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24 Best Fudge Recipes

Sweet-toothed foodies will go wild for these fun and funky fudge recipes.

Fudge is one of the world’s oldest sweet treats, dating back to the 1880s. 

Typically made with butter, sugar, and milk, it’s quick, easy, and yet somehow still totally decadent. 

Stack of chocolate walnut fudge.
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You can whip it up for a lazy afternoon snack, a holiday candy exchange, or your Christmas dinner.

Fudge recipes are traditional classics that are still relevant in today’s modern world. And I have 24 of the very best of them!

Many of which, by the way, are ready in mere minutes!

Bunch of chocolate fudge made with  made with chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and chopped walnuts.

1. Fantasy Fudge

I’m no expert, but I’m guessing Fantasy Fudge got its name by being fantastically delicious.

This heavenly treat is a dense and gooey marshmallow fudge. It’s made with chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and chopped walnuts.

One bite of this fudge and all your dreams will come true. (If your dreams involve gobbling yummy candy, that is!)

Butter fudge with thick swirls of white chocolate and peanut butter.
Source: Butterwithasideofbread.com

2. Tiger Butter Fudge

Vegetarians and vegans can relax. No tigers were harmed in the making of this tiger butter fudge.

But it does have gorgeous tiger stripes, made from thick swirls of white chocolate and peanut butter.

This soft and creamy fudge is delightfully nutty and rich. Best of all, it requires only three ingredients!

It’s just peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla chips, and a whole lot of gooey goodness.

A Stack of Rocky Road Fudge with Marshmallows

3. Rocky Road Fudge

Like Rocky Road ice cream, Rocky Road fudge is an irresistible mix of chewy, crunchy, yummy flavors.

It’s packed with soft chunks of chewy marshmallows and flavored with creamy peanut butter.

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The basic recipe involves just three ingredients. But you can play around with this versatile homemade fudge.

Consider adding graham crackers for more crunch, or sprinkle in some M&Ms.

Sweet Homemade Christmas Cookie Fudge with Sprinkled Candies

4. Christmas Cookie Fudge

It’s amazing what you can do with just four ingredients. You’ll need sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, sugar cookie mix, and sprinkles.

That’s all it takes to make this delightfully easy Christmas fudge. Well, that and about 15 minutes. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

And with those red and green sprinkles, it’s wonderfully festive, too!

Bunch of moist chocolate fudge.

5. Eagle Brand Fudge

This Eagle Brand fudge is a basic chocolate fudge made with Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk.

It’s an effortless recipe that’s perfect for newbies. The hardest part is waiting for the fudge to set!

Whether you’re a new fudge maker or an experienced pro, you’ll love the creamy goodness of this decadent treat.

Stack of homemade fudge with layers of cappuccino and chocolate with chocolate covered coffee beans garnish.
Source: Insidebrucrewlife.com

6. Cappuccino Fudge

Are you the organized, generous cook who makes fudge gifts for the holidays? If so, I highly recommend this silky cappuccino fudge.

It’s a great festive present for the caffeine addict in your life. Plus, it looks absolutely gorgeous.

Wrap it up and gift it in a nice mug to really get on Santa’s “nice” list.

Bunch of Oreo fudge in a white bowl.
Source: Crunchycreamysweet.com

7. Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge

Add America’s favorite cookies to take your next batch of fudge up a notch.

This crazy delicious pairing could be the best thing to happen to fudge since its premiere in the 1880s!

Crushed Oreos blended with melted white chocolate and condensed milk before chilling in the fridge. YUM!

Chocolate fudge with chopped candy cane toppings.
Source: Aspicyperspective.com

8. Peppermint Fudge

Something about the sweet, sharp taste of peppermint always makes me think of Christmas.

This creamy holiday fudge is a Christmas treat you’ll want to make year-round. It’s thick and silky and generously decorated with peppermint chunks.

Bunch of stack caramel fudge on a plate.

9. Peanut Butter Fudge

This three-ingredient microwave fudge is for lazy days and rushed afternoons when you just need something sweet and easy.

You’ll make it with sugar, peanut butter, and butter. That’s it!

That’s all you’ll need to go from someone with no fudge to someone who’s devouring fudge.

Sliced fudge with layer of chocolate and peanut butter  on a sheet pan.
Source: Barefeetinthekitchen.com

10. Buckeye Fudge

This lovely layered treat has all the yummy taste of Buckeye candy in fudge form! Kids, in particular, will flip out for this fun recipe.

The bottom layer is a creamy peanut butter blend. The topping is a thick slab of chocolate.

I’m in Heaven just thinking about this easy fudge recipe.

Brownies fudge with chopped pecans and a drizzle of caramel syrup.

11. Nestle Fudge

This fun fudge uses Nestle evaporated milk instead of condensed milk for fudge that’s creamy but not too sweet.

Instead, you’ll get your sweet fix from chocolate chips and melted mini marshmallows.

Decorate them with chopped pecans and a drizzle of caramel syrup to wow the crowd.

Hand holding a piece of caramel fudge with chopped pretzels on top.
Source: Realhousemoms.com

12. Salted Pretzel Caramel Fudge

Classic caramel fudge is terrific, but salted pretzel caramel fudge is even better. And yes, these gorgeous bites taste as good as they look.

A chunky chocolate base layer is topped with gooey caramel sauce and a sprinkling of salted pretzel pieces. Need I say more?

Salty and sweet, this irresistible fudge is a showstopper.

Bunch of chocolate fudge with sprinkle of shredded coconut.
Source: Whattheforkfoodblog.com

13. Toasted Coconut Fudge

Chocolate meets coconut in this unique recipe. And it’s a fudge love story come true!

Toasting the coconut beforehand brings out all its tropical, fruity flavor.
Sprinkle that over dark, silky chocolate fudge for a sinfully delicious treat.

It’s also wickedly easy to make. Dangerously easy, in fact.

You’ll need an impressive level of self-control to stop yourself from making and eating these seven days a week.

Source: Shugarysweets.com

14. Butterfinger Fudge

This recipe is a classic vanilla fudge filled with hearty chunks of Butterfinger candy.

It’s delightfully chewy and crunchy, not to mention silky, soft, and sweet.

Kids and adults alike will love this festive white candy. So make extras and prepare to fight for the last piece!

Bunch of fudge in a bowl made with With white chocolate and marshmallow cream.
Source: Shugarysweets.com

15. Root Beer Float Fudge

I love food bloggers. They’re constantly pushing the envelope and developing inventive versions of candy classics.

This incredible fudge is a mouth-watering mash-up of a root beer float and root beer candies. (Two of my favorite things!)

You’ll make it with vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow cream, and root beer concentrate.

This fudge has so much flavor that it’s a trip for your tastebuds!

Bright blue fudge with chopped cookies and candy eyes decoration.
Source: Howtomakeeasyfudge.com

16. Cookie Monster Fudge

If you have a Cookie Monster fan in the house, they’ll go crazy for this fun-tastic fudge.

It definitely looks the part — bright blue and decorated with candy eyes and cookie mouths. I absolutely love making this fudge for kids’ parties.

Little guests light up when they see the monster faces. And after just one bite, they’ll beg for more!

Pieces of chocolate fudge with sprinkles of dried chili.
Source: Thevegan8.com

17. Sweet Potato Chocolate Chipotle Fudge

You learn something every day. And today, I learned that making incredibly delicious fudge from a root vegetable is possible.

You’ll have to try this recipe to fully appreciate its fantastic ingenuity.

Vegan and dairy-free, it’s made with pureed sweet potato and rich dark chocolate.

Chipotle chili, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes add a fiery punch that perfectly complements the chocolatey sweetness.

Bunch of yellow, orange, and white stripes fudge scattered on the table surface.
Source: Princesspinkygirl.com

18. Candy Corn Fudge

Ditch the tricks and enjoy plenty of treats this Halloween with this cute candy corn recipe.

It’s fudge, but not as you know it. Yellow, orange, and white stripes make it look exactly like candy corn, with all the flavor of creamy vanilla fudge.

Pass these around on Halloween night, and you’ll enjoy watching tiny monsters gobble them up. 

Stack of sliced butterscotch flavored fudge on a plate.
Source: Dessertsonadime.com

19. Butterbeer Fudge

You don’t need to be a Harry Potter fan to appreciate this dreamy butterbeer fudge.

This copycat recipe, modeled on the Universal Studios version, brings all the magic of wizard-approved fudge to your kitchen.

There’s a hint of rum (but no actual booze!) in this addictive treat. Its creamy butterscotch taste will enchant kids and adults alike!

Bunch of pink fudge with sprinkles
Source: 4sonrus.com

20. Pink Lemonade Fudge

I had no idea that fudge could be so pretty. These bright, pastel pink squares are the perfect party finger food.

I’m keeping these for Valentine’s Day, but they’ll also be great for Mother’s Day or baby showers.

Flavored with pink lemonade and white chocolate, they’re light and sweet without being overpowering.

Make this special snack for your next special occasion, and there’ll be many compliments for the cook!

Bunch of chocolate fudge on cups.
Source: Buttermilkbysam.com

21. Caramelized White Chocolate Fudge

If you put the word “caramelized” in a recipe, chances are I’m going to love it. And yes, I adore this caramelized white chocolate fudge.

It has an indulgent, caramelized flavor and looks as good as it tastes. Plus, adding a bit of sea salt for the contrast makes it even better.

Stack of fudge with pecan on a plate.
Source: Bakerbynature.com

22. Butter Pecan Fudge

Are you the kind of person who prefers nutty flavors to chocolate ones? If so, you’ll go nuts for this nutty butter pecan fudge. (See what I did there?)

Seriously, though, it’s mouth-wateringly delicious. It’s rich and buttery, sweet without being TOO sweet, and borderline addictive.

You won’t be able to stop at just one piece.

Source: Cookiedoughandovenmitt.com

23. Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

These lovely Christmas treats are almost too pretty to eat. Don’t let that stop you, though, because they’re also irresistibly good.

Full of genuine hot chocolate flavor and with marshmallows on top, they’re awesome.

They look great, taste great, and have the most amazing melt-in-your-mouth texture. You won’t find many people who don’t appreciate them.

Bunch of green fudge with chopped pistachio on a white bowl.
Source: Ladybehindthecurtain.com

24. Pistachio Fudge

Don’t let the eerie green color scare you. This fudge is tremendous! It has a crunchy, nutty exterior and a soft, buttery interior.

Not to mention plenty of subtle pistachio flavor!

It’s ridiculously easy to make, too! You’ll need seven ingredients and just 25 minutes to prepare it.

After that, you can share it or devour it all! Baker’s choice!

24 Best Fudge Recipes

Course: DessertCuisine: American
Servings

25

pieces
Prep time

5

minutes
Total time

5

minutes
Calories

213

kcal

Not sure which fudge is best for the occasion? This easy chocolate fudge recipe is perfect for everything!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided

Instructions

  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on both sides to act as “handles.” Set aside. 
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a large bowl. Cover them with the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on high power for 90 seconds, then let stand for 1 minute. 
  • Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir until smooth. If the chocolate didn’t fully melt, return it to the microwave. Microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring between each, until the mixture is fully smooth. 
  • Stir in the vanilla and sea salt. Then, gently mix in 3/4 cup of the walnuts. Stir gently until well mixed. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Use a spatula to smooth the top. Then, gently press the last 1/4 cup of walnuts into the top. 
  • Wrap the dish tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Overnight is best.) 
  • Use the parchment paper handles to remove the fudge from the baking dish. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy! 

Notes

  • This recipe works best in an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking dish.
  • Store leftover fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 213kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Sodium: 31mg
  • Potassium: 80mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Calcium: 61mg
  • Iron: 1mg
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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