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Peppermint Fudge

Only 5 ingredients
Prep Time20 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Peppermint Fudge
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.