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!