Winning Fudge Recipe #1: Snowflake Peppermint Fudge

by brenda on December 30, 2011

Warning: if you’re on GAPS, don’t eat the candy canes. 🙂 They’re not real food, they’re just to make the picture look pretty. It’s like putting a candle on a cake–you don’t eat the candle, right? They’re just a decoration. 😉

There were 2 entries in the Healthiest Fudge on the Planet contest, both by the same person, Caroline Lunger. She did an awesome job making up TWO great recipes! This one is super yummy. Stay tuned for the 2nd recipe though, it’s my favorite. Mmmm…

Snowflake Peppermint Fudge


2 squares of bakers unsweetened chocolate

3 TBS creamed coconut

4-5 TBS honey (more if you like sweeter)

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

shake of celtic sea salt



1TBS creamed coconut

1/8 tsp peppermint extract

3TBS shredded dried, unsweetened coconut


1.) with a double boiler (i made my own with a bowl on top of a pot with boiling water) melt the chocolate and creamed coconut.

2.) remove from heat and add honey, vanilla, peppermint extract, and salt

3.) don’t over-stir or over-heat or else it will become grainy- you want the chocolate to be smooth

4.) line a baking sheet with parchment paper, pour chocolate mix onto it.

5.) smooth out into a square about a 1/4 to 1/2 in thick

6.) melt 1 TBS creamed coconut on the boucle boiler in a different bowl. once melted remove from heat and add peppermint extract

7.) drop small spoonfuls of the white mixture in step 5 onto the chocolate square

8.) take a tooth pick and swirl it around

9.) sprinkle with shredded coconut

10.) fold over the sides of the parchment paper onto of the chocolate and freeze for 10 min or until firm

11.) cut  up into 1 inch pieces (or bigger!)

12.) EAT – store extras in the fridge!! it gets melty

And here’s the chef & winner!

Caroline won $25 to Amazon. Subscribe to this site (bottom right) so that you don’t miss out on future contests and give aways!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Faithbutter81 December 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I clicked on link for creamed coconut it’s not there. Would this be the same as coconut milk (cream part)?


Lisam December 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

she says on her blog that it is actually the same as coconut butter and there is a link there for a coconut butter recipe.


Amy August 17, 2013 at 7:46 am

I didn’t think chocolate was allowed on the GAPS diet.


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