Fudge is a tasty treat all year round, but it tends to be commonly associated with Christmas, as it is a sweet that is often snacked on during the festive season.
There is a lot of versatility when it comes to fudge, as there are so many variations of the sweet treat that can include all sorts of ingredients.
When it comes to making fudge for Christmas, there are all sorts of ways that you can create your own Christmas-themed take on fudge.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at thirty festive Christmas fudge recipes that are sure to cause a stir this holiday season! Let’s get started.
We all know that candy canes are a popular treat during Christmas, so why not incorporate them into your festive fudge?
This recipe is chock-full of peppermint thanks to the use of peppermint extract as well as peppermint-flavored candy canes, which are crushed up and used as topping for the fudge.
Sugar cookies are another sweet treat that is eaten commonly during the holiday season, and this fudge recipe combines the best of fudge and sugar cookies to create a tasty Christmas treat.
This fudge utilizes white chocolate chips and a sugar cookie mix along with butter and sweetened condensed milk. You can also top the fudge off with Christmas sprinkles.
Gingerbread is another flavor often associated with Christmas and if it is a flavor that you are particularly fond of, then this gingerbread swirl fudge recipe is sure to take your interest.
The fudge features swirling layers of white chocolate along with a caramel-like sweet gingerbread spice to create a treat that tastes like you are biting into a smooth and bite-sized gingerbread man cookie!
Fantasy fudge is a kind of fudge that is predominantly chocolate with marshmallows inside, which is known to be a classic holiday treat.
This recipe lets you make your very own creamy and velvety fantasy fudge, making it a must for those who are already fans of the chocolate and marshmallow fudge combo.
You can’t beat some classical chocolate fudge no matter what time of the year it is, so if chocolate is your thing then this recipe is sure to be a delicious choice.
This fudge only requires five ingredients to make, those being unsweetened cocoa powder, white sugar, unsalted butter, milk, and vanilla extract.
Customize the classic recipe with whatever you may choose- such as nuts, candy, or chocolate chips- to make it your own.
If peppermint bark is your treat of choice around Christmas, then consider whipping up this easy, no-bake peppermint bark fudge.
With only six ingredients needed- dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, crushed candy canes, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract- it is so easy to make this minty fudge treat.
If you are looking for a darker, richer flavor with your fudge, then this next recipe is sure to be perfect for you to try.
The main base of this fudge is made up of dark chocolate and features almonds and cherries studded throughout, creating a nutty yet fruity taste that combines beautifully with the dark chocolate.
There is a wholesome, homely feel to be had from butter pecan fudge, making it a great option to serve up at a Christmas gathering.
The toasted pecans within the fudge create a nutty crunch whilst adding some texture to the creamy treat. The result is a fudge that has a nuttiness as well as a caramel-like sweetness to it.
9. Maple Fudge
Maple syrup is a much-beloved ingredient to indulge in during the colder months, making it well-suited for the Christmas period.
This maple fudge recipe brings together velvety maple syrup with the thickness of heavy cream and the sweetness of white chocolate to create a thoroughly pleasing sweet Christmas treat.
10. Eggnog Fudge
Eggnog is a classic drink to enjoy around Christmastime, so why not consider making some eggnog fudge to incorporate the beverage into your sweets too?
This recipe combines marshmallow crème with white chocolate chips to create a smooth and sweet texture. It also brings together nutmeg and- of course- eggnog to create that holiday taste.
This next fudge recipe combines the mintiness of peppermint with the sweetness of white chocolate to create the perfect combination of dessert flavors.
The great thing about this white chocolate and peppermint fudge is that it only needs four ingredients to make, those being white chocolate chips, peppermint extract, sea salt, and sweetened condensed milk.
You can also add in some crushed peppermint candy to top off the fudge.
Butterscotch is a traditional and beloved fudge recipe for a good reason! It is sweet, delicious, and moreish, making it a great choice to serve up at a Christmas party.
This fudge is very easy and quick to make, only needs ten minutes of preparation time and ten minutes of cooking time.
If butterscotch is your taste of choice, then this fudge recipe is definitely one that you will want to try.
13. Rum Raisin Fudge
The rum and raisin combination has often been used in desserts, and the ingredients come together perfectly in this tasty fudge recipe (though it is one that isn’t for kids!).
This recipe takes a little bit longer to make in comparison to some of the others that we have looked at, but it will be well worth the wait due to the delicious results.
If you like raisins, sweet desserts and enjoy a bit of an alcoholic kick with your fudge, this is the recipe for you!
Much like the aforementioned sugar cookie fudge, this snickerdoodle fudge takes the festive cookie treat and combines it with fudge for a deliciously decadent take on classic fudge.
This snickerdoodle fudge has a creamy and rich nature that is made all the more tasty by the cinnamon sugar crunch that is sprinkled over the top.
This sugar also offers a nice crunch to the fudge, making for a great blend of textures.
This next recipe brings together the classic winter dessert that is fudge with the classic winter drink that is hot chocolate, creating the perfect treat to enjoy over Christmas.
The hot chocolate fudge is rich and decadent, but also unique thanks to being topped off with sweet and soft marshmallows, making for a truly scrumptious winter treat to be enjoyed by all.
The flavor of pralines is another that is often associated with the festive season, and this recipe beautifully combines the tasty nuts with rich cream to create a tasty choice of fudge flavor.
The white chocolate in the fudge blends with the deep and rich caramel-like flavors of the praline to create a subtle yet highly satisfying dessert.
Dried cranberries are a fruit often associated with the Christmas period, being used in traditional Christmas cakes quite frequently.
If you are a fan of cranberries at Christmas, then this next fudge recipe is sure to be a treat.
This combination of cranberries and white chocolate not only makes this fudge a delicious treat, but it also makes it a visually pleasing one thanks to the Christmassy look given off by the combination of red and white colors.
Caramel apples are another treat that is popular around the fall and winter seasons, and so if you are a fan of this combination of flavors, this could be the festive fudge choice for you.
The apple flavor in this recipe comes from the inclusion of apple cider in the mixture, adding it along with marshmallows, butter, heavy cream, and butter.
19. S’mores Fudge
There is nothing quite like enjoying some delicious s’mores on a cold winter’s day, and the same can be said for this tasty s’mores-flavored fudge recipe!
This recipe is another that is relatively quick and easy to make, only needing four ingredients: graham crackers, semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and sweetened condensed milk.
If you want some peppermint fudge with a little something extra, then this peppermint mocha fudge recipe could be exactly what you are looking for.
As well as being a recipe that suits peppermint lovers, it is also one that is sure to be loved by espresso drinkers thanks to the inclusion of espresso powder.
This combination of mint and espresso along with dark chocolate makes for a rich and deeply flavorsome fudge recipe.
This next fudge recipe definitely has the Christmas vibe in terms of aesthetics, thanks to being topped off with red and green sprinkles to create that Christmas look.
As well as looking great, this recipe also leads to fudge that tastes great and is sure to be a winner for chocolate fans due to combining both white and plain chocolate within its layers.
A tip for this recipe is to ensure that the sprinkles are added in at the very end when you are making the white chocolate layer to make sure that they don’t melt.
Another recipe that incorporates cranberries, this choice pairs the dried fruit with salty pistachios to create the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors.
This is another kind of fudge that has a very festive look to it- whilst also tasting delicious- due to the combination of red from the cranberries, green from the pistachios, and white from the fudge itself.
If Oreos are your cookie of choice, then this next fudge recipe is sure to be a delicious treat for you!
As well as featuring delicious and crunchy Christmas Oreo cookies, you will also need salt, sweetened condensed milk, and white chocolate chips to make this fudge recipe, making for a super quick and easy recipe.
24. Mint Fudge
Another minty choice of fudge, this recipe features a bright, mint green filling that stands out due to being sandwiched between the chocolate parts of the fudge, making for a unique aesthetic as well as a delicious, mint chocolate fudge treat.
As well as white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips, you will also need sweetened, condensed milk, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract to make this fudge as well as green food coloring to get that eye-catching green filling.
We all know that red and white are the staple Christmas colors, and this red velvet and candy cane perfectly show off these colors in style whilst also offering a tasty Christmas treat!
With a sweetness that comes from the white and plain chocolate chips and a minty taste from the peppermint candies and peppermint extract, these are a must to serve at a festive gathering thanks to their aesthetic as well as their delicious taste.
Looking for something boozier with your fudge? Then consider this three-ingredient “Drunk Santa” fudge!
All you will need to make this adult treat is confectioners sugar, white chocolate chips, and either gin or vodka.
Throw in some Christmas-themed sprinkles to make them a little more festive.
Based on the traditional Christmas cake, this Christmas fruit fudge features green and red candied cherries in order to recreate that fruitiness that you get with a traditional Christmas cake.
The fudge is also able to stay sweet thanks to the use of vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, and white chocolate chips within the recipe.
Combining decadent dark chocolate with sweet pieces of toffee and some sea salt, this fudge perfects the fine balance that is needed when combining sweetness with saltiness.
As well as those aforementioned ingredients, you will also only need sweetened condensed milk and unsalted butter to make this rich, creamy fudge.
This sweet treat is sure to be a crowd-pleaser this festive season, bringing together nutty peanut butter with rich and sweet caramel and salty, crunchy pretzels to create a fudge option that has a mixture of tastes and textures that work brilliantly together.
30. Grinch Fudge
Last but not least, this Grinch-themed fudge is sure to be a winner for kids and adults alike this Christmas!
Inspired by the grumpy Dr. Seuss character, this Grinch fudge has a green color that reflects the character’s iconic bright green fur.
The fudge is also decorated with heart sprinkles to reflect the moment in the story when the Grinch’s heart grows three times bigger.
For fans of the Grinch as a character and the story, these fudge treats are a must.
Can I Use One of the Christmas Cake Recipes to Make Festive Christmas Fudge?
With the best christmas cake recipes, you can certainly adapt them to create delectable festive Christmas fudge. Infusing the flavors of a traditional Christmas cake into a rich and creamy fudge can be a delightful surprise for your taste buds. Experiment with different recipes and enjoy the unique blend of flavors in this festive treat.
So there you have thirty delicious fudge recipes that are sure to go down as a treat with family and friends should you choose to make them this Christmas!
No matter what your preferences are in terms of flavors, you are sure to find a fudge recipe that suits you perfectly with our extensive selection.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can indeed! The microwave is a quick and easy way to make fudge, taking less than five minutes.
All you need to do is combine your butter, milk, and sugar and heat it in the microwave before adding your additional ingredients and returning the mixture to the microwave.
Once stirred, pour the fudge into a greased baking pan and let it cool before you cut it up and serve it.