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, 0 fiber), 0 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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debpetersen User ID: 452182 258370
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"Very pretty on a tray of Christmas cookies, but very, very sweet"

AnitaLBraden User ID: 8914183 257602
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2016

"A very pretty fudge. I prefer chocolate fudge myself, but I love how pretty a gift this makes. When I sliced the gum drops (use the "spice ones for better flavor", I placed the sliced pieces in a bowl of white sugar to keep them from sticking to one another. easy to do and so nice for gift giving!"

heldal User ID: 670376 238919
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."

knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 215267
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

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

DHeitz User ID: 7515084 59732
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

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

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 131715
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!"

diandrew77 User ID: 7505915 38682
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

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

Eubie User ID: 1416604 136080
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Puckettmomof4, could you have used evaporated milk instead of condensed? just a thought."

Puckettmomof4 User ID: 7532647 36406
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"I couldn't get mine to set up like fudge. I put in fridge and it never got solid, what did I do wrong:("

Trish725 User ID: 243907 53988
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"To Smoothmotion: Yes, you can use Ghirardelli white baking chips in place of the candy coating....and your fudge will be just as good if not better!"

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