Gumdrop Fudge Recipe
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Gumdrop Fudge Recipe

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"Making candy is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays," pens Jennifer Short from her home in Omaha, Nebraska. "This sweet white fudge is as easy to put together as it is beautiful to serve."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped gumdrops

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 74 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0g fiber), trace protein


  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the candy coating, milk and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until candy coating is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and gumdrops.
  2. Spread into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Using foil, remove fudge from the pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 3 pounds.
Originally published as Gumdrop Fudge in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p9

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"I have made these the last two years. Instead of the gumdrops I use chopped up dried apricots and 2 bags of white chocolate chips instead of the coating. Easy, very delicious, and perhaps a tad more nutritious."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Delicious and easy. Looks very pretty on a plate of goodies!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"Yum!! I used fruit slice candies and it came out great!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"This was one of the easiest and most delicious candy recipes I have ever tried. I took some to work and some to my family's Christmas gathering and everyone wanted the recipe! I used 2 bags of vanilla chips instead of the candy coating, which worked out just fine. I will definitely make this recipe again!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"What a joke!! Not even fudge!! Would not set up at all even in the freezer!!"

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