Fudge is one of the best dessert treats in the world, because it’s so incredibly sweet and so incredibly soft. I can picture it crumbling up all gooey-like as I type!
Yet, at the same time fudge is seriously easy to make. Using just a blend of sugar, butter, and milk, you can have your very own homemade fudge in no time.
However, you can of course mix it up, and make dozens of different varieties of fudge instead!
There are loads to pick from, which is why we’ve narrowed down the 23 best fudge recipes below. You’re bound to find plenty of new favorites for your sweet tooth!
We’re starting with one that’s really out there, to show you just how much you can mix up fudge to delicious results!
Peppermint extract and vanilla extract will give this its mouth watering flavor, while a mixture of milk and semi-sweet chocolate will make it as sickly as you want (which is surely a lot!).
Simply mix lots of the ingredients in a bowl of gooey delight and spread it out into a pan for setting.
2. Coffee Fudge
Now this is a classic. What makes everything better? Coffee! It certainly makes mornings easier, so why not have it in the form of a perfect slice of fudge?
This is an easy to make recipe, too. You’ll need some coffee powder to give it that classic coffee taste, while chocolate chips will provide a nice and subtle taste of rich chocolate, and marshmallows for extra gooeyness.
Additionally, this recipe says you can sprinkle some almonds on at the end for a nutty edge. It’s up to you though!
I don’t know about you, but my fantasy is certainly fudge. Which makes the name of this tasty treat rather fitting!
Like the coffee fudge, this also uses chocolate chips for some rich chocolate flavor, as well as marshmallow. However, the marshmallow comes in the form of marshmallow creme instead.
On top of that, there are some chopped walnuts thrown into the mix, in order to give the fudge a hint of nuttiness. Trust us, all these flavors blend together extremely well!
Rocky road is one of the best desserts there is, so why not combine it with the other best: fudge?
The reason that rocky road is so beloved is because it finds the perfect mixture of gooey marshmallows and rich chocolate. This recipe uses semi-sweet chocolate chips for the latter of those.
However, you may not realize that another part of rocky road’s famous taste is actually peanuts! It may be subtle, but the bit of nuttines that salted peanuts provide really makes a difference to the dessert.
This has its name because part of its ingredients include Eagle Brand condensed milk. It’s a delicious variation of traditional fudge, as well as being supremely easy and quick!
You’ll also need chocolate chips, some vanilla, and a pinch of salt for this.
However, you can also add some chopped nuts to the mix, as long as you’re not allergic to nuts. If you’ve enjoyed the addition of nuts in the other recipes so far, you’ll want to continue the trend with this one!
This chocolate peanut butter fudge is delicious and extremely easy to make, perhaps even more so than any other recipe we’ve looked at so far.
All you’ll need for this is some white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and part of a cup of peanut butter.
You’ll have noticed that this is using white chocolate as well as regular chocolate. By having this blend, you’ll find the fudge is extremely rich and sickly – but in a good way! It all combines to make a fudge that is layered and tasty.
Another minty one, this is perfect for those who love a bit of mint with their chocolate. Its sweet and sharp taste contrasts brilliantly with the rich chocolate, and is so refreshing.
Better yet, this one uses white chocolate chips as well! In fact, that’s the only chocolate that it uses, unless you add the optional dark chocolate chips that the recipe says you can.
Given that dark chocolate is so much richer, that’ll be quite the contrast!
If you love the nutty tastiness of Buckeye candy, then this fudge version will be essential for you to try!
This includes two delicious and distinctive layers: one peanut butter and one chocolate. The peanut butter fudge layer is made up of (you guessed it) creamy peanut butter, as well as butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.
You know it’s going to be super creamy and gooey!
It all blends really well with the thick layer of chocolate that covers the peanut butter fudge.
Now there’s a name that screams sickliness if ever there was one! And there’s nothing bad about that, because this is as delicious as they come.
If you love eating Oreos as a snack, then this will be the perfect fudge for you, because it includes 20 Oreos crushed into it. On top of that chocolate goodness, white chocolate chips are also included.
Heavy whipping cream helps to make the fudge extra light. On a similar note, marshmallow fluff is one of the ingredients too, making the dessert extra fluffy and fun.
Peanuts or other nuts have come into a lot of the fudge recipes we’ve looked at so far, so it only makes sense that one of the varieties is exclusively dedicated to the delicious nuttiness.
All you’ll need for this tasty treat is butter, milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and sugar. Oh, and peanut butter! That’s the most important part, and will make sure that the fudge has a distinctively nutty flavor to it.
Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterifnger fudge! It’s the delicious candy bar loved by Bart Simpson, but did you know it can also be turned into a lovely fudge? It can!
Better yet, it only needs four ingredients. White chocolate chips will give it a bit of a sickly chocolate edge, while the creamy peanut butter will help to make it feel just like a classic Butterfinger bar.
Add to that some candy corn and some condensed milk, and you’ve got a quick treat!
12. Nestle Fudge
While you may think of Nestle as a maker of great candy bars, this actually also uses their own brand evaporated milk (see also ‘33 Great Recipes For Evaporated Milk‘)! In addition to that, it used Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
Add to that some soft and gooey miniature marshmallows, and this fudge is one that’s light and fluffy.
Here’s one you’ll have never thought possible – I know I didn’t! A root beer float is a delicious and creamy drink that kids love, so why not turn it into fudge?
This uses root beer concentrate to achieve that effect, as well as white baking chips and marshmallow creme.
This type of fudge gives a perfect contrast in flavors, with the saltiness of the pretzel nicely mixing against the super sweetness of the caramel.
This involves pretzels in a very literal way, since you crush a cup’s worth of the delicious snacks in order to add it to the mixture.
On top of that, the caramel comes in bits or squares, while semi-sweet chocolate morsels help to give the fudge an edge of chocolate richness.
Up until now, appearance has been a huge part of these recipes. Besides the funny green tint of the peppermint fudge, it’s all been about taste so far. But with this cookie monster fudge? Well, just look at it!
Colored ice blue and with funny cartoon eyes to round it off, this looks just like the famous funny Sesame Street character.
It’s easy to make, too! All you’ll need are blue candy melts, bits of broken cookie, sweetened condensed milk, and some candy eyes (well of course!).
With this toasted coconut fudge, you can really taste the exotic fruitiness of the coconut, as well as enjoy the fluffiness that comes from the added marshmallow fluff.
The coconut taste comes from two different ingredients. One of them is coconut extract, while the other is flakes of unsweetened coconuts (see also ‘50 Easy Best Coconut Desserts Recipes‘). It all combines to give a strong hint of the delicious and sweet fruit.
Some white chocolate chips give the whole thing a hint of sweet chocolate, too. What a delicious blend of flavors!
17. Candy Corn Fudge
These candy corn fudge pieces look absolutely amazing, looking like little multicolored pyramids of yellow, orange, and white. They look like something you’d be eating on a beach or dipping in your cocktail!
The yellow and red are achieved through food coloring, and make quite the impact.
Besides that, you’ll only need white chocolate morsels and some sweetened condensed milk for this recipe. Could it be any easier?
Those are heated together in a microwave before being poured into a pan and cooled in a freezer for five minutes.
After that, continue following the recipe instructions, and you’ll have these delicious and decorative treats in no time!
It may not sound tasty…but it is! This fudge comes from a healthy vegetable, while also offering up hints of cinnamon and chipotle. It’s too unique not to try, so get baking and thank us later!
Is there anything more refreshing than pink lemonade? Now you can enjoy it in fudge form.
White chocolate morsels and marshmallow creme give it a rich and gooey flavor, while Kool-Aid pink lemonade mix gives it the dazzling color.
Perfect for Halloween, this fudge uses canned pumpkin to give it an extremely sweet and almost nutty flavor.
Of course, that is then made properly nutty, because toasted pecans are thrown into the mix too! This is a delicious blend that’s sure to go down well.
21. Butterbeer Fudge
That’s right, this fudge is perfect for Harry Potter fans (see also ‘33 Easy Recipes for Harry Potter Fans‘) because it uses the famous butterbeer drink from the wizarding world.
It helps to achieve that creamy, warm taste with the help of butterscotch chips and rum extract.
This pink fudge covered in sprinkles is perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat! It uses mini strawberry 3 Musketeers candy (as many as 35!) for a supremely chocolatey, fruity taste.
On top of that, the strawberry flavor is strengthened by some canned strawberry frosting.
We’re finishing with a straightforward classic!
These are quick and easy to make, featuring only six ingredients. These include delicious double cream for the creaminess and vanilla bean extract (or vanilla bean seeds) to give it that delicious and sweet vanilla taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Secret To Good Fudge?
Firstly, leave lots of room in the saucepan so the ingredients can expand. Secondly, be spare in how often you stir the mixture. Thirdly, don’t try to scrape every bit into your cooling pan.
Fudge is a delicious dessert – find your new favorite variations of it with our extremely handy list.