This list of wonderful fudge recipes contains everything from classic chocolate fudge to more creative flavors like peanut butter or root beer. Fudge is usually made out of butter, milk, and sugar. That leaves a lot of room for innovative additions, from orange creamsicle to key lime pie. Once you’ve nailed the basic recipe for this mild-flavored classic treat, you can experiment with your favorite flavors.
For this nutty fudge, you need one pot, one pan, and 45 minutes. Just melt the ingredients, combine well, add the walnut, cool, and enjoy! Although it seems plain in its preparation the final result is rich and complex. For people with walnut or other tree nut allergies, use the same amount of sunflower seeds or pepitas for an unbelievable, allergy-safe crunch.
Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven! Try this adult-flavored fudge and serve it with an espresso shot for an extra dose of pick-me-up goodness. Although the process has many steps, it’s still fairly simple to make. The beautiful swirled pattern that mimics the steamed milk swirls in a cappuccino makes a great impression on a dessert table.
Cookies and Cream Fudge
Sandwich style cookies with creamy white chocolate fudge are an all-in-one treat! You need 45 minutes to make this before cooling and a lot of patience not to eat a piece before it’s set. Although the recipe calls for Oreo cookies, the creamy base can take any cookie, like peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, chocolate chip, or even fig or fruit-filled.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Usually, silky old-style peanut butter fudge requires a long time over the stove stirring, but this quick version takes only 25 minutes, three ingredients, and has a great crunch thanks to the crunchy peanut butter.
Key Lime Pie Fudge
This recipe takes the classic flavors of key lime pie and recreates them in fudge form. Creamy white chocolate fudge, flavored with lime zest and fresh lime juice, sits atop a crunchy graham cracker crumb crust for a refreshing finger food sized dessert. Bake the crust for 5 minutes, melt the rest of your ingredients in the microwave, and 35 minutes later you have a pan of goodness ready to chill. Decorate with lime peel curls or drizzle with melted white chocolate
Orange Creamsicle Fudge
This is a recipe that requires a lot of attention to detail over 45 minutes of cooking, but it isn’t really too difficult. The marshmallow fluff speeds up the process. The recipe calls for a thermometer to check the candy temperature, so it’s key that you have one. Also, have food coloring at hand or keep it natural and use turmeric or annatto to achieve the orange color.
Those blocks of sweet, homemade fudge are hard to resist. Package up a box of these sweet treats for any special occasion and try a variety of flavors from fruity and light to rich and chocolatey. It will be a perfect gift for everyone!