This Christmas Candy Cane Fudge recipe is SO yummy and easy and pretty!! Perfect for christmas party! It was a huge hit for everyone who received it (I gave it as gifts in pretty little boxes) and my family loved it so much I made a batch just for them! I don’t eat fudge but my family says this is better than the professional chocolate shop’s in town. I followed the recipe exactly, no variations. This was so easy. I asked them if I should try anything different and since so much of it is already gone, I’m guessing not!
Soft, sweet and perfectly pepperminty, this ultra-easy and eye-catching fudge will be voted the most likely to steal the show on your holiday cookie tray.
Christmas Candy Cane Fudge
- 1 bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
- 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Red gel food color
- 3 (6-inch) peppermint candy canes, unwrapped, coarsely crushed (about 1/4 cup)
Line 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
In large microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High 1 minute. Spoon frosting over chips. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, continue to microwave in 15-second increments until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in peppermint extract.
Place 1/2 cup fudge mixture into small bowl; tint red by stirring in food color to desired color.
Spread untinted fudge mixture into pan. Drop heaping tablespoons of red fudge mixture in pan to create random pattern. Pull table knife through layers for marbled design. Sprinkle crushed candies over top. Refrigerate uncovered until set, about 1 hour.
Remove from pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. Using sharp knife, cut into 8 rows by 8 rows, cleaning knife blade after each cut. Store covered in refrigerator.
To easily crush peppermint candy canes, place unwrapped candy canes in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal, and use rolling pin to coarsely crush.
Microwave ovens vary, so carefully watch to avoid burning or overcooking the fudge mixture.