Make Some Holiday Fudge at Home

Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by Share My Kitchen

This easy holiday fudge recipe doesn’t require a candy thermometer.

A gift made from the kitchen can be a great way to express your love. You can also try making soft caramels and peanut brittle these holidays.

Homemade Holiday Fudge

Fudge is certainly a wonderful food. You can’t have Christmas without a few batches of fudge. There’s this version of rocky roads fudge that has been made for many decades. There are endless recipes for fudge.

The love for fudge may run deep in your family.

You can also try making mint fudge, which is what you’re going to learn today. Use peppermint extract or mint extract, depending on your preference. To add holiday color, you may also add mint M&M’s on top to give them more minty goodness.

How To Make Fudge

  • A 9 x 13-inch pan should be lined with foil or parchment paper. To make it easier to remove the fudge, ensure that the foil or paper extends all the way to the edges of the pan. Use cooking spray to lightly spray the pan.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sugars, milk, and butter.
  • Bring to a low boil, and when it starts to bubble, begin the timer for 5 minutes.
  • For 5 minutes, stir continuously, allowing the mixture to come to a full boil. Stir, stir, stir!
  • Mix in marshmallow fluff, and then extract until everything is combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate until it is melted. Then, immediately pour into the prepared pan.
  • To smoothen the surface of the fudge, shake or tap the pan. Do not touch it with your hands.
  • Let it set up at room temperature.
  • Use the foil or paper to lift the fudge from the pan. Cut into squares, and place in an airtight container.

Tips For Perfect Holiday Fudge

  • You should use a heavy pan. You can use a candy pan, if you have one. However, if you don’t own a heavy pan, you can find a good-quality pressure cooker at Goodwill. They work well.
  • Use only high-quality ingredients like real butter and chocolate. Don’t use generic Marshmallow Fluff. It really does make a difference.
  • Pay attention to the weather. Making fudge on a rainy or damp day can make it fail. So, if possible, make them on a sunny, non-rainy day.
  • You don’t need to use a candy thermometer.
  • Transform regular fudge into holiday fudge with mint or peppermint extract.

Does Fudge Need To Be Refrigerated?

Fudge doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It can be kept at room temperature for up to 1-2 weeks in an airtight container. If you prefer to eat your fudge chilled or cold, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.

This holiday fudge will become your favorite holiday treat. It’s always a good memory jogger and brings back memories. You will not only get to make delicious fudge, but also get to relive that sweet memory each time you make it.

Holiday Fudge Recipe Card

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 tsp mint or peppermint extract
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • mint M & M’s for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. A 9 x 13-inch pan should be lined with foil or parchment paper. To make it easier to remove the fudge, ensure that the foil or paper extends all the way to the edges of the pan. Use cooking spray to lightly spray the pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugars, milk, and butter.
  3. Bring to a low boil, and when it starts to bubble, begin the timer for 5 minutes.
  4. For 5 minutes, stir continuously, allowing the mixture to come to a full boil. Stir, stir, stir!
  5. Mix in marshmallow fluff, and then extract until everything is combined.
  6. Stir in the chocolate until it is melted. Then, immediately pour into the prepared pan.
  7. To smoothen the surface of the fudge, shake or tap the pan. Do not touch it with your hands.
  8. Let it set up at room temperature.
  9. Use the foil or paper to lift the fudge from the pan. Cut into squares, and place in an airtight container.

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