Mint Aero Fudge is a quick and easy fudge recipe! With Mint Aero Chocolate, this peppermint flavored fudge is simple and fun to make.
Everyone loves fudge, right?
It is easy to make, tastes great and ticks the boxes of gifts, a bake sale or sweet treat.
Over the years I have refined my fudge recipes to make them easy to recreate with reliable results each time.
This recipe uses the ever popular Mint Aero Chocolate Bar and brings a peppermint flavored fudge to the table.
You will find it incredibly hard to stop at one piece!
The ingredients needed to make the recipe are shown in the photo below. They are all easy to find at the local shops.
As you can see, the recipe calls for:
- Mint Aero Chocolate: this is the star of the fudge. Mint Aero Chocolate bars, broken into pieces, then frozen to allow us to stir them with the melted chocolate, literally burst with flavour in the fudge.
- Milk Chocolate: you can use milk, dark or white chocolate for the recipe. So choose your favourite to the equivalent amount in the recipe card below. You can also use chocolate melts, chips, bits or a block (cooking chocolate), broken into pieces. I am using chocolate melts as they are my favourite to work with
- Sweetened condensed milk: we need 1 standard can of this. It is different from evaporated milk. It is sweet and thick in its consistency.
- Butter: I recommend unsalted butter. We need to chop it into very small pieces as this makes it easier to stir and combine with the rest of the fudge ingredients.
When I was developing this recipe, I knew that I wanted to maintain the 'burst in your mouth' effect of the Mint Aero Chocolate.
I thought long and hard about how to achieve it. As I knew if you simply combine the mint chocolate with the melted fudge ingredients, it would melt and loose the bursts unique to the experience of biting into the aero chocolate.
So the solution I came up with (and it works woot woot!) is to freeze the chocolate pieces for at least 30 minutes before we use them.
Whilst this adds a little bit of time on to a very quick recipe it enables us to achieve Mint Aero Fudge that stays true to the bursting bubbles in your mouth of the aero chocolate.
Step by step instructions
Here at the step by step instructions to make the recipe.
The very first thing to do is break the Mint Aero Chocolate into individual pieces, pop them in a bowl and place them in the freezer.
- Line a slice or cake tin with baking/parchment paper (photo 1)
- Add fudge ingredients to a heat proof jug (photo 2)
- Microwave the ingredients for 2 mins, then remove and stir (photo 3)
- Microwave the ingredients for a further 1 min, then remove and stir (photo 4)
How to make Mint Aero Fudge
As you can see from the process steps above and below, we don't add the mint aero to the fudge when we are microwaving it.
This is to allow us to retain the bubbles in the mint aero.
So we stir to combine and make the chocolate fudge as above, then we remove the (now frozen) pieces of mint aero chocolate and add them to the mix.
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We give it a simple stir so that the pieces are mixed in, then we transfer it to the slice tray.
Next we place that in the fridge to allow the fudge to set.
If you have a look at the before and after photos above, you will see that the mint aero chocolate pieces will start to melt.
This is because even though they are frozen, we are combining them with the melted fudge which is very hot!
So we add the frozen mint aero, stir as minimally as possible, so they are mixed in, then refrigerate the fudge as soon as possible to slow down melting the mint aero further.
If you want to stir the mint aero into the fudge so that it melts and makes its way through the fudge too, you can. However, keep in mind that you will loose the bubbles in the mint aero chocolate.
Frequently asked questions
What is the green stuff in Mint Aero?
The green stuff in Mint Aero is aerated chocolate that has been dyed green.
What flavour is Mint Aero?
Mint Aero is a peppermint flavoured chocolate.
You can purchase it in block form, bar form or ball form.
For this recipe, you can use either the block or bar form.
I don't recommend the balls for this recipe as some are solid without the aeration and the aerated version are covered all over in chocolate, which would not give the same visual effect of our mint aero green popping in the chocolate fudge.
Slow Cooker Mint Aero Fudge
If you want to use your Slow Cooker to make this fudge, you can.
The trick is to do the same as this microwave version, in the sense that in the slow cooker, only combine the milk chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and butter, don't add in the mint areo.
Once your chocolate has melted and you stir to combine the fudge, turn the heat off, stir the frozen mint aero in, then quickly transfer the fudge to the lined slice/cake tin.
Top tips and tricks
As I mentioned in my Chocolate Orange Fudge, on any given day in Australia, it is too hot to let fudge set at room temperature.
I live in Sunny Queensland, the hottest of the states and my fudge goes into the fridge as quick as lightening! I let it set in there and often it is firm within the hour.
Here are some more tips to help with the recipe:
- measure all of the ingredients precisely: use kitchen scales to measure the milk chocolate and butter to the exact amount. The sweetened condensed milk doesn't need to be measured as we use 1 tin, so pour it all on in
- freeze the mint aero chocolate: this is a really important step to allow us to keep the aeration and not have the chocolate melt. If you want to stir it in consistently, you can but your fudge won't have the mint aero bubbles in it
- use the fridge to set the fudge: it is so quick and easy to do this and allows the fudge to stop the mint aero from melting further
- bite size pieces: you can cut this fudge into 36 pieces! Simply cut the large square into 4 even squares and then each of those squares into 9 square pieces.
- use the microwave: it really does make fudge making quick and easy! Throw away the candy thermometer and bring your fudge making to the future with my simple and easy method (it will work time and time again!).
If fudge making is your thing, then you might like to check out the following ideas for inspiration or visit all of my fudge recipes:
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Mint Aero Fudge
- Square cake tin
- Large heatproof jug
- Baking paper/Parchment paper
- Spray oil
- 160g/5.6oz Mint Aero chocolate Note 1
- 500g/17.6oz milk chocolate Note 2
- 397g/14oz sweetened condensed milk 1 tin, Note 3
- 50g/1.7oz unsalted butter roughly chopped, Note 4
- Break Mint Aero Chocolate into pieces and place in the freezer for 30 mins
- Line a square tin (24cm x 5cm, 9" x 2") with baking/parchment paper, leaving a 1-2cm overhang on all 4 sides (Note 5)
- Add sweetened condensed milk, chocolate and butter to a large heatproof jug
- Microwave ingredients for 2 mins, then remove from microwave, place on heatproof surface and stir to combine. Return jug to microwave and microwave for an additional 1 min. Remove from microwave and stir for 1 minute till combined. (Note 6)
- Remove Mint Aero Chocolate pieces from the freezer, drop into wet fudge and stir till just combined
- Transfer wet fudge into lined cake tin and place in the fridge to set. After 1 hour (or overnight), remove and cut into individual pieces
- Note 1 I am using 4 x 40 gram bars of Mint Aero Chocolate. You could use a block instead, but you will have slightly less Mint Aero in the fudge as a standard block measures 118g/4.1oz.
- Note 2 You can use chocolate melts, chocolate bits or a block of cooking chocolate broken into pieces. Ensure you measure it using kitchen scales or purchase exact quantity ie 500 grams.
- Note 3 This is 1 standard tin of sweetened condensed milk. I use a spoon to scrape out as much as I can when adding it to the chocolate mix as it is quite thick and tends to 'stick' to the inside of the tin.
- Note 4 After you have weighed the butter to ensure the correct amount, use a knife and chopping board to cut it into small cubes. It will melt and mix easier this way (see photo in step by step instructions)
- Note 5 The overhang is so that when the fudge is set, you have something to 'grab' hold of and pull up towards you, lifting the set block of fudge out of the tin.
- Note 6 When stirring the fudge in the final period, ensure that the butter is fully melted and mixed in consistently with the other ingredients. If there are any globs of unmelted butter, keep stirring as the heat from the chocolate will further melt them with a couple more stirs.
Is there anything better than biting into a cold, sweet delightful piece of fudge that simply melts in your mouth?
Nope, I don't think so!
Cutting this fudge into small pieces will make you feel less guilty too as they are such small individual bites of yum!
I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below, please let me know if you make the recipe.