Peppermint Swirl Fudge Recipe
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Peppermint Swirl Fudge Recipe

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Indulge in candy-shop flavor with these rich swirled squares. For Christmasy color, I add crushed peppermint candies and red food coloring. —Suzette Jury, Keene, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 8 drops red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 45 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0g fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt chips; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in frosting and extract. Spread into prepared pan. Randomly place drops of food coloring over fudge; cut through fudge with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with candies. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  3. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Peppermint Swirl Fudge in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p68

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Turned out great. I hammered the candies (in a baggie) to really small bits, and they covered well without any pieces that would be hard to bite (as per oher reviews). Nice flavor, though I agree with another reviewer... it's not true fudge. Nonetheless it made for a nice treat. I'm going to make it again, this time with spearmint extract and green spearmint candies."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"Very Good and everyone loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"This was quick and easy. Just right for a Holiday recipe. I am going to leave out the crushed peppermint candies next time. Couldn't crush them small enough and they were too hard to bite. I would consider this a candy treat and not a true fudge, but that's just me."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"This is a good recipe for a pretty quick fudge. One tip though, next time I will melt the chips in either a double boiler pan or in the microwave, checking every few seconds for about 30-45 seconds. I started them in a small saucepan on medium heat directly on the burner stirring them constantly and I could see that they would get hot too fast. I took them off the burner as soon as they were soft and stirred in the frosting. I used Cream Cheese frosting because that's what I had on hand. I used the pure peppermint flavor and I think that makes a good difference."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"Yummmie, It was a big hit and will be again this year!!!!!!"

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