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Elf is hands-down one of my all-time favorite holiday movies.  As Buddy will tell you, the elves like to stick to four main food groups:  candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.  I was inspired to make a holiday recipe that uses all these ingredients and this is what I came up with!

  • Fudge.  Fudge is candy.
  • Candy canes.  There are candy canes in the fudge (Oh, and they are candy, too.)
  • Candy corn.  They are on top of the fudge (…more candy).
  • Syrup.  There is corn syrup (aka. Karo) in the marshmallow cream.

Not exactly health food and your dentist will likely cringe…but I think it would make Buddy happy and put a big smile on his face.  Smiling is his favorite.

Buddy the Elf’s Favorite Christmas Fudge (Print Recipe)

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • ¾ c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 package (12oz.) white chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7oz.) marshmallow cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. crushed candy canes
  • Holiday candy corn (for decorating)

Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

Place the butter, sugar, sour cream and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Stir until the sugar and butter are melted.

Stir frequently until the mixture comes to a boil.  Once boiling, continue to cook for 5 minutes while stirring constantly – this is important so your fudge doesn’t burn.

Remove the pan from heat and add the white chocolate chips and the marshmallow cream.  Stir until the chips and cram and melted and incorporated – this will take some arm strength J

Stir in the vanilla and candy cane pieces.  Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out with a rubber spatula.  Immediately place rows of candy corns on the top – I like to space them so that when the fudge is cut, each piece will have one candy corn on top. 

All to set at room temperature for 3-4 hours or in the fridge for 1-2 hours before cutting into pieces (mine are usually around 1-inch). 

Store in an air-tight container – it will keep one week on the counter or two weeks in the fridge.

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