Having a piece of fudge is one of the fastest ways to indulge your sweet tooth, especially if you’re needing a chocolate fix. Creamy, soft, and rich, fudge is a favorite dessert treat for just about any occasion. Fudge can be made from milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate, but the best part is that it’s so versatile.
You can adapt a basic fudge recipe by adding nuts, flavored extracts, other candies, crushed mints, crushed cookies, fruits, caramel, and more. As you explore these recipes, you’ll see just what kind of amazing treats you can create from a simple basic recipe.
From traditional fudge methods to quick versions, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. Whether it’s the holidays, you’re giving it as a gift, or making it for yourself, this collection of 20 delicious fudge recipes will help you find just the right treat for any occasion.
20 Delicious Fudge Recipes
1. Gingerbread Swirl Fudge
Gingerbread Swirl Fudge by Sally’s Baking Addiction
This gorgeous gingerbread-inspired fudge is a perfect addition to your holiday sweet treats table. Layer your pan with the white chocolate mixture, then the gingerbread mixture and repeat the layers again.
Grab a toothpick or knife and swirl away! Stick the pan in the fridge to firm up the mixture and then cut this masterpiece into small squares and enjoy!
2. Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge
Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge by Sweet And Savory Meals
If you’re a fan of mint chocolate chip you need to make these fudgy treats. These are essentially brownies topped with a layer of mint fudge and then decorated with chocolate chips. These do take longer to make, but you’ll love this incredible minty fudge!
3. Mocha Coconut Fudge
Mocha Coconut Fudge by How Sweet Eats
This beautiful fudge needs to be made, even if all you do is look at it in wonder and congratulate yourself on making such a masterpiece of confectionery goodness.
But I’m guessing you’ll make it, taste it, and then decide that it is everything you could imagine. Share it with friends and family and then get back in the kitchen to make another batch!
4. German Chocolate Fudge
German Chocolate Fudge by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Chocolate fudge with pecan icing? Yes, please! This German chocolate fudge is an awesome way to experience that iconic taste combination. It’s so easy to make, so don’t wait!
5. Caramel Apple Fudge
Caramel Apple Fudge by Lil Luna
For a quick fudge recipe with just 2 ingredients, look no further! If you love caramel apples you will want to try this simple recipe.
This yummy treat comes together in under 15 minutes and needs to chill just a bit before you cut it into squares. Worth the wait!
6. Salted Caramel Turtle Fudge
Salted Caramel Turtle Fudge by High Heels And Grills
Chocolate? Check. Nuts? Check. Caramel? Check. A smattering of salt? Check.
Throw in a can of sweetened condensed milk and you’ve got yourself the makings of salted caramel turtle fudge. Carry on!
7. White Chocolate Pecan Praline
White Chocolate Pecan Praline Fudge by Living Sweet Memories
Pralines are such a lovely decadent treat, and now you can enjoy them in this white chocolate fudge that incorporates a pecan praline mixture right in the middle of it.
You’ll be doing a bit of stirring on the stove to make the mixtures just right, but it’s worth it for the delicious payoff!
8. Traditional Chocolate Fudge
Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipe by Cincy Shopper
Go classic with this traditional method of making chocolate fudge. You’ll need a little time to hang out by the stove for some constant stirring action, but you’ll appreciate the homemade aspect of this fudge. Make it with or without nuts; it’s delicious either way!
9. Caramel Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge
Caramel Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge by Inside Brew Crew Life
This fudge almost makes itself. It’s loaded with pretzels and candy bar pieces which makes it crunchy, chewy, and crazy delicious!
10. Buttered Rum Fudge
Buttered Rum Fudge by Yellow Bliss Road
Rum extract upgrades this buttery fudge to a decadent treat. If you’re concerned about the alcohol content in the rum extract, use an alcohol-free version of the extract. The flavor profile in this fudge makes it a perfect holiday recipe.
11. S-mores Fudge
S’mores Fudge by Bakerita
This classic camping delight gets a new setting as a fudgy treat! This no-bake S’mores recipe takes just 15 minutes to assemble and a short session in the fridge before you’re ready to dig in!
12. Hot Cocoa Fudge
Hot Cocoa Fudge by Wine And Glue
Bite into your hot cocoa…wait! What? Yes, it’s true: all the chocolatey goodness you love about a cup of cozy cocoa has now been transformed into a small little square of yummy goodness, complete with mini marshmallows!
13. Snickerdoodle Fudge
Snickerdoodle Fudge by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Sure, you could make your old standby of snickerdoodle cookies (delicious!), but this is easier, quicker, and possibly even more delicious in fudge form. But you won’t know if you don’t make this and judge for yourself!
14. Salted Toffee Peanut Butter Fudge
Salted Toffee Peanut Butter Fudge by Went Here Ate This
Peanut butter lovers will adore this salted toffee fudge. This recipe is super fast to assemble; it takes just 5 minutes, so there’s no excuse to not make this outrageously delicious sweet treat!
15. Pumpkin Fudge
Pumpkin Fudge by Taste And Tell Blog
This is a must-make for pumpkin season! Pumpkin, white chocolate and marshmallows, lots and lots of marshmallows, get melted and poured into a baking pan only to have to chill for an hour or so. You’ll love this addition to your pumpkin-based recipes!
16. Healthy Chocolate Fudge
Healthy Chocolate Fudge by To Simply Inspire
If you’re looking for a healthy fudge recipe that’s just as decadent as traditional fudge, here it is! You won’t believe that it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no refined sugar; it’s still just as tasty and fudgy as can be. Give it a try!
17. White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge
White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge by Baker By Nature
This festive white chocolate fudge gets a holiday flavor infusion with pistachios and cranberries. It’s gorgeous, divine, and makes a wonderful holiday gift.
18. Cookie and Cream Fudge
Cookie And Cream Fudge by High Heels And Grills
Loaded with crushed Oreo cookies, this fudge will delight fans of the cookies and cream combo. Try this easy recipe for a dreamy fudge that no one can resist.
19. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge by Dinner At The Zoo
The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter comes alive in this over-the-top fudge recipe! This impressive fudge is perfect for a special event, or even as a food gift.
20. Peanut Butter Avalanche Fudge
Peanut Butter Avalanche Fudge by Inside Brew Crew
You’ll love the crunch of Rice Krispies cereal in this fudge! Full of peanut butter flavor, it piles in marshmallows and chocolate chips for good measure, too. Kids and adults will love it!
Please let me know if you try making some of the 20 delicious fudge recipes I shared today. Life is so good when we work together in the kitchen with friends and family.
Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. Please keep prepping by adding an extra can or two this week to your stash. May God bless this world, Linda