Candy lovers rejoice! I have found 25+ of the best fudge recipes. Varieties range from chocolate to fruity and have lots of different mix-ins and toppings. These are all really easy, and only a few use a thermometer. Trust me, no matter your skill level, there’s something for you on this list.
Many people consider fudge to be a treat for the holidays. You put it out with the other Christmas desserts, bring to a cookie exchange, or give it as a gift to a teacher or neighbor. If you are a candy lover, you know that fudge is a sweet you can enjoy year ’round.
In fact, different flavors are created with ingredients that reflect the season; like pumpkin spice in the fall or strawberry in the spring. You can make your own fudge at home any time you like!
How to Make Fudge at Home
There are a few ways to make fudge at home. Some are super easy and some are not-so-easy. You will need to decide which way you’d like to make your fudge:
The old fashioned way uses butter, sugar, and milk. You will need a thermometer for this method and it may take a few tries to get it perfect. The first recipe in the list below uses this method and has a lot of great tips for how to make old fashioned fudge.
Microwave or Stovetop
For these types of recipes, you’ll use a microwave or the stovetop – but you won’t use a thermometer. Typically these recipes use an ingredient to help you get the same consistency and richness as old fashioned fudge. Ingredients like:
Sweetened condensed milk
Boxed cake mix
Yep, there are a few methods to make fudge that use no heat at all! Definitely easier than the old fashioned way. While they might not be considered traditional, they have a fudge-like consistency. AND they are very easy if you’re looking to make sure your recipe is no-fail.
Check out these 25 fudge recipes I found and start getting your fudge fix any time of year! Let me know your favorites in the comments – or if we’re missing one of your faves.
Whether you like fruity fudge, chocolate fudge, or fudge filled with nuts, you are sure to find a new favorite in this list of over 25 of the best fudge recipes. Varieties range from chocolate to fruity and feature lots of different mix-ins and toppings.
This is an old fashioned fudge recipe just like grandma used to make! Jenni explains the science behind real fudge and gives great tips for making it yourself. You can choose to add pecans or other nuts if you like.
This traditional, old fashioned vanilla fudge is easy enough to make with your kids and a treat the whole family is sure to enjoy!. You only need six pantry staple ingredients, 15 minutes of cooking time, and some patience to make this classic confection at home!
This peppermint hot chocolate fudge recipe may look like it is a Christmas treat, but you can enjoy it year round—I promise! You’ll love the rich dark chocolate, tasty marshmallows, and sweet peppermint combination.