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Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

3-3/4 pounds

My favorite kind of cake, red velvet, inspired me to create this fudge. If you'd like, spoon the candy mixture into paper-lined mini-muffin cups instead of spreading it into a pan. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) white baking chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red paste food coloring
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  1. Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; grease foil with butter.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine 3-1/4 cups white baking chips, the chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons shortening. Microwave, uncovered, on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in milk and food coloring; gradually add 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. In another large microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining white baking chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Beat in cream cheese and extracts. Gradually beat in remaining confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over red layer; sprinkle with crushed candies. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 70 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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