After Eight and Candy Cane Fudge

Wednesday 20 December 2017
Such an quick and easy four ingredient festive fudge to make with minty additions from After Eights and Candy Canes for a real taste of Christmas. No tricky temperatures or boiling hot sugar required!

There are some sweets that really only come out at Christmas. Those huge tins of Quality Street, (which seem to have got much smaller and are now rather disappointingly plastic) Matchmakers, Ferrero Rocher, Terry's Chocolate Orange, York Fruits Jellies, Chocolate Coins, Candy Canes and After Eights. For the whole month of December it becomes acceptable to have a daily chocolate fix when you open your advent calender and on the 25th a Selection Box breakfast is a must. Although I'm usually an ardent supporter of the #CheeseNotChoc campaign - both a Cheester Egg and Cheese Advent Calender featured as highlights of my 2017 - I'm not completely adverse to a festive sweetie.

Today's recipe was inspired by one of my blogging colleagues Grace at Eats Amazing. She creates THE cutest and cleverest recipes ever with an emphasis on kids food and bento style packed lunches. I shared her Easy 2 Ingredient Fudge Recipe on my Facebook Page where she suggested some festive inclusions. This gave me an idea for a twist of my own with two of my personal Christmas sweet favourites. Say hello to my After Eight and Candy Cane Fudge. I've already used Candy Canes in my Candy Cane Rocky Road, Sledging Gingerbread Men and Candy Cane Bark but its the first appearance for After Eights in one of my recipes.

The After Eight and Candy Cane Fudge fudge is so so easy to make. No boiling, no tricky temperatures, no chance of it all going horribly wrong. No need to try and manoeuvre the After Eight from your forehead to your mouth and none of the disappointment of finding that someone has eaten all the mints and just left a box full of wrappers. And most definitely a step up from their 1960's advertising slogan: 'A woman's place is in the home, eating After Eight and looking beautiful.' 

After Eight and Candy Cane Fudge

50g Candy Canes
300g box of After Eights
300g Milk Chocolate
1 x 397g tin Condensed Milk
Red Edible Glitter (optional)

Line a traybake tin (aprox 34cm x 20 cm) with baking paper.
Smash up the candy canes in a plastic bag using a rolling pin - you still want to keep some chunky pieces.
Remove the After Eights from their wrappers and place two thirds (200g) of them in a large microwavable bowl. Roughly break up the remaining third (100g) into pieces and set aside.
Break up the chocolate and add it to the bowl with the After Eights. 
Microwave the After Eight and Chocolate for 30 seconds before pouring over the condensed milk and mixing together well.
Return to the microwave for a series of 30 second bursts. 
Remove, stir and check each time until it has melted. 
Add half (25g) of the smashed candy canes and beat well with a wooden spoon until smooth.
*** At this point you need to work quickly ***
Tip into the tin and spread it with a palette knife into a smooth and even layer. 
Sprinkle over the remaining half of the smashed candy canes and push in the pieces of After Eight. Sprinkle over the Edible Glitter if using. 
Place the tray of Fudge in the fridge to set.
Once hard cut into chunks with a large knife.

♥ Pin me for later.. Such an quick and easy four ingredient festive fudge to make with minty additions from After Eights and Candy Canes for a real taste of Chritmas. No tricky temperatures or boiling hot sugar required!


  1. Oooh, the addition of After Eights is inspired!! Laughing at that Ad slogan - is that real?! Thank heavens times have changed, ha ha!

  2. This looks very festive! A little sweet treat after a meal for sure!

  3. This fudge has my name all over it, I'm a huge mint lover-)

  4. I love how this recipe would make the perfect edible Christmas gift using up all the favourite flavours and things I always have too much of. Such a pretty fudge!


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