Andes Mint Fudge
Here’s another St. Patrick’s Day idea: mint fudge. It’s super easy to make (about 10 minutes of prep work) and tastes just like Andes chocolate mints, but in soft fudge form.
I love Andes mints. I get so excited when they are offered at restaurants as an after-dinner-mint or put on the pillows in hotel rooms at night. So I really enjoyed these treats.
I made them as two layers, but if you want them to look more like Andes mints, you can add another layer of dark chocolate on top. I personally didn’t want to spoil the pristine winter green surface, so I chose to keep it as two layers.
I made this fudge in the microwave with just chocolate chips, condensed milk, a little food coloring and some mint extract. Ten minutes of prep work and these were ready to go in the fridge to set.
They keep for quite a while, making them perfect for gifting.
Or maybe for storing in your secret stash so you can slowly eat them all yourself?
Andes Mint Fudge
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can condensed milk, split in half
1 tsp mint extract
2-4 drops of green food coloring
1. Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper (this ensure the fudge will not stick to the pan and can be peeled off easily). Combine semisweet chocolate chips and half of the condensed milk in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir with a large spatula. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir again. If chocolate is not yet completed melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mine took exactly 1 minute and 30 seconds total. Don't heat the entire 1 minute 30 seconds at once because you may burn your chocolate. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and fudge is smooth.
2. Pour chocolate fudge into the baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread out fudge with spatula until it is evenly spread across the entire pan and the surface is smooth.
3. In a separate large microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips, remaining condensed milk and mint extract. Heat and stir at 30 second intervals, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth (Again, mine took 1 minute and 30 seconds total). Add in a few drops of green food coloring and mix into batter until it reaches the desired green hue you desire.
4. Spoon the mint fudge layer on top of semisweet layer, spreading out with spatula until it is evenly spread across the entire pan and the surface is smooth.
5. Refrigerate for an hour or more to set the fudge. Slice into rectangles with a sharp knife before serving.
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