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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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 perfect fudge? ›

The key to creamy, luscious fudge is controlling crystal formation. If the sucrose (table sugar) crystals are small, the fudge will feel creamy and smooth on your tongue. But if the crystals are large, the fudge develops a crumbly, dry, or even coarse texture.

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).

How do you make homemade fudge firmer? ›

​Harden the fudge:​ Place your container or tins in the fridge for 2 hours, which is the time it takes for the fudge to set. Once it's hardened, cut the fudge into 12 pieces or remove it from the muffin tins. Store in the fridge or the freezer (if you don't devour it right away).

What keeps fudge from getting hard? ›

Too little time and the water won't evaporate, causing the fudge to be soft. Conversely, cook it too long and fudge won't contain enough water, making it hard with a dry, crumbly texture.

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.

Do you stir fudge when it's boiling? ›

Brush the sides of the pan with a wet brush at the beginning of cooking to dissolve sugar crystals stuck to the sides. Never stir the mixture during cooking or sugar could crystallize again. The mixture may seize and become grainy. Use a candy thermometer or conduct a cold water test to check if the fudge is done.

Where is the world's best fudge? ›

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

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 is the most popular flavors 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 not to do when making fudge? ›

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid for Candy Shop-Worthy Fudge and Caramels
  1. Using the Wrong Pan. All candy and confections start by melting sugar. ...
  2. Stirring the Sugar. ...
  3. Not Using a Candy Thermometer. ...
  4. Leaving Out the Parchment Paper Lining. ...
  5. Skipping the Cooking Spray. ...
  6. Scraping the Pot. ...
  7. Using a Cold Knife to Slice.
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Why won't my 3 ingredient condensed milk fudge set? ›

This often happens when the condensed milk and chocolate chip mixture isn't hot enough to start. Everything must be completely melted before it is transferred to the pan to cool. Heat in 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring well between each to ensure everything is melting evenly.

How to fix fudge that won't set? ›

How can you fix soft fudge? Put it in a microwave safe bowl that is large enough that it won't boil over. Reheat it to the boiling point and cook for about 3 more minutes. Then you can beat some powdered sugar into it if this doesn't make it set.

What to do with failed fudge? ›

My advice to you is to just pour it in a jar, call it something else delicious, and pretend you meant for it to be that way. The nice thing about my “failed” fudge is that it tastes absolutely delicious! A spoonful of the delectable treat will make you want for more.

Why is my fudge so runny? ›

If your fudge fails to harden in the fridge, it means that you probably didn't cook it to the right temperature. Fudge is a candy, and that means it is extremely picky about temperature - fudge must be cooked to precisely 237–239 degrees Fahrenheit so that sugar forms the desired consistency when cooled.

Why does my fudge come out like toffee? ›

If your fudge has a texture like soft toffee, it could be due to overcooking, using too much sugar or butter, or not cooking it to the right temperature.

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!

What consistency should fudge be before it sets? ›

Points to remember

You know it's ready when a small amount of the mixture dropped into a glass of cold water sets into a soft ball that you can lift out with a teaspoon and pinch between your fingers. Turn off the heat and keep stirring for 5 minutes or until the mix starts to thicken a little.

How do you cut fudge so it doesn't crumble? ›

Put both knives into a large measuring cup, add boiling water onto the knives, and before cutting the chocolate or the dessert into pieces, wipe the knife with a towel. The warm knife will easily cut through without cracking.

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