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Candy Cane Fudge

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Quick and easy, this simple, homemade candy cane fudge is a rich, creamy, and crunchy sweet holiday treat, perfect for Christmas baking.
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  1. CANDY CANE FUDGE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CANDY CANE FUDGE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Rich, creamy, and delicious, this homemade candy cane fudge is a Christmas favorite. You’ll only need four simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep to easily make this fun holiday treat from scratch. 

If you’re looking for more Christmas recipes, peppermint cracker toffee and peanut butter balls are two of our favorites this time of year.

CANDY CANE FUDGE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 2 (10-ounce) packages of white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1½ cups peppermint candy canes, chopped, divided

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TOPPINGS: You could also add sprinkles or chocolate drizzle on top for an extra festive touch on this easy candy cane fudge. 

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CANDY CANE FUDGE RECIPE

PRO TIP:

This recipe would be an excellent choice for homemade holiday gifts. Double the batch and share it with your friends.

STEP ONE: Line a baking sheet or an 8×8 square pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray.

PRO TIP:

The aluminum foil allows you to easily remove the fudge from the square pan to slice.

STEP TWO: Place the candy canes in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.

STEP THREE: In a medium saucepan, over low heat, melt the white chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk until almost melted, and only a few little chips remain. Stir white chocolate mixture frequently. Remove from heat and stir and the rest of the chips will melt.

STEP FOUR: Stir in peppermint extract and 1 cup of the chopped candy canes.

STEP FIVE: Immediately pour fudge mixture into the prepared pan.

STEP SIX: Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of chopped candy canes on top of the fudge. Make sure you gently press slightly into the fudge.

STEP SEVEN: Refrigerate until set for 2 to 3 hours and cut into squares and serve!

PRO TIP:

To make it easier to cut this into small squares, score the top before chilling.

HOW TO SERVE

This fudge is perfect for last-minute edible gifts or to add to a dessert tray at holiday parties. Whip up our Christmas fudge and gingerbread fudge for a variety of delicious fudge choices to offer.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store candy cane white chocolate fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for two weeks.

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this easy peppermint fudge recipe in a covered container for up to three months.

Creamy and easy, this irresistible white chocolate peppermint fudge is the perfect sweet treat to indulge in this holiday season. You’ll love how quick and easy it is to make from scratch with white chocolate and peppermint flavors. Ideal for snacking or gifting, this will become one of your family favorites. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I keep this fudge at room temperature?

This easy recipe may get too soft at room temperature. Keeping it cool in the fridge is the best option.

Can I freeze this fudge?

This easy fudge recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

Can I add extra toppings to this fudge?

This easy Christmas fudge recipe would work well with extra toppings, crushed candy canes, sprinkled or chocolate chips would be fun choices. Just make sure to add it before the fudge has set so that it will stick.

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Candy Cane Fudge

5 from 3 votes
Quick and easy, this simple, homemade candy cane fudge is a rich, creamy, and crunchy sweet holiday treat, perfect for Christmas baking.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 20 ounces white chocolate chips (10-ounce packages)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (14-ounce cans)
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ cups candy canes chopped

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with foil or an 8×8 casserole dish. Spray with nonstick spray.
  • Place the candy canes in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • In a medium sized pan over low heat melt the white chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk until almost melted, a few little chips remain. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and stir and the rest of the chips will melt.
  • Stir in peppermint extract and 1 cup of the chopped candy canes.
  • Immediately pour into prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of chopped candy canes on top of the fudge and gently press slightly into the fudge.
  • Refrigerate until set for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Cut and serve.

Notes

TIP: This recipe would be an excellent choice for homemade holiday gifts. Double the batch and share it with your friends.
TIP: The aluminum foil allows you to easily remove the fudge from the square pan to slice.
TIP: To make it easier to cut this into small squares, score the top before chilling.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Treena says

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing! Made my fudge in a heart shape mold with peppermint and wrapped in cellophane for a valentines treat for a few friends.

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