I usually think of this time of year as the time when I eat fewer sweet treats, but this year I’ve realized that once we get to February, it’s really not the case. It’s birthday season for us and then Valentine’s Day rolls in. There are sweets all around! Before I know it Spring Break is here and we’re baking cookies. Then St. Patrick’s Day shows up and all I want to do is eat mint and chocolate. Which makes this Mint Oreo Fudge perfect!
My sweet tooth is all about any reason to celebrate and this easy mint chocolate fudge recipe is my go-to for St. Patrick’s Day fun!
MINT OREO FUDGE
St. Patrick’s Day is about all things green in our house. For me, that means all things mint! I love mint candy. I also love fudge. Usually, I only eat fudge around Christmas, but mint and chocolate together just called for me to put together something sweet this year.
I’ve done Chocolate Mint Candy Bark in the past because it’s super easy to make. But this never fail fudge recipe is just as easy and it really is hard to mess up! I suppose you could overheat the ingredients in the microwave and then it would be a fail. But as long as you’re watching the microwave, you should be good to go!
Making microwave fudge with frosting is my secret to making quick fudge. It’s easy and you can mix and match flavors to get as creative as you want! When you make this Oreo fudge recipe you can even mix and match different flavors of cookies too! So the same basic recipe can be done so many different ways!
Oh, and then I send the rest of the fudge off to work with Justin because otherwise, I would eat the entire batch! It’s that good!
You have been warned!
HOW TO MAKE OREO FUDGE
If you’re looking for an easy way to make fudge, frosting fudge is the answer! The basic recipe for two-ingredient fudge is your favorite flavor of frosting and chocolate chips. To make mint Oreo fudge, you need a few extra ingredients.
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 container (16oz) of chocolate frosting
- 12 mint Oreo cookies, chopped
- 1 cup Andes mint chips or chopped Andes Mints (I love the Andes mint chips but if you can’t find them you can always chop up about the regular Andes Mints!)
If you’re looking to make a basic cookies and cream fudge, you can use vanilla frosting, white chocolate chips, and regular Oreo cookies! It’s amazing too. I promise.
MINT FUDGE RECIPE
To get started, use foil to line an 8×8 pan. The foil makes it easy to lift your fudge out once it’s cooled and hardened. I find it easier to cut into pieces when it’s not in the pan.
Next, you need to put the chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave them for 1 minute at 50% power. Take the bowl out and stir. Then microwave again for 30 seconds. Repeat these steps until the chocolate chips are melted.
Remove the lid and foil seal from the top of the frosting can. Then heat it in the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds or until you can pour the frosting.
Once it’s pourable, pour the frosting into the melted chocolate. Mix them together until they are smooth and creamy.
Split your chopped Oreos in half and fold one half of them into the chocolate. (If you’re having trouble chopping your cookies, you can put them in the freezer for about five minutes. Then they should be easier to chop up.)
Fold in half of the mint chips. Then pour the mixture into the foil-lined pan.
Sprinkle with the remaining cookies and mint chips and press them gently into the surface of the chocolate.
Allow to cool completely or refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes until completely cooled.
Lift the fudge from the pan and cut into squares before serving!
This fudge will last for up to two weeks if stored in an airtight container. I recommend you eat it within a few days after making it because the cookies can get a little stale if you wait that long.
The kids can also help you make this recipe, just be careful when working with hot melted chocolate. But Carrigan loves to help mix the mint Oreo fudge and pour it into the pan!
Mint Oreo Fudge
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 container chocolate frosting ((16oz))
- 12 Mint Oreo cookies (chopped)
- 1 cup Andes mint chips/chopped Andes mints
- Use foil to line an 8x8 pan. (Foil makes it easy to lift your fudge out once it's ready to cut.)
- Put the chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir and microwave again for 30 seconds. Repeat until chocolate chips are melted.
- Remove the lid and foil seal from the top of the frosting can. Then heat in the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds or until you can pour the frosting.
- Pour the frosting into the melted chocolate. Mix together until smooth and creamy.
- Fold in half of the chopped Oreos and half the mint chips.
- Pour the mixture into the foil-lined pan.
- Sprinkle with the remaining cookies and mint chips. Press them gently into the surface.
- Allow to cool completely or refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes until completely cooled.
- Lift fudge from pan and cut into squares. This recipe typically yields 48 smaller sized pieces of fudge.
Sweets are part of our lives and part of our celebrations even after the new year. Special days like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day call for little celebrations at our house. Making almost homemade recipes like cookies and cream fudge is an easy way to make memories together.
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