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Microwave Candy Cane Fudge

Create this Candy Cane Fudge in the microwave. Bring it to a party or gift it to a friend or neighbor. It is a treat we have each year at our White Elephant Party.

candy cane fudge with candy canes on display

I love peppermint. I can’t make any holiday treat without mint entering my mind. Nothing says mint and Christmas like candy canes. Last week I brought you Candy Cane Mud Pie and this week I have Microwave Peppermint Fudge. Enjoy this rich and creamy sweet treat.

Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

There are only a few simple ingredients needed for this holiday fudge.

  • sweetened condensed milk
  • white chocolate chips
  • butter
  • peppermint extract
  • candy canes
  • optional: red food coloring
collage of how to make candy cane microwave fudge

This microwave candy is very easy to make with those minimum ingredients. It just takes a minute or two of microwave time and a short time in the refrigerator and it is ready. You will also enjoy Orange Microwave Fudge.

3 pieces of candy cane Christmas fudge

The recipe calls for food coloring, but I did not add any to my fudge. I liked the pink color of the candy cane. I might add a drop or two the next time I make this.

This holiday fudge recipe can easily be doubled, but I only recommend that for a large group. I served it as part of our holiday party along with Christmas Candy Bark and there were still a few pieces left at the end on my 3-tier Serving Stand. This fudge will keep for quite a while when refrigerated.

Place several pieces in an Ugly Christmas Sweater Jar and gift it to a friend or neighbor.

candy cane fudge collage

Have you ever had microwave fudge? You might also like Pumpkin Spice Fudge.

Yield: 16 pieces

Microwave Candy Cane Fudge

Microwave Candy Cane Fudge

Create this smooth and rich candy cane fudge in the microwave.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ bags of white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract
  • 12 small or 3 large candy canes
  • optional: red food coloring


  1. Finely crush the candy canes and set aside.
  2. Place the butter in a large glass bowl and microwave for 15 seconds to soften.
  3. Add the condensed milk and white chips to the butter bowl.
  4. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, then stir.
  5. Microwave in 30 seconds increments and then stir until the white chocolate chips are melted.
  6. Stir in the peppermint extract.
  7. Add a few drops of food coloring if desired.
  8. Stir in the crushed candy canes.
  9. Pour into a foil-lined 8x8 dish.
  10. Sprinkle crushed candy cane on top.
  11. Refrigerate until firm.
  12. Cut into small pieces and serve.


This recipe can be doubled.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 6g

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Saturday 15th of December 2018

Love an easy recipe like this! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday; I'm going to include your Peppermint Fudge in my Party Features next week.


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

The fudge is pretty and looks delicious! What a great Christmas treat. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

Diana Rambles

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

You are welcome!

Sarah Bailey

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

I love how easy this fudge is! Easy dessert recipes are definitely perfect for me.

Diana Rambles

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

I'm all about simple in my life!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

This is so adorable! I love the color and flavor of this! So yummy!

Diana Rambles

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Thank you!


Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Okay, this seriously looks amazing! And I love that it's made in the microwave!

Diana Rambles

Wednesday 21st of December 2016


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