Nothing quite says “holiday season” like aromatic, chewy, and oh-so luxurious fudge. Sure, we like to eat the treat all year long, but we always double our recipes around Christmastime. After all, you can’t go wrong bringing it to a company party, office potluck, or even a fancy holiday dinner shindig. The stuff is just THAT versatile.
So, now that we are officially in the midst of “fudge season,” we thought it was about time that we expanded your knowledge on the treat. You see, fudge can be made in dozens of different varieties, many of which call for surprisingly simple recipes.
Here are 17 of our all-time favorite fudges! For full recipes and step-by-step tutorials, be sure to follow the links below.
What’s better than sipping on a mug of rich hot chocolate in the wintertime? Eating it in fudge-form, of course!
Sweet tooths who also like it spicy— this one’s for you!
Looking to really make waves at the holiday party? If so, this unexpected fruity fudge is the way to go!
A denser—and less messy— take on the fireplace classic!
Eggnog: whether you love the beverage or despise it, we’re certain that your guests will be curious enough to try it in its solid form!
This sweet Christmas treat combines two things we can’t get enough of during the holiday season—chocolate and peppermint. The best part? It’s no-bake!
Salted caramel is a trend that—thankfully!— is here to stay. To celebrate this new culinary hit, make this super simple, 2-ingredient fudge recipe. You’ll be glad you did!
Like it when your sweets include everything but the kitchen sink? If so, this ultra-filling rocky road fudge is the dessert for you.
Did you know that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is the second most popular candy in the U.S.? It’s a sweet truth which makes this peanut butter cup fudge recipe a no-brainer. Statistically speaking, if you bring the treat to a party, most guests will be happy to eat it. Hey, you can’t argue against science!
Decadent cream cheese paired with sweet, crunchy Oreos— do we really need to sell this one to you?!
If you like your fudge with a healthy dose of caramel—and some crunchy pecans for good measure— turtle fudge will soon become your holiday dessert go-to.
We know, we know— pumpkin is technically out of season once winter hits, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still suffer from Thanksgiving dinner cravings on Christmas!
You wouldn’t believe it, but even the cheapest of grocery store boxed cake mixes make for delectable fudges.
Can’t decide between fudge or cookies for your holiday party? Why not up the ante by combining both into one delicious treat. It’s sure to impress!
Searching for a fudge to satisfy the Cherry Garcia fanatic in your life? Look no further than this tart and sweet variety!
Rich, chocolatey fudge that can be made right in the microwave? The holidays just got THAT much easier!
This Ohio favorite is an indulgent take on nutty and sweet buckeye candy. You can’t go wrong with roasted peanut sprinkles!
How good does that fudge look?! Which one do you plan to make first? What’s your go-to holiday party dessert? Do you have a fudge recipe of your own that you would like to share?