Relax this holiday season and make this simple 5-ingredient Christmas Fudge in under 10 minutes! No more fussing over a pot of boiling sugar. This Christmas candy is so much easier to make than traditional fudge.
The holidays are stressful enough that keeping your fudge-making simple will help you enjoy more time doing other fun holiday activities.
This fudge is so easy to make. You don't need a candy thermometer. You don't need to stand over a pot of boiling sugar. And you don't have to worry about your fudge crystalizing.
You simply melt white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk together, then stir in a pinch of salt, to balance the sweetness and a splash of almond extract to make this fudge taste like a creamy version of a Christmas cookie.
Top the fudge with red, white, and green sprinkles and it's ready to go!
The sprinkles make this fudge look so festive. I used a combination of red, white, and green Jimmies and confetti sprinkles (the circles) but you can add nonpareils or any shape Christmas sprinkles you like. There are snowflakes, Christmas trees, candy canes, and more.
If you want to make even more fudge for Christmas be sure to check out our other easy Christmas fudge recipes. We've shared recipes to create Grinch Fudge, A Christmas Story Fudge, ReindeerFudge, Snowman Fudge, Eggnog Fudge, and Peppermint Bark Fudge and they are just as easy to make as all of our other easy fudge recipes.
We even shared a round-up of 30+ fudge recipes that are perfect for Christmas.
how to make Christmas fudge
When I set out to create these creamy squares of Christmas Fudge I decided to start with our basic Vanilla Fudge recipe which is using white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
To change things up a bit I swapped out the vanilla for a splash of pure almond extract which gives this fudge a flavor reminiscent of my favorite Christmas cut-out cookies.
make white chocolate fudge topped with sprinkles
- Line an 8-inch square pan with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper. See the video below for a quick and easy trick to neatly lining your pan using tin foil. Be sure to check out our Easy Fudge FAQ page for more tips and tricks to making homemade fudge even easier.
- Stir together 20 ounces of white chocolate chips and one (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat at 70% power for 90 seconds. NOTE: If you use using pure white chocolate (bars or chips that contain cocoa butter) increase the amount to 24 ounces.
- Let the bowl rest in the microwave for 3 minutes before stirring. This allows the heat in the bowl to help melt all the chocolate evenly.
- If needed, you can microwave at 70% power for an additional 10-15 seconds until all the chunks of chocolate have melted.
- Alternatively, you can melt the white chocolate and condensed milk in a saucepan or preferably a double boiler set over low heat on the stove.
- Heat, stirring occasionally until 75% of the chocolate is melted then remove from the heat and let rest for 3 minutes before stirring until melted.
- Stir in 1 teaspoon of almond extract and a pinch of salt, to taste.
- Pour the fudge into your pan and spread it into an even layer.
- Cover the entire surface of the fudge with red, white, and green sprinkles.
- Cover with plastic wrap or tin foil and either set aside at room temperature for at least 4 hours until firm or chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours until firm.
- Uncover and use the tin foil or parchment paper in the pan to lift the fudge out then peel that off and set the fudge on a cutting board.
- Cut the firm fudge into 25 squares.
Watch this quick video to see how easy this Christmas fudge is to make.
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- 20-24 ounces white chocolate chips *see note below
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla, peppermint, or coconut extract)
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup Christmas sprinkles
- Line an 8-inch square pan with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper sprayed lightly with baking spray.
- Combine the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat at 70% power for 90 seconds then let the bowl rest in the microwave for 3 minutes.
- Stir until melted.
- If needed, heat for additional 10-15 seconds at 70% power, allowing the fudge to rest before stirring until completely melted.
- Stir in the almond extract and salt.
- Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle with red, white, and green Christmas sprinkles.
Tap the pan on the counter a few times to ensure the sprinkles have attached to the fudge.
- Cover and set aside for about 4 hours or refrigerate for 2-3 hours until firm.
- Remove from pan and peel off foil or parchment.
Cut fudge into 25 equal squares.
Store the fudge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
how to store this fudge for Christmas
- Wrap your fudge in wax paper then place it in an airtight container and store away from any heat source at room temperature for up to a month.
- Metal tins are the very best containers to use when storing fudge. They will keep your fudge soft and fresh for weeks if not months.
- If you want to keep this longer than a few weeks you may freeze this fudge, but follow these instructions carefully.
- Wrap the fudge well in wax paper then over-wrap that in tin foil or Press 'n Seal. Then place in a zip-top bag or airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
- To thaw, remove from the freezer and set the fudge on the counter but DO NOT open the container or bag for 2-3 hours until the fudge is fully thawed. Once thawed you can remove the fudge from its package and serve.
- NOTE: If frozen the mini chocolate chips may develop bloom (white spots or streaks that appear when the cocoa butter rises to the surface of chocolate that has been exposed to drastic fluctuations in temperature).
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