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 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.

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 Soft or Too Hard Fudge

The amount of time you cook fudge directly affects its firmness. 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.

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).

Where is the world's best fudge? ›

Whether you visit Mackinac Island on National Fudge Day in June or any other day – maybe during the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival in August – come find your favorite flavor and experience the fudge capital of the world!

Should I stir fudge while boiling? ›

Stir the ingredients to dissolve the sugar until the mixture comes to a boil. If your recipe uses milk, stirring will keep the mixture from curdling. But once it reaches about 236–238 degrees F/113–114 degrees C (the "soft-ball" stage), do not stir it or even shake the pan.

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.

Why does my fudge crumble when I cut it? ›

The ingredients for fudge are combined and cooked to 234 degrees, cooled to 110 degrees without stirring, then beaten until creamy. Candy that isn't cooked long enough will end up too soft; overcooking makes fudge crumbly or hard.

Can I fix fudge that didn't set? ›

OPTION 3) Sieve together some powdered sugar and cocoa powder, and gradually work this into your unset fudge until it reaches the consistency of dough, then roll out and cut into squares, or shape into balls and then roll in powdered sugar (roll the balls in icing sugar, not yourself).

How do you make fudge more solid? ›

How do you fix fudge that is too soft? Bring the fudge back to a boil with 1–2 US tbsp (15–30 ml) of cream. If your fudge is soft or runny, it probably didn't come up to a high enough temperature while it was cooking. Put it back into the saucepan and add 1–2 US tbsp (15–30 ml) of 35% fat whipping cream.

Do you cover fudge while it sets? ›

After the chocolate has mostly melted, stir in the vanilla extract. Continue to stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth and shiny. Pour into a prepared 8 x 8 inch pan. Let the fudge set at room temperature (covered) for at least four hours.

Should you stir fudge constantly? ›

It is important to stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to thicken and its surface starts to look dull or matte. Now is the time to stop beating and pour the fudge into a mould. Another tip: Do not scrape the sides of the pan or the spoon used for stirring.

What gives fudge its firm texture? ›

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 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!


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