Candy Cane Fudge Recipe
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Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

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Everyone enjoys fudge, especially around the holidays, so I created this easy recipe. Store it in the refrigerator for a refreshingly cool treat.—Vicki VanValkenburg, Demorest, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 1 teaspoon plus 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 39 miniature candy canes, crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 69 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle with half of the crushed candy; set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in 2/3 cup milk. Carefully pour over candy layer in prepared pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, combine white baking chocolate and remaining butter. Microwave on high for 40-50 seconds; stir until smooth. Stir in the cream of tartar, remaining milk and candy. Spread over chocolate layer.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Using foil, remove fudge from pan. Invert onto a cutting board; remove foil. Cut into 1-in. squares. Yield: about 1-3/4 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Candy Cane Fudge in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p62

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Hcmorris User ID: 8075788 215238
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"This is awesome fudge! Recipe is easy to follow and the end result was delicious AND beautiful! Cut into small pieces - it's very rich and a small bite is perfect!!"

treacher User ID: 8163541 215191
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"This was a fun one to make, it turned out great"

skye07 User ID: 1922851 214908
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"This looks great and I"ll bet it is. I am going to try this. I read some of the reviews and for the person who said that theirs turned out liquid and didn't set. I think that maybe you might have added "milk". Real milk that is. When I read the recipe above there was a part that said to add milk but there is no milk in the ingredients list. Just the sweetened condensed milk. Other than that the recipe looks good. I've made fudge with just semi sweet chocolate and the sweetened condensed milk before and it works great. Hope this helps."

flutterbyeknight User ID: 7680689 214882
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Why don't people read the recipe before getting worked up that it doesn't look right. Recipe clearly states to add remaining candy to the white chocolate (step #3)."

Water4Chocolate User ID: 7962831 214859
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Question: The photo illustration does not seem to match the recipe--looks like there is candy in the white layer. And I'm assuming they are served upside down, right?

Also, would tinamarie explain how she got fresh strawberries to work in this recipe? (I love S-B's and chocolate)
Thanks so much."

tinamariekizzar User ID: 7674901 194706
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"So yummy ... I substituted the candy for fresh sliced strawberry and it was great !!!"

WA BeachMom User ID: 5415048 110738
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"This is a new family favorite! I made these as part of an assortment of cookies and candies given as gifts this year. They look so festive and the flavor is outstanding. We'll definitely be making these again...only we'll keep some for ourselves next time!"

gerbz29 User ID: 6704941 192759
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"A-mazing! :D"

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