Candy Cane Chocolate Swirl Fudge

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

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 48 squares
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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 8×8 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 Instructions: 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.

Keywords: candy cane fudge

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!


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  1. The Witch's Kitchen says:

    I’m betting that fudge wouldn’t last the night in my house.

    Looks Fabulous!

    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! 🙂

  2. Ari @ Ari's Menu says:

    PEPPERMINT!!!! The season is finally here! I feel like I’ve been waiting all year, and you just made me so excited 🙂

  3. Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    Love how simple this is. Peppermint and chocolate is perfect together!

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Um, this is definitely the definition of perfection. SO creamy and minty, OMG. And peppermints can do no wrong in my book, any time of year!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    There is never enough mint! I’m going for a mint and gingerbread palooza throughout December (uh, though not together, of course). 🙂

  6. Amy (Savory Moments) says:

    What lovely homemade fudge! I haven’s started making any holiday recipes yet, but I’ve certainly been collecting them!

    1. i can’t wait to see what you bake for the holidays Amy 🙂

  7. Julie @ Table for Two says:

    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?!

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    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!

  9. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says:

    Bring on the holiday baking! Girl, chocolate and peppermint is my favorite holiday combination. I’m drooling over these photos–this look phenomenal!

  10. 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!

  11. i can’t wait to see what candy cane treats you make Laura!!

  12. 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,

    1. Hi Ange! 2.5 cups of white chocolate chips is 380 grams. Enjoy!

  13. OMG! I found a recipe to make vegan condensed milk so I am so going to make this!! Thank you!! 🙂

    1. wonderful, Melisa! let me know how it turns out!

  14. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says:

    If I worked in your office I’d be 800 pounds hahaha (well, if any of the desserts actually MADE it there) haha

    1. lol! I’m prety sure my coworkers love it and hate it at the same time. 🙂

  15. 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!

  16. Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    I have to come clean: I turned on Christmas carols for the first time last night AND, I impulse bought a “Snow Day” scented candle. All I need now is a hunk o’ this fudge, and I’ll be in business 🙂

    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?

  17. Definitely not too early for holiday treat!! Love how simple yet perfect this fudge is!

  18. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    It’s never to early for fudge. Especially white chocolate one! I think white chocolate does not get the attention it should. Love the candy cane swirl!

  19. Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    Sally, we must be on the same brain waves or something – I just picked up candy canes today… woo woo!

  20. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} says:

    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.

  21. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Holiday baking madness – BRING IT ON! This fudge looks absolutely amazing! And it’s totally getting me into the spirit of Christmas 🙂

  22. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    I have the same fear of boiling fudge, so I love easy to make fudge recipes. Anytime I can make fudge in 5 minutes is a plus in my book. Peppermint and chocolate is a classic…not sure I would share either:-)

  23. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says:

    Woah Nelly! This looks good! I’m not normally a chocolate and peppermint lover, but I think I’m coming around slowly…

  24. Sally these look amazing! Yes we do think alike =). I love peppermint and I love fudge, these are perfect!

  25. 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… : )

  26. Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of Foodie says:

    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

    1. I swear by sweetened condensed milk in fudge recipes! I’m going to be pepperminted out by January. If that is such a thing!

  27. Laura @ says:

    I love the peppermint fudge, it looks so Christmassy. Can you store this fudge at room temperature or does it have to be stored in the fridge?

  28. I never made fudge by my self, now I have too. These are amazing!

  29. Oh my gosh, I just made this. It is SO good and such a hit with my friends! I was planning on taking it to my co-workers but it might not happen…ha! I’m going to attempt the Andes mint one tomorrow, but quick question – why the shortening in the top layer (I’m baking-dumb)? I pretty much never use shortening so I don’t really want a huge can of it sitting around – could I substitute oil or something?

    Thanks, and your blog is fantastic!

    1. Hi! I’m glad you like this fudge – it’s so easy to make and it pleases a crowd! i love the andes mint version as well. the shortening is needed for the top layer of chocolate because it softens and smooths out the melted chocolate. you may use regular melting chocolate and not add the shortening for the top layer if you wish. Hope you enjoy!

  30. This fudge would be gone in a flash in our house!

    1. Hi Peggy! I love love love this fudge! Let me know if you and your family gobble it up 🙂

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