Christmas time is filled with all sorts of gatherings, parties and events. Of all of the events I take part in one of my favorites is baking exchanges, and this year I happily participated in not one, not two but THREE baking exchanges! If you have not participated in a baking exchange before you should give it a try, they are easy to organize and the results… well let’s just say they are delicious! But the key to any good baking exchange is having a tasty recipe that is easy to scale up. This Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe is perfect as an easy baking exchange recipes.
To host your own baking exchange gather a group of willing bakers, decide how many treats each person needs to bring, and everyone bakes up a storm and then gets together and swaps goodies. You only have to do the work of making 1 recipe but end up taking home a great variety of desserts. I have participated in baking exchanges where we had to bake anywhere from 3 per person to a dozen, it all depends on how much you want each person to go home with. The hardest part of a baking exchange is deciding what to make, and finding a recipe that you can scale up.
Easy Baking Exchange Recipes – Fudge Recipe Ideas
Kraft Canada offers a great selection of easy baking exchange recipes. This year for my baking exchanges I focused on fudge – Mint Chocolate Fudge, Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Confetti Vanilla Fudge! All of these recipes were simple to make and did not take a lot of time to create. You don’t need the oven so it is easy for the kids to be involved in the baking process too.
Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe
I took the Two Layer Cookie Crunch Fudge that I made last year and put a minty twist on it to create scrumptious Mint Chocolate Fudge that was a hit with everyone.
Mint Chocolate Fudge
- 1 pkg 170g Baker’s Premium 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate
- 1 can 300mL Sweetened condensed milk, divided
- 3 Chips Ahoy! Cookies chopped
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 pkg 170g Baker’s White Chocolate
- 1 tsp Mint Extract
- Green Food Colouring
- 2-3 Peppermint Candy Canes crushed
- Line a 8” square pan with foil, to make it easy to remove the fudge once it is done
- Microwave dark chocolate and 2/3 cup of condensed milk on medium power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Add in chopped cookies and vanilla. Mix well and spread onto the bottom of the pan
- In a separate bowl microwave white chocolate and the remaining condensed milk on medium power, stirring every 20 seconds until melted.
- To the white chocolate mixture add in 5 drops of green food colouring and mint extract. Mix well and spread over the bottom layer in the pan.
- Sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.
If you are looking for easy baking exchange recipes or edible gifts you can find some inspiration on the Kraft Canada website or Pinterest page. Make sure you seize the opportunity to participate in a baking exchange when the chance comes around. It is a fun and delicious way to get together with friends and try out some tasty new treats!
More Easy Baking Exchange Recipe Ideas
Disclosure: I am part of the Kraft’s Whats Cooking ambassador program. All opinions are strictly my own.
Originally Posted December 2013
23 thoughts on “Easy Baking Exchange Recipes – Homemade Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe”
I always forget fudge when I think to bake – but it is so easy to make and has SO many options to make variations! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I have the Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge cooling the fridge. My mouth is just watering – I can’t to try it out!
I barely get my own baking done, but I love the look of that fudge! I wish my hubs liked mint!
Oh my!! This looks SOOO good!! I LOVE mint and chocolate together…and fudge!! Perfect combination 🙂
My sister does a baking exchange and ends up with oodles of yummy cookies. This year I didn’t bake anything at all 🙁 but I normally would and I think I would love to participate. Tasty looking treats, Kate!
One of my favorite activities of the season is the cookie or baked goods exchanges. I am not a great fudge maker so the exchange is one of the ways I can get some good homemade fudge.
I am going to try this recipe… the cookies intrigue me!
These look delicious! My girls would love them. Wendy is the baker in the family. I’ll have to show this to her.
I use to love baking exchanges! In the past, it wouldn’t have been uncommon for me to be in the kitchen night after night baking up to 10-15 dozens of cookies. Unfortunately, since going gluten free, I have yet to find a Gluten Free exchange! I’m hopeful that one day that will happen!! This fudge however, is Gluten free and I may have to use this on my next cheat day!
Mmm this sounds & looks sog ood! I love mint chocolate.
How fun that you got to participate in 3 exchanges. I love a good holiday cookie exchange!
I would love to participate in something like this. Usually my neighbor makes sweets at Christmas and so do I, so we swap goodies.
Yum!! I love baking exchanges for the holidays. We had two and they were so yummy!
I have a major sweet tooth but fudge is definitely one of my biggest weaknesses. My mother in law makes it around the holidays and I already miss it! This recipe sounds delicious!
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Can’t wait to try your Mint Chocolate Fudge recipe. I know this is one fudge I will enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
My favourite is the Confetti Vanilla Fudge, melt in your mouth is always good 🙂
This is my favourite holiday flavor combo 😉
Those look delicious! Perfect for a baking swap!
8 weeks till Christmas! I might use being pregnant as an excuse to start my Christmas baking extra early 🙂
I love this recipe, easy to make & can be altered for each special occasion…….thanks for sharing it!
I love making fudge at holiday time. These versions sound so good!
This looks so festive and delicious!
It all looks so delicious. I love mint chocolate.