35 Best Fudge Recipes – Easy Ways How to Make Fudge

The best recipes for fudge are yummy, easy fudge to make and fun to share with friends and family! We are on a mission to find the best fudge recipes with the least amount of work required. We love fudge and with these easy fudge recipes, it is so easy you can get the kids involved too!

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The Best Easy Fudge Recipe

It can be so easy to make fudge! It is one of my favorite desserts, and something we make every year during the holidays. There is nothing better than holiday fudge!

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Of course, the traditional chocolate recipe is amazing, but there are SO many more fun ways to make fudge than just marshmallow creme or marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips.

Easy Homemade Fudge Recipes

It sounds a lot harder than it truly is to make homemade fudge! These simple recipes will allow you to make the best fudge, even when you are pressed for time and even from scratch.

So, don’t be intimidated making fudge, dive right in with one of these deliciously easy fudge recipes. The one thing I will suggest, is having a candy thermometer on hand! It makes making fantasy fudge super easy.

Deliciously Easy Fudge Recipes

1. Crockpot Fudge Recipe

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One of my most favorite recipes is crockpot fudge  – so easy! Great for those who need a dessert, but don’t have all day to spend on it. I won’t lie, this is my go to around the holidays, because let’s be honest, who has time to slave away in the kitchen around the holidays?

2. 3-Minute Fudge Recipe

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This could be the easiest fudge recipe ever.

Looking for an easy recipe for milk chocolate delicious fudge? If you’re in a hurry, this  3-minute fudge is ready in no time. This is perfect when you have a hankering for something sweet and need it now! via Chocolate Chocolate and More

3. Easiest Fudge Recipe Ever

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This homemade fudge recipe is made in the microwave.

If you don’t have the patience to make a dessert, just try this easy microwave fudge. It’s still rich, gooey, delicious, and well worth it, but without the waiting and mess. Sounds like a win to me!

4. 2-Ingredient Fudge Recipe

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Are you hungry for homemade fudge, yet?

This easy fudge only requires two ingredients to make. Don’t have a lot of ingredients in your pantry, but need a delicious dessert? Then this is the one for you! So yummy! via Living On A Dime

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Best Fudge Recipes for Fall from Halloween to Thanksgiving

Colorful leaves, sweater weather, and steaming mugs of cider really put me in the mood to make fudge! It’s even more fun when there is a Halloween or Thanksgiving theme to the recipe!

5. Pumpkin Spice Fudge Recipe

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It’ll be hard to let this fudge get to room temperature. The ultimate fall recipe is this pumpkin spice fudge. Move over Starbucks, you’re not the only pumpkin spice goodness around! This recipe screams fall and will be the favorite of every pumpkin spice lover. via Very Best Baking

6. Snickerdoodle Fudge Recipe

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Snickerdoodle fudge sounds amazing.

Don’t want it to stick to the pan? Use parchment paper. Snickerdoodle fudge always reminds me of fall. This one….this one not only reminds me of fall, but I’m so excited about. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love snickerdoodle cookies. They’re so soft, and sweet, and covered in cinnamon, yum! via I Heart Naptime

7. Candy Corn Fudge Recipe

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Best way to eat candy corn…homemade fudge!

Perfect for Halloween, try candy corn fudge. Finally a use for candy corn! Luckily this doesn’t taste a whole lot like candy corn, but just looks like it. However, those who love candy corn can totally add some on top if they like. via Totally The Bomb

8. Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe

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This butter pecan fudge recipe goes great with Thanksgiving dinner! Butter pecan is one of the greatest flavor profiles in my opinion. It’s nutty, brown sugary, mapley, just all around very yummy and embodies fall. Make sure you cook it on medium heat, don’t want burnt sugar! via Growing Up Gabel

9. White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge Recipe

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What a lovely holiday fudge recipe!

White chocolate cranberry fudge would look stunning on your Thanksgiving dessert table, and is an awesome way to use up any leftover cranberries! I like using Ghirardelli white chocolate chips for this. This is such a basic recipe, but so good. Creamy fudge with the tartness of cranberry, yum! via Mom On Timeout

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Ohhhh, Christmas Fudge! Make Christmas Fudge Recipes!

Nothing says Christmas like homemade fudge! We’ve got you covered, whether you’re looking for a traditional fudge recipe or one with a fun holiday twist!

10. Eggnog Fudge Recipe

If you love eggnog then you’ll love this eggnog fudge! My family drinks eggnog like crazy around Christmas time, so I’m very excited to see how they like this! via I Heart Naptime

11. White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe

White chocolate peppermint fudge is perfect for Christmas! Chocolate and peppermint go hand in hand and is a great way to use up candy canes. Let’s be honest, we all end up with an abundance of candy canes every year. via Love Bakes Good Cakes

12. Mint Fudge Recipe

Here is another mint fudge recipe! This one kind of makes me think of Andes mints, and I’m totally okay with that. Yum! It’s such a unique treat. It isn’t a regular marshmallow fudge recipe, but includes milk chocolate and peppermint extract. via Welcome to the Family Table®

13. Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

This sweet treat is great for Christmas, or any time of the year. Try gingerbread fudge this holiday season! Yes! I’m so excited about this one. Like snickerdoodles, I love the gingery, spicy, cinnamon taste of gingerbread! via Sweet 2 Eat Baking

14. Vanilla Bean Fudge Recipe

What an easy recipe! Vanilla bean fudge is easy and tastes so good! There is something so simple, yet amazing about vanilla bean, and I love that this scent and flavor is so popular around Christmas time as it is my family’s favorite. via Something Swanky

I will definitely be making cookie cutter fudge this Christmas. These are so cute and would be a super fun way to get family help make dessert. Even better, these would make super great gifts! via Betty Crocker

16. Candy Cane Fudge Recipe

My kids would have a blast making this festive candy cane fudge. I love how this looks, and I’m sure it tastes great, but it looks like a traditional Christmas dessert. Like something you’d receive from a friend. via Sally’s Baking Addiction

17. Classic Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Keep it simple with this classic peanut butter fudge – it never disappoints! My husband is all about chocolate and peanut butter, so he would love this. But let’s be honest, chocolate and peanut butter are a pretty iconic duo. via Cincy Shopper

18. White Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

If this  white red velvet fudge tastes as good as it looks then it might be the best yet! I am 100% ready for this one. Red velvet cake is my favorite cake, so I feel I would love this. I love sweets, have you noticed? via The Cafe Sucre Farine

19. Caramel Coffee Fudge Recipe

Carmel coffee fudge sounds like the perfect fudge recipe. This sounds like one of those nice desserts you enjoy after a big meal. Coffee and dessert is usually enjoyed after a big meal, but skip all the extra work with a square of this. via Inside Bru Crew Life

20. Cinnamon Roll Fudge Recipe

Cinnamon roll fudge is definitely on my list of things to make. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Not only does it sound delicious, but have you taken a look at it. It looks like gooey deliciousness, just like a real cinnamon roll! Yes please! via Oh Bite It

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I really, really like fudge!

Best Chocolate Fudge Recipes For Dessert Tables

You are guaranteed to liven up any party when you make homemade fudge! It will fly off the plate so quickly it won’t have time to go bad!

21. Turtle Fudge Recipe

Turtle fudge is caramelly sweet and so good. Turtles are such a classic candy that have been around forever, so there is no way turtle fudge can’t be super delicious. Chocolate, nuts, caramel, nom!via Chef In Training

22. Key Lime Pie Fudge Recipe

Key lime pie fudge is one of my all time favorites. This one sounds so unique, sweet and sour…I think this would be perfect when the weather gets hot. Chewy and refreshing! Never thought I’d use those two words together, but you know what, I’m excited to try this. via Love Bakes Good Cakes

23. Neapolitan Fudge Recipe

Neapolitan fudge would be great for a birthday treat. Who doesn’t remember having Neapolitan ice cream growing up? I remember my mother got it because it “had something for everyone” and this delicious dessert is no different. via I Am Baker

24. Banana Cream Fudge Recipe

Banana cream fudge sounds delicious! If you’ve never had banana cream, you’re missing out! Also, I love the splash of chocolate they add with the crust. Which is pretty unique, but I’m down with it. via Inside Bru Crew Life

25. Rock Road Fudge Recipe

This is one of the best fudge recipes. Rocky road fudge is full of marshmallows which makes me love it! Another iconic flavor we all know and love! Chewy, sweet, salty, nutty, perfect combination of flavors and textures. via Mom On Timeout

26. Cotton Candy Fudge Recipe

My kids would go crazy for cotton candy fudge. It’s sweet, it’s fun, and it is colorful! White, purple, and blue! You could even change up the colors. I think a bright pink would be a lot of fun. via Smart School House

27. Strawberry Swirl Fudge Recipe

This strawberry swirl fudge would be perfect for a girly baby shower or birthday. I am really excited about this one. Strawberry is one of my favorite fruits, so I am sure this is great. Plus, white chocolate and strawberries go very well together. via Shugary Sweets

28. Bubblegum Fudge Recipe

Sounds weird but I’ll bet bubblegum fudge is great! Sounds like something else my kids would love. They’re always picking out bubble gum at the store, so this seems like something they’d be jazzed about. via Lorann Oils

29. Pistachio Fudge Recipe

My son loves pistachio ice cream so I’m betting he would love this pistachio fudge. This is something I hadn’t seen before. I feel like pistachio is kind of underrated though. via Chocolate Chocolate and More

30. Butterfinger Fudge Recipe

If you’re a fan of the candy bar then you’ll love butterfinger fudge. Gooey and crunchy, love the different textures in dessert. Plus, butterfingers are a classic candy. via Shugary Sweets

31. Mint Oreo Fudge Recipe

My two favorite things combined in fudge – mint oreo fudge! via Spend With Pennies

Yum! Cookie dough fudge is the best. I love that each square of fudge has a big ball of cookie dough in it. Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookie dough. I feel like this recipe is super good, but super rich. via Lil’ Luna

33. Rainbow Chip Fudge Recipe

Rainbow chip fudge is so festive and is perfect for a birthday. Have y’all ever tried it? I remember it being a family favorite going up. It’s sweet, vanilla, but the rainbow chips added a nice texture and chocolate note. I’m excited to try this one, at the very least for nostalgic purposes. via Betty Crocker

34. Triple Chocolate Fudge Recipe

If chocolate is your thing, try this triple chocolate fudge. And I can say with all honesty, chocolate is definitely my thing! via Simplistically Living

35. S’mores Fudge Recipe

If you love s’mores like I do then try this s’mores fudge. So yummy! This is another iconic…I was gonna say duo because the marshmallow and chocolate, but we can’t forget about the graham crackers! via Wine and Glue

36. Buckeye Fudge Recipe

Buckeye fudge is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. If you’ve never had a buckeye, a buckeye is an old-fashioned candy. It’s made by mixing peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar, and then coating it in chocolate, leaving a bit of the peanut butter exposed. This recipe, is going to be delicious, I just know it!

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How Do I Store Homemade Fudge?

After all that work, you want to make sure that you store your fudge properly!

After you have sliced your fudge into individual bars, wrap it in wax paper to prevent sticking, and then place it into an ” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>airtight storage container to keep it fresh.

On the counter, fudge has a shelf life of about a week, refrigerated, it can last for about two weeks, if packaged correctly in an airtight container.

Can I Freeze Fudge?

You can also freeze fudge. Just be sure to use freezer-friendly containers or freezer bags, and eliminate as much air as possible before sealing.

Depending on the ingredients used, and how well you package it, frozen homemade fudge can have a shelf life of up to three months.

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Looking For More Fudgy Delicious Desserts?

Fudge is delicious, but so are other desserts that have that rich, chocolatey, deliciousness that we associate with it. Here are some of our favorite fudgy desserts that everyone will love!

  • In a hurry? No problem! You’ll want to try this Ziploc fudge. It’s so easy to make that even kids can help!
  • Chocolate fudge stick bears are so easy to make! Plus, they’re cute as all get out! Also, can I just say…they’re delicious.
  • Traditional fudge is always a go-to. Butter, sugar, chocolate chips, marshmallows…nothing beats it!
  • Want something equally as rich and delicious? Then these cream cheese brownies are just what you are looking for!
  • Looking for something a little less rich and vegan friendly? No problem! You’ll love these easy black bean brownies then!
  • Chocolatey melty goodness is all that can be said about these air fryer s’mores.

Which was your favorite fudge recipe? Which one will you be trying? Let us know down below!