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Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Oreo Fudge

This fudge has a decadent layer of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate fudge and a layer of fudge made with Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses. And the minty layer is full of seasonal Mint Truffle Oreos!

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I got a little sad photographing this fudge, because it’s the last of my Christmas stuff I’ll be posting.

I mean, I’ll still be posting other recipes that are suitable for Christmas. But this is the last one that uses seasonal ingredients that can only be bought at Christmastime.  …and just like that, I’m wrapping up Christmas and getting ready for New Years and January.

Most of the time, I really like that, as a food blogger, I get to start holidays at least two months in advance. It gratifies and validates my utter lack of self control when it comes to seasonal food items, and I very much appreciate that. But when it comes to Christmas… *sigh* I wish I didn’t have to start thinking about January so soon.

In fact, I’m already way behind schedule! I only just started seriously planning and baking for January today. And in the food blogging world… that’s a wee bit late.

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But I think I can live with that. After all, the magic of Christmas flavors is waaaaaaaay more fun than the skinny stuff I have planned for January.

I mean… definitely stick around– it’s all good stuff!

But, you know what I mean. Nothing really compares with Peppermint Bark Pudding Cookies, M&M Shortbread, or a big, fat Pumpkin Roll. Those are the foods we wait all year long to taste, and it’s always too soon when they’re gone again.

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Which means I’m totally relishing this last minty recipe, which contains two of my favorite seasonal ingredients: Mint Oreos and Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses. It also calls for one of my year-round favorites: Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Chips. Yum!

The difference in the color of the layers didn’t turn out quite as distinctly as I had hoped, so I did a little labeling to make them a bit more clear:

Special Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Oreo Fudge | www.somethingswanky.com

Yum, right? What goes better than dark chocolate and mint?!

Notes about this recipe:

  • I don’t know if you can tell in the photos, but my fudge is gigantically, inappropriately thick. I was distracted while making the fudge, and poured it into a 9×9 dish out of habit. But since this recipe is actually TWO batches of fudge, you’ll want to pour it in a 9×13. …or if you want crazy thick fudge, go for it!
  • COVER the fudge while it’s setting up. Oreos get stale crazy-fast, and nobody wants to eat stale Oreos. They’ll soften just a bit in the fudge, but there’s a big difference between soft and stale. Don’t cross that line!
  • If you can’t find Special Dark Chocolate Chips, just use the darkest chocolate you can find.
  • I used a combo of white chocolate melting candy (think Wiltons, Almond Bark, Ghirardeli, etc) and Mint Truffle Kisses in the top layer for a couple of reasons: A) it tones down the mint a little bit, because I think creme de menthe can be a little overwhelming (toothpaste much?), and B) it helps the fudge set up a little better. Feel free to use chocolate melting candy if you’d rather! But the white chocolate taste doesn’t come through at all, and it helps lighten the color a little (which I was hoping for, with photographs in mind).

Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Oreo Fudge

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (approx. 2 bags) Special Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (approx 1 bag) Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses
  • 1 1/2 cups white melting candy (to total 3 cups when combined with Kisses)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups Mint Oreos

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Crush or chop Oreos into large pieces. Set aside.
  3. Over medium-low heat, mix the Special Dark Chocolate Chips with one can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and pour into the prepared dish and spread into an even layer.
  4. Return pot to stove top over medium-low heat (no need to clean), and add Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses, white melting candy, and one can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in Oreo pieces, reserving some (if desired) for garnish.
  5. Pour over the first layer of fudge, and spread into an even layer. Garnish with Oreo crumbles if desired.
  6. Cover and let cool for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
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11 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Oreo Fudge”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on December 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm (#)

    The last Xmas recipe, huh? Well, just think of all those quinoa salads you can post for New Year’s resolutions in Jan. Kidding :) This stuff looks awesome!

    • Ashton replied: — December 17th, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

      Thanks Averie!

  2. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on December 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm (#)

    This fudge looks absolutely decadent!

  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on December 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm (#)

    THIS FUDGE LOOKS AMAZINGGGG!!!!! I love the dark chocolate + mint!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on December 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm (#)

    Seriously. !!!!!! Jordan will love you for this.

  5. Mimi @ Culinary Couture posted on December 18, 2013 at 2:09 am (#)

    Gigantically and totally appropriately thick! This is my kind of fudge!

  6. Emma posted on December 18, 2013 at 5:51 am (#)

    Sad for the last of the seasonal festive ingredients but talk about going out with a bang!

    Love, love, love this Ashton

  7. Teresa posted on December 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm (#)

    Looks wonderful. Drooling!!!

  8. Kristin Whitehead posted on December 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm (#)

    This sounds so delicious! I cannot wait to try it as I am a mint chocolate junkie…LOL

  9. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted on December 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm (#)

    It goes by so fast. I always hate saying good-bye to Christmas. It’s my favorite time of year. There’s just something magical about it that I love so much. This is some scrumptious looking fudge. Have a great holiday. Pinned.

  10. Claire posted on December 24, 2013 at 9:47 am (#)

    I love this recipe but is there any way you could tell me how to halve it? That’s a LOT of mint fudge! Can I just halve the quantities or is that a bad idea? Thanks! :)

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