Cotton Candy Fudge

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This cotton candy fudge is as delicious as it is fun! It’s a rich, creamy dessert treat that will leave everyone begging for more.

Closeup shot of two cotton candy fudge squares stacked atop one another.

Fudge is such a great snack or dessert. It’s cut into bite-size pieces. It’s sweet and delicious, and it’s also fun. This recipe is especially fantastic because of its super colorful look.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only takes 4 ingredients, and it’s so easy to make.
  • It’s rich and sweet like any good fudge should be.
  • It has a super fun, colorful look.

Top Tip

Don’t go overboard when swirling the colors. You want your fudge swirled, not muddy.

Closeup shot of cotton candy fudge squares stacked atop one another

Ingredients

You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. They’re all readily available at your local grocery store.

  • White almond bark
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Cotton candy flavoring
  • Light blue and light pink food coloring gel

See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

Individual cotton candy fudge ingredients on table

Instructions

This easy recipe is ready in just minutes. The highlights are below, but you can find the full recipe in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1: Melt the almond bark.

Closeup overhead shot of white almond bark in bowl.

2: Add the sweetened condensed milk and cotton candy flavoring.

Sweetened condensed milk being poured into bowl of melted white almond bark
Closeup shot of hand holding bottle of cotton candy extract.

3: Divide the fudge mixture into two bowls. Color one with blue food coloring and the other with pink food coloring.

Overhead shot of two bowls of fudge mix with food coloring in them.

4: Add scoops of each color to a prepared baking dish and swirl.

Overhead shot of cotton candy fudge before swirling
Overhead shot of blue and pink fudge swirled together.

5: Refrigerate until hardened, cut into pieces, and enjoy!

Closeup shot of cotton candy fudge on foil
Closeup shot of cotton candy fudge square with more fudge squares in background

Substitutions and Variations

  • White Almond Bark – Use melted white chocolate mixed with 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil.
  • Solid Color – Use blue or pink food coloring exclusively for a solid-colored fudge.

Equipment

  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Foil
  • Baking dish

Storage

Fridge: Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.

Freezer: Store for up to 3 months in an air-tight container.

Closeup shot of two cotton candy fudge squares stacked atop one another with bite taken out of top square

What to Serve with Fudge

Fudge is perfect with a glass of milk, a cup of coffee, or a cup of tea. This fudge is also delicious with my banana fudge or raspberry jello sugar cookies.

Tips:

  • Mix your fudge thoroughly before dividing it to be sure that it’s full incorporated.
  • Don’t swirl your fudge too much or it will get a muddy look.

FAQ

What does cotton candy extract taste like?

It actually tastes exactly like cotton candy!

What does condensed milk do in a recipe?

It offers a concentrated creaminess and sweet flavor without the excess moisture of regular milk.

What is the best way to swirl this fudge?

A butter knife works wonderfully. It’s large enough to cut through the fudge while offering control over the swirl.

More Fudge Recipes

Closeup shot of two cotton candy fudge squares stacked atop one another.
Yield: 25 servings

Cotton Candy Fudge

Cotton Candy Fudge

Cotton candy fudge combines the rich, decadent texture of fudge with the flavor of cotton candy and fun colors. It's adorably delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz white bark
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • Cotton candy flavoring
  • Light blue and light pink food coloring gel

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8x8-inch pan by lining it with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Place white bark in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring often, until bark is completely melted.
  3. Add sweetened condensed milk and cotton candy flavoring.
  4. Split your mixture into two bowls.
  5. Add a small amount of blue food coloring gel to one bowl and pink to the other.  The amount used will depend on the type of food coloring gel you are using.
  6. Add scoops of each color randomly to your prepared pan.
  7. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together, creating a marbled look.
  8. Refrigerate fudge for 2 hours or until it is hardened.
  9. Cut into pieces and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

25

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 73Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 7mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 13gProtein 2g

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