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Peppermint fudge stacked on top of each other on a white plate.

I just love Christmas time! We got our lights up on the house and the decorations and tree put up. I just could sit in front of the tree for hours just enjoying the glow listening to Christmas music. It is such a pretty time of the year. I am already dreading January when the decorations have to come down!

The holidays just aren’t the same without some delicious fudge. And this fudge is perfect thing to make. It is screaming Christmas with the beautiful red swirl and peppermint flavor and candy cane crunch. But the best part of this fudge is that it is easy!! There is no thermometer required for this fudge. It took me just a matter of minutes to make it! I have made a few fudge recipes this year and this one might just be my favorite!


Peppermint swirl fudge stacked on top of each other.

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Peppermint Swirl Fudge

By: Alyssa Rivers
Quick and easy peppermint fudge that doesn't require a thermometer and looks beautiful for the holidays!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 36 Pieces


  • 1 package white baking chips 10 to 12 ounces
  • 1 can vanilla frosting 16 ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 8 drops red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies plus 1 tablespoon for garnish


  • Line a 9 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the white baking chips over medium low heat and stir until smooth. Stir in peppermint extract, vanilla frosting and 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies.
  • Drop the red food coloring randomly on the top of the fudge and swirl with a knife. Refrigerate one hour or until set. Cut into squares.


Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. It’s wonderful that youu are getting thoughts from this piece of writing as well as
    from our dialogue made at this time.

  2. Love how insanely easy this recipe is and can only imagine how creamy the texture is with the frosting! Keep the holiday recipes coming, I’m like you and can’t get enough of all things Christmas!

  3. Oooh, Alyssa, I do hope you’ll swing by to Food on Friday to add this to Christmas Favourites! Cheers from Carole from Carole’s Chatter