Easy Christmas Fudge is a no-bake festive treat, made in just 15 minutes. This homemade fudge recipe is creamy, chocolatey, and delicious!
I love decadent fudge anytime of the year but especially during the holiday season.
This perfect holiday treat is not only for the family to enjoy; but it’s so great to include on a treat tray, or for a cookie exchange.
No one can resist creamy smooth fudge that melts in your mouth.
Best of all, there’s plenty of room for variations on for this fudge recipe. One example is fudge with nuts, or fudge without nuts. The choice is yours!
Just make sure to make many batches of this easy fudge recipe during the christmas season.
I know you’ll want some for yourself, family, and to give away as homemade gifts. Holiday cheer can be spread with a little simple baking.
You’ll want to share how amazing this delicious fudge recipe is. With only 15 minutes of prep, it’s a great choice for the busy season.
It’s a good thing this creamy fudge freezes so well, then you’ll have a delicious treat on for unexpected holiday guests.
Here are the simple ingredients to make this easy fudge recipe. As always, the printable recipe card is at the end of the post.
NOTE: Unlike many christmas fudge recipes, you do not need a candy thermometer for this easy recipe.
- Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Cocoa powder
- Sweet condensed milk
- Sea Salt
- Instant Expresso Powder
- Vanilla Extract
- Chopped Pecans
- Festive Sprinkles
How to Make Easy Fudge
Prepare an 8’’ baking tray (square baking pan) with parchment paper. Once done, you can set it aside.
- Place all the ingredients except pecans and sprinkles in a heat-proof bowl. Then, melt ingredients over the stove using the double boiler method.
How to Double Broil Fudge: Boil 1-2 inches of water in a saucepan. Then, place the heat-safe bowl on top of the saucepan mix until the chocolate is fully melted (about 3 minutes).
- Fold in chopped pecans and stir to combine.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan using a rubber spatula. Finally, top with sprinkles and refrigerate to harden for 3-4 hours.
- Divide the fudge into squares using a sharp knife. Serve or store for later.
There are many so many different variations for this sweet treat. Here are some tasty possibilities:
- Use white chocolate chips to make White Chocolate Fudge
- Use peanut butter chips to make Peanut Butter Fudge
- Instead of pecans, you can use walnuts. Or, make these with no nuts at all.
- Top with crushed candy canes for a festive touch.
- Pick a solid coloured sprinkle or use many colours.
- Use gold or silver sprinkles or pearl candy for an elegant look.
- Use crumbled toffee on top of the fudge.
- After the fudge has cooled, apply a layer of vanilla frosting or peanut butter for a different taste.
For best results, store Christmas fudge in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 10 days.
It will help to place parchment paper between layers when storing, to prevent them from sticking together.
Can I Freeze Christmas Fudge?
Yes, you can! Store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More Holiday Treats
- No-Bake Eggnog Pie
- Soft Ginger Cookies
- Christmas Snowball Cookies
- The Best Christmas Sugar Cookies
- Eggnog Cookies
- Christmas Oreo Balls
FAQs about Fudge
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 14 oz sweet condensed milk
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp instant expresso powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tbsp sprinkles
- Prepare an 8’’ baking tray with parchment paper. Set it aside.
- Place all the ingredients except pecans and sprinkles in a heat-proof bowl. Then, melt ingredients over the stove using the double broiler method: Boil 1-2 inches of water in a saucepan. Then, place the heat-safe bowl on top of the saucepan mix until the chocolate is fully melted (about 3 minutes).
- Fold in chopped pecans and stir to combine.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking tray. Finally, top with sprinkles and refrigerate to harden for 3-4 hours.
- Divide the fudge into squares to serve.
- Keep the fudge refrigerated, and covered, for up to ten days.
- Can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 4g
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Tammi Roy is the founder of My Organized Chaos, a Canadian food and lifestyle blog. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is the mom of three beautiful teenage girls. Tammi’s passions are her family, creating and sharing delicious recipes, travelling and photography. Learn more about Tammi.