Easy healthy peppermint fudge is just that. A 4 ingredient naturally sweetened no bake delicious creamy chocolatey fudge recipe that takes just 30 minutes to make!
Looking for a recipe for after dinner mints for Christmas Day?
Then look no further than this easy healthy peppermint fudge recipe!
I swear that once you've made your own peppermint fudge with this really easy recipe, you'll never go back to shop bought!
There's just 4 ingredients and a minimum amount of time and effort involved here.
These easy healthy peppermint fudge squares are fun to make and kids can get involved too.
They're only 109 calories per square and made with just plain chocolate, peanut butter, honey and some natural peppermint flavouring.
No artificial additives, no artificial flavouring and no added refined sugar either!
Every Christmas Day up until now we're always had some shop bought peppermint chocolates to go with our festive coffee.
Well I thought that I'd change that this year, so we're swapping those peppermint squares for these healthier ones.
I couldn't go Christmas without having some kind of peppermint treat.
I mean even just the thought of peppermint, never mind the smell just conjures up festive images for me!
Does peppermint do that for you too?
Now, I've called this recipe "healthy peppermint fudge". Why is that?
Why This Peppermint Fudge Is Healthy!
- It's naturally sweetened with honey. Not refined sugar.
- Chocolate contains flavonoids which can help lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease.
- Peanut butter contains unsaturated fats, which are the healthy kind and are a good source of protein too!
- Peppermint has natural health benefits that are reported to be good for your stomach, chest and head.
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Merry Christmas From Neil's Healthy Meals!
Folks, I hope you enjoy this easy healthy peppermint fudge recipe.
Not only that, I hope you have an amazing time with family and friends over the Christmas period.
I'm taking a week off to enjoy the festive period myself with my family and friends and I'll be back in the New Year!
Have a good one! And Merry Christmas to you all!
Easy healthy peppermint fudge is just that. A 4 ingredient naturally sweetened no bake delicious creamy chocolately fudge recipe that takes just 30 minutes to make!
Easy Healthy Peppermint Fudge Recipe
This peppermint fudge is not only great at Christmas but you can enjoy this throughout the week or at any time of the year when you need a healthier dessert!
You can substitute my ingredients with your own, like normal plain chocolate and peanut butter but beware this will alter the nutritional label!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Easy Healthy Peppermint Fudge Recipe
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- 175 g plain chocolate* chopped
- 150 g sugar free smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Icing sugar for decoration**
- Line the bottom and sides of an 8x8inch square baking tin with greaseproof / parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan over a gentle heat, place the chopped plain chocolate and stir until melted. Add the peanut butter and stir until combined and smooth.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the honey and peppermint extract until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin and smooth out the top into an even layer.
- Place baking tin into freezer. Freeze for 15 minutes until firm.
- Remove from the freezer and slice into 16 squares.
- Sprinkle a little icing sugar over if required*
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Just the thought of fudge typically makes my teeth hurt! But this sounds like a wonderful recipe. I think I’ll surprise my husband with it for his birthday. He’s the peppermint guy in the family! Thanks!
No problems Mimi, I hope your husband enjoys this. It's not overly sweet so I think you might like it too.
David @ Spiced
Interesting! The peanut butter sounds like a fun addition here. I wouldn't have expected that in this lightened-up version. Speaking of fudge, we were at a store yesterday that had like 40+ kinds of homemade fudge. We somehow controlled ourselves and didn't buy any, but I'm thinking I need a batch of this here at home. Peppermint + chocolate just screams holidays to me! Speaking of holidays, I hope you and Lynne have a wonderful Christmas break. Sit back, rest up and enjoy the season! 🙂
Well done on controlling yourself at the store, David. I have to avoid chocolate aisles in supermarkets it's just too tempting for me! Ha ha!
Hope you, Laura and Robbie have an amazing time over the festive season too! 😀
oh yes i do like peppermint even tho hubby doesn't. this sounds like a nice easy recipe for christmas. cheers sherry
Thanks Sherry, yes this recipe is nice and easy to do. There's enough going on at this time of year without having a complicated recipe, I think!
Ben @ Havocinthekitchen
I know many people cannot stand peppermint, but I cannot imagine this time of the year without any peppermint-infused desserts (Like chocolate truffles). I even keep a container of store-bough candy cane to snack on. And this fudge looks and sound delightful. While I always prefer an old-fashioned fudge, there’s nothing wrong in a simplified version. After all, who wants to spend too much time boiling the mixture, praying that the thermometer won’t let you down, and then waiting hours till it all (hopefully) set? Nope thanks! I’ll take an easy way 🙂 Happy holidays to you and your family!
Absolutely Ben. As much as I love the good old fashioned way of making fudge I like things to be nice and simple at this time of year! Hope you and Andre have an amazing Christmas my friend!
Kelly | Foodtasia
Loving this peppermint fudge, Neil! A healthier option is definitely needed this time of year. Peppermint is so very festive! Warm wishes for you and your family this holiday season!
Thanks Kelly! Just trying to help out with an alternative healthier festive fudge. Right where is my slice of Tia Maria cheesecake? 😆
All the best to you and your family too this Christmas! 🙂
I love peppermint chocolate and my husband loves fudge (see, a match made in heaven) so this totally fits into what I should be making this Christmas. Still a couple of days to go till Christmas so totally on track 🙂 Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Neil, and thanks for sharing!
Sounds like you two make a brilliant combination Katerina!
Thanks for the comment and I wish you guys a very Merry Christmas too. Have a good one! 🙂
I LOVE the idea of using peanut butter here, and honey as a sweetener! This looks and sounds amazing! Sometimes fudge can be so intimidating for me to make, but you have created a recipe that is totally approachable. Absolutely GENIUS! Thanks for another amazing recipe Neal! Hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas!
Thanks Shannon! That's exactly what I was hoping to do here with this easy healthy peppermint fudge recipe and it seems I have! Enjoy your festive time with your family too! 🙂
This reminds of fudge that one of my friends used to make but I will surely go with your healthy recipe coz it sounds way better 🙂
Thanks. You can't beat a nice bit of fudge for the festive season. Hope you enjoy it!
Ashika | The Gardening Foodie
This has all my favourite flavours and ingredients, Neil. Peppermint fudge sounds amazing, and better still that it is healthy so I don't feel guilty for stuffing my face with the whole batch 🙂 Thank you for all your amazing recipes. Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year 🙂
Well I wouldn't recommend stuffing your face with the whole batch Ashika 😆 although it's tempting to do so!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year too!
Jeff the Chef
I love chocolate and peppermint. I usually indulge this love with a peppermint latte. But fudge sounds like a great alternative. I love that you've taken the refined sugar out of this recipe. That's a nice change up from all the sugar bomb cookies that I eat at this time of year. Happy New Year, Neil!
I'm pretty sure we all eat our fair share of sugar bomb cookies at this time of year Jeff, ha ha!
Glad you like the recipe and I hope you have an amazing New Year too! 😀
I so love how healthy this fudge is, Neil! This is the kind of fudge I’d devour! We skipped out on making or buying fudge this year as we couldn’t handle anything more than a Yule log but I think I might just have to whip up a batch of your fudge. Love the PB in there and the fact that this has no refined sugar. Fantastic! Hoping you and Lady Lynn has a wonderful Christmas and hope y’all have. Very happy and healthy 2020.
One year I'm going to have to make a Yule Log Shashi. It's been on the "must make" list for ages. But you know how it is. Plans and all that!
Anyway, I'm glad you like my fudge recipe and I hope you get a chance to make it for New Year. Hope you guys have a good one too! 🙂