In my family, Christmas time has always been synonymous with fudge season. There is no better holiday tradition than giving and receiving an artfully-decorated tin of assorted fudge.
Below is an assortment of all the essential holiday fudge recipes that should make the baking list before (or after!) Christmas. From simple chocolatey classics to mint chocolate chip, pumpkin pie and cranberry white chocolate, there is fudge flavor for everyone.
Traditional Chocolate Fudge
Website: Six Little Bowls
You can’t go wrong with this perfect basic fudge recipe for the holidays. This rich and creamy fudge and tastes good with or without nuts. It’s all up to you!
Website: Made in a Pinch
This simple oreo fudge recipe is so dreamy and creamy that no one can resist it. Seriously. It’s a perfect no-bake recipe for any time of the year and makes a terrific DIY gift idea.
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge
Website: House of Nash Eats
Creamy, rich squares of this peanut butter fudge recipe are perfect treats for sharing all year long, but especially around the holidays. With a classic smooth fudge texture and the taste of peanut butter, how could you go wrong?
White Chocolate Caramel Fudge
Website: Freebie Finding Mom
This easy, no-bake white chocolate caramel fudge recipe requires just 7 ingredients and about a half hour to whip up. This rich, creamy and decadent white chocolate fudge candy is a great way to shake up your fudge routine and offset the onslaught of rich chocolate.
Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge
Website: Baking Beauty
Cool, creamy and bursting with a generous amount of chocolate chips. If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, you’ll LOVE this fudge recipe.
Vegan Marshmallow Peppermint Fudge
Peppermint fudge is simple and classic dessert option for the holidays. This vegan version requires no cooking, so it’s easy for the kiddo’s to help make. When you’re done, decorate with candy canes!
Rocky Road Fudge
Website: Well, If She Can Do It
The classic flavors of rocky road, all in a delicious fudge that can be made in your microwave! It’s so good, you’d think it was purchased from a real fudge shop.
Pumpkin Pie Fudge
Didn’t get your fill of pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving? Pumpkin pie fudge is full of spice and holiday flavors. The walnuts add a nutty crunch, creating a prefect combination of flavor and texture.
Hot Chocolate Fudge
Website: Platter Talk
Hot chocolate fudge is a no-brainer for the holiday season, but it’s so good you’ll want to make this treat year-round.
Cranberry White Chocolate Fudge
Website: Will Cook For Smiles
This white chocolate fudge with a cranberry jam swirl is smooth and creamy, with a wonderful contrast of sweet chocolate and sour cranberries. Cranberry jam is a perfect balance to sweet chocolate, making this fudge your secret holiday ace.
Chocolate Pretzel Fudge
Website: My Joy-Filled Life
Chocolate and pretzels is a timeless pairing…and age old love affair. Any fudge aficionado needs this sweet, salty and crunchy treat in their arsenal. With just 3 ingredients, it’s simply delicious.
Condensed Milk and Gingerbread Fudge
Website: Nourish Plate
This creamy condensed milk and gingerbread fudge recipe takes only 15 minutes to make and is seriously addictive. If you love gingerbread spices, then you’ll want to make this simple and unique sweet this holiday season.
Pecan Buttermilk Fudge
Website: The View From Great Island
This pecan buttermilk fudge is a creamy white fudge unlike any other. The crunch of pecans and sweet tangy flavor makes this a truly delicious and unique treat!
Milk Chocolate Shortbread Fudge
Website: A Mummy Too
This recipe is perfect for using up the glut of chocolate and shortbread we all tend to have in the house after Christmas. With the perfect combination of light chocolate and crunchy shortbread, you won’t be able to have just one piece.