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Gingerbread Fudge

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This easy and delicious gingerbread fudge is the perfect holiday treat! 
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Table of Contents
  1. GINGERBREAD FUDGE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS GINGERBREAD FUDGE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
  6. JUMP TO RECIPE

This deliciously easy gingerbread fudge is a fun mashup between sweet holiday fudge and warm spice-filled gingerbread cookies. Make this festive fudge for your family and friends to enjoy this Christmas—it also makes a great, thoughtful edible gift!

If you’re a gingerbread fan, you won’t want to miss our recipe for Gingerbread Cake from scratch and these oh-so-adorable Gingerbread Truffles.

GINGERBREAD FUDGE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Seasonal nonpareils, optional

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

SPRINKLES: We used nonpareils, which are tiny balls of sugar in different colors. They add a really pretty touch and color to the top of the gingerbread fudge as well as the perfect little crunch. But you can choose to use other festive sprinkles if you prefer.

CHOCOLATE: The use of white chocolate is actually quite essential to the flavor and texture of the fudge in this recipe, so for best results, we do not recommend substituting with dark chocolate or milk chocolate.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS GINGERBREAD FUDGE RECIPE

STEP ONE: In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk. Place in the microwave and heat for 25-second intervals at a time, stirring well after each 25-second cooking interval.

STEP TWO: After the mixture is well combined and smooth, stir in the molasses. Stir until the mixture is light brown.

PRO TIP:

Molasses is a great ingredient to keep on hand in your pantry! It stays fresh at room temperature for quite a while, can be used in many different recipes (like this one), and you can quickly make brown sugar in a pinch. Just mix 1 teaspoon of molasses into 1 cup of granulated sugar (or 2 teaspoons for dark brown sugar) and you have your own freshly homemade brown sugar!

STEP THREE: Add the spices and mix well.

STEP FOUR: Lightly spray an 8×8 square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; this prevents the fudge from sticking to the pan.

STEP FIVE: Pour fudge into the baking dish.

STEP SIX: Spread the fudge mixture evenly in the pan. The easiest way to do this is with slightly wet, clean hands.

STEP SEVEN: Spread the seasonal nonpareils over the slightly damp fudge. Lightly pat down to set the nonpareils.

PRO TIP:

If you plan to cut this into small squares, score the top before chilling to make it easier to cut later.

STEP EIGHT: Refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.

PRO TIP:

You can make them in the gingerbread men mold. You can find it on Amazon here!

HOW TO SERVE

This time of year is ideal for this delicious sweet treat. Just the right amount of gingerbread spice will bring with it so much holiday cheer.

If you want to share this yummy fudge, it would be a decadent choice to give for homemade Christmas gifts to friends and neighbors. Add it to a decorative box along with more of our delicious fudge recipes, including our eggnog fudge and candy cane fudge.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store your prepared gingerbread fudge in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.

IN THE FREEZER: Place the fudge into an airtight container or zip-top freezer bags and freeze for up to three months. You may want to place a piece of parchment or wax paper between each layer of fudge to prevent sticking.

This holiday season, treat yourself to a tray of this homemade easy gingerbread fudge recipe! It’s so perfectly sweet and full of warm spices. With our incredibly simple instructions, you’ll be enjoying this special fudge in practically no time and the hardest part will be waiting for it to chill. Who knew the best creamy fudge could be made so simply in the microwave?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this fudge?

This gingerbread fudge recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

Does the fudge need to be refrigerated?

This tasty fudge recipe does need to be refrigerated, otherwise it will get too soft sitting on the counter.

How do I slice chilled fudge easily?

To easily slice the fudge, dip a large sharp flat knife in boiling water, dry it completely and cut one long slice (the heat will help the blade to glide through).

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Gingerbread Fudge

5 from 4 votes
This easy and delicious gingerbread fudge is the perfect holiday treat! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • seasonal nonpareils optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized heat safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk. Place in the microwave, and heat for 25 seconds at a time, stirring well after each 25 seconds. The chips and condensed milk mixture will be stiff half way through the heating, but will become smoother.
  • After the mixture is a smoother texture, add the molasses and stir until the color of the mixture is a light brown.
  • Add the spices and mix well.
  • Lightly spray a 8×8 square baking dish.
  • Pour fudge into the baking dish.
  • Evenly spread the fudge using slightly wet, clean hands.
  • Spread the seasonal non-pareils over the slightly damp fudge. Lightly pat down to set the non-pareils.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.

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Notes

TIP: Molasses is a great ingredient to keep on hand in your pantry! It stays fresh at room temperature for quite a while, can be used in many different recipes (like this one), and you can quickly make brown sugar in a pinch. Just mix 1 teaspoon of molasses into 1 cup of granulated sugar (or 2 teaspoons for dark brown sugar) and you have your own freshly homemade brown sugar!
TIP: If you plan to cut this into small squares, score the top before chilling to make it easier to cut later.
TIP: You can make them in the gingerbread men mold. You can find it on Amazon here! 

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Layne Henderson says

    5 stars
    I’m obsessed with this sweet, Christmas treat! It’s the perfect fudge recipe and the gingerbread flavor is phenomenal!

  2. Jae says

    I’ve been using this recipe for 3 years now, and people beg me for it! I go a little heavy on the spices, but it’s become everyone’s favorite fudge!

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