Last year was an unmitigated disaster. I was overwhelmed and out of time. My pizzelles all stuck to the iron, my brand new cookie press broke without a single spritz emerging from the tube. I was literally a crying crumpled up mess on my kitchen floor on Christmas Eve. This is not an exaggeration. I’m not proud of it either… This year my husband came to me and asked, “When do you want to start making your cookies?” He had a look of fear in his eyes and a, “here we go again” tone to his voice. I mustered a smile and promised that I wasn’t going to lose my mind this year. I could tell he didn’t really believe me but I made a promise to myself that I wasn’t going to repeat last year’s melt down.

Little did my husband know, I hadn’t just been watching Perk.com videos and completing Swagbucks surveys in the preschool drop off/pick up line. I was feverishly pinning Christmas, candy, and cookie recipes. I hit the mother load!!!

2 or 3 ingredient fudge made in the microwave!!! I was skeptical at first but the first batch made me a believer.

My first attempt was an unmitigated success!!!

Dark Mint Chocolate Fudge


  • Dark Chocolate Chips – One 23 oz bag
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – One 14 oz can
  • Andes Candies Mint Chocolate Pieces (bags can be found in the baking aisle).


  • Line a square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Mix dark chocolate chips and condensed milk in a microwaveable bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute and stir.
  • Microwave for an additional 30 seconds (working quickly because fudge will start to set up almost immediately)
  • Spread mixture evenly over the parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the mint chocolate pieces over the fudge (pressing slightly)
  • Cover and refrigerate (at least 2 hours)
  • Carefully lift the parchment paper from the baking dish and cut fudge into squares.

That’s it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Using the basic recipe, 1 can sweetened condensed milk & one 23 oz bag of chocolate chips, you can make almost any flavor/type imaginable!

I plan on making peanut butter chocolate with Reese’s Pieces, salted caramel, milk chocolate, and chocolate coconut later today.

Share your ideas and success stories w

ith me. I can’t wait!!!




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