Easy Christmas Fudge Recipe

Looking for an easy fudge recipe that will impress your friends and family this Christmas? Look no further! This 3-ingredient recipe is simple to follow and produces a delicious, creamy fudge every time.

I have decorated mine with festive sugar cake decorations, but you can get creative and use whatever toppings you like. Serve this fudge at your next holiday gathering and watch it disappear!

easy christmas fudge cut up into squares

Homemade Christmas fudge

Right now, my mind is on holiday entertaining. That means all sorts of savory appetizers, festive cocktails, and decadent desserts are dancing in my head. Because the Christmas season can be a busy and stressful time, I’m all about recipes that impress but are simple and quick to make.

Well, lucky for you, this easy fudge recipe is just the ticket you need!

I discovered this fudge recipe about two decades ago, and it’s become a family favorite ever since. There’s a chance you might know of it too since almost everyone seems to have someone in their life who makes this holiday treat. For me, that person is my mom’s friend Kathy.

After so many holiday parties, she taught me her recipe and I’ve been making it ever since!

easy fudge recipe topped with sugar christmas decor

What is a good fudge recipe?

When it comes to whipping up these delicious fudge bites, there are several things I absolutely adore about this recipe:

  • Unlike a lot of fudge recipes, it’s almost impossible to mess up.
  • You only need three basic, easy-to-find ingredients.

It’s so creamy and delicious. Making and eating it should be a crime (but thankfully it’s not!).

Who knew a fudge recipe could be this good!?

Want more festive holiday treats? Try these:

How to make The Easiest Fudge Recipe

Ingredients for Christmas fudge:

Here’s what you’ll need to recreate this recipe.

  • Candy Melts: To make fudge, you’ll need two different kinds of candy melts. I used both white chocolate and milk chocolate. You will need 14 ounces of each.
  • Peanut Butter: I love to use peanut butter where I can! I used creamy peanut butter to make this Christmas fudge, but you can substitute any type of nut butter.
  • Sugar Cake Decorations: This is optional but adds a festive touch to the fudge. You can find these HERE or in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.

Depending on when you make this homemade fudge, you can decorate it with festive sprinkles, meringues, or other decorations. I decided to go with these beaded Christmas sugar bulbs! It really sets off the holiday vibe.

sliced chocolate peanut butter fudge

How to make easy chocolate fudge:

It’s super easy to make this dessert. It can even be a fun baking activity to do with kids!

  1. Add candy melts and creamy peanut butter to the top of a double boiler.
    • Tip: I don’t have a double boiler, so I just place a heatproof glass bowl in a saucepan that has a little water in it. Just make sure the bowl doesn’t come in contact with the water.)
  2. Heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Pour fudge into a pan lined with a sheet of parchment paper.
  4. Allow the fudge to set.
    • Tip: Do not refrigerate. It will become way too stiff and lose its smooth and creamy texture.
  5. Share with friends and family and enjoy! I told you it’s nearly impossible to mess this up.

And that’s it, my friends. I like to dress my fudge up with these sugar cake decorations. They make it look more festive, don’t you think? I found the light bulb candies here.

Note: I’ve provided the exact ingredients and instructions in the printable recipe card below.

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Frequently asked questions about homemade fudge

Here are a few questions I’ve been asked when I shared this easy fudge recipe.

Can I mix in other toppings when I make this fudge?

Yes, you can! Feel free to add chopped nuts, dried fruit, or other treats. Just make sure that there aren’t any large pieces that will prevent the fudge from setting properly.

Can I melt chocolate chips instead of candy melts?

Yes, but it won’t taste as good and the texture might be different. For the best results, I’d recommend using candy melts.

How long does easy fudge last?

Homemade fudge that is stored at room temperature can last up to four days, although it’s best to keep it in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap to prevent drying. You can also store fudge in the refrigerator for a maximum of two weeks.

Can I freeze easy fudge?

Yes, you can! To freeze easy fudge, wrap it up in a few layers of plastic wrap or place it into an air-tight container. Then pop it into the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, just thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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That’s a wrap on easy Christmas fudge!

That’s pretty much it! Once it’s completely set, cut the fudge into squares (or whatever shape you like. I sometimes cut them into holiday shapes like stars and Christmas trees).

If you want, you can transfer the fudge to a platter or plate with festive liners (just like I did for my Christmas party) and share it with your friends and family!

This easy fudge recipe is simple enough to make for impromptu gatherings, and it looks so festive with the sugar cake decorations.

I hope you enjoyed this easy Christmas fudge recipe! Be sure to let me know how it went in the comments section below! I’m always looking for new ideas to try out.

Happy Holidays!

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Easy Fudge Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, christmas, dessert, fudge, holiday
Servings: 48 pieces
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
This Easy Fudge Recipe, made with only three ingredients, is the creamiest fudge you will ever taste.


  • 14 ounces white chocolate candy melts
  • 14 ounces milk chocolate candy melts
  • 14 ounces creamy peanut butter
  • sugar cake decorations - optional


  • Add both candy melts and peanut butter to the top of a double boiler (or to a heatproof glass bowl resting in a saucepan with a couple inches of water in it).
  • Heat the mixture until melted and smooth.
  • Pour the fudge into an 8×8-inch baking pan lined with a sheet of parchment paper. Allow the fudge to set. Do not refrigerate.
  • Once completely set, cut the fudge into squares, and if desired, top with decorative sugar cake decorations. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.



*I assume that when this recipe was developed, these three items came in 14-ounce packages. However, product sizes have changed over the years. Ultimately, you will need equal amounts of each ingredient. Adjust your pan size accordingly.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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  • Susanne Baker at

    Could we add pecan/walnut pieces to this recipe? I realize it will change the creamy smooth texture. Thanks!

  • keac at

    can you freeze this????

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I wouldn’t.

      xo Michael

  • Lexy Lawrence at

    Just joined your email and this is the first recipe I’m going to try. My questions is….havae you tried adding any nuts to the fudge? Thanks for all your inspirations.

  • SoCalLynn at

    I made this fudge yesterday and it turned out beautifully! I even used the cute little candies on top. It is so creamy and smooth, and I love the peanut butter in it. I have a question, how do you get your cuts to look so pretty, and how many pieces do you cut from the 8×8″ size?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yay! So glad to hear that! I just used a sharp knife and whipped it off between cuts. You get about 3 dozen pieces.

      xo Michael

  • Joanne DeMarco at

    Instead of using a double boiler or the stove for that matter, can I just microwave the ingredients ?
    Thanks 😊

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I think so. Just do it in increments so nothing burns.

      xo Michael

  • Barbara at

    I let it sit overnight, but it’s completely mushy. I can’t even get it off the parchment paper without it drooping off the knife. I measured out all ingredients by weight. What did I do wrong? It’s very humid where I live. Could that make a difference? It tastes fantastic, though!

  • Jennifer at

    I’m not weighing things in my kitchen yet (I know, I know). How many cups should I use of each? Also does it need to be melts or can I use Ghiradelli disks?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The original recipe I have from years ago is based on ounces, so I don’t have the cups breakdown. (I sort of explained this in the post.) I’ve always made it with candy melts, so I’m not sure how the Ghiradelli disks would work.

      xo Michael

  • Katherine Tino at

    Can I tell you how much i LOVE these? LOVE, LOVE,LOVE 🎄

  • Linda at

    How did you get each piece of fudge cut so perfectly?

  • Sara at

    How long will this keep on the counter?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Keep them covered and I’d assume they’d last for a couple weeks.

      xo Michael

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  • Sabrina at

    love these and so much fun, and love how simple this is, appreciate this fudge recipe!

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