Gumdrop Candy Fudge

Gumdrop Candy Fudge is a delightful and colorful twist on traditional fudge, incorporating the chewy goodness of gumdrop candies into the sweet and creamy confection. This whimsical treat adds a burst of fruity flavor and vibrant hues to the classic fudge recipe.

To prepare Gumdrop Candy Fudge, a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, butter, and chocolate chips is typically melted together until smooth. Chopped gumdrop candies are then folded into the mixture, adding both texture and a medley of fruity flavors.

The fudge is poured into a pan and allowed to set until firm. Once fully cooled and set, the fudge can be cut into squares or bars, showcasing the colorful specks of gumdrop candies within.

Gumdrop Candy Fudge offers a playful and festive variation on the traditional fudge recipe, making it a fun and visually appealing treat for holidays, special occasions, or as a unique homemade gift. The combination of smooth, rich fudge and the chewy, fruity bits of gumdrop candies creates a delightful fusion of textures and flavors that is sure to please those with a sweet tooth.


  • 4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces sweetened condensed milk (one can)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red and green gumdrops (Dots candy)


  1. Line a 9×9 inch square pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, add your chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla.
  3. Stir until all melted and smooth. Do not let this burn or cook too high, as it will turn the chocolate a tan color instead of white.
  4. Once all the chocolate chips are melted, remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Stir in the gumdrops until just mixed in.
  6. Pour the fudge into your prepared 9×9 pan and smooth out.
  7. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
  8. Remove the fudge from the pan once chilled and slice into bite-size squares. You can cut the squares larger or smaller depending on your preference.

Donna’s Notes:

  • You can also use almond bark instead of chocolate chips.
  • I used Dots candies that I cut in half, but you can use regular gumdrops or even spiced gumdrops.
  • Work quickly once the chocolate has melted before it firms back up.
  • Let the fudge sit out after chilling for a bit to make it easier to cut.
  • To get pretty squares, trim off the rough edges first.
  • Store these in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week and in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Let the fudge come back to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition: Serving: 1 | Calories: 107 cal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 18mg | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 0.03g | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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