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Gumdrop Fudge Recipe

Gumdrop Fudge Recipe

Making candy is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. This sweet white fudge is as easy to put together as it is beautiful to serve. —Jennifer Short, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2018

"This turned out to be an absolute favorite of the kids. They love it. And it is so colorful. They seemed delighted by the stained glass effect of this fudge. Too cute."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2018

"I made this recently and its delicious. I see a few folks said its too sweet, but I'm not sure I've ever had fudge that wasn't extremely sweet. I don't see gumdrops regularly in local stores, so I bought the fruit slices and cut them up with scissors without a problem. I cut them and coat the cut edges with a bit of sugar to keep them from sticking together. I used the white candy melts (Wilton). Other than using the fruit slices, I made the candy as directed and it turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing this version of fudge."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2017

"I went to 6 stores to get the gumdrops for this recipe and would consider myself an above average baker and cook but certainly feel stupid now after reading the other reviews for the gumdrop fudge and yes, I did purchase evaporated milk instead of condensed milk to make the fudge and after three days of it not setting, threw it all out - just have to admit how stupid I feel after not using the right product to make the fudge but will

definitely will try again based on the other reviews - Maxine"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2017

"Tried this recipe twice with no success. The fudge never seems to set. What am I doing wrong. I followed the recipe instructions."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2017

"Awesome recipe, we've been doing this for years. I also like to use fruit slices instead of the gumdrop for more pizzazz and fruity flavors. It ships well too!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

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

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!"

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!"

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