Sugar Plum Fairy Easy Candy Cotton Swirl Fudge

Our daughter is ballet mad and one of her favourites to watch and listen to is the Nutcracker. To surprise her this year I’ve made her some delicious and extra sweet Sugar Plum Fairy Fudge to enjoy whilst we sit down and watch the show on TV. This easy fudge recipe is great for Christmas or a ballet party too!

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Homemade Fudge

Fudge is one of my favourite sweet treats to make, this fudge recipe although easy does more closely follow my grandmother’s traditional fudge.

But, unlike her recipes, this one doesn’t need a candy thermometer to make it work so it’s still relatively easy.

Unlike our other homemade fudge this one though does go back to simplicity with the use of heavy cream, butter and sugar to make it.

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Flavouring Fudge

We love adding flavour to fudge – you can do it using extra’s like the salt in our salted caramel recipe, adding extra’s like the Oreo’s or Fruit and Nut.

But this version uses candy cotton flavouring to make it extra sweet and delicious.

Be careful with the quantities as you measure as too much makes the fudge a bit too sweet. If you just want pretty vanilla fudge as you aren’t a fan of cotton candy then you can leave this out but don’t forget to colour and swirl to create the sugar plum effect.

Yield: 36 pieces

Delicious Sugar Plum Fairy Homemade Fudge

white and pink swirled chocolate and cotton candy fudge on in a pile with a black background behind

An easy recipe for swirled cotton candy flavoured fudge ideal for those that love the Nutcracker to enjoy at Christmas time.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes


  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 11oz white chocolate morsels
  • 7oz jar Marshmallow creme
  • 1 Tbsp Cotton Candy candy flavoring
  • 1 drop of Pink food coloring


  1. Line a 13 x 9" Baking Pan with parchment or greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large saucepan add the butter, sugar, heavy cream, and salt. making fudge in a sauce pan with heavy cream
  3. Cook over medium to high heat stirring constantly until the mixture starts to boil.
  4. Once it reached a boil remove from heat.
  5. Add the white chocolate and marshmallow creme to your mixture.
  6. Use a hand whisk or electric blender and stir until smooth (about 1-2 minutes).
  7. Pour half of the mixture into the baking dish.layer of white chocolate fudge
  8. To remaining mixture, add in cotton candy flavoring, and pink food coloring. adding pink and cotton candy flavouring to white chocolate fudge
  9. Mix for 1 minute until smooth.
  10. Pour the pink layer over first fudge poured over the white chocolate fudge
  11. Use a knife, and swirl the two layers together.
  12. Refrigerate overnight or at room temperature for a minimum of 4 hours.
  13. Cut into 1 inch squares. sugar plum fairy cotton candy and white chocolate swirled christmas fudge


You can store this homemade fudge in an airtight container for between 7 and 14 days. If you don't like cotton candy flavouring then bubble gum, plum or even leaving plain works really well too.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g

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More Easy Christmas Fudge Recipes

Want to create some more delicious and easy Christmas Fudge Recipes check out these below:

cube of homemade vanilla fudge with cherries, pecan and candied peel a great gift for Christmas
salted caramel fudge squares with chocolate top and lightly salted on a wooden tray ideal for Christmas gifts
cubes of white chocolate and oreo fudge on a blue plate with oreos in a pile behind

Make some delicious fruit and nut fudge with our simple recipe.

How about a not so sweet salted caramel fudge with a delicious layer of chocolate on the top

The kids favourite Christmas Fudge – Oreo Fudge.

Which will you make this year?

Pinterest Christmas Cotton Candy Pretty Fudge

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