Mint Chocolate Pudding Fudge
Sponsored post by Lunchbox. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Mint Chocolate Pudding Fudge. Just the name of this dessert sounds incredibly decadent, doesn’t it? But the photos really show you just how decadent this dessert really is.
Chocolate. Peppermints. Marshmallows. Seriously, y’all! Perfect for a night in with the family, sitting in front of the television with a cup of hot chocolate.
And the best part, it’s so easy to make. Like really, really easy! I’ll show you!
Melt chocolate, butter and water in a bowl.
Pour in the packet of chocolate pudding and mint extract and stir.
Add powdered sugar in one cup increments and stir until blended.
Pour mixture into a foil-lined 8? x 8? pan. Melt remaining chocolate and butter and pour over the top.
Top with crushed peppermints and mini marshmallows.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm and try to wait to sneak a taste.
I know, y’all. Two hours is hard. But it’s oh so worth it.
So much chocolate. So many marshmallows. And all that crushed peppermint…simply a perfect combination for this wicked winter weather we are experiencing here in Texas after having a 80 degree Christmas!
Mint Chocolate Pudding Fudge
- 2 packages (4 oz. each) Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
- 1/2 cup butter, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp. mint extract (original recipe calls for peppermint extract)
- 1 package (3.9 oz) Chocolate flavor instant pudding
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2/3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/3 cup finely crushed peppermints
- Line a 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Microwave 4 oz. chocolate, 6 tbsp. butter and water in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Add mint extract and dry pudding mix; stir 2 minutes.
- Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, stirring after each addition until well blended. Pour into prepared pan; press into even layer with back of spatula or spoon.
- Microwave remaining butter and chocolate in large microwaveable bowl 1 to 1.5 minutes or until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Pour over fudge layer in pan; spread to completely cover bottom layer. Top with remaining ingredients.
- Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Use foil handles to remove fudge from pan before cutting to serve.
We’re going on 6 days in the refrigerator and I’m noticing that the crushed peppermints and marshmallows aren’t looking as fresh. Although they still taste great, they’re just not looking their best. I think about 5 max in the refrigerator is probably best if you want to LOOK and TASTE great!
Although Christmas has passed we still have some celebrating to do on New Years. Whip up a batch of this Mint Chocolate Pudding Fudge, set up a hot chocolate bar, and invite the neighbors over for some good, family-friendly fun!
How do you sweeten the season?