Grinch Peppermint Fudge

This festive Grinch Peppermint Fudge is a fun twist on typical Christmas fudge recipes. Neon green color and red heart sprinkles turn peppermint fudge into a Grinch-themed treat!

Make the grown-ups at your holiday party happy with this Grinch Cocktail too! Or give our easy grinch cookies a try this holiday!

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Grinch Desserts

I get the biggest kick out of Grinch themed Christmas desserts. With all the Santa and Reindeer themed treats around this time of year, it’s fun to throw in a Grinch-y one to mix things up.

The bright green color of this fudge is inspired by the Grinch’s iconic green fur. And if you’ve read the book or seen one of the movies, I bet you can guess why I added a red candy heart “two sizes too small.”

Of course, at the end of the story the Grinch’s heart grows THREE sizes, so you could swap the tiny hearts with big ones if you like too!

Cool, creamy peppermint fudge with a nod to Seuss is an eye-catching addition to this year’s holiday cookie and candy trays.

Try our easy chocolate grinch donuts for breakfast next!

Ingredient Notes

  • Heavy cream – Use real heavy cream for best results (not milk or half and half).
  • White chocolate morsels – These melt best but you can sub a white chocolate bar broken into small pieces if needed.
  • Marshmallow cream – Sometimes called “fluff” this is the key ingredient to getting soft, melt-in-your-mouth fudge every time.
  • Food coloring – Green gel coloring gives the fudge it’s Grinch-like appearance.
  • Sprinkles – Use green sugar sprinkles and heart-shaped sprinkles to garnish the fudge.
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Step by Step Instructions

Don’t know how to make fudge? Don’t worry, it’s easy! You don’t even need a candy thermometer for this recipe.

STEP 1. Get your pan ready

Line a square baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside. This makes the fudge easy to get out of the pan later.

STEP 2. Combine white chocolate and fluff

Add your white chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, peppermint extract and green food coloring to a mixing bowl. Set this aside, no need to mix just yet.

STEP 3. Boil butter and cream

Boil your butter, sugar, cream, and salt over medium heat. Once it begins to boil, keep it going for a full 4 minutes while you stir. This is important!

STEP 4. Combine

Pour the hot mixture into the mixing bowl with your other ingredients. BLEND WELL until all the white chocolate chips are melted. I use electric beaters or my stand mixer to make sure everything gets smooth and combined.

STEP 5. Let set

Pour immediately into your prepared baking dish and sprinkle generously with green sugar and red hearts in whatever design brings you joy.

Allow the fudge to set for about 2 hours. Keep the block of fudge in a ziplog bag or sealed container and only cut it as needed to keep it as fresh as possible.

Recipe FAQs

Does this need to set up in the fridge?

No need to chill this fudge, unless you prefer the taste of it cold. Mine firmed up well at room temperature within a few hours.

Do you need a candy thermometer to make this fudge recipe?

No candy thermometer needed! That’s one of the reasons I love this kind of fudge recipe. Just boil for 4 minutes and it’ll reach the correct temperature.

How long does this fudge keep?

Grinch Peppermint Fudge tastes best if enjoyed within 1 to 2 weeks. It stays freshest when you slice only the amount that you will be serving (or eating) immediately.

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Still looking for holiday treats? These Holiday Scotcheroos are so easy to make and so festive too!

This Candy Cane Fudge is packed with peppermint flavor. Swap out the minty candy canes for some of the new fun flavored ones for a special treat!

Finally, let’s not forget the Grinch Drink I made a few years ago. Fruity and fun, this adult beverage will be the star of your holiday!

Who’s excited to add some Grinchiness to their Christmas? You’ll love this easy peppermint fudge with a Grinch inspired look.

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Yield: 64 pieces

Grinch Peppermint Fudge

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 23 minutes

This festive Grinch Peppermint Fudge is creamy and melts in your mouth! You'll love how easy it is to make, and it's fun to see on a plate of cookies and candy!


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 bag (11 ounce) white chocolate morsels
  • 1 jar (7 ounce) marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green gel food coloring
  • green sugar and red heart sprinkles, for garnish


  1. Prepare an 8-inch square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add white chocolate morsels, marshmallow cream, peppermint extract, and green gel food coloring to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large, heavy saucepan, add butter, cream, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Once boiling, continue to boil for a full 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour over white chocolate mixture. Using an electric mixer, blend for about one minute, until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Immediately add green sugar and red heart sprinkles to the top, pressing them gently into the fudge. Refrigerate for two hours (or overnight).
  5. Once set, cut into bite sized pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for two weeks. For freshest fudge, only cut as needed, keeping the large chunk of fudge in a ziploc bag until ready to eat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on December 10, 2017

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