Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Saturday, 11th December 2010

A Christmas Cookie Plate wouldn’t be complete without Holiday Fudge.  I like to live by “the more is more” philosophy when it comes to sweets (thus the name Grace’s Sweet Life) so I decided to make two kinds of fudge this year: Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge and White Chocolate Fudge.

A photo of 3 pieces of Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge decorated with crushed blue candy canes.

Have you been discouraged by the idea of making fudge in the past because you’re worried it’s too hard? Well, if that’s the case, leave your worries behind.  This foolproof fudge recipe takes all of about 15 minutes to make (you have to love that!).

This isn’t a classic fudge recipe requiring the use of a candy thermometer and a whole lot of fussing to get the texture just right.  It’s a very easy fudge recipe using mini marshmallows.  The marshmallows give the fudge a silky texture, so creamy!

A photo of a variety of Holiday Fudge, Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge and White Chocolate Fudge decorated with crushed candy canes packaged in a box lined with festive tissue paper.

What I appreciate most about this fudge recipe is its versatility.  Stir in whatever you fancy; toasted hazelnuts and Frangelico®, or cranberries and toasted almonds – the possibilities and combinations are endless!

A close up photo taken looking down on a selection of Holiday Fudge - Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge and White Chocolate Fudge in a white box lined with holiday tissue paper.

The kids will break soon for the holidays; why not spend the afternoon together making fudge?  Once cooled the kids can use a variety of holiday cookie cutters to cut the fudge into different shapes – snowmen, snowflakes, or Christmas trees.  They can even decorate the fudge with icing, crushed candy canes or coloured sugars. The kiddos can also cut the fudge into candy pieces and then using non-stick baking paper create their own wrappers, adding festive stickers to give them a pop of colour.

A photo of several pieces of Holiday Fudge cut in bar form and wrapped in non stick baking paper and secured with decorative red and white cooking twine placed on a square white plate.

Amanda from I Am Baker put her own little spin on Martha’s Foolproof Fudge and transformed the recipe from Holiday Fudge to Red Velvet Fudge.  What a great idea, Amanda!

A photo of 3 pieces of White Chocolate Holiday Fudge decorated with crushed peppermint candy canes on a red plate.

One of these days I would like to try my hand at traditional fudge.  I understand it can be quite difficult getting the texture just right. If the technique is anything like the one to attaining the perfect pastry crust (a technique I still struggle with) I am in trouble. Instead of eating fudge, I’d probably be like Ralphie in the movie “A Christmas Story” and would be using it as a curse word (or two).  I bet there would even be a few batches in the bin!

I came across Irina’s site Pastry Pal and she has a wonderful Chocolate Fudge step-by-step tutorial with photos.  Maybe with tips like these, I might gather the courage to actually attempt this one of these days.

A photo of 4 pieces of Holiday Fudge placed in a row on a red rectangular plate.

I was hoping to share the Holiday Fudge with family and friends but it’s disappearing rather quickly. The culprit? A certain someone (my daughter, Liana) who insists she doesn’t care for sweets.  I was lucky to get a few pictures taken before it completely disappears!

A photo of Holiday Fudge displayed 2 ways, one in form of candy wrapped in non stick baking paper with the other in squares and wrapped in parchment and secured with red and white string with crushed candy canes and whole candy canes in the background.

A photo of various pieces of Holiday Fudge decorated with crushed candy canes randomly placed on a piece of parchment and 2 containers of crushed candy canes.

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Comments (47)

47 Responses to “Holiday Fudge-Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge and White Chocolate Fudge”

  1. Evan Thomas Says:

    Excellent recipe! This looks delicious.

  2. Annie Says:

    I absolutely love fudge but ha e never made it myself assuming that it was too difficult. My mother used to make it every year and sometimes she couldn’t get it to set up right. Thanks so much for sharing these no fail versions. I think I am going to give this a try!

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  4. Lizzy Says:

    So pretty! I must try your white chocolate fudge…

  5. Steph@stephsbitebybite Says:

    Who would;ve guessed that crushed candy canes could be so pretty!! Love it!

  6. Grace Says:

    I love all the different flavours of candy canes they now have available and they look so pretty too!

  7. Sandra Says:

    Another excellent recipe with awesome pictures. Very pretty Gracie.

  8. Grace Says:

    You are so sweet, thank you Sandra!

  9. Jennie @ Oh, Sweet Day! Says:

    Fudge makes such great gifts! Love your creative wrapping and garnish ideas!

  10. Grace Says:

    Thanks Jennie, at times I think I enjoy the wrapping and decorating more than the making of the treats.

  11. Jara Says:

    I’m not a huge fan of fudge but these are so beautiful decorated and made. The presentation is so irresistible and colourful

  12. Grace Says:

    Thank you so much Jara!

  13. Jenn@eatcakefordinner Says:

    I love fudge. What a great idea with the crushed candy canes on top.

  14. marcellina Says:

    The photos are so fantastic! I think the fudge must be just as brilliant! I must try these!

  15. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels Says:

    I LOVE fudge and it’s one of my must have treats during the holidays. Thank you so much for the easy recipe, it sounds delicious. Not to mention, your photos are gorgeous (they always are!!).

    By the way, there’s an award for you on my blog. :)

  16. Ela Says:

    Beautiful as always! I’ve never made fudge because I’m always afraid that it may never set up. But your pictures convinced me to do it. I’ll try making it before Christmas. Thank you.

  17. Grace Says:

    Thanks Ela I am sure you will do just fine with this recipe, I was so surprised at how easy it was.

  18. Brixter Says:

    This website rocks! Found it on Google Webmaster forum and I’m glad I did.

    Anyways, I love sweets so expect that I’ll be dropping by frequently.

    Hey, why not include a video so I will have an idea how to bake these tasty and yet devouring sweets. Yeah Love them!

  19. Grace Says:

    Thank you! Hoping to do video very soon.

  20. Liz @ Blog is the New Black Says:

    Looks delicious and I love the festive sprinkles! :)

  21. Ryan Says:

    Foolproof? That will do for me Grace, these look delicious.

  22. BigFatBaker Says:

    Your fudge looks so pretty! I already messed up fudge once this year..but hopefully I’ll be able to get this one right!

  23. Jenny Nguyen Says:

    I love the blue…so effective against the chocolate…

  24. Gitte Says:

    Beautiful pictured and your Fudge looks super delicious…marshmallow…I have to try that.

  25. briarrose Says:

    Yum…I never thought to do a candy cane topper for fudge…great idea.

  26. Peggy Says:

    I love these quick fudges! Definitely takes a load off your shoulders when you can find easy, cute recipes like these!

  27. SMITH BITES Says:

    beautiful Grace – beautiful fudge, beautiful packaging – i would LOVE to receive something like this as a gift!!!

  28. Unpizzicodime Says:

    This is pure cooking art!!! Stunning!

  29. Sandra Says:

    Congratulations on Top 9. Well deserved!

  30. Lindsay Says:

    I am making this fudge today!!! Thanks so much :)

  31. Chef Dennis Says:

    simply incredible Gracie!! Congratulations on the #1 post on FB!!

  32. Grace Says:

    Thank you Dennis!

  33. Brian Says:

    I love your food.

  34. Lynn @ Lococ Cocoa's Treats Says:

    Love the pics! This would make anybody love fudge!! Beautiful!

  35. shannon Says:

    wow, what a beautiful photo. Love these little marshmallow fudges.

  36. Konstant Kraver Says:

    Congrats on the Top 9. I had to give this a try straight away, mine were more like a toffee then a fudge. I must have done something wrong but it still tasted fab! :)

  37. Grace Says:

    Thanks! I wonder if you cooked the marshmallow mixture a little too long. I may have to try that my son loves Toffee. Did you try the white or the dark? I’ve been eating all the pieces (scraps) from the shapes I cut out but yesterday I finally had a piece with the candy cane bits and fell in love. The candy with the fudge was amazing. Especially the blueberry candy canes with the white fudge.

  38. Marly Says:

    Grace – you have been busy! I’m behind on making my rounds and I see all these lovely goodies on your site! This fudge looks particularly delicious and I think I could definitely make a vegan version. Thanks for sharing your pics, stories, and these fun recipes!

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  40. sara Says:

    Great recipe! I love the crushed candies on top – so festive! :)

  41. Dawn Says:

    Do you put marshmallows in the white chocolate fudge too? Or is it only for the regular chocolate one? Thanks

  42. Grace Says:

    Hi Dawn yes the marshmallows are used for both. The white chocolate fudge was my favourite. I’m going to be making some soon too. Hope you enjoy.

  43. Janessa Says:

    Made this and it came out AMAZING. SO YUMMY!! I folded in oreo chunks. A hit for sure. I love that it uses heavy cream instead of evaporated milk. Makes a big difference!

  44. Grace Says:

    Janessa I’m making a batch in the am, my daughter said she wouldn’t take another picture for me unless I made a batch of fudge. She goes crazy for the white chocolate. Have a happy and safe holiday!

  45. Snarkly Says:

    I have a question about the texture of the fudge. Is it crumbly, or if you were to squeeze it between your fingers would it squish? I’m not talking oozy squish, but certainly some give to it.

  46. Grace Says:

    The texture of the white chocolate fudge is softer than the texture of the dark chocolate fudge, it was the preferred fudge of choice in my family.

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