Just incase you haven’t got hours and hours to bake this Christmas or prepare food, then here is a simple, five-minute recipe for you. Hurrah!
This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is easy to make, requires minimal ingredients (it’s kinda in the name…) and tastes delicious.
It also makes for a pefect, vegan-friendly edible gift. What more could you want…?
All you need for this vegan chocolate mint fudge is condensed coconut milk (I used Nature’s Charm), dark chocolate and the best peppermint oil or extract you can get your hands on (buying a natural oil, rather than a synthetic one – although make sure it’s suitable for eating! – is always better, if you can find one).
Once you have your ingredients to hand, all you need to do is chop your chocolate, heat your condensed coconut milk, then mix, stir and add in peppermint oil to taste.
That’s it – I told you that it couldn’t be simpler!
I made a double batch of this – one lot to give away, and then the other to devour as I wrap Christmas pressies! I can’t be the only one who needs sweet treats to wrap presents, can I…?!
3-Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- Makes 16-20 squares
- One 320g tin condensed coconut milk
- 350g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- Drop peppermint oil, to taste
- Optional add-ins: Chopped candy canes, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate to drizzle, maple syrup to sweeten
- Gently heat the condensed coconut milk in a saucepan until just about to come to the boil. Remove from the heat, then add the chopped chocolate and cover.
- Leave the chocolate for a few minutes, then stir smooth. If the chocolate hasn’t all melted, heat gently until it has.
- Stir in the peppermint, adding it to taste (add a drop at a time – it can be quite strong!), and any optional extras – if adding chocolate chips, ensure the mixture has cooled before stirring in.
- Pour into a lined loaf tin (for chunky fudge) or brownie tin, then smooth down with the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge to firm for a few hours.
- Cut into slices and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.