Peppermint fudge over candy cane graphic on a red background.


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Makes 11 pieces

What is it about the holidays that makes us crave all of the chocolate and peppermint things? We’ll go as far as to say these could be the official flavors of the season. Chocolate and peppermint (especially when paired together) are festive, decadent and bright, just like a string of holiday globe lights slung over a tree! Luckily, we’ve created a guilt-free dessert that requires no baking and comes together in about 30 minutes. You’re gonna LOVE this Peppermint Fudge!

It’s the perfect treat to enjoy with friends when you’re binge watching holiday movies, or after a marathon gift shopping session.

Recipe and image courtesy of by CHLOE. Chef Contributor, Lauren Kretzer.


1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp almond butter (at room temperature)

1/4 cup cacao powder

3 Tbsp pure maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

pinch of sea salt


Melt coconut oil.

Let almond butter come to room temperature.


In the bowl of a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, add melted coconut oil, almond butter, cacao powder, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and sea salt.

Process until smooth.


Pour fudge mixture into a silicone ice cube tray, filling each cube section about ¾ of the way.

Cover tray with plastic wrap, place in freezer and let sit for 30-40 minutes.


Serve immediately.

Best served directly from freezer; if left at room temperature for too long, it will become too soft.

Peppermint Fudge will keep in an air-tight container in the freezer for several months.