This list of easy fudge recipes has something for every occasion! From 2-ingredient fudge recipes to Christmas fudge, so many fun ideas!
Thinking about trying a batch of homemade fudge this season? You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve got lots of easy fudge recipes to try, plus some of the most frequently asked questions about making fudge…answered!
You’ll find a dozen recipes including:
- Christmas Fudge
- Nutella Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Keto Fudge
- And more!
Be sure to bookmark this page because I’ll keep adding new recipes as I make them!
Homemade Fudge FAQ
What Is Real Fudge Made Of?
Old-fashioned fudge is a confection that is traditionally made by cooking sugar, butter, and milk or cream until it reaches the “soft-ball stage” (or at least 234°F). Then you stir the fudge until smooth and creamy, mix-ins such as nuts are added, you pour into a prepared pan to chill and set, then cut into squares.
If that sounds a little tricky, don’t worry! All of the fudge recipes here are made the “new” way, which is a lot easier and almost impossible to mess up! No need to bake, no candy thermometer needed…we’re keeping it EASY!
All of our fudge recipes are also made with a short ingredient list — some recipes require as little as 2 ingredients (like the cookie butter fudge).
What Do I Need To Make Fudge?
For our fudge recipes you may want to have the following tools on hand:
- Double-boiler, saucepan, or large microwave safe bowl to melt the chocolate
- Square pan or baking dish to chill and set the fudge
- Parchment paper, to pull the fudge out of the pan easily
That’s about it! Told you we’re keeping it easy!
Can Homemade Fudge Be Frozen?
Yes, you can freeze homemade fudge for long-term storage. It can last up to 3 months (or more) in the freezer!
To freeze your homemade fudge, cut the fudge into squares and individual wrap in plastic wrap. Place these individually-wrapped servings into a large freezer bag and be sure to seal it well.
When you’re ready to enjoy a piece of fudge, simply take one out of the bag and place it on the countertop for an hour or two to thaw to room temperature.
How Long Can Homemade Fudge Last In The Fridge?
This is actually a bit of a trick question, because fudge does not require refrigeration at all! In fact, homemade fudge is best stored at room temperature and will stay good for up to 2 weeks.
However, if you kitchen is warm or you prefer your fudge to be a more solid consistency, you can refrigerate. Place the fudge in an airtight container to protect it from the environment inside the refrigerator. I also recommend placing a sheet of parchment paper between layers to keep them from sticking together.
The Best Easy Fudge Recipes
For each recipe on this list, I’ve included a photo so you can see what it looks like, as well as a short description. To view the full recipe and instructions in a new window, simply press the recipe title with your cursor.
Classic Fudge Recipes
These are my go-to easy fudge recipes! Made with classic ingredients, they’re foolproof and always a hit at parties!
If you love peanut butter cups then you’ve got to try this peanut butter fudge recipe! This easy fudge is inspired by the candy bar classic, with layers of rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter fudge. Topped with mini peanut butter cups and a fudge drizzle.
Two words: Nutella. Fudge. Need I say more? This easy microwave fudge recipe is full of chocolate flavor, with a hint of hazelnut. It’s especially creamy! This is my favorite easy chocolate fudge recipe because all you need is semisweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and Nutella hazelnut spread.
A silky smooth layer of chocolate fudge with a butter pecan topping, just like a German Chocolate Cake! If you love the cake, you’ll love this fabulous fudge recipe that’s sure to be a show-stopper!
All you need is 2 ingredients to make this mouthwatering cookie butter fudge! It’s a sweet, creamy, and lightly spiced treat that the whole family will love.
Holiday Fudge Recipes
Christmas cookies are great, but homemade fudge is especially festive! We’ve got fudge recipes for different occasions and will keep adding more so check back!
This is actually a simple white chocolate fudge recipe that we made in two batches: a red colored fudge and a green colored fudge. Then we “stacked” the layers to created festive layered look.
The end result is a delicious treat that’s unique and eye-catching and perhaps my favorite homemade fudge recipe for the holidays! Fudge makes a great gift idea!
Just 3 ingredients! All you need are white chocolate chips, sweet condensed milk, and peppermints. This white chocolate peppermint fudge is a super easy holiday treat that’s topped with crushed candy canes for a gorgeous look and little bit of crunch.
This Valentine’s Day Fudge is smooth and creamy, layered in red and pink stripes and topped with sprinkles. You only need 5 ingredients to make a batch!
This is an easy fudge recipe that uses chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk as its base, like many of our simple fudge recipes. Then we mixed in our favorite Easter candy to make a sweet treat that’s tasty and so pretty!
Red White & Blue Swirl Fudge – This festive fudge recipe is perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any summer holiday! Just 5 ingredients and super easy to make with a microwave!
This spooky Halloween fudge recipe is inspired by the poison apple the evil witch gave Snow White. It’s a bright combination of black and neon green that tastes just like a sour apple.
Unique Fudge Recipes
Low carb, fun flavor combos…we’ve got lots of different fudge recipes you won’t find anywhere else! Try something new!
This caramel apple fudge has all the sweet and sour flavors of a real caramel apple, but in an easy-to-eat candy treat! Sour apple notes are swirled with creamy caramel to create a melt-in-your-mouth fudge recipe that is perfect for the fall season!
This low carb chocolate fudge is rich and creamy and tastes like a total splurge…yet there’s less than 3g net carbs per piece! And you only need 3 ingredients to make a batch!
A colorful layered fudge with M&M “mouse ears” on top. Perfect for a Disney themed party or birthday!
This easy fudge recipe is just five ingredients and tastes just like a real cake, except it melts in your mouth! Each bite is filled with the sweet taste of the maraschino cherries and candied pineapple, and the classic yellow cake makes it feel like a real upside-down cake.
This chocolate cherry fudge recipe is inspired by one of the most popular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors. This is a rich white chocolate studded with cherries and semi-sweet chocolate chips. It’s easy and delicious!
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