The Best Christmas Fudge Recipe (2024)

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Published on December 12, 2022 by Chahinez 4 Comments

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This classic Christmas fudge recipe is made with white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and sweetened condensed milk to make the creamiest and smoothest holiday treat. The festive sprinkles add a nice pop of color and texture as well. Serve this for friends and family or use as homemade gift during this season.

Since you are here, I know you will also like this Christmas Crack recipe, this super festive holiday sugar cookie bar as well as these Rolo pretzel bites.

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This is the best Christmas fudge ever!

With the holiday season being in full effect I knew I had to share some no bake yummy treats that we can easily throw together so immeditaely I thought of this Christmas no bake sweet treat to use as a last-minute gift or treat for y our guests and family.

It combines a layer of classic chocolate fudge at the bottom and a layer of white chocolate fudge on top. This is perfect for those who love both white and dark or semi sweet chocolate because you get a little bit of both in beach bite plus the look of these is so fun. Each slice will have the most gorgeous layering ever! Plus it is sliced into small squares just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth without being too overwhelmingly sweet.

What is Christmas fudge?

Christmas fudge is a type of no bake candy that is more often than not made and enjoyed during the holidays. It is rich, creamy, and sweet. Recipes vary for creamy fudge but most of the time the easiest way to make it with by mixing melted chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and letting it set. This makes it so that you only need minutes of prep for a quick and easy basic homemade fudge.

We are calling this a Christmas fudge because it is decorated with Christmas sprinkles but feel free to decorate is however you want. Anything christmassy or festive will do the job.

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Why you need to make this recipe!

  • It is a basic recipe with basic ingredients but it packs a punch!
  • This is a cute recipe that you can start making every year around the holidays to start a new family tradition.
  • These simple fudge bites are an easy way to fill up your cookie boxes or Christmas cookie trays with something that comes together fast and doesn’t require much effort.
  • It is an easy recipe that you can use to get the kids involved too.
  • This recipe can. be made on the stovetop over a double boiler or in the microwave.
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Ingredients for this Christmas fudge recipe

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this dessert. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.

  • White chocolate chips
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chipsI used semi sweet chocolate but feel free to use dark or milk chocolate chips for the bottom layer as well.
  • Sweetened condensed milk- Make sure that you are using sweetened condensed milk in this recipe and not just condensed milk.
  • Vanilla extract – This will add a little extra depth of flavor to our fudge. IF you have a peppermint fanatic add a little peppermint extract to your chocolate for a festive Christmas season treat.
  • Festive sprinkles- Use whichever you prefer

How to make this delicious fudge recipe?

This is how you can make this holiday candy. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!

  1. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk in a bowl.
  3. Pour in the prepared baking sheet and gently spread using a spatula.
  4. In a clean bowl, melt the white chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk and spread on top of the chocolate fudge layer.
  5. Top with Christmas nonpareil sprinkles and let it set in the fridge before slicing and enjoying.

TIP- The fudge will set pretty fast so make sure you have all your tools handy so you can spread it fast.

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Frequently asked questions – FAQ

How to store this Christmas time fudge?

Store this fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Can I freeze this festive fudge?

This delicious treat is perfect because you can make it ahead of time and freeze it for later! It can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Is fudge difficult to make?

This recipe is super easy and straight to the point. Just know that you will need to move fast when it comes to spreading your fudge in the prepared pan so have everything ready and close by so that it is still soft when you are trying to spread it in layers.

How to serve this Christmas fudge?

My favorite and easiest way to serve this fudge is in cute holiday boxes or baggies. I love giving it to friends, family members, and even neighbors.

Can I store fudge at room temperature?

No it is best to store this fudge in the fridge. Traditional fudge recipes tend to get too soft when left at room temperature and we want our sweet bites to retain their shape.

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Semi sweet and white chocolate Christmas fudge

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The best Christmas fudge recipe

This easy Christmas fudge recipe is simple, delicious and will look so good in your holiday cookie swap boxes.

5 from 13 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 10 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 36 servings

Calories 89 Calories



  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  • Place the white chocolate chips in a medium bowl, the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a separate medium bowl. Divide the sweetened condensed milk in half, adding some to the white chocolate and some to the semi-sweet chocolate.

    14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips, 6 oz white chocolate chips

  • Melt the semi-sweet chocolate mixture in the microwave in 30-second increments stirring in between every time. Add in the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan.

    2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Melt the white chocolate mixture in the microwave in 30-second increments stirring in between every time. Add in the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Mix in the Christmas sprinkles and spread on top of the semi-sweet chocolate fudge layer.

    2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Top with extra sprinkles and chill in the fridge for at least one hour before slicing and enjoying

    2 tablespoon christmas sprinkles


Calories: 89CaloriesCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 19mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 0.3mg

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  1. Tanya

    Lucky me! I was at the store today and decided to throw in three of these ingredients because it’s almost time to bake. Looks like I will be giving these a try this week—certainly looks festive and delicious!


    • Tanya

      I made two batches and they are chilling. Looks so pretty and smells great. I can’t wait to taste a tiny square.


      • Val Bellows

        Just making now! Looks so festive 😋🎄

      • Chahinez

        I know right!

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What is the secret to great fudge? ›

The trick to good homemade fudge is to cook the ingredients to the right temperature to form a sugar syrup, and cool the mixture properly so the texture of the fudge turns out smooth and firm, but soft enough to cut.

Is evaporated milk or condensed milk better for fudge? ›

Use Evaporated Milk- Make sure to use evaporated milk and not sweetened condensed milk. If you accidentally use sweetened condensed milk your fudge will be incredibly over the top sweet. Cut up the Butter– Before adding the butter in make sure to cut it into smaller pieces for faster melting.

What is the secret to smooth fudge that is not gritty? ›

Once a seed crystal forms, it grows bigger and bigger as the fudge cools. A lot of big crystals in fudge makes it grainy. By letting the fudge cool without stirring, you avoid creating seed crystals.

What makes high quality fudge? ›

You have to control two temperatures to make successful fudge: the cooking temperature AND the temperature at which the mixture cools before stirring to make it crystallize. Confectionery experiments have shown that the ideal cooking temperature for fudge is around 114 to 115 °C (237 to 239 °F).

What does cream of tartar do in fudge? ›

Cream of tartar is used in caramel sauces and fudge to help prevent the sugar from crystallizing while cooking. It also prevents cooling sugars from forming brittle crystals, this is why it's the secret ingredient in snickerdoodles!

Should you stir fudge while it's boiling? ›

Avoid Stirring Once the Mixture Comes to a Simmer

Another key part of a successful fudge texture is when you stir the mixture. Stirring the sugar and milk during the initial stages of cooking allows the sugar to dissolve. However, once the mixture comes to a boil, it's time to put the spoon down.

Why won't my condensed milk fudge set? ›

The most common culprit behind unset fudge is inaccurate temperature control. If the sugar mixture hasn't reached the correct temperature, your fudge won't set. Ensure you use a reliable candy thermometer and follow temperature guidelines meticulously to achieve the desired consistency.

What is the best pan to make fudge in? ›

Secondly, the pot's material should allow for good heat distribution hence your top choice should be copper cookware or a pot with a copper core. Copper's exceptional heat conductivity offers unparalleled temperature control, an asset when working with finicky ingredients like sugar.

What went wrong with my fudge? ›

If your fudge is tough, hard, or grainy, then you may have made one of several mistakes: You may have overcooked it, beaten it too long, or neglected to cool it to the proper temperature.

Why is my old fashioned fudge not hardening? ›

If you didn't reach the correct temperature during the cooking process, it might not set properly. Use a candy thermometer to ensure that you reach the recommended temperature. Overcooking or Undercooking:Solution: Cooking the fudge for too long or too short a time can affect its texture.

Why did my fudge turn out like taffy? ›

If the temperature is too low, the fudge will be too soft and sticky, and if it's too high, it will turn into a hard, crumbly mess. The ideal temperature to cook fudge is between 232-234 degrees F (111-112 degrees C).

Where is the world's best fudge? ›

While fudge was not invented on Mackinac Island, it most certainly – and most deliciously – was perfected here.

Can you over beat fudge? ›

Beating the cooled batter is one of the crucial steps of fudge-making, but overbeating can turn fudge hard as a rock. Pay close attention to the change in appearance and only beat the fudge until it loses its glossy sheen.

What is the most popular flavor of fudge? ›

After years of testing recipes, we're pretty sure we have a handle on the most popular fudge flavors, but chocolate and cherry will always rank high on the list.

What gives fudge the creamy texture and dull appearance? ›

It's the size of sugar crystals that makes the knees of fudge lovers buckle…the smaller the crystals, the less they are perceived on the tongue and the more the fudge tastes smooth and creamy. Cooking, and beating after cooking, is the key to successful fudge.

Can you overbeat fudge? ›

Beating the cooled batter is one of the crucial steps of fudge-making, but overbeating can turn fudge hard as a rock. Pay close attention to the change in appearance and only beat the fudge until it loses its glossy sheen.

How do you keep fudge smooth? ›

So, the key to smooth yet firm fudge, pralines, and fondant is to first bring the mixture to a high enough concentration and then let it cool off somewhat before starting to stir. And once you do start to stir, stir fanatically and without stopping for the finest, creamiest texture.

Why is my fudge not creamy? ›

Beating the mixture encourages the formation of small sugar crystals, which leads to the crumbly texture. The crystals may not be noticeable in themselves but the fudge mixture will thicken and turn from shiny to matte in appearance.

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