keep coming back to this peppermint fudge recipe. Besides being made of chocolate and peppermint (a quintessential flavor combination at Christmas–or anytime), it’s super easy and SUPER delicious.

I’m not just saying that because I created it either. My step-mom, a self-proclaimed non-candy eater, RAVED about this peppermint fudge. And I quote:

“This is Christmas, all wrapped up in a candy.”

and

“This is what Christmas should taste like.”

Personally, you can always have me at “fudge,” but if you’re the type of person who needs a bit more convincing on the practicality of things:

What’s Great About This Fudge:

  • It only requires 15 minutes of minimal hands-on effort and then an hour or so to cool in the fridge (which requires NO effort at all plus you can chill it quicker in the freezer). Ideal for the Christmas season when days seem shorter and lists are longer.
  • Don’t have a “spare” 15 minutes? No problem. Save time by making this recipe while making dinner on the stove. I turned our pot of green beans into a double boiler and by the time we were done eating dinner, dessert was ready!
  • The recipe only needs five ingredients, and none of them are artificial or expensive.
  • Since you’re reading a blog about living and eating healthier, there’s a really good chance you have everything you need in your pantry!
  • Fudge is naturally rich, so one batch is easily enough for a dinner party. And the optional crushed peppermint candies make it look extra fancy.
  • You can use any pan as a mold, so long as it’s no bigger than an 8″x8″ pyrex dish.
  • The recipe can easily be made in advance. Way in advance if needed. This fudge kept in my fridge for two weeks just fine, and would have kept longer if we hadn’t eaten it all.
  • It’s allergy friendly. The recipe contains no dairy*, no soy*, no gluten*, no sugar* and no wheat*. And it still tastes awesome!
  • If by some chance you don’t have an ingredient for this recipe, Adrienne has homemade tutorials for you.

So, now that we’re officially all out of excuses as to why we shouldn’t make peppermint fudge, let’s just get on with the recipe and indulge. Quickly, before January rolls round and all those “healthy” people start giving me a hard time about my pants. ;)

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* The recipe itself does not contain dairy, soy, gluten, sugar or wheat. However, verify that these are not included as ingredients within each recipe ingredient (i.e. the ingredients in the dark chocolate) if you must avoid these items.

{From Adrienne.  Like these 3 Ridiculously Easy Chocolate Truffles, that I made 2 batches of this week already, I think I’ll be making this really soon. In fact, what a blessing – I just bought some natural candy canes as a treat for my sons so I have the optional topping en route to my home already :).}

 

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  1. Oh my this looks fantastic! I needed a last minute quick treat, thank you!

  2. This is MY kinda holiday treat, Adrienne!! And yes, we are HUGE chocolate peppermint fans. My husband is obsessed with all things in that combination (add coconut in there an he’s flying high).

    Thank you for this great recipe. I am going to try this tonight actually (we are vising some friends tomorrow and I want to make a healthy treat).

    Wishing you an amazing holiday and happy New Year!

    Hugs,
    –Amber

  3. WOW! This looks amazing! I’m afraid to make it though for one simple reason … I might single-handedly eat the whole batch. LOL! I think it’s worth the risk – this looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas! :)

  4. Oh wow! This looks prefect ..I will be making it for sure for my family. Yum! I love a christmas treats with chocolate ..its so hard to choose just one

    Merry Christmas

  5. Véro @ French Cooking for Dummies says:

    wow I want a bite of these babies right now!!! They look delicious :D