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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

4.67 from 3 votes
Vanilla Fudge is rich, indulgent and absolutely amazing! This is going to such a nice addition to your holiday sweet treats.
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Peanut Butter Fudge

4 from 1 vote
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.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

5 from 1 vote
Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge is an awesome take on the best dynamic duo out there! You cant go wrong with Peanut Butter and Chocolate!
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Best Ever Fantasy Fudge

5 from 7 votes
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!
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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!
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5-ingredient Microwave Caramel Chocolate Fudge

4 from 2 votes
Chocolate Caramel Fudge is easy-to-make salted caramel topped chocolate fudge.
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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!
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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! 
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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!
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Easy Butterfinger Fudge

This easy butterfinger fudge uses up any leftover fun sized butterfinger candies and it is SO delicious!
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Skinny Fudge Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Delicious fudgy cheesecake brownies that are lower in calories and absolutely delicious!
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Cookies and Cream Fudge

Fudge is a classic holiday treat and this cookies and cream flavor really takes it to the next level. Creamy, Oreo fudge just cannot be beat!  
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Peppermint Swirl Fudge

Quick and easy peppermint fudge that doesn't require a thermometer and looks beautiful for the holidays!
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Reese’s Fudge

3 from 1 vote
An easy 3 ingredient no-bake fudge that has Reese's Peanut Butter Cups inside. Reese’s fudge is creamy and delicious and only takes 20 minutes to throw together! It will have the whole family wanting more.
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S’mores Fudge Pops

Delicious and creamy s'mores fudge pops that are perfect for summer!
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Eggnog Fudge

3 from 1 vote
This eggnog fudge is every eggnog lover's dream! Each bite is filled with melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate and dusted with nutmeg!
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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!
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The Best Keto Brownies Recipe

5 from 1 vote
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! 
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German Chocolate Cake

4.34 from 3 votes
Homemade German Chocolate Cake, with two layers of scratch made cake, a sticky coconut pecan topping, and fudge frosting is everyone’s favorite cake!
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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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.