Valentine Hearts Fudge with sprinkles.
Valentine Hearts Fudge is a fast and easy way to make creamy homemade cut-out candy for your special someone! 
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This fast and easy Valentine Hearts Fudge recipe uses only 5 ingredients and a microwave. The sweetest way to surprise your sweetheart is with a homemade layered dessert made with love!

a couple of Valentine Hearts Fudge on a white table.


Valentines Day Fudge With Condensed Milk

Our homemade Valentine Hearts Fudge is easy to prepare in 5 minutes; it’s a fast and foolproof way to turn white chocolate fudge into pretty cut-out candy with pink and white layers.

With almost the same simple ingredients I use in my White Chocolate Caramel Fudge, Unicorn Fudge, and Cotton Candy Fudge, making Valentine Hearts Fudge with condensed milk creates smooth and creamy candy, but instead of swirling the colors, they’re layered to show the contrast.

Skip the store-bought box of milk chocolate this holiday season and make your own white and pink fudge hearts at home – after all, an easy fudge recipe for Valentines fudge is the sweetest way to win that special someone’s heart!

Why We Love White Chocolate Valentine Fudge Recipes

  • Quick and easy to make (you just need a bit of patience while it’s firming up in the fridge).
  • Uses only 5 ingredients.
  • No fancy equipment, candy thermometer, or cooking skills needed.
  • Perfect sweet treat when you’re short on time or don’t want to wait!
  • Heart shaped fudge is fun for Valentine’s Day parties, dessert platters, or packaging in bags for edible gifts.

Valentine Hearts Fudge Ingredients

Valentine Hearts Fudge ingredients.
  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Unsalted butter
  • Red food coloring
  • Heart shaped sprinkles

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate: If you don’t have white chocolate chips, you can swap equal amounts of white baking chips or morsels. You can also substitute bars of white chocolate broken into small pieces.
  • Swap The Sprinkles: Pink, red, and white nonpareils, jimmies, or sanding sugar will also make a pretty presentation when sprinkled on your fudge. 
  • Customize Your Candy: White chocolate fudge can be made anytime and customized with holiday colors and different cutouts. Check out a few of my other favorite seasonal fudge recipes, like Eggnog Fudge and Grinch fudge for Christmas, and Red White and Blue Fudge for 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.
bitten Valentine Hearts Fudge.

How to Make Valentine’s Hearts Fudge

  1. Make The Mixture: Microwave the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in 20-second bursts, stirring in between, until melted.
    Pro Tip: It should take less than 2 minutes. Do not overcook.
  2. Color The Candy: Stir in the food coloring until combined and smooth. Add more drops as needed to reach desired red or pink color.
  3. Pour In The Pan: Pour 1/2 of the mixture into the pan and smooth the top. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set. Wrap the bowl of colored fudge in a couple of towels to keep it warm and set aside.
  4. Make The White Mixture: Microwave the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in 20-second bursts, stirring in between, until melted. Pour over the colored layer, smooth the top, and place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
  5. Add The Last Layer: Warm the remaining colored fudge, spoon it over the white fudge layer, and smooth the top. Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  6. Cut Out The Candy: Remove the fudge from the pan and cut out hearts. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!
pour the pink layer in a pan and top with the white layer. Use a small heart-shaped cutter and cut a heart shaped fudge.

Tips For Making Homemade Fudge

  • Use a high-quality white chocolate chip brand for this fudge recipe. The generic brands do not melt as nicely, and they can be more temperamental when trying to heat.
  • Be sure that you add sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. The fudge will not thicken up or set with evaporated milk. 
  • Be careful not to overcook your fudge, or it will become grainy.
  • I like to line my pan with foil or parchment paper to lift out the fudge and cut out the hearts on the counter instead of in the pan.

How to Store Valentine Hearts Fudge

  • To Store: Valentine hearts fudge can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks. You can allow your fudge to come to room temperature before serving for a slightly softer texture.
  • To Freeze: Valentine hearts fudge can be frozen for up to 2 months. I suggest wrapping it in parchment paper and then tightly wrapping it in aluminum foil for best storage results when freezing.
bitten fudge placed on top of 2 other fudge.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of sweetened condensed milk?

There are no substitutes for sweetened condensed milk. No other dairy product will yield the desired results for this recipe. Be sure to scrape out all the sweetened condensed milk from the can. A small rubber spatula works great. You want all that sweet, sticky goodness in your fudge.

Why do I have to stir the fudge mixture so often?

If you don’t stir the fudge mixture often, the middle of the chocolate will burn before the outside of the chocolate is melted. You will also end up with a grainy fudge because the crystals in the chocolate will separate.

How long does it take fudge to set?

I recommend a few hours in the refrigerator for the fudge to completely set. If you are in a rush, an hour will be good, but it may be on the softer side and harder to cut out the hearts.

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Valentine Hearts Fudge with sprinkles.

Valentine Hearts Fudge

Serves — 10
Valentine Hearts Fudge is a fast and easy way to make creamy homemade cut-out candy for your special someone! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 13 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • cups (2 – 12 ounce packages) White Chocolate Chips divided
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted Butter divided
  • red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon heart-shaped Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a small square pan (8 x 8 or similar size) by lining it with parchment paper (or sprayed aluminum foil).
  • Combine ⅔ of the White Chocolate Chips (2 ¼ cups), ⅔ of the Sweetened Condensed Milk, and 2 tablespoons of Butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second bursts, stirring each time, until melted. It should take less than 2 minutes. Do not overcook.
    3½ cups (2 – 12 ounce packages) White Chocolate Chips, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 3 tablespoons unsalted Butter
  • Add 10 drops of Food Coloring and stir until combined and smooth. Add food coloring to adjust color.
    red food coloring
  • Spoon ½ of the mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth with a spoon. It’s sticky, so finesse it into place. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set. Set aside the remaining red fudge, wrapping the bowl in a couple of towels to keep it warm.
  • Combine remaining White Baking Chips and Sweetened Condensed Milk, and 1 tablespoon of Butter in a microwave-safe bowl. As before, microwave in 20-second bursts, stirring each time, until melted. It should take less than 2 minutes. Do not overcook.
  • Stir to ensure all the white chocolate mixture is melted, and spoon over the set red layer, and smooth. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
  • When the white layer is set, warm the remaining red fudge so it can be stirred. Spoon it over the white fudge layer, and smooth.
  • Cover the fudge with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Lift the fudge from the baking dish by pulling up the parchment paper. Place on countertop and using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the fudge. Be efficient so you don’t waste much fudge.
  • Sprinkle the heart-shaped Sprinkles evenly over the top of the hearts. Enjoy!
    1 tablespoon heart-shaped Sprinkles

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Valentine hearts fudge can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks. You can allow your fudge to come to room temperature before serving for a slightly softer texture.
  • To Freeze: Valentine hearts fudge can be frozen for up to 2 months. I suggest wrapping it in parchment paper, then tightly wrapping it in aluminum foil for best storage results when freezing.
Tips:
  • Be sure to use a high-quality white chocolate chip brand for this fudge recipe. The generic brands do not melt as nicely, and they can be more temperamental when trying to heat, and use them when making recipes like this maple walnut fudge.
  • Be sure that you add sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. The fudge will not thicken up or set with evaporated milk.
  • Be careful not to overcook your fudge or it will become grainy.
  • I like to line my pan with foil or parchment paper so I can lift out the fudge and cut out the hearts on the counter instead of in the pan.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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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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