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Christmas Fudge: Three Easy, Tried & True Fudge Recipes

Dec 11, 2023 | Food and Kitchen, Home

For our family, fudge is always a highly anticipated Christmas treat. I love the variety that you can have and I am always looking for new recipes to try. Here are 3 easy, tried and true fudge recipes that our family enjoys every Christmas season.  Pick one, or make all three for a platter!

three pieces of chocolate fudge with marshmallows and peanuts

Rocky Road Fudge (pictured)

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tbsp butter cubed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows plus a few extra for the top
  • 1 cup salted peanuts plus a few extra for the top

 Line a 9×13 dish with parchment paper.

In a medium saucepan combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Over medium heat, melt the chip mixture stirring constantly until the chips are melted.

Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts.

Place the marshmallows in a large bowl.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and mix well. If you don’t want some of the marshmallows to melt and swirl then wait just a few minutes to let the chocolate cool before pouring over the marshmallows.

Old Fashioned Fudge

  • 2 packages (12 ounce ea.) semi sweet chocolate chips 
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 10 oz. pkg. mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla

[Put those ingredients in a bowl ready to dump in together.]

Put 4 1/2 cups of sugar and 1 can of evaporated milk into a pot. Let come to a rolling boil.

Boil for 6 minutes exactly! Add other ingredients to the boiled mixture. Mix well.

Pour into a buttered or parchment paper lined 9×13 pan. Cool for a few hours then remove from the pan and cut.

Cookie Dough Fudge

  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips-frozen
  • 1/2 cup (1 sticks) butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Cream butter, sugars, milk, and vanilla. Add flour and salt.

Melt white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Combine with cookie dough. Fold in frozen choc chips. Pour fudge into the pan.  Refrigerator 2 hours before cutting.

Spread into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with additional peanuts and marshmallows. (Sprinkle on sea salt if desired as well!) Place in the refrigerator to chill until firm, 2-3 hours or overnight.

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About the Author: Heather Nankey is a city girl school teacher who married a Wisconsin dairy farmer. Nows she’s a homeschooling mom of four, teaching her kids about God and life in general, in the context of farm life. You can find her on Instagram @keyvalley and @valleyviewfarmlabs.

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