Sugar Plum Fairy Fudge Recipe

This sugar plum fairy fudge recipe is beyond addictive and so, so easy. One bite of this sweet cotton candy fudge and you’re going to be reaching for your next square.

Lightly pink in color and sweetened as much or as little as you like, this simple fudge recipe is the best. Let’s get started.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Fudge Recipe for Christmas Tea Party.

Make sure to check out my Sugar Plum Cookies as well for another totally sweet and delicious treat.

Sugar Plum Fairy Fudge Recipe

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love whipping up fudge when it’s cold outside. It’s one of those recipes that is so easy to make but I feel like I have accomplished a lot. During the long, cold days of winter, I need that win.

And honestly, the best part about fudge is that it makes a sizable batch. You can snack and you can share. Unlike ‘regular’ fudge, we’re going to If you want to kick things up a notch, and make this for a Nutcracker ballet watch party. You can also put on the Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie for a fun family movie night during the holiday season.

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Need to gather supplies or order that delicious cotton candy flavoring? Save this easy holiday fudge recipe to your favorite dessert pin board or share it to your favorite recipe group on Facebook. Either way, you will be able to find it easily and get started.

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Easy Christmas Sugar Plum Fudge Recipe.

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Tips for Making Cotton Candy Flavored Fudge

  • The cotton candy flavoring is optional, but I recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s a fun surprise for anyone who loves cotton candy and the kids will go wild.
  • I chose pink fudge with a sweet sugar sprinkle, but change it up a bit with purple or a pink and purple swirl. I’m reminded of the colors in the Nutcracker ballet we would go and see every year, and I swoon for different combinations.
  • The best part about this fudge is that once you make it, it’s good for up to 2 weeks. Store it in an airtight container to keep it nice and fresh.
  • If you are baking for holiday parties or Valentine’s Day (this would be perfect for Valentine’s parties), add sugared heart sprinkles. They’re too cute on this sweet treat.
  • This fudge was cut into squares, but don’t feel you have to do that. Small cookie cutters (less than 2 inches) are also great for themed fudge.
  • I’m asked a lot about large batch fudge pans and I use the larger of these. I love the lids and will say that I have purchased this many times because I like to bring over the dishes WITH the fudge in one as a house-warming gift.

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Excellent Fudge for a Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker-themed party.

Can You Freeze Fudge?

I get this question a lot and yes, you can freeze fudge. If you’re making fudge for one (or two), just freeze some for you to enjoy layer. It’s as simple as adding the fudge to a freezer-safe bag and keeping it until you’re ready.

Because I tend to take out just a bit at a time when I store it, I like wrapping each piece in a wax or parchment paper to make it easy to separate. Never keep a girl from her fudge.

The great thing about frozen fudge is that you can eat it straight from the freezer or let it thaw at room temperature and enjoy. I also love that you can freeze a batch of fudge and then eat it piece by piece as you’d like.

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Easy Nutcracker Sugar Plum Fairy Pink and White Chocolate Fudge Recipe.

Let’s Make This Delicious Sugar Plum Fairy Fudge Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 11 oz white chocolate chips
  •  7oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 Tbsp cotton candy flavoring
  • 1 drop of pink food coloring
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Step 1 Add the butter, sugar, and heavy whipping cream to a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture just starts to boil. Remove from heat. You can also do this in your microwave using a microwave-safe bowl.
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Step 2 Add the white chocolate chips and marshmallow creme to your mixture. Whisk by hand or use an electric mixer to blend until smooth.
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Step 3 Pour half of the mixture into the baking pan that you lined with parchment paper.
Overhead close up of swirled pink and white fudge mixture in square glass pan lined with parchment paper on a blue and gray weathered wood
Step 4 Add the cotton candy flavoring and pink food coloring to the remaining mixture. Whisk by hand or use an electric mixer to blend until smooth. Swirl with a toothpick.

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Yield: 16

Sugar Plum Fairy Fudge Recipe

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This beautiful pink and white Christmas Sugar Plum Fairy fudge is easy to make and pops with its cotton candy flavor.

Set Time 1 hour
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup of butter, unsalted
  • Salt (a small pinch)
  • 11 ounces of white chocolate morsels
  • marshmallow creme (7 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon of cotton candy candy flavoring
  • 1 drop of pink food coloring

Instructions

  1. Put parchment paper at the bottom of a 13X9' pan.
  2. Heat the butter, sugar, cream, and salt over medium to high heat in a saucepan and stir the entire time. Once it starts to boil, take it off the heat.
  3. Add in the white morsels and the marshmallow creme. Blend with a mixer until smooth.
  4. Put half of the mixture into the dish and to the other half, add the cotton candy flavor and the pink food coloring. Mix until it is smooth.
  5. Once mixed, pour the pink layer on top of the first layer in the pan and use a butter knife to swirl.
  6. Put in the fridge overnight or let it set up for 4 hours at room temp. Cut and enjoy!

Notes

Color the fudge with a purple swirl, pink and purple swirl, or go for your favorite baby blue. The colors are endless, as are the sugar sprinkles.

Remember that you don't have to cut fudge into squares. If using them, choose a small (no larger than 2 inch) cooke cutter to easily theme this recipe to match a party.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 37gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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