4 Flavors of Fudge: Fool-proof Holiday Homeruns

4 Flavors of Fudge: Fool-proof Holiday Homeruns

Try one of our 3 easy fudge recipes to delight friends and family for the holidays.

Who wouldn’t love to receive fudge this holiday season? It’s a one-size-fits-most kind of gift … that keeps on giving (until the plate is empty). You can make a batch when you have a few minutes to spare, and it’s known to satisfy even the most ferocious sweet tooth. This season, give the sweet, rich treat – where a little bit goes a long way.

Traditional Milk Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5-8 minutes
Set time: Approx. 2 hours
Serves: 10-12
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow crème
1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or pistachios (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow crème, sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt
  3. Bring the mixture to a full boil
  4. Once it’s boiling, set timer for 5 minutes and stir constantly
  5. Working quickly, remove mixture from heat and pour in chocolate chips
  6. Stir until they are melted and the mixture is smooth
  7. Fold in nuts and vanilla
  8. Pour into prepared pan and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm
  9. Cut fudge into small 2-inch pieces and store in an airtight container until ready to serve or give away

Tip: Once you’ve made it once or twice, fudge can be surprisingly versatile. Start with this recipe and try the suggested adaptations when you’re ready for a change. After you get the hang of it, adjust to your own tastes and get creative – a platter of two or three types of fudge is one of the best (and easiest) dessert crowd pleasers.

Three Holiday Fudge Variations


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Peanut Butter Fudge
Easily make peanut butter fudge by simply substituting peanut butter chips (found next to the chocolate chips in the baking aisle) for the chocolate chips. If a stronger peanut flavor is desired, replace the 1/2 cup of pecans or walnuts with 1/2 cup of roasted peanuts.

Tip: Love peanut butter? Use our easy recipe to whip up a batch of our homemade peanut butter cups.

Butter Pecan Fudge
Replace the milk chocolate chips with 1 cup butterscotch chips (also found next to the chocolate chips in the baking aisle) and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans. This butter pecan-style fudge is perfect for the sweet tooth who isn’t so keen on chocolate.

Peppermint Bark Fudge
Finally, if you would like to add some color to your fudge platter, try this peppermint bark fudge. To make, replace milk chocolate chips with white chocolate chips. Instead of using vanilla, use 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract. For a festive color, replace the chopped nuts with 1/2 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes.

Fudge Gift Packaging
When giving fudge as a gift, packaging is everything. Cut the fudge into small pieces, place them in cute candy cups (mini cupcake baking cups work well), and then put them in a decorative box or clear cellophane bag wrapped with a bow. These make great gifts for teachers, neighbors and co-workers, or as hostess gifts.

Any way you make it, fudge is a timeless treat that everyone will enjoy. Let us know if you have a favorite flavor not mentioned here!

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That sounds like an even shorter, short-cut to fudge MustangChic2!

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Very I teresting

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I use Can of Frosting and Baking chips to make my fudge,add anything to eat and let it set up and WOW! its really good get a lot of people wanting more! Its simple also

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What flavor did you make Momobih?

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I just made this and it came out Delicious!

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