This white chocolate fudge is a delicious treat. Made with simple ingredients this easy fudge recipe topped with festive sprinkles is perfect for making homemade gifts this Christmas season.
I don't eat fudge often, but when I do, I know it is a special occasion. While seeing this fudge pair with Christmas cookies on a holiday sweets tray might seem the most obvious, the real reason fudge is so special to me is because it brings back memories of our family vacations at the NJ shore. My family would spend at least a week in Ocean City, NJ every summer and it would not be a vacation week without stopping at a few of the multiple fudge shops on Ocean City Boardwalk.
What's surprising is how simple it is to make delicious fudge at home. You don't even need a candy thermometer and this easy fudge recipe can be made on the stovetop in just a few minutes. You can even prepare white chocolate fudge with your microwave so whether you need a Christmas treat or you are hanging on to memories of summer's at the beach, this Christmas fudge recipe is sure to be a hit.
Special Holiday Fudge
Fudge is one of those treats a lot of people never make at home because they think it's difficult to do. Thankfully this easy fudge recipe is ready in just a few minutes prep. All you need to do is stir and pour and you're well on your way to enjoy this sweet treat.
Gifting fudge is easy and festive and it's the perfect gift for friends, neighbors, teachers, delivery drivers or anyone who needs to remembered during the holiday season.
This versatile fudge is perfect for any occassion. Simply customize the sprinkles to take it from Christmas fudge to Valentines fudge. Use pastel colors for Easter and team colors for serving this fudge at a game day meal.
If you like to make an easy fudge recipe, you'll also love this Chocolate Strawberry Fudge which a favorite for Valentine's and Mother's day!
- White Chocolate – Use either white chocolate chips or candy melts.
- Condensed Milk – You will need a full 14-oz. can of sweetened condenses milk. You can actually make a homemade condensed milk if you prefer or are out of the canned version.
- Vanilla Extract – Brings out the flavors of the white chocolate.
- Sprinkles – Garnish with your favorite color of sprinkles. Use red, white and green for a festive Christmas fudge recipe.
See recipe card for exact quantities and instructions.
How to Make White Chocolate Fudge
- Stir white chocolate, condensed milk and vanilla in a saucepan until melted and well combined.
2. Pour the fudge mixture into a prepared pan and top with sprinkles. Chill until ready to serve.
Hint: Use low heat and constantly stir until everything is smooth and melty. Have your baking tray and sprinkles ready because the fudge will set up quickly.
- Swap The Chocolate - White chocolate is really yummy and reminiscent of snow but you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate or any flavor of baking chips!
- Swap The Extract - Instead of vanilla extract use orange, almond, peppermint extract or your favorite flavoring,
- Swap The Sprinkles - Red, white and green sprinkles are perfect for Christmas. Use blue and white for winter, silver and gold for New Year's, red and white for Valentine's or use your favorite colors for any occasion.
- Add Candy – Top the fudge with crushed candy canes or bits of your favorite Christmas time candies.
- Add Food Coloring – Color this basic fudge recipe with food coloring for the perfect holiday treat. You could do a red and green swirl to make some Christmas fudge.
- Prep your pan with parchment paper before making the fudge mixture so you are ready to pour as soon as the chocolate is melted.
- Let the fudge set completely for several hours before cutting.
- Don't cover the fudge while it sets or condensation will form.
- Set in the freezer for 60-90 minutes or for several hours in the fridge.
- If using an 8 by 8 pan, this recipe will make a thin fudge but if you like thicker fudge, you can use a more narrow loaf pan.
This fudge can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Cool the fudge completely and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap before freezing for up to 3 months. You can store it as a block or as individual pieces. Thaw overnight in the fridge.
For easy gift-giving, line a square holiday cookie tin with parchment and pour the fudge directly in the tin. Once completely cooled, cover with the lid, add a gift tag and present the gift.
Yes! This fudge can easily be made in the microwave. Add the ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals and stirring until everything is melted and smooth.
More Holiday Treat Recipes
- Grinch Crinkle Cookies from Pam's Daily Dish
- Baked Eggnog Donuts
- Little Monster Cookie Bites
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- Santa Hat Brownie Bites
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Easy White Chocolate Fudge
- 8x8 baking pan
- 3 cups white chocolate melts or chips (about 18 ounces & 1 ½ bags if using chocolate chips.)
- 14 ounce can condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- sprinkles, for garnish
- Line an 8 inch by 8 inch baking tray with baking paper. Add the condensed milk, white chocolate and pure vanilla extract into a saucepan. Slowly heat on low while mixing until melted and combined.
- Pour into the baking tray and evenly pour over the sprinkles. Place in the freezer to set for 60-90 minutes or in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Cut into pieces before serving.
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