Each Christmas since joining our family, my nephew Adam’s wonderful wife, Morlee, has been making amazingly wonderful White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge for everyone in the family. Truth be told, that kind of fudge had never appealed to me before she started making it.
I have always been more of a classic Hershey’s cocoa fudge or Classic Freezer Fudge kind of gal. But then I sampled a piece of Morlee’s White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge. Just to be nice, you know?
Well, I bet you know where I am going with this. As soon as I had one piece of her fudge, I was hooked!
Because this fudge is decadent to the hilt, I purposely make the small tin that we receive from Morlee and Adam last as long as possible. Mr. GFE rarely indulges (and honestly, I’m pretty pleased about that if you want to know the truth) and I don’t indulge in this fudge any other time of year. But I definitely indulge during the holidays.
Let me make this clear; this fudge is so very good! Amazingly good.
And I have really good news for you. Morlee has graciously agreed for me to share the recipe with you all!
As you’ll see below, sometimes Morlee changes things up and uses Andes mints instead of crushed candy canes to make White Chocolate Andes Mint Fudge.
She simply presses an unwrapped Andes mint into the surface of the fudge right after spreading the fudge mixture in the pan. You place the square equidistant apart so that when the fudge is cooled, your squares will look like they do in the top photo.
You can’t get that wrong so don’t stress over it. Just enjoy this fudge, whether you make it with crushed candy canes or Andes mints.
Obviously, this fudge makes a great Christmas gift, but it also would be a lovely surprise for one of your sweethearts at Valentine’s Day, too!
More Naturally Gluten-Free Fudge Recipes
~ Triple Chocolate Double Bacon Fudge
White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge Recipe
White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge (or Andes Mints Fudge)
A simple, festive, and indulgent peppermint fudge.
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup butter
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 12 ounces gluten-free white chocolate chips (such as this brand] or [this brand)
- 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
- 1 tsp vanilla extract] (I use my homemade vanilla, but [this brand is good)
- 2 to 3 large candy canes, crushed, or Andes mints (about 1 to 2 packages, depending upon size of package)
- Grease 13 x 9 baking pan. Set aside.
- If using candy canes, place candy canes in a Ziploc bag. Seal bag and use rolling pin (or something similar) on outside of the bag to crush the candy canes. Set aside. Or if using Andes mints, unwrap mints and place on a plate away from the heat but close enough so they'll be ready to go after your fudge is in the pan.
- Combine sugar, butter, and evaporated milk.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Boil 5 minutes over medium heat.
- Remove from heat. Stir in white chocolate chips until they melt.
- Stir in marshmallow cream and vanilla extract.
- Pour into greased 13 x 9 pan. Immediately top with crushed candy canes, distributing evenly over the surface, OR Andes mints, placing them in a pattern so that each square will include one Andes mint, which will be fairly centered. (See photos.)
- Let fudge cool and firm up. Cut into small squares. Store in sealed containers.
Always verify gluten-free status of ingredients to your comfort level.
Recipe from Morlee Burgess.
Originally published December 16, 2014; updated December 26, 2018.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Andes mints were always my favorite holiday candy!
Rebecca–That chocolate and mint combo is pretty irresistible! 😉
This looks great. I wonder if you could add/substitute some peppermint extract? Just to give it a little more peppermint kick… might have to play around some.
Hi Liz–Good to see you again! You could certainly do that. You could also mix in some of the crushed candy canes with the fudge itself in addition to the pieces on top. Let us know what you try. Enjoy!
Thanks Shirley! I stop by often, but seem to usually be in too much of a hurry to comment.
Just made this with about a 1/2 tsp of Vanilla and of Peppermint. Tasted a little of the mixture left on the pan… seems yummy. The peppermint candy should give it just the right amount of kick.
But, I’ve been addicted to the white chocolate/peppermint combo for a while now. So, others may not want so much minty-ness.
Thanks for reporting back, Liz! Your version sounds great to me, too! 🙂 I’m so glad you get to visit gfe often and no worries at all on not always commenting, of course. We’re all busy. I do a fair amount of blog reading without commenting myself. 😉
Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean says
Such a festive combo! I love it! Lucky you to have fudge-making relatives :-).
Dr. Jennifer Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE says
What fun holidays flavors!
Megan Ancheta | Allergy Free Alaska says
Oh Lord have mercy!! This sounds so decadent and rich. What a wonderful Christmas treat! 😉
Goodness, I just found a set of comments I never replied to! 🙁 Thanks so much, Megan. This annual fudge gift has already come and gone this year. It evaporates!
Sarah || Celiac in the City says
I am the same way, Shirley — I thought I was ALL about the fudgey-fudge-chocolateness, but then tried a similar fudge and loved it! Thanks for this super easy recipe! (I just so happen to have some of the mints on hand, so this is perfect!)
Sarah–I forget just how good this fudge is between eating sessions! This year’s totally heavenly session is now behind me. 😉 If you made this recipe, I hope you loved it!
gretchen | kumquat says
i’m forever a fan of peppermint and chocolate! your fudge sounds divine and is quite lovely too. would make a great gift, if it made it past my kitchen door!
Hi Gretchen–So sorry for the delayed reply! Haha on making a great gift IF it made it past your kitchen door. 😉 It’s a rich irresistible treat for sure!
vegetarianmamma (Cindy) says
Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
My pleasure, Cindy. I really appreciate all your sharing after every GFF event! 🙂
April J Harris says
Oh my goodness, this fudge looks irresistible! I’m so glad Morlee shared her recipe! What a wonderful holiday treat 🙂 Stumbled and shared. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop, Shirley!