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Easy Christmas Fudge Recipe – A Festive Addition To Any Cookie Tray

One of my favorite things to make for our Christmas Cookie trays is this Easy Christmas Fudge Recipe.

Chocolate fudge topped with a layer of white chocolate fudge that has either red and green sprinkles or bits of peppermint candies scattered throughout.

Not only does it look festive, the fudge is absolutely delicious! But best of all, although the ingredient list looks long, it requires only 5 simple ingredients, plus the topping.

Although it takes a little longer to make than our Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, it is a classic holiday recipe that everyone will love!

Christmas Fudge
Not only is this Christmas Fudge easy to make, it is absolutely delicious and makes a great addition to your Cookie Tray gifts!

Easy Christmas Fudge Recipe

*Complete recipe instructions including specific measurements, cook temperatures and times are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to keep reading for helpful tips and tricks when making this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

CHOCOLATE FUDGE LAYER:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Whipped marshmallow cream


WHITE FUDGE LAYER:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Whipped marshmallow cream
  • Vanilla extract


TOPPING:

  • Red & green holiday sprinkles, OR….
  • Crushed peppermint candy or crushed candy canes

INSTRUCTIONS

The first step in making Christmas fudge is to line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, letting it overhang on all sides. Then lightly spray the liner with nonstick spray.

Chocolate Fudge Layer Instructions:

Now it is time to make the chocolate fudge layer. In a medium size saucepan, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and then the marshmallow creme. Then place the pan over medium heat.  

chocolate fudge layer
Make the chocolate fudge layer by combining the semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and marshmallow creme.

Stir the mixture constantly with a silicone spatula. Once the mixture is completely melted and smooth, remove the pan from heat and pour the chocolate fudge mixture into the prepared pan.

Spread the top of the fudge to create an even surface. Then set the baking dish aside while you prepare the white fudge layer.

White Fudge Layer Instructions:  

In a clean, medium size saucepan, add the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and marshmallow creme and then place over medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly with a silicone spatula.

Once the top layer of the Christmas Fudge mixture is completely melted and smooth, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Then quickly stir in the 1/3 cup sprinkles or peppermint chips.

Stir only until the additions are evenly incorporated so that they don’t melt completely into the white fudge layer.

Then spread the mixture on top of the chocolate fudge, spreading it out evenly with a silicone spatula. Add a few additional sprinkles or crushed peppermints on top.

mixing peppermints
After the white chocolate fudge ingredients are melted and smooth, stir in the crushed peppermint candies or red and green sprinkles just until incorporated so that they don’t melt.

Now place the dish with the fudge in the refrigerator for 4 hours, or until completely cooled and set.

After the fudge is hard and firm, remove it from the pan by lifting up on the foil or parchment paper overhang. Then carefully peel the fudge away from the foil or paper and set the fudge on a cutting board.

Slice the cold fudge into small pieces.  

Storing Instructions

Store the Christmas Fudge in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Although, if you live in a extremely warm environment, or you are making this in the middle of summer, I recommend storing the fudge in the refrigerator.

And if you are making this recipe in advance of when you are going to eat it, or give it as a gift, you can also store it in the freezer. Place the cut fudge pieces in an air-tight container. However be sure to place wax paper between the layers so the pieces do not stick together.

The fudge will stay good in the freezer for up to 6 months.

peppermints cooling
After the white chocolate fudge layer has been added, sprinkle a few crushed peppermint candies or red and green sprinkles on top.

Christmas Cookie Tray Recipes

Although you will absolutely fall in love with this Christmas Fudge recipe, if you are looking for other delicious Cookie tray recipes be sure to check out some of our favorites that I have listed below.

Christmas Fudge
Be sure to add this Christmas Fudge to your Christmas Tray recipes! Not only is it easy to make, but it also is a great edible treat to share with family and friends.

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Yield: 18 pieces

Christmas Fudge Recipe

Christmas Fudge

Chocolate fudge topped with white chocolate fudge with red and green sprinkles or bits of peppermint scattered throughout and placed on top. The perfect Christmas fudge recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE FUDGE LAYER:

  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ of a 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoon whipped marshmallow cream

WHITE FUDGE LAYER:

  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • ½ of a 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons whipped marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • ⅓ cup red/green sprinkles, or:
  • ⅓ cup crushed peppermint candy or candy canes

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, letting it overhang on all sides. Spray lightly with nonstick spray.

Chocolate Fudge Layer Instructions:

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and marshmallow creme and heat over medium heat. Stir constantly with a silicone spatula. Once the mixture is melted and smooth, remove from heat and pour into the prepared pan. Spread the fudge to create an even surface. Set aside.

White Fudge Layer Instructions:  

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and marshmallow creme and heat over medium heat. Stir constantly with a silicone spatula. Once the mixture is melted and smooth, remove from direct heat source and stir in the vanilla. Then quickly stir in the 1/3 cup sprinkles or peppermint chips, just until incorporated so that they don't melt. Layer the mixture on top of the chocolate fudge, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle a few additional sprinkles or crushed peppermints on top, if desired.

Cooling & Storing Instructions

  1. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until completely cooled and set. Remove the fudge from the pan by lifting up on the foil or parchment paper overhang. Carefully peel the fudge away from the foil or paper and set the fudge on a cutting board and cut into small pieces.  
  2. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Or freeze in an air-tight container with wax paper between the layers for up to 6 months.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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