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10 Decadent Fudge Recipes to Try This Christmas

Chocolate Orange Fudge    

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Chocolate orange fudge looks festive and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen, but this simple fudge recipe only requires 4 ingredients. It looks beautiful on a holiday platter surrounded by fresh-baked cookies, and it delights gift recipients when it’s nestled in a cellophane wrapper or holiday-themed storage container.

Ingredients

1 stick of butter

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 cup of brown sugar

1 chocolate orange OR 1 milk chocolate candy bar and ¼ teaspoon orange zest

Melt all ingredients over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently with a heat-resistant spatula. Pour into a lined baking pan and refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve immediately, or top with orange zest for added color, texture, and flavor.

Snickers Fudge    

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Snickers fudge requires some effort, but we’re convinced you’ll think the work is totally worth it once you taste the finished product.

Snickers fudge contains 4 different layers. Each layer has to be heated over medium-high heat before being poured on top of the previous layer. The first layer should be poured on a lined or sprayed 9 x 13 baking pan.

Here are the ingredients for Snickers fudge:

 

First Layer

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup butterscotch chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, either sweetened or unsweetened

 

Second Layer

4 tablespoons of softened butter

1 cup of granulated white sugar

1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme or 1 bag of melted marshmallows

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup peanut butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts

 

Third Layer

14 ounce package caramel cubes

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

 

Fourth Layer

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup butterscotch chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, either sweetened or unsweetened

 

Refrigerate for a couple hours before slicing into squares. Garnish with crushed Snickers bars on top, if desired.

Peanut Butter Fudge    

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Peanut butter fudge only requires 4 ingredients, just like the chocolate orange fudge from slide #1. This peanut butter fudge recipe is a creamy, flavorful alternative to traditional chocolate fudge recipes, and you can prepare it fairly quickly.

Ingredients

2 cups of white sugar

1 cup of creamy peanut butter

½ cup of milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Bring milk and sugar to a gentle boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and slowly stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract.

Pour all ingredients in a lined 8 x 8 baking pan and refrigerate for several hours.

Peppermint Oreo Fudge  

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Arrive at holiday gatherings with a plate of this peppermint Oreo fudge and watch fellow partygoers dash to the dessert table for a slice. Peppermint candy adds a festive red hue to this delicious fudge recipe, and crushed Oreos add a hint of crunch to the otherwise-smooth fudge.

Ingredients

1 bag of white chocolate chips

1 cup of white sugar

½ cup of heavy whipping cream

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter

1 small tub Marshmallow Fluff

½ cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Bits

12 holiday Oreos, crushed

Combine all ingredients, reserving a couple Oreos and half of the Andes pieces for topping. Heat remaining ingredients until melted, stirring often, and pour into a lined baking pan. Top with reserved cookies and candy after refrigerating for 1 hour.

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge  

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Mint chocolate chip fudge will quickly become one of your favorite Christmas fudge recipes.

Ingredients

1 bag of white chocolate chips

1 cup of mini chocolate chips

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon of butter or shortening

1 teaspoon of mint extract

Heat all ingredients except the mini chocolate chips over low heat until melted. Let the mixture cool slightly before adding in the mini chocolate chips so they don’t melt. If desired, add a few drops of green food coloring to give the fudge a minty appearance.

Chocolate Pretzel Fudge

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Pretzels add a salty, satisfying crunch to this smooth chocolate fudge.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

1 bag semisweet chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups chopped miniature pretzels

Combine all ingredients but the pretzels in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until blended, and pour in a lined baking pan. Top with crushed pretzels and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Hot Chocolate Fudge  

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Transform a steaming mug of hot cocoa into rich, festive fudge with this hot chocolate fudge recipe.

Ingredients

2 cups dark chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

2 cups of mini marshmallows

Melt white chocolate chips in a pot with a few teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk. Pour the remainder of the milk into a pot with the dark chocolate chips and stir until melted.

Pour the melted dark chocolate mixture in a lined baking pan and let harden for a few minutes. Top with melted white chocolate and let harden a few more minutes, then gently press on the mini marshmallows. Refrigerate for several hours and serve.

Maple Walnut Fudge    

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Maple walnut fudge has a classic flavor accented by crunchy walnuts.

Ingredients

1 cup light brown sugar

1 jar Marshmallow Fluff

1 small can of evaporated milk

¾ stick of butter

1/2 tsp. salt

1 bag white chocolate chips

2 tsp. maple syrup

2 cups chopped walnuts

Melt over low heat for several minutes until fully melted. Pour into a lined baking pan and cool for several hours.

Strawberry Fudge    

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Strawberry fudge is one of the easiest fudge recipes ever because it only requires 2 ingredients. Simply melt a package of white chocolate chips with a container of strawberry frosting, pour in a sprayed baking pan, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge  

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Prepare your favorite fudge recipe, then pour melted peanut butter chips in the center before topping with another layer of fudge. Finish by drizzling a generous amount of melted peanut butter chips on the top of the fudge.

If you can’t find peanut butter chips, melt 1 jar of peanut butter with 1 cup of white sugar and use that instead.

 

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