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Cotton Candy Fudge


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This Cotton Candy Fudge is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. It’s sweet, decadent, and just a little bit whimsical, making it the perfect treat for any occasion.

This homemade fudge recipe is surprisingly easy to make! So gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge in some serious sweetness.

Cotton Candy Fudge cut into squares, with some of them in muffin cup wrappers

Cotton Candy Fudge

Cotton Candy is sometimes known as fairy floss or candy floss. This spun sugar confection is believed to have originated in Europe in the 19th century. No matter where it originated it quickly started making kids happy worldwide.

Why I Love This Recipe

This Cotton Candy Fudge is the perfect dessert for any occasion. It’s sweet and fun which makes it the perfect treat for any occasion.

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Looks beautiful on a plate

If you love fudge recipes, you may also enjoy this Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge recipe.

Cotton Candy Fudge cut into squares on a white plate, with some of them in muffin cup wrappers

Ingredients

This Cotton Candy Fudge recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that you may already have on hand.

  • white chocolate chips
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • cotton candy extract
  • Pink and blue food coloring
Ingredients used to make Cotton Candy Fudge.

Substitutions

Food Coloring: You can use any color that you choose to use.

Candy Melts: Candy melts can be used instead of white chocolate chips.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this homemade fudge recipe.

How to Make Cotton Candy Fudge

This recipe comes together in just a few simple steps, and the result is absolutely delicious. The end result is well worth the effort!

Step 1: Prepare an 8×8 pan

Line an 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil.

An 8x8 pan lined with foil

Step 2: Melt the white chocolate

In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together the white chocolate and condensed milk. Place in microwave for 90 seconds and let sit for a minute.

White chocolate melts and condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.

Step 3: Stir until smooth

Stir well to combine the melted chocolate and condensed milk.

Melted White chocolate melts and condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl with a spoon in it.

Step 4: Add in the extract

Add the cotton candy extract.

Step 5: Separate the fudge into small bowls

Spoon out about 3 TBSP of fudge or so into a separate bowl. Spoon an additional 3 TBSP of fudge or so into another separate bowl.

Step 6: Color the fudge blue

Add the blue food coloring to one bowl and combine.

Step 7: Add the pink food coloring

Add the pink food coloring to one bowl and combine.

2 bowls of the candy mixture, one bowl with blue coloring and one bowl with pink coloring.

Step 8: Add the fudge to the pan

Spread the white fudge into the prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of both colors of fudge onto the white fudge.

White, pink and blue fudge in the 8x8 pan

Step 9: Swirl the colors

Run a knife through the fudge to swirl the colors together to get the desired effect you are looking for.

Colors in the fudge being swirled.

Step 10: Chill for 3 hours

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to firm.

Chilled Cotton Candy Fudge. in a pan on a plate

Step 11: Cut into squares

Cut into pieces and serve.

Cotton candy fudge cut into small squares next to a knife on a plate.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Do you want to personalize this cotton candy dessert recipe? Here are some of my tried and true swaps for this recipe.

Colors: Change the colors or leave the coloring out altogether.

Flavoring: Replace the cotton candy extract with a different flavoring.

Sprinkles: Top with sprinkles before the fudge hardens for an extra festive touch.

Close up shot of Cotton Candy Fudge in squares, with some of them in muffin cup wrappers.

Tips

Do you want to make sure this cotton candy fudge recipe turns out perfectly for you? Follow these tips below.

  • When microwaving the chocolate be sure to stir it often so that it doesn’t scorch.
  • Make sure to use separate utensils for the white fudge and the colored fudge so that the colors don’t blend.
  • If you are not used to working with melted chocolate, you can use candy wafers instead for the smoothest results.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Cotton Candy Fudge? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store in an airtight container for up to one week at room temperature or in the fridge for up to one month.

Can I freeze fudge?

Yes, you can definitely freeze fudge for up to six months. You will need to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving though.

How do you mimic cotton candy flavor?

For this recipe, we are using cotton candy extract to mimic the flavor of this fluffy confection.

Horizontal shot of Cotton Candy Fudge in squares, with some of them in muffin cup wrappers.

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Cotton Candy Fudge Recipe

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Cotton Candy Fudge

This homemade fudge recipe is surprisingly easy to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Squares
Calories 181 kcal

Equipment

  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Measuring spoon
  • small bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 20 ounces white chocolate chips or melting wafers
  • 14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon cotton candy extract
  • Pink and blue food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, stir together the white chocolate and condensed milk. Place in microwave for 90 seconds and let sit for a minute.
  • Stir well to combine the melted chocolate and condensed milk.
  • Add the cotton candy extract.
  • Spoon out about 3 TBSP of fudge or so into a separate bowl.
  • Spoon an additional 3 TBSP of fudge or so into another separate bowl.
  • Add the blue food coloring to one bowl and combine.
  • Add the pink food coloring to one bowl and combine.
  • Spread the white fudge into the prepared pan.
  • Drop spoonful’s of both colors of fudge onto the white fudge.
  • Run a knife through the fudge to swirl the colors together to get the desired effect you are looking for.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to firm.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SquareCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 51IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
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Cotton Candy Fudge in squares in muffin cup wrappers with a text at the upper half of the image saying "Fun and Colorful Cotton Candy Fudge Recipe"

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