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Peppermint Fudge

By December 15, 2016November 25th, 2023Desserts, Holiday Recipes


I just love Christmas! I sure miss my kayak and bike, but I do like slowing down and enjoying time in the kitchen with friends and family.

It is such a special time of the year however this year I have been so busy with work it is almost Christmas and I feel that I haven’t celebrated as much as I have in the past. So I decided to put work on hold this weekend and ask my girlfriends over to make massive amounts of Keto goodies. I told them to pick out any recipes they want to make and bring butter!

I can’t wait!!!!

But I could use your help… what is your favorite Christmas movie? I love a great Christmas movie!!!

Peppermint Fudge

If you love chocolate and mint together, this is one tasty fat bomb you will not want to forgo!

Easy Peppermint Fudge

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Egg Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 138


  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream or full-fat coconut cream: top of the milk: if dairy sensitive
  • 3/4 cup Natural Sweetener or to desired sweetness
  • 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or other extract like cherry
  • 6 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate chopped fine


  • Place a piece of parchment paper into an 8x8 inch pan.
  • Grease the parchment lightly for easy removal.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the heavy cream, natural sweeteners and extract. Bring to a light simmer then remove from heat and add the finely chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth and the chocolate is totally melted. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
  • Pour chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly to the edges. Place pan into the freezer for about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours or overnight. Cut into 18 squares.
  • NOTE: If the mixture is too thin, add 4 tablespoons cream cheese (or Kite Hill cream cheese if dairy free) to the mixture and allow to set.


Calories: 138 | Fat: 12.5g | Protein: 1.3g | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Fiber: 2g | P:E Ratio: 0.1

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It’s been about 6 months since I found your blog through Dr. Davis. What a great 6 months it’s been! I’m down 52.5 pounds. I was taking over 500 prescription and non-prescription pills a month for severe IBS, acid reflex, asthma, headaches etc. I had just turned 30 and was at my heaviest! I had been a long time “points” member, and was gaining weight while eating my whole grains and fruit by the pounds! Fruit doesn’t count as points you know!!! What a wake up call when I found your blog and became your client! I wanted to share some before and after pictures with you, although I am still a work in progress. Thanks again Maria, you have truly changed my life for the better. 


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 Peppermint Fudge

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Erica says:

    Favorite Christmas movie(s)? There’s no way to pick just one! I like a lot of the old fashioned ones: It Happened on Fifth Avenue, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Man Who Came to Dinner, It’s a Wonderful Life, Joyeax Noel, Desk Set and We’re No Angels. But it’s just not Christmas without A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Christmas Carol!

  • Tere says:

    Yes! Peppermint fudge is such a traditional Christmas go-to treat. Thank you for “healthifying” this. I have one question: I can’t find serving/nutrition info. Did I miss a link or something?

  • Darlene says:

    The Bishop’s Wife!! David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young are wonderful!

  • Lynn says:

    Maria, what brand of Stevia Glycerite do you like to use? Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  • Helena says:

    Thanks for the yummy recipe – I’m going to make these this weekend! Favorite Christmas movies for a good laugh are “Elf” and “Scrooged” with Bill Murray, but my all-time favorite is “Christmas Vacation” with Chevy Chase. I also love the classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story.” Have fun this weekend!

  • Sara says:

    Despite the fact that I’m quickly approaching 40, “The Muppet Christmas Carol” is still my favorite Christmas movie. And of course there’s the classics, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” (my favorite’s the 1947 version).

  • Jackie says:

    Love the fudge recipe for Christmas. Thanks! Re the testimony of the day…..Way to go Tanya! Can we see the before and after photos too? Always so inspirational.

  • Mizter Bean says:

    Simple but Looks Yummy! I’m gonna try this recipe for my lovely kids! five star for your peppermint fudge

    Thanks for sharing and Marry Christmas

    Warm’s Regard’s

  • JAMIE LYNNE says:

    Maria – I used the full fat coconut milk and 1/4 cup Swerve Confectioner’s, froze it for an hour and put it in the fridge over night, and it’s still soft. How solid is it supposed to be? It’s like a thick pudding at this point. :/ The batter was delicious, though! 🙂

  • Jeri Podliska says:

    I’d have to say my favorite Christmas movie (from many) would still be “Christmas Shoes” as it can still bring tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing recipes with us. We greatly appreciate you.

  • Connie says:

    Mine is soft and I used the heavy cream .

  • Becky says:

    I made this with heavy cream after trying coconut milk and it turned out perfect (took a little longer than a day to set) but since right now baking chocolate is getting scarce at my grocery store I was wondering if I can use cocoa powder instead?

  • Helena says:

    Hi Maria – I just wanted to tell you I made this recipe this past weekend, and it came out amazing! I didn’t have enough heavy cream to do it all with heavy cream, so I ended up using 1 cup heavy cream and 1 small can of organic coconut cream, which came out to about 3/4 of a cup. The texture and flavor came out perfectly smooth and creamy, just the way I like it! This is going to be a go-to fathomb recipe for me. The perfect way to end a meal!

  • Brenda Sitter says:

    Do you think you could use Erythritol instead of Swerve? I was thinking about grinding it and make it like confectionery type sugar replacement. Would Swerve be better tasting, or why did you choose to use this sugar replacement?

  • Stephanie says:

    I have a question when counting the carb content of erythritol . . . it’s all carb? One little packet of Truvia for my coffee is pure erythritol & stevia but is 3 g of carb.

  • Kara G says:

    Hi there! I just made this (it’s still cooling, I can’t wait!), but I’m getting a totally different calorie count. 1600 calories from the cream (book says 2 cups) and 1080 for the chocolate makes for about 150 calories per serving. The calorie count here (the book says 99) must be with coconut milk, even though you list that as a secondary choice for an ingredient? Just want to make sure I’m not losing it.

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