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Candy Cane Fudge

Tina McKellar Musial

"This is a simple, festive and tasty peppermint fudge. A platter was brought to a cookie trade and was gone quickly!"
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2 h 20 m servings 89 cals
Original recipe yields 64 servings (2 1/4 pounds)


  • Calories:
  • 89 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, and grease the foil.
  2. Combine the vanilla chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until almost melted, remove from heat and continue to stir until smooth. When chips are completely melted, stir in the peppermint extract, food coloring, and candy canes.
  3. Spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Chill for 2 hours, then cut into squares.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I doubled this recipe because I needed a lot of it. I put it in a 9x13 pan and used two boxes or 24 candy canes crushed up. I also added a 1/4 tsp more of the extract and used a few drops of r...

Most helpful critical review

Not what I expected... Not really a "fudge" texture or consistency. After reading the reviews, I noticed that one member described the texture as "fondant" like. This is a very good description....

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I doubled this recipe because I needed a lot of it. I put it in a 9x13 pan and used two boxes or 24 candy canes crushed up. I also added a 1/4 tsp more of the extract and used a few drops of r...

This is so easy and tastes great also!! I made this one time, and have had 5 people ask for the recipe! Cut the recipe in half, use a round cake pan, using the empty can of condensed milk in t...

Everyone loved this fudge! Instead of just mixing in the food coloring I did a swirl effect right before putting it in the refrigerator.

This is my second year making this recipe and I will probably make it every year from now on. Everyone who's tasted it raves about it, even my 3 kids who don't care all that much for peppermint...

This was a huge hit at work! I used white choco chips instead of vanilla chips.

This is really great candy. I don't know if I could classify it as fudge- because it is the texture of a chocolate bar. The flavor is great. I only used 1 cup of crushed candy canes. I added abo...

Made this for Christmas party & everyone LOVED it! It took 25 (+ or -) candy canes to get 1 1/2 c.; I put them inside a large ziplock bag before crushing them with a hammer (helpful hint :)). V...

This one was a hit at my house. I only had 1 cup of crushed candy canes on hand, and it turned out great (12 candy canes = 1 cup crushed). I almost think that 1-1/2 cups might have been too mu...

My husband helped me make this fudge--that's how eager he was to try it! It was worth his effort. I didn't add the food coloring, because I wanted white fudge. I also sprinkled an extra cup o...