This 5 Minute Peppermint Fudge is the easiest holiday recipe! It is Paleo, Keto and can be made Vegan by eliminating the collagen. It is a healthy dark chocolate fudge that you'll want to make again and again!
So, I feel like I've been bombarding you all with fudge recipes. But, then I realized that I don't actually have that many fudge recipes on my site. I just make fudge ALL THE TIME! Seriously, it is my go-to healthy Paleo and Keto dessert.
Since this easy peppermint fudge has been on heavy rotation at my house (I made it three times one week), I figured it must make it to the blog. This recipe is:
- Paleo, Keto and Vegan
- low in sugar, depending on the chocolate you use
- only 3 ingredients
- made without condensed milk
- a great non-dairy Christmas treat
- extremely easy to make
Seriously, if you're looking for a not-too-sweet fudge that still tastes amazing, this is the one to try! Not to mention, peppermint is a big deal this time of year 😉 So this no fail 5 minute fudge recipe is a MUST for the holidays.
This is a 3 ingredient mint fudge recipe. Yes, four ingredients are listed, but the collagen is optional. I've made this recipe with and without collagen and it still gets eaten within a day...meaning it still tastes amazing!
- dark chocolate
- almond butter
- collagen (optional, omit for Vegan)
- peppermint flavoring
Collagen is not required and must be omitted to make this recipe Vegan friendly. It increases the protein and nutritional content of the fudge but doesn't change the texture or flavor by much.
This recipe uses peppermint flavoring rather than peppermint oil. Personally, I prefer the taste of peppermint flavoring. Peppermint oil is much, much stronger and has more of a bite to it. If using oil instead of the flavoring, be sure to lower the dose. A little goes a long way!
How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
This keto peppermint fudge takes just five minutes to make. Here's what you need to do:
First, line an 8" x 4" pan with foil. Foil works best for easy removal of the fudge. A large pan may be used, but the fudge won't be as thick. Another option is doubling the recipe.
Next, melt the chocolate over low heat in a small sauce pan. Stir frequently, until the chocolate is fully melted. Then, turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
Pour the fudge into the lined pan and place in the freezer set. Optional: add toppings such as flaked sea salt, sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc.
The fudge requires about 1 hour in the freezer to fully set. After the fudge has set, remove it from the freezer and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
Note: if you freeze the fudge longer than one hour let it thaw at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before cutting into it. This ensures a smoother, cleaner cut.
More Paleo Fudge Recipes
An easy, low carb fudge recipe, great for a non-dairy holiday treat. Paleo, Keto and Vegan.
- 5 oz dark chocolate
- ½ cup almond butter (drippy, unsweetened)*
- ¼ cup collagen (optional, omit for Vegan)
- 1 +½ tsp peppermint flavoring**
- Line an 8" x 4" baking pan with foil and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt dark chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently.
- Remove chocolate from heat and mix in remaining ingredients.
- Pour mixture into the lined baking pan and place in fridge or freezer to set.
- Once the fudge has set, remove it from the pan and cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Store in fridge or freezer.
*Any nut or seed butter will work
**If using peppermint oil, please note that it is much stronger than peppermint flavoring. You will not want to use the amount given.
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