Candy Cane Chocolate Swirl Fudge

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Easy chocolate swirled fudge filled peppermint and candy canes. 10 minutes, 5 ingredients!

Easy chocolate swirled fudge filled peppermint and candy canes. 10 minutes, 5 ingredients!

Too early for holiday treats? Who are you kidding.

I clearly have no concept of time or seasons when it comes to holiday baking. I made you a mint chocolate chip pie in August, peppermint fudge cookies in September, and some crazy super-soft Gingersnaps just last week. I’m a seasonally challenged baker. But I’m warning you now, this is only the beginning of the holiday baking madness!

I made this candy cane chocolate swirl fudge over the weekend with the intention of bringing it into work on Monday. Somehow the fudge never made it into the office. No no, we didn’t eat it all!  I love me some mint and chocolate but I’m not about to eat an 8×8 brick of it.

Easy candy cane fudge with white chocolate chips, chocolate swirls, and peppermint flavor! Recipe on

This swirlytwirlychocolatewhitechocolatecandycanecrunch fudge is certainly something I do not want to share. I’m selfishly keeping it all to myself, which is fabulous and horrible at the same time. It is the season to give, after all.

My latest fudgy creation could NOT get any easier. You’re going to put in the bare minimum effort when you make today’s fudge. We’re talking one pot, five simple ingredients, and only ten minutes to throw together.

The combination of melted white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk is your fudge base. If you’d like, you can use this base for whatever add-ins you prefer – it’s a wonderful blank canvas and completely versatile for all sorts of fudge varieties. Allow the fudge to set up in the refrigerator for about 3 hours. Really, waiting is the hardest part about making this fudge! Once set, slice into tiny squares.

Easy chocolate swirled fudge filled peppermint and candy canes. 10 minutes, 5 ingredients! Recipe on

If you can muster up the generosity to share this divine fudge, it makes a wonderful gift for friends and family. I do plan to make it again for my coworkers (and not only myself) in December, I swear…

Candy Cane Chocolate Swirl Fudge

Easy white chocolate & chocolate swirled fudge filled peppermint and candy canes. 10 minutes to make, 5 ingredients!


  • 3 cups (540g) white chocolate morsels (or 540g pure white chocolate)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more, taste and go by your preference)
  • 8 crushed candy canes
  • 2/3 cup (120g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Line 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until chips are melted. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract and candy canes.
  3. Spread evenly into prepared baking pan. Top with chocolate chips and gently swirl them into the fudge with a knife. Top with a few more crushed candy cane pieces. Chill for 3 hours, then cut into squares. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Make ahead tip: Fudge squares can be frozen lined between sheets of parchment paper in a tupperware for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

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A few more holiday favorites to make this year:

Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

Mocha Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Mocha Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow

Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow

Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee aka Christmas Crack

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Holiday Confetti Cake Batter Cookies by Sallys Baking Addiction #cookies

Easy chocolate swirled fudge filled peppermint and candy canes. 10 minutes, 5 ingredients!
Easy chocolate swirled fudge filled peppermint and candy canes. 10 minutes, 5 ingredients!


    1. since i had SO many other goodies lying around the house this weekend, we couldn’t eat it all right away – but i can assure you.. it’s all gone now! 🙂

  1. these are the perfect holiday treat! i should’ve known that you would be one of the firsts to whip out a peppermint treat 😉 this is brilliant – it would make such a wonderful gift. put 3 little cubes in a cellophane baggie & tie it with a cute ribbon. now who wouldn’t LOVE that gift?!

  2. Fun fudge! I made white choc fudge last Dec and I need to go look up my own recipe 🙂 I think I made it with sweetened cond milk, white choc chips, and confectioners’ sugar…LOL the one good thing about a blog is you at least are forced to write down what you did 🙂

    This looks so good, Sally! I love white chocolate, hugely. And with mint – yes!

    And I saw your post on Nikki’s site – you’re on fire today!

    1. i know you’re a huge white choc fan Averie! I love it too, esp with mint! i have been candy cane crazy lately with those cookies and this fudge!

  3. I love that you kept these for yourself! I’d have a hard time sharing them too. And the swirly chocolate on top is a detail that makes this fudge pretty AND delicious. I’m just about over my pumpkin craze and ready for all of the mint and chocolate that’s about to enter my life. 🙂

    1. although it will be hard to stop baking with pumpkin (which I probably won’t even after thanksgiving lol!!), i’m looking forward to all the peppermint and chocolate treats coming ahead too!

  4. Hi
    Any chance you can advise the weight of your choc chips? I’m in Australia and I know our cup measures are different…
    Thanks in advance,

  5. Yes for holiday baking! I have to admit, fudge usually scares me too much to actually make (not to mention, not my favorite thing to eat), but I have to say this looks beautiful. Definitely looking forward to more holiday baking recipes in the future!

    1. it scared me too, but Emilia – this fudge recipe is easier than anything… easier than cookies, boxed brownies, etc. A must try!

    1. Erin! I can’t believe you already turned on Xmas music! You are my hero. I am prepared to start listening on Thanksgiving 🙂 I want that type of candle! Is it Yanke Candle?

  6. Oh my, this is so incredibly pretty and divine! And a whole 8×8″ batch, I swear between my family and I, could certainly polish it off in one night! *epic blush* 😉 I love the swirled chocolate on top and the flecks of the candy canes throughout.

    And yes, I’m seasonally challenged too. I made cake batter ice cream in September and still haven’t got around to posting it on my blog yet. So that’ll be coming soon. But then, it’s almost summer in the Southern Hemisphere. LOL.

  7. Love how simple this looks. I agree – I’ve stayed away from fudge in the past since I don’t want to bother with candy thermometers, etc. But this… hmm may need to make some very soon… : )

  8. Hooray for peppermint!! I am so excited that the holiday season is here (mostly for peppermint everything…) Plus all of the awesome sweets that come along with it. I have found too many daunting fudge recipes out there, so I like to stick to the simples ones that use sweetened condensed milk too 🙂 It’s the only way to go

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