Try this tasty fast to make peppermint Oreo fudge recipe
If you’re a mint chocolate fan, then this could be the fudge for you. I had some Oreos that weren’t getting eaten, so decided to add them to a basic easy microwave fudge recipe. I didn’t want it to be too much of a chocolate taste, so decided to add some mint extract, and a little food colouring to suggest a hint of mint. So this peppermint Oreo fudge recipe was made.
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The fudge tasted great. Usually I’m less keen on white chocolate as it’s very sweet, but with the added peppermint extract, it reduced the sweetness as bit, as it’s the mint flavour you notice.
When using white chocolate for easy fudge, you do need to add more chocolate to make sure it sets, compared with using milk chocolate. You could just switch it for milk, and just reduce the amount of chocolate to 450g, rather than the 600g but I like that you can colour the fudge to show the mint flavour.
The increased white chocolate does mean that this fudge is very stable when out of the fridge. You don’t need to worry about it going soft if you leave it out. Although it is still better to store it in the fridge just in case.
I halved the recipe to make my batch as there’s not many of us eating it, but it’s easy to just increase or decrease the recipe depending on how many you’re making it for.
It’s worth remembering that when you add biscuits to fudge, the biscuits will go soft after a day or so. So if you want the Oreos to stay crunchy on top, make it to eat the same day. You could try freezing the chopped up Oreos before adding them to the melted chocolate and condensed milk mix, then they might stay harder for longer. If you don’t mind the soft Oreos, the fudge will be ok to eat for up to a couple of weeks.
You don’t need to add food colouring, but the hint of green is a nice touch. I use Wilton gel colours*, and you only need a few touches of colour.
Making this mint Oreo fudge is easy. You just break up the chocolate and add it to the sweetened condensed milk, melting the chocolate in the microwave. Stir in the mint extract, and most of the chopped up Oreos.
Spoon into a lined tin or container, top with more chopped Oreos, then chill for a couple of hours.
To serve simply lift the fudge out of the tin using the baking paper lining, then chop up into small squares with a long sharp knife.
Fudge is great to have as a movie night treat, a sweet snack with a morning tea break, or to give as gifts. Just put a few squares in a pretty tin or treat box, or try cellophane bags.
You could also switch the peppermint extract for orange extract instead, for a chocolate orange fudge.
What’s your favourite fudge flavour?
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Easy peppermint Oreo fudge
An easy 4 ingredient peppermint Oreo fudge recipe, made in the microwave
- 397 g sweetened condensed milk
- 600 g white chocolate
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 pack Oreos I used original but you could use mint flavour
- green food colouring optional
Line a 20cm / 8in brownie tin or similar size container with baking paper
In a microwavable jug or bowl, break up the chocolate and add the condensed milk. Heat in short bursts, beating inbetween, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is thickening.
Beat in the mint extract and the food colouring if using. Stir in most of the chopped Oreos
Spoon the fudge into the prepared tin, then press in the remaining chopped Oreo pieces
Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours until set
Remove from the tin and chop into small squares before serving.
Try one of my other easy microwave fudge recipe flavours