A super easy white chocolate peppermint fudge is the perfect sweet treat for holiday gifting! It’s also only 4 ingredients and a no-bake and one-bowl recipe.
✏️ Recipe creation
This white Christmas fudge is beautifully soft with a fudgy chew and creamy white chocolate sweetness. The recipe is a Christmas twist on an easy white chocolate fudge, with the addition of peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies.
Before I made homemade fudge, I had no idea how simple it could be. This easy fudge recipe has no candy thermometer, no boiling or slaving over a stove top.
You can make a no-bake white chocolate fudge with two simple ingredients using a microwave. It's a no-fail recipe. Sweetened condensed milk is the (not so) secret ingredient just like in my best ever Oreo fudge recipe!
This easy festive fudge is perfect to cut into small pieces and package up in a plastic gift bag or fill a mason jar with to give to friends and family. It’s a great way to use up any leftover candy canes or other holiday candies too!
This white chocolate peppermint fudge recipe calls for the following ingredients:
- White chocolate: use cooking chocolate or melting wafers/chips for ease of melting.
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Peppermint extract: use extract over essence for a better taste.
- Candy canes (crushed, optional)
- Christmas sprinkles (optional)
See the recipe card for quantities.
Top tip: For accuracy, it’s best to weigh your ingredients rather than using cups.
Instead of crushed candy canes, you can top your white Christmas fudge with peppermint drops or other peppermint candies crushed.
You can swap peppermint extract for a few drops of edible peppermint oil or other mint flavours such as spearmint extract.
For more festive flavour, why not stir in a few tablespoon of dried cranberries to your fudge mixture before adding it to your tin to set.
Alternatively, turn your white chocolate mint fudge boozy by stirring in 1 tablespoon of peppermint liqueur, like creme de menthe, to your fudge mixture.
Step 1: If using, crush your peppermint candies either in a food processor or in a plastic bag using a rolling pin.
Step 2: In a heatproof bowl, microwave the white chocolate and condensed milk in the microwave for 20sec bursts, stirring between until the chocolate has melted.
Step 3: Stir in the peppermint extract until spread evenly.
Step 4: Pour into a greased and lined 8-inch square baking tin.
Steps 5 - 6: Add the crushed candy canes on top and other optional toppings then refrigerate for at least 2hrs until set. Cut into small pieces and enjoy!
Check out the recipe video below for how to make the best white Christmas fudge!
💭 Top tips
- Use white chocolate from the baking aisle for ease of melting (e.g. white baking chips). Make sure to break your chocolate into small, even pieces.
- Melt your chocolate slowly using no more than 20sec bursts in the microwave to prevent it from burning or separating.
- Even if your baking pan is non-stick, line your tin with baking parchment or greaseproof paper. Leave a small overhang of paper to make it easier to lift your fudge out of the tin after it sets.
- To crush your candy canes, you can pulse them in a food processor or place them into a plastic bag and bash them with a rolling pin on a hard surface.
- Depending on the type and brand of peppermint candy that you use, I’ve found that it can start to dissolve after a few days. If you're planning to make your fudge ahead of time, you can swap the candy canes for sprinkles.
- To gift your easy peppermint fudge, you can place the fudge pieces into a mason jar and wrap it in festive ribbon with a gift tag. Alternatively, you can use those plastic candy bags with ties.
❔ Recipe FAQs
Your white chocolate peppermint fudge should last for up to 2-3 weeks stored in an airtight container. Store in the fidge if it's very hot where you live.
Yes! You can freeze your fudge wrapped in a layer of cling film and a layer of foil for up to 2 months.
No, for this microwave fudge recipe you should not use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. It needs condensed milk to set properly.
If your white chocolate peppermint fudge is too soft, then store it in the fridge to firm up.
Yes, this is a gluten-free white chocolate peppermint fudge recipe.
However, check the allergens listed on your ingredients and decorations just in case, as there can be cross-contamination warnings.
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- Gingerbread orange cheesecake
- Mince pie orange blondies
- White chocolate orange cheesecake
- Easy Bailey's Irish cream cupcakes
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- White chocolate peppermint bark
- Chocolate orange fudge
- Mulled wine cranberry curd
- Vegan Christmas cookie mix mason jar
- Spiced orange rum brownie cookies
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White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
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- 465 g (3 ⅔ cups) white chocolate
- 395 g (1 ⅓ cups) sweetened condensed milk a 14oz tin
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2-3 candy canes (peppermint candies) crushed
- Christmas sprinkles
- If using, crush your peppermint candies either in a food processor or in plastic bag using a rolling pin.
- In a heatproof bowl, microwave the white chocolate and condensed milk in the microwave for 20sec bursts, stirring between until the chocolate has melted.
- Stir in the peppermint extract until spread evenly and pour into a greased and lined 8-inch square baking tin.
- Add the crushed candy canes on top and other optional toppings then refrigerate for at least 2hrs until set. Cut into small pieces and enjoy!
- You can swap peppermint extract for a few drops of edible peppermint oil or other mint flavours such as spearmint extract.
- Use cooking white chocolate or melting wafers/chips from the baking aisle for ease of melting.
- Melt your chocolate and condensed milk together slowly to prevent burning or separation.
- After a few days, your candy might start to dissolve a little depending on the type used. If using crushed candy canes, it's best to make this close to serving or use sprinkles instead.
Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.
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