Candy Cane Fudge

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Candy cane fudge will be beautiful on your dessert table this year. Sweet peppermint fudge is all decked out for the holidays!

Candy Cane Fudge Photo

Well, here I am as the candy contributor FINALLY bringing you a holiday treat. I say it all year long, that fudge can be enjoyed any time of year.

But, if you’ve been waiting for the Christmas season to create a new candy recipe for your family and friends, I’ve got you covered.

This candy cane fudge is not only minty and delicious, it’s gorgeous too! Create a unique gift for family and friends this year by making some fudge platters. I like to go to the dollar store and purchase holiday plates. Real plates, not plastic ones. You can usually find them this time of year, sold individually. Otherwise, go ahead and get whatever you like.

The nice thing about fudge is you can create it well ahead of time. Most of my recipes can be made about 2 weeks in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve and enjoy. Today’s recipe however, is best served sooner. The only reason I say that is because the candy on top will become sticky, not crunchy. BUT, if you need to make it in advance, don’t sprinkle extra candy on the top, mix it all into the fudge completely.

Candy Cane Fudge Picture

Then, if you REALLY want to garnish it, melt some vanilla candiquik right before plating your candy. Drizzle it over the individual pieces of fudge and sprinkle some extra crushed candy canes on top. It will take about 10 minutes to set up, and looks gorgeous!

Create your candy platter by making some of my favorite recipes:

Now that you have some ideas, I think this would make a great gift for teachers too! You can put some pieces of fudge in a LARGE Mason Jar. Add a lid and some ribbon. Don’t forget a cute tag and voila…gift complete!

ENJOY!

Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

    64 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • pinch of Salt
  • 11 ounces White Chocolate Chips
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Cream
  • 1/2 cup Peppermint Candy Cane, Chopped

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cream, butter, and salt. Heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  2. Continue boiling for 5 minutes, while stirring. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips.
  4. Pour hot butter mixture over, and turn mixer on low. Blend for 1-2 minutes, until white chocolate morsels have melted, and mixture is smooth.
  5. Fold in chopped candy (reserve about 1 Tbsp of candy to sprinkle over top).
  6. Pour into an 8inch square baking dish, lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with remaining candy.
  7. Allow to set, about 4 hours in refrigerator.
  8. Cut into pieces and enjoy.

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Aimee Shugarman

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Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.