Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge : sweet layers of fudge with peppermint marshmallow and candy cane!
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I have some amazing prizes ranging in value from $50-$250 EACH!

As many of you know (at least those who visit Shugary Sweets often), I love fudge and truffles! I make some variety of fudge quite frequently here on the blog! So much so that “candy” has it’s own category up top there!

One of my favorite products I use is Candiquik!

I love how quickly it sets up and stays hard! No melting all over your fingers!

Today, Candiquik is providing a fun package of goodies for one lucky winner, filled with an assortment of coatings (vanilla and chocolate), sprinkles and some fun fondue goodies, all valued over $50! JUST in time for Christmas baking!

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Peppermint Fudge : sweet layers of fudge with peppermint marshmallow and candy cane!

Now, on to this fudge!

I used Andes Peppermint Baking Chips to give the bottom layer a creamy texture with peppermint flavor. Then, I went one more step and topped the fudge with some Mini Peppermint Marshmallows and White Candiquik…and some broken candy cane pieces!

Peppermint Fudge : sweet layers of fudge with peppermint marshmallow and candy cane!

Easy. Delicious. And would be a perfect gift for family, friends, neighbors, teachers…you get the drift! ENJOY.

Be sure to check out my guide for how to make fudge for plenty of fudge-making tips and tricks!


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Yield: 64 pieces

Peppermint Fudge

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Creamy Peppermint Fudge topped with marshmallow and candy canes.


  • 1 bag (12oz) white chocolate morsels
  • 1 bag (10oz) Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips
  • 7oz jar marshmallow creme
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pkg (16oz) vanilla Candiquik, melted
  • 3 cup Mini Peppermint Marshmallows
  • 5 peppermint candy canes, broken


  1. In a mixing bowl, add white chocolate morsels, Andes baking chips and marshmallow creme. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a 13x9 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In medium saucepan, heat butter, heavy cream, sugar and salt over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and continue stirring. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour over morsels and marshmallow creme, beating with a whisk until smooth and melted. (I highly suggest using an electric stand or handheld mixer- this fudge is thick)! Pour fudge into prepared baking dish.
  5. Melt vanilla candiquik according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly (a couple minutes). Fold in mini marshmallows and pour over top of fudge. Immediately sprinkle with broken candy canes. Allow fudge to set, about 2-3 hours. Cute into bites and enjoy!

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Peppermint Fudge : sweet layers of fudge with peppermint marshmallow and candy cane!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 25, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. I have been looking for this recipe for 3 years now! I had written it down because it was so amazing and then i lost it. I finally found it and I cannot wait to go get the ingredients as soon as it isnt 115° outside ♡ my husband will be beyond thrilled. This fudge is perfectly smooth with the crunchy topping. Thank you X1000

  2. I had to let you know that I love this recipe. I’ve made it a few years now and I am very happy to report the Andes Peppermint Crunch is available through Amazon now. SCORE! My grocery stores in Texas do not stock it and Target is ALWAYS sold out. Last year, I spent three hours opening and chopping…NOT a good idea. LOL.

    Everyone loves the fudge and it’s a big hit for something sweet after all the savory Christmas eats.

    Merry Christmas,

  3. So forgot candi quick, so instead I scattered and pressed mini peppermint marshmallows and the crushed peppermint candies into the top of the freshly poured fudge. Pretty to look at and delicious! Not too sweet and peppermint taste was not over the top. Amazing recipe. Definitely a keeper.

  4. I’ve tried this fudge twice, and both times the white morsels “seized” because the mixture is too hot. How do you get your morsels not to seize?

  5. Hi, Just found this site and recipe. Would this fudge work to pour into the silicone brownie bites mold? I have a cookie exchange that I’ll need to make 144 treats for and would like to make my life simple.

    Also, what makes the fudge pink? is there food coloring involved?

    1. Honestly I think you’re better off making this in a pan and cutting it up. If you line your pan with foil or parchment it pops right out! The melted Andes Peppermint Crunch chips give it the pink color 🙂

  6. I made this fudge tonight, and it is wonderful. Easy and delicious! I’m giving part of it to my daughter tomorrow for Valentine’s Day. I placed it in a white box with red tissue paper, and it’s so pretty. Thanks for sharing your recipe Aimee. It’s a keeper!

  7. Would love to make this fudge – need to think of some substitutions as a couple of the ingredients are not available in South Africa, i.e.
    1 bag (12oz) white chocolate morsels
    1 bag (10oz) Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips
    7oz jar marshmallow creme
    1 pkg (16oz) vanilla Candiquik, melted
    3 cup Mini Peppermint Marshmallows

    1. Hmmm, that’s a lot of substitutions. Since I’m not familiar with the products you do have available, unfortunately I can’t help. Maybe try googling what you can substitute? Good luck!

  8. Made this last night for gift giving. It came out perfect. So rich and yummy… Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. Merry Christmas!

  9. I made this this afternoon and I too had the “problem” of the excess red liquid. I boiled the stuff for exactly 5 minutes as directed and used an electric mixer. It made a huge mess. I scooped the base layer out of the bowl so I avoided the majority of the liquid getting into the pan. I still had some but it did set up well and tastes great.

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