Holiday time calls for all things chocolate, peppermint and definitely indulgent! Combining the sweet, creamy taste of white chocolate with peppermint creates for one fine holiday confection in the form of White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge.
This recipe for White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge satisfies all your desires for a sweet holiday treat plus it’s perfect for gifting to family and friends - if you don’t eat it all yourself first!
Thank you to Domino® Sugar for sponsoring this post! I was compensated for providing this recipe and blog post, however all opinions are my own.
How to Make Homemade Fudge
Making homemade fudge in your own kitchen is quite easy. And this recipe does not contain sweetened condensed milk like many fudge recipes.
This fudge recipe instead relies upon the sweetness of Domino® Golden Sugar which is made from pure cane sugar. It’s a less-processed, great-tasting sugar that works cup-for-cup like any white granulated sugar. And it’s just perfect in this recipe for homemade holiday fudge!
And the Secret Ingredient is...
This White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe also incorporates homemade marshmallow creme to give it just the right texture and mouthfeel. Don’t worry, making your own marshmallow creme is easier than you’d think!
You will need a candy thermometer to make the marshmallow creme. They are inexpensive and can be found online or likely in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
Ingredients needed to Make White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
To make this homemade peppermint fudge, you’ll start by making marshmallow creme. The marshmallow creme will be used in the recipe for the fudge, so be sure to make this first.
You will not use all the creme that this recipe yields. Store the leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
Here are the ingredients needed to make homemade marshmallow creme:
- Warm Water: from the tap, from a bottle, from a purifier - however you like it!
- Domino® Golden Sugar: Domino® Golden Sugar is made from pure cane sugar. It’s a less-processed, great-tasting sugar that works cup-for-cup like any white granulated sugar. It also has a hint of molasses that adds depth to any recipe
- Egg Whites: Use egg whites from actual eggs as opposed to using liquid egg whites that you can buy at the grocery store. Real egg whites will whip up the way we need them to in this recipe while liquid egg whites likely will not. And, be sure there is no yolk whatsoever in egg whites. They will not whip up if there is egg yolk present
- Cream of Tartar: cream of tartar is necessary for helping to stabilize the egg whites while you’re whipping them. It’ll help the egg whites retain their volume and prevent them from collapsing. All good things!
- Salt: I prefer to use kosher salt, however, you can use whatever kind you have. Salts have varying levels of saltiness, so start out by adding just a little bit then adding more if you need to. You may want to add more or less than is called for in the recipe based on your preferences
After making the marshmallow creme, it’s time to put together the fudge. Here are the ingredients needed:
- Domino® Golden Sugar: This sugar is the best! Domino® Golden Sugar is made from pure cane sugar. It’s a less-processed, great-tasting sugar that works cup-for-cup like any white granulated sugar. It also has a hint of molasses that adds depth to any recipe
- Unsalted Butter: It will be melted, so no need to ensure it’s room temperature like in many baking recipes. I recommend using unsalted butter so you can control the amount of salt in the recipe. However, if you only have salted butter, go ahead and use it
- Marshmallow Creme: from the recipe you just made! You will not use all of what you made. Store the leftover portion in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month
- White Chocolate: I prefer to use white chocolate baking bars (they specifically say this on the packaging) in this recipe as they melt better than most brands of white chocolate chips. White chocolate chips tend to have stabilizers in them that are meant to retain their shape when heated (makes your cookies look nicer, I suppose!)
- Peppermint Extract: Be sure it says "peppermint" and not "mint". Plain mint extract is spearmint flavor, which is not the flavor profile we are looking for in this holiday treat
- Candy Canes: The amount of candy canes you'll need will vary based on the size of candy canes you buy. I used about 3 standard-sized (if that's a thing!) candy canes. You can also use about 6-8 mini candy canes. Or, use round red and white peppermint candies. Place them (unwrapped) in a plastic bag and use a wooden mallet or the flat side of a meat tenderizer to crush them up. You'll want some bigger pieces and some smaller pieces
No Bake Recipe for the Holidays
One of the best parts about making fudge for the holidays is that it's a no-bake holiday recipe. You can give your oven a break during the busiest cooking and baking time of the year. Nothing better than that, my friend!
After assembling the fudge, chill it in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Then, cut it into squares and serve or share with your friends and family.
This fudge makes for a great holiday gift to mail or ship. Place the fudge pieces in a plastic container with a tight lid. Separate the layers of fudge with small squares of wax paper or parchment paper.
This homemade fudge will keep best in the fridge for a couple of weeks. If left out at room temperature, consume within 5 days.
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Looking for more holiday dessert recipes? Give these a try:
- Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
- Peppermint Puppy Chow
- White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream
- Biscoff White Chocolate Saltine Toffee
16 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories250
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 6.4g 32%
- Cholesterol 17.1mg 6%
- Sodium 25.1mg 2%
- Potassium 2mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
- Sugars 34.8g
- Protein 1.1g 3%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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