Must Make Fudge Roundup

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Fudge is one of my favorite things in the whole world! I love how thick and rich and creamy it is. It just melts-in-your-mouth and I absolutely cannot resist it!

The flavor possibilities of fudge are endless! Even though it usually just pops up around Christmas time, I have rounded up a few tried and true recipes that will keep your fudge cravings satisfied all year long!! A few of my favorites are Peanut Butter Fudge, German Chocolate Fudge, and Peppermint Swirl Fudge!

Picture collage of fudge.

I Want ALL the Fudge!

Fudge is the absolute best. It’s rich and tasty and the decadent bars remind me of holiday parties and neighbor gifts at Christmas time! You can eat a little or a lot but no matter what, it always tastes amazing! It is so good and the combination of flavors is endless! I had a hard time choosing, but I did it! I have compiled this list of all of my tried and true favorites!

WIth how many different tastes there are, fudge can appeal to anyone. Add some savory with a little salted caramel or go entirely sweet with oreo cookies. These recipes not only make your fudge taste impressive but they will look beautiful as well! You could even make a few different ones at a time and have options for people at a party. Or, make some for yourself and snack on it all week long, there is no judgment here! They are all so easy and you will have delicious and mouthwatering fudge in no time!

Baking Tips

I have a few secrets that I am going to share with you! These baking tips are going to make your fudge turn out as if a professional chef made them for you. Follow these and you can’t go wrong! Happy baking!

  • Bigger pan: When you are cooking up your fudge, go for the larger saucepan for your ingredients. They will expand while heating up. This way, you won’t have any of your ingredients overflowing!
  • Sugar crystals: You want your fudge smooth and sugar crystal free! If you are having a hard time doing this, try a recipe that calls for marshmallow or corn syrup instead! These will prevent that from happening and your fudge will be silky smooth.
  • Don’t stir: I know it’s tempting to continue, but after your bring your it to a boil, stop stirring. As soon as it reaches temperature, take it off the heat immedietly and DON’T STIR IT. This causes any sugar crystals to multiply and will cause it to seize.
  • Use a thermometer: Don’t try and figure out how to cook thes recipes without one. A candy thermometer is a MUST.

Vanilla Fudge

Vanilla Fudge is rich, indulgent and absolutely amazing! This is going to such a nice addition to your holiday sweet treats.
Ingredients: bag white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, vanilla, sugar, evaporated milk, butter

Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy and smooth with a sweet peanut butter taste, this fudge is made with powdered sugar and butter for a deliciously soft and crumbly treat. Peanut Butter Fudge is a decadent dessert that is extremely easy to make. No candy thermometers and only five ingredients.
Ingredients: Unsalted Butter, Creamy Peanut Butter, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Powdered Sugar

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge is an awesome take on the best dynamic duo out there! You cant go wrong with Peanut Butter and Chocolate!
Ingredients: peanut butter chips, 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk, butter, vanilla, semi sweet chocolate chips

Best Ever Fantasy Fudge

Fantasy Fudge is the creamiest, dreamiest most delicious classic fudge recipe.  The fudge just melts in your mouth and is so easy to make with no thermometer required!
Ingredients: sugar, butter, evaporated milk, semisweet chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, chopped walnuts, vanilla

Slow Cooker Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake

Slow Cooker Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake is a perfectly tender chocolate cake with hidden cherries inside. It creates a magical fudge sauce while it is in the slow cooker and is completely irresistible!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking cocoa, baking powder, salt, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, 21 ounce Lucky Leaf® Cherry Fruit Filling, packed brown sugar, baking cocoa, hot water

5-ingredient Microwave Caramel Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Caramel Fudge is easy-to-make salted caramel topped chocolate fudge.
Ingredients: milk chocolate chips, can, vanilla extract, caramels, heavy cream, Sea salt

Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Brownies

Ultra rich brownies with a creamy hot fudge cheesecake center and topped with peanut butter cups. So many delicious things in one amazing brownie that your family will go crazy for!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, semisweet chocolate chips, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, eggs, flour, cream cheese, jar, Topping:, chopped peanut butter cups

Caramel Cashew Chocolate Fudge

A rich chocolate fudge topped with caramel and cashews.  All of my favorite things in one delicious and easy to make fudge! 
Ingredients: butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, Soft Caramels, heavy cream, cashews halves and pieces

German Chocolate Fudge

A quick and easy chocolate fudge that doesn't require a thermometer. Topped with the signature coconut pecan frosting, this fudge is out of this world!
Ingredients: butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, sugar, 12-ounce can evaporated milk, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, sugar, egg yolks, butter, sweetened angel hair coconut, chopped pecans

Easy Butterfinger Fudge

This easy butterfinger fudge uses up any leftover fun sized butterfinger candies and it is SO delicious!
Ingredients: milk chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, peanut butter, salt, Butterfingers fun-sized candy bars

Skinny Fudge Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Delicious fudgy cheesecake brownies that are lower in calories and absolutely delicious!
Ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, large egg, semisweet chocolate, unsalted butter, canola oil, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, lowfat buttermilk, large egg whites, vanilla extract

Cookies and Cream Fudge

A delicious and creamy fudge packed with oreos!
Ingredients: granulated sugar, unsalted butter, evaporated milk, white chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, vanilla extract, coarse Oreo crumbs, chopped Oreo pieces

Peppermint Swirl Fudge

Quick and easy peppermint fudge that doesn't require a thermometer and looks beautiful for the holidays!
Ingredients: white baking chips, vanilla frosting, peppermint extract, red food coloring, crushed peppermint candies

Reese’s Fudge

An easy 3 ingredient no-bake fudge that has Reese's Peanut Butter Cups inside.
Ingredients: Reese’s Regular Size Peanut Butter Cups, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Chocolate Chips

S’mores Fudge Pops

Delicious and creamy s'mores fudge pops that are perfect for summer!
Ingredients: milk, chocolate pudding mix, graham crackers*, mini marshmallows, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, paper cups, paper straws or 12 Popsicle sticks

Eggnog Fudge

Delicious and creamy eggnog fudge that is perfect for the holidays!
Ingredients: eggnog, sugar, white chocolate chips, butter, marshmallow cream, nutmeg for sprinkling

White Chocolate Cashew Fudge

Making fudge was a lot easier than expected and I loved that it made a lot so that I can give it away for gifts. It was delicious! All of my favorite things in one fudgy yummy place!
Ingredients: sugar, can evaporated milk, cubes butter, bags White Chocolate Chips, jar marshmallow cream, vanilla, salted cashews

The Best Keto Brownies Recipe

The Best Keto Brownies Recipe is mixed with almond flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder to create a soft, crisp outside and a rich, fudgey inside with surprising chocolate chunks in every bite. A must have sweet and salty dessert! 
Ingredients: plus 2 Tablespoons butter, coconut sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, chocolate chunks

German Chocolate Cake

Homemade German Chocolate Cake, with two layers of scratch made cake, a sticky coconut pecan topping, and fudge frosting is everyone’s favorite cake!
Ingredients: Cooking spray to grease pans, milk chocolate, heavy cream, all-purpose flour, baking soda, kosher salt, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, large eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, egg yolks, granulated sugar, packed brown sugar, unsalted butter, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, coconut, chopped pecans, butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla extract

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. these look fabulous for gifts – can I get the recipes and if so tell me how – I am old and computer illiterate lol

    1. Susan, If you click on the name of the fudge under each picture the recipe for that particular fudge will come up for you.

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