This White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe is a soft, velvety fudge with a marshmallow creme base. It’s easy to make and perfectly festive for the holidays.

This fudge recipe costs $8.92 to make. It makes 34 pieces for only $0.26 per serving. 

Homemade fudge is essential during the holiday season. It makes a fabulous Christmas gift. For more easy fudge recipes, check out my 3 ingredient Fudge, my Butter Pecan Fudge, and my Easy Almond Fudge

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge in red mugs.

It is the best time of year: time for holiday baking and delivering treats to neighbors, teachers, friends, and family. Fudge is a Christmas staple that makes an appearance every year on my cookie trays.

It makes a great gift idea, or you can take it to your holiday parties. I also love all things peppermint during the holidays. So it only makes sense to combine the two classics into one unforgettable treat. 

This fudge is smooth and creamy with a hint of peppermint flavor. The top of the fudge is sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy for a fun and festive crunch.

It is an easy recipe that does not require a candy thermometer. The bold and rich flavor will keep you coming back for more.

It’s an excellent alternative to traditional milk chocolate fudge. This easy white chocolate peppermint fudge is a recipe that will genuinely make your season bright.

A close up picture of squares of White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge, one with a bite taken out of it.

Ingredients and Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.26

Recipe Cost: $8.92

  • 7 oz container marshmallow creme – $0.94
  • 2 ½ cups white chocolate chips – $3.73
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter – $1.20
  • 1 cup granulated sugar – $0.23
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream – $2.06
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract – $0.12
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes – $0.64

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

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Instructions

  1. First, line a square 8×8-inch square pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Next, combine the marshmallow creme and white chocolate chips in a large bowl. 
  3. Using a medium saucepan, mix together the butter, sugar, and heavy whipping cream over medium heat. Boil the mixture for five minutes, stirring the entire time. 
  4. After removing the mixture from the heat, whisk in the peppermint extract. 
  5. Then, pour the mixture over the white chocolate mixture. 
  6. Stir until smooth and no chocolate pieces remain. 
  7. Evenly spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Break the peppermint candies into smaller pieces and then sprinkle them on top of the fudge.
  8. Finally, chill in the fudge for at least two hours. Slice into equal pieces and serve. 

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Recipe Variations

  • You can spread a thin layer of melted milk or semi-sweet chocolate ontop of the fudge before you sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.
  • This recipe doubles nicely, just place the fudge in a 9×13-inch pan.

Storage Tips

SERVE: Slice the fudge into squares and serve chilled or at room temperature for a very soft consistency.

STORE: Store the White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

FREEZE: Wrap the fudge in wax paper and then with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The fudge will keep in the freezer for about 2 months when frozen this way.

Cook’s Tools

  • 8×8-inch baking dish
  • Whisk
  • Medium saucepan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Mixing spoon
  • Chef’s knife

Recipe FAQ’s

Is white fudge the same as white chocolate?

While similar in taste, the main difference is in the texture. Fudge is soft. In contrast, chocolate is harder and more shell-like.

What is white fudge made of?

This fudge recipe uses marshmallow creme, white chocolate chips, butter, sugar, and whipping cream. I added a bit of peppermint extract and crushed candy canes to make this white fudge have a peppermint twist. The creamy taste of white chocolate with crushed peppermints is the best part!

An overhead picture of the finished White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge on a wooden serving platter.

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A close up picture of the finished White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge in a red mug.
3.93 from 13 votes

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Recipe Cost $ $8.92
Serving Cost $ $0.26
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes
34 people
This White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe is a soft, velvety fudge with a marshmallow creme base. It’s easy to make and perfectly festive for the holidays.

Equipment

  • 8×8-inch baking dish
  • whisk
  • medium saucepan
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • liquid measuring cup
  • mixing spoon
  • chef's knife

Ingredients
 
 

  • 7 oz container marshmallow creme
  • 2 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

TOPPING:

  • ½ cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

PREP PAN:

  • Line square 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper leaving an overhang.

MAKE FUDGE:

  • In a large bowl, combine marshmallow creme and white chocolate chips.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, and heavy whipping cream.
  • Bring to a boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in peppermint extract until mixture is smooth.
  • Pour the hot mixture over the marshmallow creme mixture and stir until smooth and no pieces of white chocolate remain.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy cane pieces on top of the fudge, slightly pressing them into the fudge.

CHILL FUDGE:

  • Chill the fudge for at least 2 hours or until firm.

SLICE AND SERVE:

  • Remove the fudge from the refrigerator, and remove the parchment paper,
  • Cut the fudge into 34 small squares.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

To get crushed candy canes, add candy canes to a resealable bag and crush them with a rolling pin. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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5 Comments

  1. I made your butter pecan fudge before and I loved it! So had to give this White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge a try and oh my! It turned out so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Patricia @ Grab a Plate says:

    I can’t wait to make this and share (and keep for myself, too) this season! This looks and sounds dreamy! I also love the fact that there is no need for a candy thermometer – digging mine out and figuring out if it works is always a pain for me. Love this!

  3. I can’t wait to try it! Marshmellow fudge sounds so interesting! My nieces will love it!

  4. Making this for holiday treats this year – fun change from cookies!

  5. White chocolate and peppermint together are lovely! I love the fudge, it’s so creamy and delicious! These make a great gift for the holidays as well!