What would the holidays be without a couple of fudge recipes? On the 5th day of Homemade Christmas, I bring you, Candy Cane Fudge.

Candy Cane Fudge | My Hot Southern Mess

When you say fudge, most people think of the small brown bites of chocolatey, goodness. Candy Cane Fudge is not that fudge. Instead, it is an easy to make fudge with a white chocolate base that is full of peppermint flavor.

Candy Cane Fudge | My Hot Southern Mess

Candy Cane Fudge get’s its flavor from not only crushed candy canes that are stirred into the fudge and sprinkled on top┬ábut a bit of peppermint extract as well. It is a peppermint lovers dream!
Candy Cane Fudge | My Hot Southern MessAdding to the pretty factor I took red food coloring and drizzled it on the top of the fudge and swirled it before adding crushed candy canes.
Candy Cane Fudge | My Hot Southern MessI have been making this recipe for nearly 10 years now and it is one of my families favorites. All four of my kids love it and I have to be careful or they will devour it before I am able to get to it to make up Christmas treat bags.

Candy Cane Fudge | My Hot Southern Mess

What is your favorite type of Fudge?

Candy Cane Fudge
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages vanilla baking chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1½ cups crushed candy canes
  • 1 dash red food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup crushed candy canes (optional)
  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 and candy canes.
  3. If desired drop red food coloring on top of fudge and swirl into the fudge with a knife. Top fudge with crushed candy canes.
  4. Spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Chill for 2 hours, then cut into squares.

 Recipe from Allrecipes.com

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