Chocolate Peppermint Cookies and Fudge Recipes

I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone by and that the Holidays are here. I have a couple of last minute treat ideas for your upcoming parties if you are still need ideas. Make some easy Chocolate Pepper*Mint* Cookies

White-Chocolate-Cookies

To make these Chocolate Covered Pepper*Mint* Cookies simply take Keebler’s grasshopper cookies and dip them in white chocolate and sprinkle with some crushed candy canes. They are so simple and fast to make for a last minute gift idea or party snack.

Christmas-Cookies

Or make some of my FAVORITE fudge. This is my Grandma’s recipe and it is tradition to have it for our Christmas festivities every year!

Christmas-Fudge

Hershey’s Fudge:

4 1/2 cups sugar
1 large can unsweetened evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
pinch of salt

Mix together in a large saucepan and boil on high all of the above ingredients. After you have a good boil going turn the heat down to med-high heat and boil for about 5 minutes and then remove from heat.

Add the following to the hot mixture:
2 (7 oz.) bottles Marshmallow Creme to boiling mixture.
2 1/2 large Hershey Bars (without nuts)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts

Beat together by hand and stir until partially set (very tiring but worth it). Pour mixture into 2 buttered 9×13 baking dishes. Let cool and then cut into small squares. Keep refrigerated.

**Edit–So, I didn’t realize there were so many different sized Hershey’s candy bars out there. The size you need for the fudge recipe is the 4.4 oz. bar. It is larger than a regular sized candy bar but not their giant sized bar…
Chocolate-Bar
Let me know if you try it! I would love to know how you like it!

{Only 2 more sleeps ’till Christmas…Wahoo!}

★Amy

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    Amy, seriously you are adding weight to my thighs with all these recipes. And my New Years resolution was NOT to lose weight *for the 1st time in 11 yrs* but I may have to rethink that after all these treats. My kiddos say 2 sleeps too. CUTE! Merry Christmas!!

  2. 2

    That fudge recipe sounds divine!! By large Hershey bar do you mean king size or normal non fun size ones?

  3. 3

    @Danielle–I know! I am so bad! Sorry about that :)!

    @Kim–I didn't realize there were so MANY different sizes of Hershey bars. I have added an edit to the post. It is the 4.4 oz. bar.

  4. 4

    yummm!! I am going to try those grasshopper cookies. :)

  5. 5
    Brittany@Love Stitched says:

    Amy you always have the best treat ideas!! yum!! I will have to try the cookies for sure :)

  6. 6
    Its So Very Cheri says:

    I will be posting more fabulous ideas for the holidays tomorrow morning and I will be linking and of course giving credit to you.

    Cheri

  7. 7

    Those cookies sound yummy! I better sneak some in before Jan hits and the diet starts!
    xoxo,
    Amy

  8. 8
    Michelle D says:

    Thanks for the great ideas Amy! For the fudge recipe, is there nuts or not? The photo looks delish but has nuts, I didn't see nuts in the ingredient list though! TFS, Michelle

  9. 9
    happyfamilytravels says:

    omg…these cookies sound sooo yummy and seem really easy to make too! i thank you and like everyone else, my additional 5 lbs. thank you too!!

  10. 10

    Thanks for the recipe…I’ll be trying these for Christmas cookie trays! They look like they are a lot of
    work, but very easy! Can’t wait….thanks for sharing!

  11. 11
    Monica Mathias says:

    Hi – your mint cookies looked great, so I tried them today!

    What kind of white chocolate do you use?? I used white chocolate chips, and as I started dipping the cookie the chocolate started to melt into the white chocolate. What is your process… in your picture your cookies look so white!

    Thanks,
    Monica

    • 12

      I had the same experience…the chocolate on the Grasshopper cookies immediately melted in the white chocolate and turned it brown. My husband suggested freezing the cookies first, haven’t tried that yet.

    • 13

      I too had problems making the Grasshopper Peppermint Cookies. As soon as I dipped them in the melted white chocolate they started to melt. I ended up just dipping the tops but you could see the chocolate cookie on near the bottom. Disappointed…would like to find a better method.

  12. 14

    I am sooo excited to try these today!! For the fudge do you use fluff? Not sure what the liquid marshmallow is? Thanks :)

  13. 15

    I’m with Monica. How did you keep the chocolate on the cookies from melting? I ended up just dalloping a bit of melted choc on top of each cookie. Still yummy, but not too pretty.

    • 16

      Me too. I think I left the chocolate on the double boiler too long as it turned clumpy and hard-ish. I was able to ball it up and mold it around the cookies before topping with crushed candy canes.

  14. 17
    party snack ideas says:

    Hi, can I post this recipe on my blog? I will of course link back to your blog.

  15. 18

    When you say 1 large can of evaporated milk, what oz is that?

  16. 19

    love them

  17. 20

    Just made the Chocolate peppermint cookies….very yummy! I had the same problem with the cookie melting. I tried freezing the cookie and they still melted. The white chocolate didn’t want to cooperate either. So I put a small spoonful of chocolate down on wax paper, put the cookie on top and then put the tray in the freezer for the chocolate to harden. Then I dipped the top in the chocolate. This seemed to work much better and they looked much nicer. Not as nice as the picture, but close. Thanks for the recipe!

    • 21

      Sorry about the melting chocolate. I did not have that issue so I am not sure how to help…but your solution seems to be a good idea.

  18. 22

    Is there a trick to dipping the cookies for the peppermint grasshoppers? When I dip mine it just doesn’t look as nice as the picture…the chocolate is all uneven. I used a spoon to do the dipping. Also they stuck to the plate I put them on but I’m guessing that’s an easy fix with wax paper.

  19. 23

    I would like to know how u didn’t have the problem with the cookie melting. I was so exitied to do this for my 2nd grade class. I thought it would be so easy. I’m so very disappointed.

    • 24

      Well, I am so glad I seen all these comments on these cookies.. cause tonight was my nite to make them!!…and I seen where many were having problems. This is what I did. I lined a cookie sheet with wax paper, turned each cookie upside down…spooned vanilla white chocolate almond bark over each bottom, put in freezer for a couple minutes. Then I turned them all over and spooned the rest on top..and sprinkled the peppermint.. This worked!… YAY!! Hope it helps someone!

  20. 25

    in your recipe it says 2 large candy bars but it doesn’t say what you mean by large

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