Peppermint Fudge, Chocolate Caramel Truffles

I am so excited to share these tasty treats with you!

And I’m about to jump right through your computer screen and shake you with excitement about today’s giveaway!!!

This is probably one of the best gifts you can get any gal who loves to get crafty and cute. Lifestyle Crafts is very generously giving away over $250 worth of QuicKutz Cutting Dies to one lucky reader!

With these adorable dies you are able to create your own personalized tags, boxes, and cupcake liners. Just think how awesome these will be when it comes to those neighbor gifts, or treats for teachers!

I got you covered.

Plus get 20% off when you use my code: IWASHYOUDRY at checkout.

It’s that time of year when gifts exchange hands, and you know you can put a smile on anyone’s face with some sort of edible gift.

Let me present to you… my Easy Peppermint Fudge.

It’s so rich and decadent, and sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Especially since it’s so easy to make with only 5 ingredients.

You can package up a few pieces of fudge in a cute little bakery box and pass it along.

In order to use the cutting dies, you’ll need to have their Epic Six Cutting and Embossing Tool. It’s super compact and easy to work with.

With these dies you’ll be able to create your own special boxes and however many you want too!

Get fancy with your cupcakes.

Package up these delicious and creamy Chocolate Caramel Truffles.

Not in the mood for baking gifts this year?

No worries. Just fill a cute box with some Hershey Kisses, and you’re a gift-giving star!

And if anyone comments on the sloppy handwriting on the box, just tell them your 5 year old wrote it, and quickly point out how cute the box is!

These Chocolate Caramel Truffles are so incredibly easy to make and taste like you just plucked them out of a Russel Stovers box!

Just try to keep your hands off them long enough to give a couple to your daughter’s teacher. She needs all the extra help she can get.

 Lifestyle Crafts has so many more die cuts you can purchase, so browse and get 20% off when you use my code: IWASHYOUDRY

Don’t forget to come back daily to check out more Holiday Gift Guide Reviews and Giveaways!

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Without further adu… here are my decadent and super easy candy recipes…

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Easy Peppermint Fudge

Easy Peppermint Fudge is so rich and decadent, it's sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Especially since it's so easy to make with only 5 ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25
Calories: 166 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 3 cups milk chocolate morsels
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 peppermint candy canes, crushed


  • Line an 8x8in or 9x9in baking dish with tin foil and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan melt the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat, stirring until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add the salt and vanilla, stir to combine.
  • Pour into prepared pan and top with crushed candy canes.
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until chilled and set. Use foil to pull out of pan and cut into squares.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Fudge, peppermint
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Chocolate Caramel Truffles

It's so rich and decadent, and sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Especially since it's so easy to make with only 5 ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 11 oz Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, melting chocolates
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate, optional


  • Line an 8x8in pan with plastic wrap and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl add Caramel Bits, semi-sweet chocolate, and heavy cream. Microwave on high for 1 minute and stir. Microwave again for 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds until mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Use the plastic wrap to pull the chocolate caramel mixture out of the pan and cut it into 30 squares, then using the palms of your hands, roll each square into a ball.
  • Melt the dark chocolate according to package directions, and dip each ball into the chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip off and place ball on wax paper to dry.
  • If you want to get fancy, melt the white chocolates according to package directions and place in a frosting bag or zip close bag. Snip off a corner and drizzle over the chocolate caramel truffles.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: caramel, Chocolate, Gift
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disclaimer: Lifestyle Crafts graciously sent me a cutting tool and several dies to review. They are also supplying several dies for this giveaway. If you click on any links to purchase products from Lifestyle Crafts, I will be compensated through their affiliate program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
41 Responses
  1. manda

    My husband is good at giving gifts. Though we have agreed not to really spend anything on Birthdays or other holidays, he still finds something wonderful. I have several poems and paintings. But the best gifts are when he gets presents for my niece and nephew. They show how much he understands me.

  2. Rachel

    I loved my silhouette all my family went in together to get me for my birthday! Crafty has to be easy for me, because it doesn’t come naturally! 🙂

  3. Donnie W

    The best gift I ever received was a cement garden slab made by my 5 year old, at the time, grandson and the second grandson 1 year old. They put pretty stones in it and the older boy did his hand print then the baby grabbed up a clump of cement and made a “smoosh”…I still smile when I look at it. My DIL gave me the best gift that day.

  4. barbara n

    The best Christmas present I ever received was a family tree plaque made by my sister. She spent a lot of time researching our family roots and it goes back 3 generations. On the back she also wrote a little history about each family member that she found ! I treasure this gift as a symbol of the love that has been passed down from generation to generation in our family,

  5. Kirsten

    I think the best gift I’ve received, hmm… well I’ve got two one sentimental, and one useful. The most useful and used gift I’ve ever received is the multi-tool my husband gave to me about 8 years ago, I use it probably every week. The senitmental gift, and I mean this even if it seems trite, is my daughter! She was and is the best gift I’ve ever received, 2.5 wonderful years and counting!

  6. Shannon

    I love your recipes and how cute are those boxes? I love them and would love to be able to create cute homemade gifts for my family and friends. I love your blog and am so happy to have run across it a few weeks ago!

  7. Tammy S

    Seriously, not to be cheesy but, the best gift I’ve ever received is my daughter. She had such a rocky start to life – 5 1/2 weeks in NICU, 2 surgeries by the age of 18 months, a couple of blood transfusions, and much more. Today, at 6, she’s happy, healthy and (along with my husband) the love of my life!

  8. Hannah

    The peppermint fudge looks so delicious! I was just wondering, is it very sweet? I’m more of a dark chocolate kind of girl and was thinking of using bittersweet or semisweet chocolate to balance out the sweetened condensed milk – do you think that would come out well?

  9. Corrine

    The best gift I ever received was from my then 5 yr old son on Mother’s Day he made me a pin/broach in his class. Is was shaped like a heart & he glued all these pretty little shapes & things all over it. He was SO proud to be able to give me something. I love homemade gifts & I still wear it every year for Mother’s Day. (He’s 14 now) 😉

  10. Carly Trythall

    That fudge looks delicious! The best gift I ever received was a small diamond necklace from my husband before we were married. I knew that he didn’t have a lot of money (he had just spent it all on my engagement ring) but he wanted me to know how much he loved me. It is super special to me!

    1. Shawn

      Ah, young love! So glad you guys made it through all the rough times. You are such a cute couple! Thanks for sharing Carly!! Miss ya!

  11. Mellissa

    The best gift would be my Grandma’s recipe collection. I enjoy seeing her hand written marks in the margins of the books and the worn cards written in her handwriting. I remember every holiday picking out the ‘special ones’ to make. She taught my sisters and I how to cook; I guess that should really be the best gift ever! I miss her so much this time of year but I still have her wonderful recipes to remind me of our time together.

    1. Shawn

      The gift of learning is truly priceless. It sure sounds like that recipe collection is priceless too. How wonderful to remember her every time you pull out that book or recipe cards. What a great story Mellissa, thank you for sharing! 🙂

  12. MaryB

    The best gift I’ve received was a dish I remembered from childhood. My mom gave it to me for Christmas the year before she died with a wonderful hand written note with a story about the dish and how she remembered it from HER childhood, too.

    1. Shawn

      Oh Mary! I know exactly what you’re talking about. There is this one crystal syrup dish that my grandmother always used to use to pour syrup on over my pancakes growing up. She is still alive, but she has told me that the dish is mine. I will treasure it forever once I get it and hopefully pass it down to my children one day. Beautiful story! Thanks! 🙂

  13. Normi

    The best gift I ever received was a video montage of my kids put to beautiful music that my husband made for me for my first mother’s day with both my kids. I still can’t watch it without crying, especially seeing how much they have grown. I know I will continue to treasure it for years to come!

    1. Shawn

      How priceless! Aren’t these the best kind of gifts?! What a wonderful and thoughtful husband you have, I am tearing up just thinking about it! 🙂

  14. Connie

    So I have to say when I read the title for today, I wanted to say “You had me at Hello!” lol I just love carmels! Thanks a whole bunch for the recipe and the giveaway looks awesome.

  15. Beth

    One of the best presents that I ever got was a little shark vacuum. Right when we got married I had asked my husband to not get me any appliance (unless I asked for it) for a present because I would take it personally, like I needed to do that better…it didn’t mean the same to me as tools did to him. So one birthday my kids got me this little vacuum. I gave my husband that stare…you know the one that meant that we needed to have a little talk later and how that hurt my feelings ….but he said…”wait, you need to know that whole story”…I guess the kids had seen this advertized for weeks and plotted and planned on how to get it for me. Once I opened it they all (3) jumped up and started vacuuming…they did most of the vacuuming after that. 🙂 it was a gift that kept giving.

    1. Shawn

      I have had that talk with my husband too. But how sweet that your kids thought so hard to make your life easier. Love this! 🙂

  16. Stefani

    Hmmm…the best gift ever? Besides my kids and my husband? 😉 Probably when my dad and uncles gave me my grandmother’s car after she passed away last August. It allowed me to take a wonderful job on the far side of the Metroplex because it’s not a gas guzzler like our other one. Even though it doesn’t fit 3 carseats/boosters, it’s perfect. Without it, I wouldn’t have my job & that’s everything right now because we’re a 1 income family! 🙂

    Great recipes & giveway – thanks!!

    1. Shawn

      That sounds like an amazing gift Stefani! I’m so glad you’re able to get to work, and so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I love this story!

  17. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I love this idea, Shawn! Since I’m notorious for baking up a storm always (but especially during the holidays!) I am always looking for adorable gift-packaging ideas for my treats 🙂 these are SO cute and that fudge looks awesome!

  18. Cookin' Canuck

    That fudge looks beyond awesome! Chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorite flavor combinations. And those cupcake liners are adorable!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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