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Easy Peppermint Fudge Recipe – 2 Ways

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This Peppermint Fudge Recipe is the epitome of holiday treats and so Easy to make! A delicious and festive fudge that is a great confection to make and share with friends and family this holiday season. We show you how to make this with white and dark chocolate.

Want another fudge recipe? You have to try this Eggnog Fudge Recipe or this Red Velvet Fudge recipe.  So delicious around the holidays!
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge Recipe – 2 Ways

I firmly believe my peppermint fudge recipe is the best tasting treat for Christmas. Creamy like all classic fudge recipes with just enough mint flavor to bring out that peppermint flavor.  Crushed candy canes add texture that makes it a great option for a special treat during the holidays.  It also makes a great present to gift to friends and family this year, or even to bring to your next holiday party.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients you will need for White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Crushed candy canes

Overhead picture of candy cane fudge squares on a white plate

Ingredients you will need for Chocolate Peppermint Fudge:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Crushed candy canes

Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

More Things You Will Need

  • 8 x8 inch baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Double boiler
  • Stirring spoon

Overhead picture of candy cane fudge squares on a white plate

How To Make Peppermint Fudge

  1. Start by preparing the baking dish with parchment paper.  Then, you will use a double boiler to melt your chocolate.  Use the top part of the pot to combine the chocolate chips and condensed milk.
  2. Heat on medium to high heat stirring it while it melts.  As soon as it is fully melted, add in the cup of crushed candy cane pieces.
  3. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and then sprinkle with the rest of the crushed candy canes. Press them down slightly so they don’t fall off when you cut the fudge later.
I recommend refrigerating it for 4-6 hours to set before cutting.  You could also place it in the freezer for 2-4 hours instead.  When ready to slice, use a sharp knife and wipe it clean between slices.
Candy Cane Fudge makes a wonderful Holidays gift that everyone always loves. Place the fudge in a festive tin can or line up on a Christmas plate to give to your neighbors, friends and family.
Christmas Peppermint Fudge in a Tin Can for a Holiday Gift

How Long is Peppermint Fudge Good For?

You can store fudge at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Make sure that the fudge is stored in an airtight container so it doesn’t get hard or stale.  I have found that you can store fudge for up to one month when wrapped properly in the refrigerator.

Can I Make This Microwave Fudge Instead?

If you wanted to make this a microwave fudge, you can heat it in the microwave instead. You will heat it in 30-second increments until it is hot and the chocolate has melted. Between each heating time, you want to stir the mixture well.

Servings: 12

Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Prep Time:
10 mins
Refrigerate:
6 hrs
 
This Peppermint Fudge Recipe is the epitome of holiday treats and so Easy to make! A delicious and festive fudge that is a great confection to make and share with friends and family this holiday season. We show you how to make this with white and dark chocolate.

Ingredients

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

  • 2 C white chocolate chips
  • 1 6 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups candy canes crushed

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

  • 3 cups semi-sweet-chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups candy canes crushed

Instructions

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

  1. Prep baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Using a double boiler, combine the chocolate chips and condensed milk into the top pot
  3. Place on medium to high heat
  4. Consistently stir until melted
  5. Mix in 1 C crushed candy canes
  6. Pour mixture into pan
  7. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.
  8. Press the crushed candy canes slightly in the fudge.
  9. Transfer to the refrigerator for 4-6 hours. (Until the fudge has set)
  10. The fudge can also be placed in the freezer for 2-4 hours.
  11. If put in the freezer allow to thaw for 30 minutes before cutting.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

  1. Follow the same steps for white chocolate fudge adding the above ingredients listed for Chocolate Peppermint Fudge.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Fudge Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 47IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Peppermint Fudge - 2 Ways

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