3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

Have I told you how happy I am that our family is together this holiday season? Just in time for helping their “Mama” in the kitchen, my boys helped me whip up this tasty dessert today to take to a party. Even college-aged sons can make this – it’s so easy! 3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites made with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Cups.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

If motherhood has taught me anything, it’s that my sons are always willing to lend a hand in the kitchen and to even help with dishes. When I started blogging, my sons were 12 and 14, so for 7 years they’ve known that words and food and photos and a story are what consume their mother’s days. But then they get to reap the benefits, by tasting new recipes and helping in the the kitchen prepare for dinner guests. It’s a privilege to raise these 2 young men, and love on them when they come home for college breaks.

On a seasonably cool morning, I was so grateful that they were home, and that they can could step in and help make this simple 3-Ingredient dessert!

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

Little pastries, so small and perfect for appetizers and desserts.

Bake to perfection, following their easy directions, for 20 minutes.

Lay frozen on the baking pan.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

Pull out of the oven when golden brown.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

Poke a hole in each shell with the bottom of a wooden spoon.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

1-2-3 … Now here’s the fun part!

Fill with your favorite topping.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

We used a warm fudge, which you can serve the bites warm or at room temp.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

Sprinkle a delicious seasonal topping, like peppermint candy, on top.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

A beautiful platter of little tasty bites, which are really fun to take to parties during the holiday season.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites
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3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • 1 jar fudge topping heated according to jar directions (we used Trader Joe’s Fudge Sauce)
  • 1 pkg. 9.5 ounces Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Cups, prepared according to package directions
  • Several peppermint candy canes finely crushed


  • Prepare the cups according to the package directions.
  • Crush candy canes in a Ziploc bag (sealed; use a rolling pin to pound into fine crumbs).
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon warm fudge topping into each pastry shell.
  • Top each cup with sprinkled peppermint candy cane.
  • The pastry shells can be prepared up to 4 hours ahead and kept at room temperature.

As I am partnering with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry for the next few months, you can win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm® Innovation Center in Norwalk, CT for your very own recipe entry!  Read about it, here:


My TOP PICK winner from the last recipe I developed, who came up with a delicious way to use the Puff Pastry products was Ali:

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Now it’s your turn.

Share with me your simple 3-ingredient dessert recipe using Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry for a chance to win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Headquarters?

Disclosure: I am working with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry, creating recipes using their products as part of their “Puff is the Spark” panel. As always, all opinions are my own.

12 comments on “3-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Fudge Bites”

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  2. I wanted to make these so badly, but 7 stores later no one carried the “cups”. I could only find the sheets or shells. :(

  3. Oh and my idea… I wonder if you could use the little puff pastry cups as soup shots. Filling them with a creamy bisque or maybe gazpacho.

  4. So cute and quick Sandy! What a great idea. :)

  5. Those look so yummy! I haven’t been able to find a store that sells the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks:-)

  6. What a fun and beautiful appetizer for the holidays! I would fill them with whipped herbed goat cheese, lox, and dill for Christmas brunch!

  7. Using Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Cups, I’d make a duxelle of mushrooms place that in the bottom of the cups, then place some caramelized onions on that and top it off with Gruyere. A mouthful of goodness!

  8. Love this idea! I always keep puff pastry in the freezer becuase it’s so diverse. I would bake small squares of puff pastry in mini muffin tins and fill them with golden grape tomatoes that have been stuffed with an herb and garlic cheese, then baked. These little golden gems are great as an appetizer!

  9. Oh Sandy… These are gorgeous! I could eat that whole tray! I’d fill the little cups with goat cheese, top with a giant blackberry, and drizzle with honey for a cheese course or appetizer.

  10. I’m a culinary school graduate and even I wouldn’t make my own puff pastry with the convenience AND quality Pepperidge Farms! I like stuffing the shells with a mixture of cooked chicken breast and barbecue sauce then topping it with some shredded cheese before baking. Fantastic and a nice appetizer to hold off even the kids until dinner!

  11. These look amazing Sandy! — and so easy. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas! ~Sally @ DrinkingFromMySaucer

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