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Peppermint Swirl Fudge

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 pieces (about 1-1/2 pounds)


  • 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


  • Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 45 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Sharon
    Dec 15, 2020

    Ok taste, but broke apart into crumbles. Impossible to lift out of pan without tearing foil, could not cut into squares because it is so hard, it just shattered into shards . Very difficult to salvage, and again the texture was so hard that it really wasn’t like fudge at all. Will definitely be looking for a different recipe next time.

  • MLampella
    Dec 22, 2019

    I don't use canned frosting, so I made 2 cups of buttercream vanilla frosting. This fudge is way too sweet and "frosting-like". Tastes like hardened frosting. I will not make this again. Going back to sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate chips with crushed candy canes.

  • Suzanne
    Dec 17, 2018

    I made this recipe again tonight but made a couple of changes. First off, I used Ghirardelli's white chocolate chips instead of baking chips. Then I used only 1/2 a can of vanilla frosting as an entire can tasted too much like vanilla frosting. I then used 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to get more flavor and it was a huge hit! Way better than the first batch that was made according to the recipe. Will definitely make again.

  • Teri
    Dec 18, 2017

    Well I must have done something wrong cause it turned out really bad. All I could taste was frosting.

  • marcibanes
    Dec 17, 2017

    Very Good. This was easy to prepare for a quick dessert to bring to a Christmas gathering. The only change I made to the recipe is that I added Peppermint extract along with the vanilla extract.

  • Madonna
    Dec 3, 2017


  • delowenstein
    Sep 22, 2017

    I've made this particular fudge recipe as holiday treats for the hospital Volunteer Resource Office & for the other depts. where I volunteer! This fudge goes over really well! Sometimes instead of using white candy disks or chocolate candy disks, I've used colored disks, depending on the holiday! I still would use the crushed candies, though, & the mint extract! I'd even used peanut-butter-flavored Make & Mold candy disks, & omitted the mint flavoring, but used a can of coconut-pecan frosting! Thank you, Suzette Jury, for this recipe!It is a recipe I've used time and again! And this fudge is so simple to prepare, too! delowenstein

  • Chestarr
    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.

  • troopnine
    Jan 10, 2015

    Very Good and everyone loved it.

  • suunylou
    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.