Candy Cane Fudge is a tasty holiday treat! It’s so easy to make and is ideal for gift giving.
Pumpkin is so yesterday. Now we are all about holiday baking and candy making. My kids love anything with a peppermint chocolate combo, and that love of the yummy duo was the inspiration for making this Easy Candy Cane Fudge recipe.
Candy Cane Fudge is rich chocolate with mint flavoring and, you guessed it, chunks of crushed candy canes on top. Pretty to serve and delicious to eat. And since the recipe makes such a large batch, it’s perfect for gift giving. There is even enough to keep some sweet treats for your own candy jar! How can you go wrong with that?
There are so many different types of fudge out there it’s hard to know where to start. I don’t use a candy thermometer for this Easy Candy Cane Fudge recipe, but it’s not a microwave version either. Don’t let it scare you just because it’s made on the stove top. You. Can. Do. It. Pinky promise. One tip - Just make sure you watch the time once your mixture comes to a rolling boil, and you will be on your way to candy making heaven.
I should have known that my kids were onto something good with this chocolate peppermint business. You can thank them for this one!
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 4 1/2 cups Sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 1 (70ounce) jar marshmallow cream
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 cup crushed candy canes
- Line a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Butter inside of a deep sauce pan with 1 tablespoon softened butter. Add sugar, evaporated milk and salt. Stir to combine. Heat over medium high heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Once mixture comes to a rolling boil, reduce heat to medium and continue to boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips, marshmallow and mint extract. Pour mixture into bowl of stand mixer and beat for 3 minutes or until mixture loses its gloss and becomes thick.
- Immediately pour fudge into prepared pan and top with crushed cane canes. Chill for 2 hours or until set.
- Cut into 1 inch squares and serve.
adapted from Better Home and Gardens
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 1g
Here are some other holiday treats that make great gifts!
Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Ganache
Secret Sauce Chocolate Truffles
Fleur De Sel Caramels