Go Back
+ servings
Top view of peppermint fudge squares on a white plate

Peppermint Fudge

This easy homemade Peppermint Fudge is smooth and creamy with crunchy peppermint candy pieces in every bite! It's a decadent holiday treat that everyone will want in their stocking. Plus, this fudge recipe is super easy to make and is naturally gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan dairy-free and easily paleo, low carb or keto.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best christmas desserts, christmas fudge, easy christmas desserts, easy fudge recipe, homemade fudge, homemade fudge recipe, how to make fudge, peppermint fudge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 20 squares
Calories 139 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 cup coconut butter also known as (coconut manna)
  • 1/4 cup organic refined coconut oil , may sub with vegan butter, or ghee if not dairy-free
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup , for low carb/keto, sub with Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup or yacon syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy cashew butter or sub with another nut butter
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt


  • 2 tbsp crushed peppermint candies or crushed candy canes (use compliant brands or omit, if desired)


  1. Line a 9x5” loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. Melt coconut butter and coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave in 20 second increments or in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

  3. Whisk in the maple syrup and cashew butter until smooth. Add cacao powder, peppermint extract, vanilla and salt, and whisk until smooth and combined.

  4. Transfer the mixture into the lined pan in a smooth and even layer. Add optional crushed candies evenly over the top and place the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until fudge is set.

  5. Remove your fudge from the pan and use a sharp knife to cut it into even squares.

  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Fudge
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.