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Christmas Fudge

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Fudge is the perfect treat at Christmas time and the rich flavor of this homemade Christmas fudge is sure to be a popular festive treat.
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Table of Contents
  1. CHRISTMAS FUDGE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS FUDGE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Colorful and festive, this fun homemade Christmas fudge is a family favorite every holiday season. This three-ingredient fudge features white chocolate chips and vanilla frosting melted and then swirled with food coloring for a rich and creamy decadent candy. 

You should also try making our chocolate fudge and candy cane fudge this Christmas season. 

CHRISTMAS FUDGE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 2 (11-ounce bags) white chocolate chips (we used Ghirardelli brand) 
  • 1¾ cup vanilla frosting in the tub (we used Betty Crocker rich & creamy brand)
  • 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon green gel food coloring

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FOOD COLORING: You could even switch up the green and red food coloring for other colors in this creamy fudge.

FLAVOR: Add 2 to 3 drops of peppermint extract to this delicious treat for an extra festive flavor.

TOPPINGS: Add crushed candy canes or festive sprinkles to the top of the fudge before it sets for a crunchy and extra festive touch to this homemade fudge.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS FUDGE RECIPE

STEP ONE: Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, making sure that you use a big enough piece that it overhangs the sides. 

PRO TIP:

The parchment paper allows you to easily remove this perfect fudge from the square pan to slice.

STEP TWO: In a double boiler on the stovetop, on medium-low heat, place the white chocolate chips into the bowl along with the vanilla frosting.

STEP THREE: Stir the white chocolate chips and vanilla frosting every couple of minutes to evenly melt chocolate chips without allowing them to burn. It will take between 8 to 10 minutes to get your white chocolate completely melted and smooth.

PRO TIP:

Be very careful not to allow any of the steam or water to get into the melting white chocolate. It can cause your chocolate to seize up and makes it unusable for this recipe.

STEP FOUR: Using 2 additional bowls, divide your melted chocolate and frosting into 3 equal portions. Add the red gel food coloring to the first bowl and stir until completely blended.

STEP FIVE: Repeat with the green gel food coloring in the second bowl. Your third bowl will remain plain white.

STEP SIX: Using a large spoon dollop 2 tablespoons full of each of the colors randomly in the prepared pan. Once all the melted chocolate is in the pan, take a butter knife and swirl the colors around to make a pretty swirl pattern. 

PRO TIP:

The fudge will start to set up quickly, so make sure you have everything ready so you can work quickly.

STEP SEVEN: Place the pan of Christmas fudge into the refrigerator, uncovered, for 1 to 2 hours to firm up and set.

STEP EIGHT: Remove the fudge from the tray by lifting it out with the overhanging parchment paper. Slice into pieces and serve.

HOW TO SERVE

This sweet treat makes perfect, easy homemade gifts for neighbors and teachers. Just pop it into festive boxes for a colorful and decadent gift. Whip up our other easy recipes for fudge including our gingerbread fudge or other holiday desserts to add to your gift as well.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: This easy fudge recipe can keep well for several days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Moisture ruins the consistency of fudge, so it’s important to keep it in the proper container. 

IN THE FREEZER: This delicious fudge recipe can be kept in the freezer in an airtight container for up to three months.

This is the easiest fudge recipe around with just a few simple ingredients needed and since things are always busy this time of year, easy is the name of the game. It would make a great homemade gift or would be perfect on a tray of decadent Christmas goodies.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I store this fudge at room temperature?

This simple recipe should be stored in the fridge; otherwise, it will get too soft if stored on the counter.

Can I freeze this fudge?

This simple treat will freeze stored in an airtight container for up to three months.

Can I add extra toppings to this fudge?

This easy Christmas fudge recipe would work well with extra toppings, crushed candy canes, sprinkled or chocolate chips would be fun choices. Just make sure to add it before the fudge has set so that it will stick.

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Christmas Fudge

5 from 2 votes
Fudge is the perfect treat at Christmas time and the rich flavor of this homemade Christmas fudge is sure to be a popular festive treat.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 40

Ingredients
  

  • 22 ounces white chocolate chips (two 11-ounce bags)
  • 1 ¾ cups vanilla frosting
  • 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon green gel food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper, making sure that you use a big enough piece that it overhangs the sides. 
  • In a double boiler on the stovetop, on medium-low heat, place the white chocolate chips into the bowl along with the vanilla frosting.
  • Stir the white chocolate chips and vanilla frosting every couple minutes to evenly melt chocolate chips without allowing them to burn. It will take between 8 to 10 minutes to get your white chocolate completely melted and smooth.
  • Using 2 additional bowls, divide your melted chocolate and frosting into 3 equal portions. Add the red gel food coloring to the first bowl and stir until completely blended.
  • Repeat with the green gel food coloring in the second bowl. Your third bowl will remain plain white.
  • Using a large spoon dollop 2 tablespoons full of each of the colors randomly in the prepared pan. Once all the melted chocolate is in the pan, take a butter knife and swirl the colors around to make a pretty swirl pattern.
  • Place the pan of Christmas Fudge into the refrigerator, uncovered, for 1 to 2 hours to firm up and set.
  • Remove the fudge from the tray by lifting it out with the overhanging parchment paper. Slice into pieces and serve.

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Notes

TIP: The parchment paper allows you to easily remove this perfect fudge from the square pan to slice.
TIP: Be very careful not to allow any of the steam or water to get into the melting white chocolate. It can cause your chocolate to seize up and makes it unusable for this recipe
TIP: The fudge will start to set up quickly, so make sure you have everything ready so you can work quickly.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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