Candy Cane Swirl Fudge

It only takes 15 minutes to prep this festive holiday fudge recipe. Use gel food coloring instead of liquid food coloring for the most vibrant color.

Candy Cane Swirl Fudge in green dish and candy canes on the side
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
2 1/2 pounds


  • 2 12 ounce pkg. white baking chips (4 cups)

  • 1 14 ounce can (1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • Red gel food coloring

  • Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (optional)


  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil.

  2. In a heavy medium saucepan combine 1 package white baking chips and 2/3 cup of the sweetened condensed milk. Heat and stir over medium-low just until melted and smooth. In a second pan, repeat with the remaining package white baking chips and 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk. Stir peppermint extract and food coloring into one of the mixtures until bright red. Remove both mixtures from heat.

  3. Alternate adding spoonfuls of red and white mixtures to prepared pan. Spread mixtures evenly; using a butter knife, swirl mixtures together until marbled. If desired, sprinkle with crushed candies. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until firm. Use foil to lift out uncut fudge. Cut into pieces.

To Store

Place fudge in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Folate, total 1.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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