Holiday Baking: Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread, pumpkin, caramel and peppermint – so many delightful flavors to choose from for our holiday baked goods.  So many delicious scents to fill our kitchens with seasonal bliss, re-creating cherished family recipes or mixing up new.

Throughout all my years of baking, from my grand mother’s kitchen to my own home, I’ve learned two very important things about cooking for the holidays 1) quality ingredients are key to creating delectable treats and 2) everything tastes better when it’s mixed with a dash of love!

Holiday Baking: Candy Cane Fudge Recipe
The love and joy of baking for my family and friends during the holidays, I have in abundance.  The quality ingredients I need for my baked goods can be easily found.

Each year one of my “signature” treats (you know the kind everyone put in requests for you make every year,) is Candy Cane Fudge.  This vibrant, minty-sweet treat is simply amazing.  I hope you enjoy making this delicious peppermint fudge for your friends and family this holiday season.

CANDY CANE FUDGE

Ingredients

1 10-ounce bag White Baking Morsels
1 7-ounce jar Marshmallow Creme
1/2 cup Candy Canes, crushed
1/4 cup Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter
2 cups Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup All-Natural Sour Cream
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Holiday Baking: Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

Directions:

In a large saucepan over a medium heat, add sugar, sour cream and butter.  Heat ingredients, stirring occasionally, until sugar is fully dissolved.  Increase heat and bring to a rapid boil.  Use candy thermometer to gauge temperature, boiling until fudge mixture reaches soft-ball stage. (234 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Remove saucepan from heat.  Add white chocolate, stir until fully incorporated.  Add marshmallow creme, stir until fully incorporated.  Add peppermint and vanilla extracts, stir until fully incorporated.  Fudge mixture will begin to cool, so be sure to mix ingredients in quickly and thoroughly.

Holiday Baking: Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

Add crushed peppermint, stir into fudge.  If you wish to add subtle pink streaks of color to the fudge, stir the peppermint candies a little bit longer.  As the candy warms, the color will bleed slightly.

Pour fudge into a 8 x 8-inch non-stick (or pre-greased) baking pan.  Smooth fudge until it is evenly distributed.  If desired, add crushed candy cane bits on the top of the fudge and press in lightly. Chill fudge in refrigerator until firm.

When fudge is firm, cut into squares.  Store fudge in refrigerator until ready to gift or serve.

Candy Cane Fudge

Candy Cane Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1 10-ounce bag White Baking Morsels
  • 1 7-ounce jar Marshmallow Creme
  • 1/2 cup Candy Canes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup All-Natural Sour Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over a medium heat, add sugar, sour cream and butter. Heat ingredients, stirring occasionally, until sugar is fully dissolved. Increase heat and bring to a rapid boil. Use candy thermometer to gauge temperature, boiling until fudge mixture reaches soft-ball stage. (234 degrees Fahrenheit.)
  2. Remove saucepan from heat. Add white chocolate, stir until fully incorporated. Add marshmallow creme, stir until fully incorporated. Add peppermint and vanilla extracts, stir until fully incorporated. Fudge mixture will begin to cool, so be sure to mix ingredients in quickly and thoroughly.
  3. Add crushed peppermint, stir into fudge. If you wish to add subtle pink streaks of color to the fudge, stir the peppermint candies a little bit longer. As the candy warms, the color will bleed slightly.
  4. Pour fudge into a 8 x 8-inch non-stick (or pre-greased) baking pan. Smooth fudge until it is evenly distributed. If desired, add crushed candy cane bits on the top of the fudge and press in lightly. Chill fudge in refrigerator until firm.
  5. When fudge is firm, cut into squares. Store fudge in refrigerator until ready to gift or serve.
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Holiday Baking: Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

Holiday Baking: Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Samantha
    • December 12, 2014
    Reply

    i have never made peppermint bark before, tho i would like to try. one of those things!

    • Kelly Hutchinson
    • December 12, 2014
    Reply

    My daughter just loves peppermint, so this fudge would be great for her. The recipe looks pretty easy to make as well, so I like that!

    • Heather Jones
    • December 12, 2014
    Reply

    Oh candy cane fudge sounds really good! This looks great. I’ve never made fudge before, maybe I will give it a try this year!

    • (Terry) My Journey With Candida
    • December 12, 2014
    Reply

    You are so tempting me. Peppermint is one of my favorite Holiday treats. That fudge sounds delish.

    • Kim Croisant
    • December 12, 2014
    Reply

    You had me at Hello with your title!!!… Yummy – I love holiday baking!!

    • Michelle Martinka
    • December 12, 2014
    Reply

    This looks so good! I”m pinning it to make when we are at my parents’ house next weekend!

    • Cristin Frank
    • December 13, 2014
    Reply

    how much fudge does the recipe make?

      • Barb Webb
      • December 13, 2014
      Reply

      Fills and 8 x 8-inch pan… depending on how big you cut the pieces, can vary quite a bit. If cutting perfect 1 inch squares, it will yield around 5 dozen pieces. If you prefer bigger fudge pieces, around 3 dozen.

    • Linda A. Kinsman
    • December 13, 2014
    Reply

    We love shopping at Aldi too and I always spend a good amount of time in their baking section. I have never made candy cane fudge before, but it looks so light and inviting, I may make this for the kids.

    • Sarah Marturano
    • December 16, 2014
    Reply

    Mmm, that looks amazing! Fudge is one of my favorite holiday goodies.

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