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This three-ingredient Christmas Fudge takes about 10 minutes to put together! White chocolate chips, vanilla frosting and red, and green food coloring is all you need.
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Table of Contents
  1. Christmas Fudge Ingredients
  2. Fudge Variations
  3. How to Make Christmas Fudge
  4. Tips
  5. How to make fudge in the microwave
  6. Storage Tips
  7. Can I Freeze Fudge?
  8. More Great Christmas Desserts
  9. Christmas Fudge Recipe

This three-ingredient Christmas Fudge is rich, soft, chewy and only takes about 10 minutes to put together! White chocolate chips, vanilla frosting and red, and green food coloring swirled is all you need to make this delicious homemade Christmas candy.

Swirl them together for this creamy, delicious, and festive holiday treat. Did I mention that it is perfect for gift-giving! Try it along with our Easy Peanut Butter Fudge and our Christmas Sugar Cookie Fudge!

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Christmas Fudge Ingredients

  • 2 (11 oz. bags) white chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli brand) 
  • 1 ¾ cup vanilla frosting in the tub (I used Betty Crocker rich & creamy brand)
  • 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon green gel food coloring

Fudge Variations

Another wonderful thing about this microwave fudge recipe is that it’s super versatile! You can switch up the flavors to make it however you like!

  • Use chocolate chips, or butterscotch. You can top it off with any type of toppings you like… nuts, sprinkles, food coloring.
  • Add in some peppermint extract for an additional hint of holiday flavor.
  • Switch up the swirled food coloring colors for any occasion.
  • Add some crushed candy canes on the top for a little bit of crunch.

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How to Make Christmas Fudge

  1. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Use a big enough piece of paper that it overhangs the sides. This allows you to easily remove the christmas fudge from the pan to slice.
  2. In a double boiler on the stovetop, place the white chocolate chips into the bowl along with the vanilla frosting. (see instructions below for melting the chips in a microwave)
  3. Stir the white chocolate chips and vanilla frosting every couple minutes to evenly melt the chips.
    Pro-Tip: Be very careful not to allow any of the steam or water to get into the melting white chocolate. It can cause your chocolate to seize up and makes it unusable for this recipe
    In a double boiler on the stovetop place the white chocolate chips into the bowl along with the vanilla frosting.
  4. Using 2 additional bowls, divide your melted chocolate and frosting into 3 equal portions. Add the red gel food coloring to the first bowl, the green gel food coloring in the second bowl and stir. The third bowl will remain plain white.
    melted chocolate with red and green food colouring
  5. Using a large spoon dollop 2 tablespoons full of each of the colors randomly in the prepared pan.
    dollop of melted chocolate with different colour
  6. Take a butter knife and swirl the colors around to make a pretty swirl pattern.
    Pro-Tip: You need to work fast with this step because your fudge will start to firm up very quickly.
    swirl around to mix the colour of the melted chocolate
  7. Place the pan into the refrigerator, uncovered, for 1-2 hours to firm up and set.
  8. Remove the fudge from the tray by lifting it out with the overhanging parchment paper. 
  9. Slice into pieces and serve.
    Slice into pieces

Tips

  • I highly recommend using good quality white chocolate chips and vanilla frosting because these are your only ingredients to flavor your fudge.  
  • I do not recommend using a homemade vanilla frosting because the additives in the pre-packaged kind help with the structure of this fudge. Homemade frosting may not hold up to the heating and cooling of the frosting the way the store bought brands will.
  • I used gel food coloring (Betty Crocker brand) found in the spice aisle for this recipe as it works best. You can also find other brands (Americolor and Wilton to name a few) of food grade gel color online or in the candy and baking sections of most major craft retailers. I did try this recipe with liquid based food colors and you had to use too much of it to color the chocolate and that altered the texture of the fudge too much to be enjoyable.

How to make fudge in the microwave

It is always ideal to melt the ingredients using a double boiler. You will never overcook the chocolate this way and don’t have to worry about scorching it. However, that is not always doable, so this fudge recipe can be made using the microwave.

When melting the chocolate chips in the microwave, be sure to heat them in very small increments (30 seconds or less) and stir it often. Once the chocolate chips are melted. Follow the instructions as-is above.

Storage Tips

This Christmas Fudge can be served immediately after chilling or left out at room temperature. 

In the Refridgerator: You can store, in a covered container, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or on the counter for up to 5 days.

In the Freezer: Store this fudge in the freezer for up to three months. See freezing instructions below.

Can I Freeze Fudge?

You can freeze microwave fudge.

  • After it has cooled off you will want to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap first.
  • Then, wrap it for a second time, in aluminum foil.
  • Finally, place the wrapped fudge in a Ziploc freezer bag and place it in the freezer.

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4.29 from 7 votes
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Christmas Fudge

Serves — 16
This three-ingredient Christmas Fudge takes about 10 minutes to put together! White chocolate chips, vanilla frosting and red, and green food coloring is all you need.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 22 oz (2 11-oz. bags) white chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli brand)
  • cup vanilla frosting in the tub (I used Betty Crocker rich & creamy brand)
  • 1 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 1 tsp green gel food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, making sure that you use a big enough piece that it overhangs the sides. This allows you to easily remove the christmas fudge from the pan to slice.
  • In a double boiler on the stovetop, on medium-low heat, place the white chocolate chips into the bowl along with the vanilla frosting.
  • Stir the white chocolate chips and vanilla frosting every couple minutes to evenly melt the chips without allowing them to burn. It will take between 8-10 minutes to get your white chocolate completely melted and smooth. **Be very careful not to allow any of the steam or water to get into the melting white chocolate. It can cause your chocolate to seize up and makes it unusable for this recipe**
  • Using 2 additional bowls, divide your melted chocolate and frosting into 3 equal portions. Add the red gel food coloring to the first bowl and stir until completely blended.
  • Repeat with the green gel food coloring in the second bowl. Your third bowl will remain plain white.
  • Using a large spoon dollop 2 tablespoons full of each of the colors randomly in the prepared pan. Once all the melted chocolate is in the pan, take a butter knife and swirl the colors around to make a pretty swirl pattern. *You need to work fast with this step because your fudge will start to firm up very quickly*
  • Place the pan of Christmas Fudge into the refrigerator, uncovered, for 1-2 hours to firm up and set.
  • Remove the fudge from the tray by lifting it out with the overhanging parchment paper. Slice into pieces and serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
This Christmas Fudge can be served immediately after chilling or left out at room temperature.  You can store, in a covered container, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or on the counter for up to 5 days.
Tips:
  • I highly recommend using good quality white chocolate chips and vanilla frosting because these are your only ingredients to flavor your fudge.  
  • I do not recommend using a homemade vanilla frosting because the additives in the pre-packaged kind help with the structure of this fudge. Homemade frosting may not hold up to the heating and cooling of the frosting the way the store bought brands will.
  • I used gel food coloring (Betty Crocker brand) found in the spice aisle for this recipe as it works best. You can also find other brands (Americolor and Wilton to name a few) of food grade gel color online or in the candy and baking sections of most major craft retailers. I did try this recipe with liquid based food colors and you had to use too much of it to color the chocolate and that altered the texture of the fudge too much to be enjoyable.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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