Fudge is one of the most decadent holiday desserts. One bite is all you need to get hooked. It is the perfect bite-size addition to any holiday dessert table. One of the great things about fudge is the variety. Once you find a basic fudge recipe you love, you can make the fudge your own by adding in your favorite ingredients. The options are endless with add-ins such as walnuts, peanuts, almonds, M&Ms, and cookie crumbles. Get creative and create a new variety of fudge each holiday season. If you need a place to start, here are the top 3 fudge recipes of all time. Follow these recipes to a ‘T’ or add your own personality with some of your favorite flavor profiles.
Double Chocolate Fudge Recipe
There is no better way to start off a collection of fudge recipes than with double chocolate fudge. This sinfully delicious treat will melt in your mouth and satisfy any sweet tooth in just one taste. This is a classic recipe that can easily be varied with some simple additions of nuts or candy. So you can make multiple batches quickly and easily and still offer your guests a great variety of fudge.
- 1 ½ tsp plus 2 Tbsp butter, divided
- 4 ½ cups sugar
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- Pinch of salt
- 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow crème
- 12 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Line a 15x10x1 inch pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 ½ tsp butter.
- In a large saucepan combine sugar, milk, salt and 2 Tbsp butter.
- Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- Stir in marshmallow crème until melted.
- Stir in both chocolates until melted.
- Immediately spread into the prepared pan.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Use the foil to lift the fudge from the pan. Remove the foil.
- Cut into desired size squares.
- Store between layers of waxed paper in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Nothing is a better compliment to chocolate fudge than peanut butter fudge. They are simply the perfect match. This peanut butter fudge recipe is easy to follow. But watch out – it is addictive!
- 4 cups white sugar
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup butter
- 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow crème
- 12 ounces peanut butter
- 2/3 cup flour
- Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
- In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter.
- Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in the marshmallow crème and peanut butter.
- Gradually stir in the flour.
- Spread into the prepared pan and let cool.
Peppermint Fudge Recipe
Peppermint fudge is simply the best way to round a trio of perfect holiday fudge. It simply screams Christmas. What is even better is that this recipe is so simple to follow that it is the perfect activity to do with your kids to get them involved in the holiday baking this year. In fact, it only has three ingredients! So get your aprons on and get going!
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- Red and white peppermint candies (crushed for topping)
- Line an 8 inch square baking pan with foil. Coat with cooking spray.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
- Stir until melted and smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the crushed candies on top and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Lift the foil out of the pan and peel it off the fudge.
- Cut into squares.
All three of these recipes are simple and delicious. They can be made ahead so serving your guests at holiday time is quick and easy. Fudge is the perfect bite-size dessert that will wow your friends and family. And this trio has something for everyone. It is a winning triple play fudge recipe combination!