Candy Cane Fudge

Candy Cane Fudge is a simple and easy holiday treat. It is a great addition to any plate of cookies or as a gift for a loved one. Candy Cane Fudge is made with five ingredients and a great project to make with kids. The rich chocolate balances well against the peppermint added to the fudge and candy cane pieces add texture and crunch. I swear people will ask you where you bought the fudge from and will not believe it is homemade.

How to make Candy Cane Fudge:

Simply take a medium saucepan and heat up chocolate, butter, and condensed milk until all the chocolate has melted. This process takes less than 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add peppermint extracts and give a final stir. Pour the fudge batter into a lined 8 x 8 baking tray and spread out evenly. Use a rolling pin or fry pan to break up candy canes. Top fudge with broken pieces of the candy cane and place it in the fridge for at least 8 hours. Cut and serve.

How to Store Candy Cane Fudge:

You can leave the fudge in the fridge for up to a week after the initial 8 hours (just be sure to cover it at that point. Additionally, it can be stored for up to 3 months in the freezer. Cut the fudge into serving pieces and individually wrap them in foil and place them in a Ziploc bag in the fridge.


Tips for Making the best Candy Cane Fudge:

This five ingredient recipe calls for the following: dark chocolate, butter, condensed milk, peppermint extract and candy cane. The trick to delicious fudge is using good quality semi-sweet chocolate. Recommend using a 70% cocoa chocolate as it is strong and bitter enough to stand up to the condensed milk without getting too sweet.

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Reasons to make Candy Cane Fudge:

  • Simple– This five-ingredient recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes.
  • Delicious– Rich chocolate taste paired with a cooling peppermint flavor. It is a winning combo!
  • Fun– Easy enough to make with kids. Plus who does not like smashing candy canes!
  • Reduce Waste– A great way to use up some candy canes you may have from last year or for the tree.
fudge on plate with candy canes

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Candy Cane Fudge

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 pieces 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Fudge



  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1/8 cup chopped candy canes (1-2 large candy canes)


  1. Line an 8×8 inch square pan with parchment paper or aluminium foil and lightly grease.
  2. Use a heavy pan or rolling pin to break up candy can inot pices (one one or two hits are required)
  3. In a medium saucepan add the chocolate chips, butter and condensed milk.
  4. Allow to melt over low heat while gently stirring.
  5. Just as chocolate has melted, remove the pan from the heat and gently stir in the peppermint  extract.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle the candy canes over top.
  7. Place in the fridge to chill for at least 8 hours, then cut into small pieces.


Keywords: eggless, fudge, Christmas, holiday, candy cane

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  1. What stunning photos! I want to reach in and grab them!

  2. Excited to make these for the kids! l aways have extra candy canes

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