Grinch fudge is a creamy, festive, and delicious treat that's so much fun for the holiday season.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time5 minutesmins
Total Time15 minutesmins
Keyword: Grinch Fudge Recipe
3cupswhite chocolate chips,approximately 2 11-ounce bags of Ghirardelli brand chips
14ouncessweetened condensed milk
4tablespoonssalted butter,chilled and cubed
¾teaspoonclear vanilla extract
¼ to ½teaspoongel green food coloring,Electric Green #162 - Americolor brand
25extra-large red heart candy sprinkles,Wilton brand red JUMBO hearts
Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil. Allow the aluminum foil to overhang the sides of the pan. Lightly spray the foil with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, on medium-low heat, melt the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Be sure to stir often to avoid burning the white chocolate chips. This should take 5 to 6 minutes.
Once the mixture is smooth and fully melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the clear vanilla extract and the green gel food coloring being sure to stir the fudge until no green streaks remain from the food coloring. You want your Grinch fudge to be uniform in color.
Working quickly, spread the fudge into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer.
Add five rows, of five each, of the extra-large red candy hearts. The hearts should be spaced out about ½ to ¾ inches apart. You want to make sure that when you slice your Grinch fudge into pieces, that each square has a single heart on it.
Allow your fudge to cool on the counter before placing it into the refrigerator to set up and chill fully.
Once ready, gently lift the fudge out of the pan (using the overhanging aluminum foil as a handle) and slice the fudge into 25 pieces.
Note that the Wilton brand JUMBO red heart candy sprinkles are approximately ½ inch in diameter. If your heart sprinkles are not that large, you could cut smaller serving-size pieces and place your hearts accordingly onto your warm fudge to garnish.
Make sure your butter is chilled and cubed before you start.
Be sure to use a small plastic spatula or spoon to scrape out all the sweetened condensed milk from the can. If you just pour it out, you can inadvertently leave a couple of tablespoons in the can.
Score the top of the fudge with a sharp knife before chilling to make cutting easier.