Five Delicious and Easy Fudge Recipes

Lots of baking and candy-making goes on in the RecipeGirl house during the holidays. I prefer to give homemade gifts to the special people in our lives, so they usually receive tins that include a wide variety of cookies and candies. And fudge is always, always included. It can be simple to make, and you can play with so many flavors. I don’t get along with candy thermometers very well.. and guess what? No candy thermometer is needed for any of these fudge recipes!

Here are five of my favorite fudge recipes to share with you… all easy-to-make and delicious.

#1: Rocky Road Fudge: This is a creamy chocolate fudge with peanuts and marshmallows tucked inside. I love the texture of this fudge. You get a little crunch from the peanuts and then soft, sweet bites of (real) marshmallow too. This fudge is my kiddo’s favorite.  It also happens to be naturally gluten-free, as long as you’re careful with which brands you buy.

#2: Cinnamon Fudge: If you’re lucky enough to be able to find Cinnamon Chips in your local market, then you must try this fudge. The cinnamon chips are made by Hersheys (and King Arthur Flour sells them too). I love the flavor of this fudge, but then again I love those cinnamon chips too! This fudge is my favorite.

#3: Chocolate- Peanut Butter Fudge: Anything chocolate + peanut butter is a big win in my book. These two flavors –giant ribbons of peanut butter and chocolate sitting side-by-side are a great pairing for fudge.

#4: Eggnog Fudge: If you’re crazy about eggnog then you’ll likely enjoy this fudge too. It’s creamy and delicious and has a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg on top. Perfect for the holidays.

#5: Mint Truffle Fudge: If you’ve been lucky enough to discover those Mint Truffle Hersheys Kisses, that’s what I incorporated into this fudge to make it so delicious and festive. You can also use the equally-addicting Andes Mints for this fudge… my husband’s favorite.

All fudge recipes mentioned in this post can be found by clicking on the recipe titles above! :)

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29 Responses to “Five Delicious and Easy Fudge Recipes”

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    Lauren at KeepItSwee — December 16, 2010 @ 2:52 AM

    the cinnamon and chocolate peanut butter fudge both look amazing!

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    Lauren at KeepItSwee — December 16, 2010 @ 2:53 AM

    @Lauren at KeepItSwee, by the way – are you still able to find cinnamon chips? i haven’t seen them in forever

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    Lauren — December 16, 2010 @ 5:02 AM

    Fudge galore! All equally delectable, I’m sure :).

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    Heather — December 16, 2010 @ 5:06 AM

    rocky road and peanut butter chocolate for me please :)

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    Cheryl — December 16, 2010 @ 5:30 AM

    the people in your life are very lucky to get these tins!!

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    Michelle — December 16, 2010 @ 6:15 AM

    I’m gonna have to give that cinnamon fudge a try. Sounds delicious!

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    Lori Lange — December 16, 2010 @ 7:00 AM

    @Lauren at KeepItSwee, Yes! They have them at my grocery store (Hersheys), which is Albertsons.

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    Ashley — December 16, 2010 @ 7:06 AM

    I am so intimidated by fudge!! I think I will tackle a fudge recipe over the Christmas holiday break

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    RecipeGirl's Mom — December 16, 2010 @ 10:56 AM

    The fudge extravaganza is awesome. My mouth is watering for a taste of the eggnog fudge!

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    Nancy — December 16, 2010 @ 7:57 PM

    I am going to have to try the mint fudge. That looks yummy!

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    Ana M. — December 17, 2010 @ 1:59 AM

    I must try these!

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    VeggieGirl — December 17, 2010 @ 2:25 AM

    I would like one of each, please!! :D

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    Amanda — December 17, 2010 @ 4:14 AM

    Thanks for sharing these Lori. Everyone’s been sick so I haven’t done any baking for fear of passing it on. I am having withdrawals!!

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    Beth — December 17, 2010 @ 8:45 AM

    These all look amazing!

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    Alison @ Ingredients — December 17, 2010 @ 8:55 AM

    Wow! Love this post! Great fudge diversity!

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    Barbara — December 17, 2010 @ 9:36 AM

    I’m through candy making for the season, but you sure are tempting me! But I’ll be good and just copy the URL…..

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    Amy @ Serve At Once — December 17, 2010 @ 10:45 AM

    CINNAMON fudge?!

    *swoon*

    Good gracious, woman, what do you have against my thighs?!

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    Medeja — December 17, 2010 @ 3:55 PM

    Oh they all look so gorgeous.. :) want them all

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    Mark — December 17, 2010 @ 6:36 PM

    Oh Boy! I was just looking for one fudge recipe. Now I think I might need to make five batches! Well, four batches at least. I’ve never seen or heard of cinnamon chips here in Canada. I’d really like to try that recipe though.

    Thanks!

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    Lori Lange — December 17, 2010 @ 7:10 PM

    @Mark, That’s a bummer. They’re tough to find even in the USA, actually. You might try ordering them online sometime to try them out!

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    Chris@CooktheStory — December 18, 2010 @ 12:15 PM

    Simple but spectacular! They all sound delicious and look dazzling. I’m on my way to the grocery store RIGHT NOW to look for cinnamon chips. If they don’t have any, I might cry right there in the aisle!

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    Simply Life — December 19, 2010 @ 1:50 PM

    OH my, those all look INCREDIBLE!

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    Kim — December 19, 2010 @ 4:46 PM

    Wow, that fudge looks delicious!

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    shirley — December 20, 2010 @ 9:55 AM

    I LOVE MAKING THE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE WITH MY GRANDCHILD, AND SHE LOVES LICKING THE BOWL AND SPOON WHEN THE FUDGE IS MADE. SO WE MAKE CANDY AND MEMORIES!!

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    Deborah — December 20, 2010 @ 1:24 PM

    How lucky those around you are!! I have some of those truffle kisses so I should give those a try!

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    Cate O'Malley — December 21, 2010 @ 8:33 AM

    So many fudge recipes, so little time. I printed out the recipe for Cinnamon Fudge awhile ago – might be finally time to actually MAKE it!

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    Latoya Bridges — December 22, 2010 @ 1:17 AM

    I LOVE MAKING THE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE WITH MY GRANDCHILD, AND SHE LOVES LICKING THE BOWL AND SPOON WHEN THE FUDGE IS MADE. SO WE MAKE CANDY AND MEMORIES!!

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    Veggie Converter — December 22, 2010 @ 11:19 AM

    Hello,

    I followed and shared on twitter.

    My favorite recipe is “Meaty” vegetarian lasagna…fun to make with the whole family.

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    Chris — December 22, 2010 @ 3:30 PM

    I am lovin’ the Rocky Road. I am weird, but I love that it’s chunky but still neat looking. LOL OCD me…