Nothing says winter, Christmas, or cuddling on a snowy evening quite like a cup of hot chocolate— unless it’s Hot Chocolate Fudge! That’s right, in the great tradition of all our favorite fudge recipes, we’ve taken a delicious favorite and turned it into squares of delectable, easy-to-make fudge.

There are lots of flavors that capture the seasonal spirit – peppermint, cherry, cookies and cream – but the best will always be classic chocolate. This Hot Chocolate Fudge takes that idea to the next level with layers of dark and white chocolate, with, of course, marshmallows on top. The result? A fudge that’s a delight to the eyes as well as the taste buds! Let us show you how this no-bake dessert is done, then read on for the full recipe.

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Hot Chocolate Fudge

Makes 1 8-inch-by-8-inch pan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 cups (1 – 12-ounce bag) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 – 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-⅓ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1-½ cups Mallow Bits (mini hot chocolate marshmallows or miniature marshmallows)


  1. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with wax paper or foil, and coat with non-stick spray.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the dark chocolate chips, heavy cream and half of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave the dark chocolate mixture in 20-second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Add the vanilla extract to the dark chocolate mixture and stir well until smooth.
  4. Transfer the dark chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the white chocolate chips with the remaining half of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave the white chocolate mixture in 20-second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until the chocolate is melted.
  6. Evenly spread the white chocolate mixture on top of dark chocolate layer.
  7. Top the chocolate layers with the Mallow Bits or miniature marshmallows, and gently press them down.
  8. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set.
  9. Remove the fudge and wax paper from the pan. Carefully peel all of the wax paper from the fudge.
  10. Cut the fudge into bite-sized pieces and serve.
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Easy! We love that this Hot Chocolate Fudge LOOKS like a perfect little cup of marshmallow-topped cocoa as well as tastes like it. It’s absolutely the perfect treat to sneak into some stockings, give as a gift, or simply serve for Christmas dessert. Of course, we also won’t blame you if you want to enjoy this one all winter long!

So will you? Do you think you’ll try this Hot Chocolate Fudge recipe? Have you ever made anything similar? Are there any changes you would make to it? Tell us if you try and be sure to let us know what you think— then check out even MORE fudge options with our list of our favorite fudge recipes!

Recipe adapted from Wonky Wonderful