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Smooth, chocolatey, filled with peppermint and with a crunchy top, this melt in your mouth Candy Cane Fudge is the perfect edible gift to make this Christmas!

Candy Cane Fudge

Smooth, chocolatey, filled with peppermint and with a crunchy top, this melt in your mouth Candy Cane Fudge is the perfect edible gift to make this Christmas!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 16
Author Annie N

Ingredients

  • 14 oz (397g) can of condensed milk
  • 14 oz (397g) good quality milk chocolate
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 4-8 crushed candy canes, *see note

Instructions

  1. Spray an 8x8 inch square pan with cooking spray and place a double layer of cling film into the pan, with enough overhang to pull the fudge out when its set. Spray lightly with cooking spray, leave to one side.

  2. Place the condensed milk into a medium sized saucepan and break the chocolate into small pieces and place in the pan.

  3. Place over a low-medium heat and stir until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

  4. Add in the butter and peppermint extract and stir until the butter is melted and well incorporated.

  5. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle your crushed candy canes over the top and leave to cool for 30 minutes. 

  6. Place in the fridge until fully set, around 2 1/2 hours. Once set, gently wiggle each side of the overhanging clingfilm until the fudge comes loose, peel away the clingfilm and then cut into small squares, around 1 inch square.

  7. Devour or wrap up in cellophane bags with Christmas ribbon and a gift tag for the perfect edible gift!

  8. Candy Cane Fudge will keep in an airtight container, in the fridge, for 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

*I used 8 mini candy canes which would be around 4 full sized ones, but you can use as many as you want and cover the whole of the fudge if you want! I left little bits of fudge peeking through the candy cane topping!