Peppermint Walnut Fudge

How do you get a perfect photo of fudge in the glow of Christmas lights?  By having a tiny elf hold the mass of strands in the background of your shot.  Peppermint Walnut Fudge from #glutenfree #dairyfree

Such a great helper.  And a photographer (or frittata-pher as Joe likes to call me) in training.  Ask Leila what she wants for Christmas, and she’ll excitedly tell you about a pink princess camera.  A real one, not a toy.

I asked her what she would take pictures of and she said, “The Christmas tree!  And presents!  And my food!  My recipes!

Uh oh.

Peppermint Walnut Fudge from #glutenfree #dairyfree

Peppermint Walnut Fudge from #glutenfree #dairyfree

Peppermint Walnut Fudge

You won't miss the gluten or the dairy in this silky fudge!


  • 2.5 cups chocolate chips Enjoy Life chocolate chips if you need allergy-free ones
  • 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves


  • In a large saucepan, combine chocolate chips, coconut milk, sugar and salt. Stir over medium-low heat until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract and walnuts. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Great a 9x9 casserole dish with coconut oil. Pour fudge into dish and level with a spatula. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours. Cut and serve.


I’ve crammed quite a few posts into the past few days and plan to take a break until after Christmas.  I hope you and your family have an incredible holiday.  I’ll be back before New Year’s with the final Thankful Thursday post of the year, a look back at 2012, and a look ahead to next year.

Merry Christmas!

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