Peppermint Fudge - The Southern Lady Cooks


This peppermint fudge is a wonderful Christmas addition. Not only is it festive for the holiday season it is also beautiful on the dessert table. If you like peppermint you will love this delicious fudge. It’s easy  to make, only a few ingredients and is a wonderful gift too. We love to make gift bags for our neighbors each year, so we make a batch of this and each gift bag gets a few pieces. It’s always nice have a variety of sweet treats during the Christmas season.

Peppermint fudge simple ingredients:

White chips (I used Nestles Toll House Premier White Morsels)

Sweetened condensed milk

Finely crushed peppermint candy canes

Peppermint extract

Red food coloring (Optional)

As you can see this fudge is only 5 simple ingredients and super easy to make. If you enjoy giving sweet treats for the Christmas season you will definitely want to check out this wonderful list of Homemade Treats! So many great candies that your friends and family will love.

“My daughter and I made this candy for Christmas and it was wonderful. So nice and creamy and pepperminty. I will definitely keep this recipe.” – Karen

“I made this fudge and we all loved it. We enjoyed it with coffee on Christmas morning! Such a great treat. This will become a tradition for our family. Thank you so much for sharing.” – Jamie 

Peppermint Fudge - The Southern Lady Cooks


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Peppermint Fudge

The Southern Lady Cooks
Only 5 ingredients
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course candy
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 1/2 cups white chips I used Nestles Toll House Premier White Morsels
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed peppermint candy canes
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Couple drops red food coloring Optional


  • Line an 8 inch square dish with aluminum foil. Grease the foil with butter or margarine. Combine the chips and milk in a saucepan and melt on the stove on medium heat stirring often to keep from burning. Once melted remove from heat and stir in crushed candy canes and extract.
  • Pour into 8 x 8 dish.  If using the food coloring you can add along with the candy canes but I found it makes the fudge pink. I dipped a toothpick in the food coloring and kind of swirled it into the candy once it was in the dish. Put in refrigerator for about 1 1/2 hours or until fudge sets up and you can cut it with a knife.  Makes about 24 pieces.


I used 18 of the ones that are about 6 inches long. I don't like chunks of the peppermint in my fudge. I crushed mine in my coffee grinder. You can also put in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin.
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