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!
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.
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.
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:
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).
- 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
- Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper or foil.
- Crush or chop Oreos into large pieces. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour over the first layer of fudge, and spread into an even layer. Garnish with Oreo crumbles if desired.
- Cover and let cool for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
Don't miss a bite!
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