Layered Peppermint Fudge

Three bands of creamy holiday bliss! Today’s Layered Peppermint Fudge is an easy seasonal treat that is just as exciting to look at as it is to taste.

Layered Peppermint Fudge - An easy holiday treat that tastes like heaven! #fudge #peppermint

Growing up, there was a peach orchard just a few miles away from my house. The owners of the orchard had a little store with a restaurant that they ran out front called the Peach House. We would visit on special occasions, particularly for mother-daughter lunches.

There are many things I remember about the Peach House… All the peachy products they sold in the store, the colorful salads they served at lunch with a huge slice of fresh pineapple, their amazing herbal iced tea, but most of all, their fudge counter.

Triple Layered Peppermint Fudge - An easy holiday treat that tastes like heaven! #fudge #peppermint


Nearly every time we visited, we would leave the store with a little slab of fudge carefully wrapped in paper and placed in a white box. The box would sit out on the counter so that each time a family member walked through the kitchen, they were tempted to pinch off a little bite of fudge. So as you can imagine, our slab of fudge never lasted long.

The Peach House offered all sorts of fudge varieties: peach of course, pecan praline, triple dark chocolate, cookies and cream fudge, just to name a few.

Yet the peppermint fudge was always my favorite.

Making Easy 2 Ingredient Homemade Fudge #fudge

Making fudge at home is much easier than you might think.

There are recipes out there that call for many ingredients, tempering chocolate, and candy thermometers. Yet my basic go-to fudge recipe requires only two ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and chocolate.

In today’s Layered Peppermint Fudge recipe we’re using more than 2 ingredients, 6 (including food coloring) due to the layers. But essentially it’s the same recipe.

  • One layer of classic 2-ingredient chocolate fudge.
  • One layer of white chocolate fudge with peppermint extract and a drop or two of food coloring to make it pink.
  • One layer of 2-ingredient white chocolate fudge.
  • Crushed Red Band peppermint sticks on top!

Making Easy 2 Ingredient Homemade Fudge #fudge

I love making this recipe in my large Swiss Diamond Nonstick Stock Pot because it makes the clean up so easy.

Swiss Diamond’s nonstick surface made with real diamonds is safe, healthy, and eliminates microscopic pores in the surface, so it’s almost impossible for food to stick to the cookware. Sticky foods like fudge and caramel simply rinse out of the pot with water!

I used the same Swiss Diamond stock pot for all three layers of the fudge, rinsing in between, then starting the next layer. Each layer is so fast to make, that even though you’re preparing three separate types of fudge, it comes together very quickly.

Simple Triple Layered Peppermint Fudge - An easy holiday treat that tastes like heaven! #fudge #peppermint

Pour each layer into a baking dish, then sprinkle chopped old-fashioned peppermint sticks on top. Nostalgic peppermint sticks are soft like butter-mints, and melt in your mouth.

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Fudge - An easy holiday treat that tastes like heaven! #fudge #peppermint

You’ll notice in the recipe that I used white almond bark instead of white chocolate in today’s Layered Peppermint Fudge.

The biggest difference between white chocolate and almond bark is that almond bark is made with vegetable fat instead of cocoa butter. I find almond bark retains its white color when melted, while white chocolate tends to turn thin and yellow. However they are interchangeable in this recipe.

Decadent Triple Layered Peppermint Fudge - An easy holiday treat that tastes like heaven! #fudge #peppermint

I’ve made peppermint fudge many times over the years, but this gorgeous Layered Peppermint Fudge is my new favorite.

The delicate bands of white to dark chocolate flavors and kiss of peppermint, make it a marvelous holiday gift!

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218 comments on “Layered Peppermint Fudge

  1. Baby Juneposted December 3, 2014 at 6:55 am Reply

    Mmm, I just love fudge! So many delicious layers :)

  2. Shoshanaposted December 3, 2014 at 6:55 am Reply

    I love good old fashioned chocolate fudge!

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchenposted December 3, 2014 at 7:05 am Reply

    This fudge is so pretty! A must around the Holidays! My favorite sticky treat is homemade caramel sauce!

  4. [email protected]posted December 3, 2014 at 7:19 am Reply

    Have been looking for a use for the cans of sweetened condensed milk sitting on my pantry shelf. Your fudge is beautiful, as is the photography!

  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted December 3, 2014 at 7:22 am Reply

    This layered fudge is beautiful and would be perfect as a treat to neighbors and friends.

  6. Sarah Christensenposted December 3, 2014 at 7:24 am Reply

    peppermint bark is my forever Christmas favorite treat

  7. Jeffreyposted December 3, 2014 at 7:24 am Reply

    My favorite Sticky holiday treat is caramel corn balls!

  8. Mariaposted December 3, 2014 at 7:30 am Reply

    Pretty fudge for the holidays!

  9. coriposted December 3, 2014 at 7:47 am Reply

    I love caramel chocolate fudge

  10. Katieposted December 3, 2014 at 8:11 am Reply

    I always make homemade caramels for Christmas! Can be pretty messy!

  11. Amandaposted December 3, 2014 at 8:30 am Reply

    Love this fudge!

  12. kelley {mountain mama cooks}posted December 3, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    It’s gorgeous, Summer! Seriously beautiful. I do love anything mint + chocolate so I’m pretty sure I could do some damage on this! Love how easy it is to make too!

  13. Heather christoposted December 3, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply

    That fudge is just gorgeous!!! my favorite is probably caramels or the sticky jam on angel thumbprints.

  14. Nora Bposted December 3, 2014 at 8:44 am Reply

    I love cinnamon buns!

  15. Marieliaposted December 3, 2014 at 8:46 am Reply

    My favorite sticky holiday treat has to be caramel covered brownies!

  16. Cathyposted December 3, 2014 at 9:02 am Reply

    My favorite sticky treat is Rice Krispie Treats. Always makes a huge mess and sticks to my cheap cookware though!

  17. Annposted December 3, 2014 at 9:07 am Reply

    Love that chocolate-covered angel candy! Sticky & wonderful!

  18. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted December 3, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply

    Mine has got to be sticky buns in the morning!

  19. Annie @Maebellsposted December 3, 2014 at 10:44 am Reply

    Beautiful! This makes such a pretty presentation!

  20. Colleen Boudreauposted December 3, 2014 at 11:15 am Reply

    Cinnamon buns!

  21. Kaoruposted December 3, 2014 at 11:33 am Reply

    I love rice krispie treats, especially with holiday sprinkles!

  22. sandy headtkeposted December 3, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply

    The kid’s favorite is caramel popcorn balls. Everyone joins in to make them.

  23. Sherri Hposted December 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm Reply

    This fudge looks delicious!

  24. Ginaposted December 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Great giveaway!!! I’m loving this recipe!!! My favorite sticky holiday treat is toffee!!!

  25. Kay Geeposted December 3, 2014 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Toffee and fudge are our favorite sticky treats.

  26. Kimposted December 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm Reply

    candy canes! i cant resist the cherry ones!

  27. Kristen Dietrichposted December 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm Reply

    I love peppermint taffy, and it would be awesome to experiment with other flavors as well (gingerbread, egg nog, etc.)

  28. Mason Canyonposted December 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm Reply

    A sticky holiday treat I enjoy is Rice Krispie Treats.

  29. Katieposted December 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Homemade fudge is so yummy.

  30. Susanposted December 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm Reply

    I think I like our Monkey Bread even more than fudge. I think.

  31. Erika Wposted December 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm Reply

    This fudge looks beautiful — will definitely be making this this year!

  32. Mai Drummondposted December 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm Reply

    I love classic chocolate fudge and sticky hard candies.

  33. Jeriposted December 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm Reply

    I’m not a huge fan of sticky sweets, but fudge is always a favorite.

  34. Leah Mposted December 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm Reply

    I love [to make & eat] salted caramels! Oh the stick-ness!

  35. Leah Mposted December 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm Reply

    I love [to make & eat] salted caramels! Oh the sticky-ness!

  36. barbposted December 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm Reply

    my favorite sticky holiday treat is caramel gooey bars

  37. Candiceposted December 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm Reply

    I love cinnamon buns.

  38. Mary O.posted December 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm Reply

    Fudge with pecans.

  39. Danyelleposted December 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm Reply

    Chocolate and peanut butter fudge for sure.

  40. Patricia Meeganposted December 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Great giveaway! Thank you!

  41. HSposted December 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm Reply

    Caramel fudge is my favorite.

  42. carol clarkposted December 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm Reply

    popcorn balls is our fav here in texas

  43. Alyssaposted December 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    I love homemade marshmallows!

  44. Anne Weber-Falkposted December 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky treat is caramel, no salt please.

  45. paige cposted December 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm Reply

    I love bark and fudge! yummy

  46. Chelseaposted December 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm Reply

    That fudge is so beautiful, it would be great to give as a gift. I would like to try it myself also.

  47. Erin M.posted December 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm Reply

    I love making popcorn balls!

  48. Heather E Wellsposted December 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm Reply

    Pecan pie!

  49. Holly Eposted December 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm Reply

    I love Holiday Sticky Buns with Pecans.

  50. dcposted December 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm Reply

    7 layer bars or fudge.

  51. Mercedesposted December 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm Reply

    Your fudge is gorgeous!

  52. wendy spencerposted December 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Gooey brownies are my all time favorite treat-but I don’t make them often as eating half the pan usually occurs! : )

  53. Janellposted December 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply

    I love pecan pralines, but haven’t ever made them successfully!

  54. talya bposted December 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm Reply

    yum! rice crispie treats and fudge! and smores melted in the fireplace

  55. Karen Lynchposted December 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm Reply

    I love Meringue Pecans.

  56. Juli Vposted December 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    My favorite is definitely chocolate saltine toffee, or better known as (and appropriately named) Christmas Crack. So addicting!

  57. Sandraposted December 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm Reply

    It’s a toss up between caramel corn and toffee!

  58. Judith M.posted December 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm Reply

    Pecan pie is my favorite.

  59. Marla Meridithposted December 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm Reply

    Seasonally perfect!! Love the pretty layers :)

  60. sarah kposted December 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm Reply

    That layered fudge looks so good, and that stock pot looks like a great item to have in the kitchen. The rafflecopter won’t open for me so I can’t enter, but someone is going to be very happy with this prize:)

  61. Amy M. C.posted December 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm Reply

    Caramel apples are my favorite holiday sticky treat.

  62. Leslie Kileyposted December 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Homemade marshmallows for our hot chocolate!!!!

  63. Michelleposted December 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

    It’s a tradition that my mom makes homemade caramel rolls for Christmas morning. Perfectly gooey and sticky!

  64. karenposted December 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm Reply

    Pecan pie

  65. Elisaposted December 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky treat for this time of year is baklava. I was going to skip it totally, until I saw this recipe. Going to the store tomorrow. Think I’ll have to buy the finxings’

  66. Sarah Gposted December 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm Reply

    Fudge is my favorite holiday treat.

  67. Denise Wilsonposted December 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm Reply


  68. Amy Tongposted December 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky holiday treat is chocolate covered caramel turtles. :P Yours looks absolutely wonderful. I cant wait to try it.

  69. Nicole Careyposted December 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm Reply

    Oh that looks amazing!

  70. Shellyposted December 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm Reply

    I love peanut butter fudge this time of year!

  71. Susan Broughtonposted December 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm Reply

    My sticky favorite is Pecan Pie. I love to eat it around the holidays!

  72. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchenposted December 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Such a pretty and festive treat!

  73. Pam Sohanposted December 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Cinnamon rolls !

  74. Kiki Cposted December 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm Reply

    My sticky favorite is making orange balls with crushed vanilla wafers, frozen orange juice concentrate, powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate morsels. Mix thoroughly (with hands!!!!!) and roll into balls. Roll prepared balls in colored sprinkles and let set up in the fridge….a good and tasty low tech holiday treat!

  75. Gabyposted December 3, 2014 at 5:06 pm Reply

    The layers are so pretty!

  76. Libby P.posted December 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm Reply

    Looks amazing! I love peppermint and fudge so these will surely be added to my Christmas dessert must haves! Along with Toffee and cinnamon almonds!

  77. Linda Gendronposted December 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm Reply

    Love peppermint

  78. Mary Wposted December 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm Reply

    I am a devoted chocoholic so anything ooey gooey chocolatey has my number. For the holidays I really adore Mexican Wedding Cookies. Not sticky at all. Does messy count?

  79. shanntaposted December 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    would love to win

  80. Marcia Snappposted December 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm Reply

    My grandma’s peanut butter fudge!

  81. Crisposted December 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm Reply

    I am sorry that I am unable to enter the drawing, as I am visitng my parents abroad. The pot looks amazing. At this time of year cooking is a delight because there is so much appreciation and enjoyment. I love all the holday treats, but ten towards chocolate!

  82. patricia Caradonnaposted December 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Rice crispy treats are my favorite sticky holiday treat.

  83. Tina R.posted December 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm Reply

    Peanut Butter Fudge, I look forward to it every year around Christmas! I can’t eat it all the time so it is a very special treat for Christmas!!

  84. Jeniferposted December 3, 2014 at 6:23 pm Reply

    Toffee and Fudge have to be some of my favorite treats around the holidays!

  85. annieposted December 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm Reply

    boys howdy! that looks so good!

  86. Elissaposted December 3, 2014 at 6:40 pm Reply

    Mom’s chocolate covered graham cracker balls

  87. Pamela Gurganusposted December 3, 2014 at 6:42 pm Reply

    Is anyone else having trouble with the entry form opening/loading?

    • Sommerposted December 4, 2014 at 7:30 am Reply

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      • Pamela Gurganusposted December 4, 2014 at 7:42 am

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  88. Barbara Aposted December 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Locally made old-fashioned candy canes.
    Doscher’s Candies in Cincinnati.

  89. Rustposted December 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm Reply

    Date nut roll is my favorite sticky holiday treat.

  90. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted December 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm Reply

    This is one of the prettiest fudge recipes I’ve ever seen!!

  91. Pattiposted December 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm Reply

    date nut balls I make every year for my sister

  92. Lindsayposted December 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply

    Pecan Pie Bars!!! Oh my word they are amazing!!!!

  93. Heatherposted December 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky treat if definitely fudge and caramel.

  94. Christie Fergusonposted December 3, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply

    My favorite holiday treats are fudge and divinity. My family, however, loves peppermint bark and choc. chip cookie dough truffles.

  95. Anneposted December 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I have lots of favorite holiday treats, but narrowing it down to a sticky treat is hard! I guess I’d have to go with homemade marshmallows, which I only make at this time of year and which can be very sticky indeed.

  96. Rachelposted December 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Looks stunning! I remember the Peach House. We had our rehearsal dinner there!

    • Rachelposted December 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm Reply

      Sorry, um sticky treat. I love making homemade marshmallows too, they are hard to cut uniformly, but their awkward shapes make them seem more authentic!

  97. Niveditaposted December 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm Reply

    looks gorgeous. Would definitely try it this holiday season.

  98. Susan P.posted December 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky holiday treat is chocolate fudge.

  99. Faleen Fedolposted December 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm Reply

    My favorite ‘sticky’ holiday treat are the fried, jelly filled doughnuts that also have dips to choose from that my son and daughter in law make for Chanukah. They always have a houseful of guests to celebrate and the food is delicious. BUT these doughnuts are something truly outstanding. Thank you for this opportunity.

  100. Sherrye Grotteposted December 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm Reply

    fudge is my favorite holiday treat!

  101. MaryBposted December 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm Reply

    Love the looks of this fudge. I’ve got to make it. one of my favorite treats is dark chocolate almond toffee.

  102. libbyposted December 3, 2014 at 11:26 pm Reply

    Chocolate oatmeal peanut butter no bake cookies

  103. Jennifer Essadposted December 4, 2014 at 12:13 am Reply

    My dad makes divinity, peppermint, chocolate, maple and black walnut – he’s amazing in the kitchen, peanut brittle, candy apples, I can’t pick just one

  104. Beth.. wa2bzeposted December 4, 2014 at 12:37 am Reply

    Looks SO Holiday! Thank You! How does anyone choose just one? There’s Peanut Brittle, my mom-in-law taught me to make 30 years ago, there’s Caramel Corn, Homemade Millionaires, All Fudges, and I’m betting the one you’ve posted becomes a fav too!

  105. carolee c.posted December 4, 2014 at 4:53 am Reply

    I love peanut brittle and classic chocolate fudge!

  106. Tonya Zinterposted December 4, 2014 at 6:49 am Reply

    Caramels are my favorite treat.

  107. Barbara @ Barbara Bakesposted December 4, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply

    So festive! Perfect for the hollidays.

  108. Cathyposted December 4, 2014 at 7:33 am Reply

    Caramel apples for sure are one of my favorite sticky, seasonal treats.

  109. Lana | NeverEnoughThymeposted December 4, 2014 at 7:54 am Reply

    What an absolutely beautiful fudge and perfect for the holidays!

  110. Dee Parkerposted December 4, 2014 at 9:01 am Reply

    Sticky buns for breakfast!

  111. Pat Collins Millerposted December 4, 2014 at 9:17 am Reply

    My daughter daughter makes her own version of Rice Krispie treats. Includes peanut butter and then adds a layer of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. Yummy!

  112. Pat Collins Millerposted December 4, 2014 at 9:19 am Reply

    My daughter makes her own version of Rice Krispie treats. Includes peanut butter and then adds a layer of melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. Yummy!

  113. Julieposted December 4, 2014 at 10:25 am Reply

    This layered fudge looks amazing and so festive. Will definitely try it out.

  114. Leann Lindemanposted December 4, 2014 at 9:27 am Reply

    I make caramel apples every year… always a sticky mess, but so yummy.

  115. Alinaposted December 4, 2014 at 9:42 am Reply

    Most definitely caramels. YUM!

  116. Alyson Stanleyposted December 4, 2014 at 9:42 am Reply

    Rice Krispie treats!

  117. Sean Cposted December 4, 2014 at 9:43 am Reply

    Rice Krispies.

  118. Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted December 4, 2014 at 9:57 am Reply

    That is one of the most gorgeous looking fudge treats ever! I love the layers and the peppermint crumbles on top!

  119. Itziaposted December 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm Reply

    caramel popcorn

  120. sharleenposted December 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm Reply

    All types of brittle!!!

  121. Elisabeth Sposted December 4, 2014 at 1:01 pm Reply

    This looks great! Will it travel? I’d like to make some and mail it to my sister.

  122. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummyposted December 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm Reply

    This is the prettiest fudge I’ve ever seen and I bet it tastes even better :) My favorite sticky holiday treat? Definitely fudge. Or peanut butter balls!

  123. Valerieposted December 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm Reply

    I haven’t had any fudge yet this holiday season.. this would be a perfect one to start with!

  124. Estherposted December 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

    That looks delicious! It wouldn’t last long in my house!

  125. Rebeccaposted December 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm Reply

    It’s a tie between fudge and pralines!

  126. Laurie Benefielposted December 4, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Will definitely try this! And the pot sounds perfect for making sticky, gooey recipes.

  127. Tina Bposted December 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm Reply

    One of my favorite Christmas time goodies is my grandmother’s popcorn ball recipe. She always made hers using molasses, and they had such a rich flavor while being both crispy and chewy as well as sticky. I miss her and her popcorn balls.

  128. Reginaposted December 4, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

    I love making ginger molasses cookies! I do make a peppermink bark thats yummy, also. But, this fudge looks amazing!!!

  129. Tara Johnsonposted December 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Beautiful fudge! So festive!

  130. Sheriposted December 4, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply

    I love your blog! I can’t wait to try the Peppermint Creme Brûlée – I’ve wanted to make creme brûlée for a long time, and now I have the perfect recipe to try!
    Thanks for the inspiration and recipes!

  131. Andrea D.posted December 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm Reply

    I love homemade turtles. They are really good.

  132. Kelly Dposted December 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm Reply

    I like peppermint bark.

  133. Margot Cposted December 5, 2014 at 3:01 am Reply

    I like Louisiana Praulines

  134. Nancy Longposted December 5, 2014 at 9:56 am Reply

    the fudge looks divine and so does the Swiss Diamond pot!

  135. Amanda Sakovitzposted December 5, 2014 at 11:17 am Reply

    i love rice krispie treats

  136. Thomas Murphyposted December 5, 2014 at 11:24 am Reply

    I like caramel apples

  137. Birdiebeeposted December 5, 2014 at 11:37 am Reply

    I love fudge with a top caramel layer.

  138. Birdiebeeposted December 5, 2014 at 11:38 am Reply

    I “Liked” A Spicy Perspective on FB but the name that auto-filled is incorrect. The name I follow with is Terry Stevens.

  139. Stephanieposted December 5, 2014 at 11:42 am Reply

    My favorite treat my family made every year during the holidays was a warm apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream on the side! Yum! Happy holidays!

  140. steven weberposted December 5, 2014 at 11:54 am Reply

    We love peanut brittle in my family.

  141. Marlyposted December 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm Reply

    I saw this running around Pinterest and had to stop by and say – great job! These are so adorable – can’t wait to try the recipe myself. Yum!

  142. LaTanyaposted December 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm Reply


  143. Eva Dposted December 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply

    I recently made the Apple Cider Caramels from Smitten Kitchen and now I am going to make your lovely caramels. I had such a fear of using a candy thermometer and am happy to say it wasn’t so bad ;) Now if I could conquer my fear of using yeast :) LOL!

  144. Sarah Scottposted December 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm Reply

    This will be my new favorite treat once I have a chance to make it, I feel!

  145. Jenniferposted December 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm Reply

    Wow I’m so excited to make this

  146. Jane Uggerudposted December 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Yum! All kinds of sticky treats, but caramels are the fav!

  147. Meghan Finleyposted December 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm Reply

    I love divinity

  148. Nicoleposted December 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm Reply

    caramel gooey bars

  149. Charlene Gloverposted December 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm Reply


  150. Donna Woosleyposted December 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm Reply

    My daughters famous Rocky Road Fudge!

  151. tammigirlposted December 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm Reply

    We make pecan pralines – they are sticky and delicious!

  152. nicole g.posted December 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm Reply

    this sounds so easy and delicious! i cant wait to make it

  153. Kendraposted December 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply

    I have been experimenting with different fudges for Christmas and am exited to try this one- it is very pretty!

  154. Sharonposted December 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm Reply

    Looks yummy!!

  155. Sharonposted December 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky treat is Candy Apples!

  156. heatherposted December 5, 2014 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Let’s see my favorite sticky holiday treat is baklava.

  157. Alicia Prestonposted December 6, 2014 at 1:28 am Reply

    I love making soft, chewy peppermint truffle brownies <3 I use my mother's brownie recipe but chop up Hershey's mint truffle kisses to mix in the batter and spread on top. Mmm-mmm!

  158. Alison H.posted December 6, 2014 at 7:55 pm Reply

    I love making Red Velvet Cheesecake.

  159. Stephanie Kposted December 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm Reply

    We make turtles!

  160. Deb Jacksonposted December 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Cashew brittle but mine is gooey.

  161. Leigh Anne Bordersposted December 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm Reply

    I enjoy making chocolate covered goodies like fruits, nuts, etc…

  162. Nualaposted December 7, 2014 at 7:39 am Reply

    My favorite holiday treat is peppermint fudge. I also like making Christmas Crack, which is saltines, caramel and chocolate combined into a bark-type candy. Delicious!

  163. Alicia Rposted December 7, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply

    I’ve never made fudge before, however your recipe seems so easy and looks so incredible, I am definitely making this one!

  164. barbara nposted December 7, 2014 at 9:04 am Reply

    My favorite sticky holiday treat is pecan sticky buns!

  165. Britposted December 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Those photos are stunning. I can’t wait to try that recipe!

  166. Stacey Cockrellposted December 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Peanut Butter Fudge

  167. Jane Maynardposted December 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm Reply

    so pretty! :)

  168. jessicaposted December 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm Reply

    I love toffee at Christmastime!

  169. Heather Bposted December 7, 2014 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Peppermint Bark Krispie Treats are our favorite. We cannot get enough. I have to make a triple batch.

  170. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted December 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm Reply

    So delicious! I love the chocolate and peppermint flavors for the holidays!

  171. Marsha Lynneposted December 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm Reply

    This pan looks awesome. The last time I made candy was about 50+ years ago. Carmel burned so bad in my mothers pan that it(the pan) needed to be tossed.

  172. Jonathan Campoverdeposted December 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Pecan pralines from a secret family recipe. It’s not the holidays without at least 2 batches.

  173. Ashley Outlandposted December 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm Reply

    Anything with caramel! Caramel fudge, caramel apples, caramel syrup covered ice-cream…….

  174. Melissa Jonesposted December 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Pumpkin fudge is a fvorite at our house.

  175. Kateposted December 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Sugar cookie bars!

  176. Kristiposted December 7, 2014 at 11:04 pm Reply

    Love a sticky caramel corn!

  177. Susanposted December 8, 2014 at 12:02 am Reply

    I love homemade caramels.

  178. Paul H.posted December 8, 2014 at 6:33 am Reply

    Moist sticky cake and Vanilla Ice Cream!

  179. Amyposted December 8, 2014 at 7:23 am Reply

    I love making/eating candy apples! Can’t wait to try these too!

  180. Melissa Andersonposted December 8, 2014 at 10:53 am Reply

    Old fashioned caramels!

  181. Meganposted December 8, 2014 at 11:37 am Reply

    Can i use White chocolate chips in stead of almond bark?

    • Sommerposted December 8, 2014 at 9:16 pm Reply

      Hi Megan! Yes, I talk about that a little in the post. White chocolate is fine, it just doesn’t stay as white when melted.

  182. Mary Sizemoreposted December 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Anything chocolate please

  183. Aprilposted December 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Although not too sticky, one of my favorites for the holidays are peanut butter balls (buckeyes). My mom, Aunt and I make these every year along with our traditional fudge. I will be trying this recipe this year! Looks delicious! Who doesn’t like peppermint fudge?

  184. nancy schaeferposted December 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Italian Torrone candy!!

  185. Joyce T.posted December 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm Reply

    I always make peanut brittle at Christmas. The stickiest!!

  186. Lauraposted December 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky treat is actually fudge! I’m excited to try this!

  187. Karen Shivelyposted December 8, 2014 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Cherry Cordials

  188. Dina Perraultposted December 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Homemade caramels

  189. Larri Williamsposted December 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky treat is homemade caramel corn drizzled with white chocolate.. We call it crackcorn! Once you start you can’t stop!

  190. Jennayposted December 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Our favorite is Homemade Old Fashion Peanut Butter Fudge! You are so right…it’s so easy to make fudge at home…many people don’t attempt it because it seems to complicated but I never use a candy thermometer and it comes out perfectly each time! It just takes some practice! I can’t wait to try this recipe…I love Peppermint!

  191. Pam DeShaposted December 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Know what will be made in my kitchen this weekend!

  192. Elizabeth Jenkinsposted December 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm Reply

    I love to make divinity for Christmas but also love the combo of chicolate and peppermint! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  193. Erin R.posted December 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm Reply

    I’m really looking forward to some toffee.

  194. Sue Hendersonposted December 9, 2014 at 5:47 am Reply

    Toffee bars!

  195. Hillary Rposted December 9, 2014 at 9:54 am Reply

    Love anything peppermint! :)

  196. Lizposted December 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm Reply

    Fudge, fudge, fudge!

    Rating: 5
  197. dana sposted December 9, 2014 at 6:59 pm Reply

    I love making toffee. Can’t get enough. Love it

  198. Annetteposted December 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm Reply

    My favorite sticky holiday treat would be popcorn balls.

  199. Carolyn Gposted December 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm Reply

    I love toffee

  200. Millie Asburyposted December 10, 2014 at 7:15 am Reply

    We love peanut brittle over the holidays

  201. Laurenposted December 10, 2014 at 8:57 am Reply

    My favorite sticky holiday treat is the white chocolate “trail mix” my mom and I make. It is even better frozen!

  202. Aprilposted December 11, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply

    I wanted to share that I made this last night and it turned out wonderful! Silly me though.. I purchased all the chips and condensed milk thinking I had food coloring.. but I couldn’t find it. So I had to improvise. Luckily I already had a bag of Andes peppermint crunch baking chips. This is what I did for the peppermint layer: 2 cups white chocolate chips, 1 cup of the peppermint chips, 1/2 tsp peppermint extract and condensed milk. The peppermint chips gave it the nice pink color. I used white chocolate chips in this recipe instead of the bark (couldn’t find a kind I liked) and it worked out fine on both layers for anyone wanting to know. Coloring and consistency was great. I topped off the fudge with a handful of the peppermint crunch chips instead of the candy canes. Thank you for this recipe! It’s delish!

    Rating: 5
  203. Jaclynposted December 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm Reply

    This has got to be the prettiest fudge ever! Love it!

  204. Julieposted December 16, 2014 at 12:08 am Reply

    Hi Sommer, I have put this in a post for tomorrow and used your photo and linked it back to you. I hope you don’t mind. If you want me to take it down let me know and I will.
    Thanks Julie

  205. Janposted December 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm Reply

    Where do you find the White Almond Bark and Nostalgic Peppermint Sticks? I didn’t have any success at Kroger today. Plus they were out of Peppermint Extract. I want to make these for a party this Friday! :) Thanks!

    • Sommerposted December 17, 2014 at 7:15 am Reply

      Hi Jan! Almond bark should be in the baking aisle of any major grocery chain. :S Walmart would have it. I found the “Red Band” old fashioned peppermint sticks at my regular grocery store as well, but they would be sold anywhere you might find old-fashioned candy… a general store, or even Cracker Barrel.

      • Janposted December 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        Thank you, Sommer – We do have a Cracker Barrel near here. I will try there. Yes, I was surprised Kroger didn’t have the ingredients. I looked in the baking aisle and in the “seasonal” aisle… where the Christmas candy was.

    • AMANDAposted December 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm Reply

      My store had the almond bark in the produce area near the bulk nuts!

  206. Natalie Baggettposted December 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm Reply

    Hi! I love how elegant your peppermint fudge looks, and I would love to post a picture of it on my blog. With your permission, I’ll give the link to your site, redirecting viewers here. If you could please let me know how you feel about this, I would be delighted! Thank you, and Merry Christmas :)

    Rating: 5
  207. Amandaposted December 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm Reply

    I’m assuming you need to chill between each layer? I poured my peppermint layer on top the chocolate layer and they just mixed together. I guess I’ll have a 2 layered instead of 3!

    • Sommerposted December 17, 2014 at 11:34 pm Reply

      Amanda, Oh no! I didn’t chill between layers. (Although that’s not a bad idea!) You must have worked REALLY fast, because mine had time to set a bit before each layer went on.

      • AMANDAposted December 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

        I actually never got it to harden in the fridge, even overnight. I am thinking I used the wrong kind of condensed milk-I tried using fat free but I think I will try it again with regular.

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