Our Favorite Foolproof Fudge Recipes

You can’t go wrong with one of these sweet, homemade treats.

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Chocolate Fudge

Love creamy, dreamy, super smooth fudge? Then don’t stir the sugar mixture as it boils. Let it cook (undisturbed) to 234 degrees F and your final candy will have the perfect, crystal-free texture you want.

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Peanut Butter Fudge

You only need 4 ingredients to whip up a batch of this easy microwave fudge — making it one of our go-to recipes during the busy holiday season.

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Chocolate Fudge

Making fudge (the traditional way) is an exact science. Cook your candy to the wrong temperature and you’ll end up with something completely different than what you expected! That being said, we can’t think of anyone better than Alton to show you how it’s done.

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Quick and Easy Peppermint Fudge

Like a cup of cocoa stirred with a minty candy cane, this easy-to-make chocolate fudge has lots of festive, wintry flavor.

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Microwave Fudge

No one will believe you made this old-fashioned chocolate fudge in a matter of minutes! You can stir in any nuts you like (or none at all!) but walnuts will add a hint of nostalgic goodness.

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Birthday Cake White Chocolate Fudge

The secret ingredient in this creamy white fudge is marshmallows. They give this sprinkle-topped treat the perfect texture no candy thermometer needed!

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Cinnamon-Chocolate Fudge

The warm, sweet flavor of ground cinnamon is the perfect complement to chocolate, so Giada recommends choosing chocolate chips with a little intensity. Look for ones that are about 60% cacao solids and you'll get just the right balance of flavor.

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Chipotle Fudge

Sweet and salty with a hint of smoky spice: you’re going to love this lively twist on a classic!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

The beauty of this fudge recipe is that it’s so easy to adapt. If peppermint’s not your thing, swap the crushed candy topping for sprinkles, chopped nuts or dried fruit.

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Five-Minute Fudge Wreath

Pro baking tip: Always read the recipe in its entirety before you head into the kitchen. In the case of this pretty, chocolate fudge wreath, it helps to know that the candy sets up almost instantly so you’ll need to work quickly when you make it!

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Malted Milk Fudge

Malted milk powder gives this chocolate fudge a rich, toasty flavor and malted milk balls add just the right amount of crunch. Talk about a tasty upgrade!

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White Chocolate Pistachio Cherry Fudge

Almost too pretty to eat, this rustic, white chocolate fudge is decorated with bright green pistachios and crimson cherries a sophisticated nod to the beauty of the holiday season.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge

Traditional fudge recipes call for heavy cream and corn syrup, cooked together to a very precise temperature. This sweet and swirly two-tone fudge simplifies things by using canned sweetened condensed milk instead.

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