Christmas fudge is one of my absolute favourite Christmas candies.
And luckily it is incredibly easy to make fudge as homemade treats and as a simple DIY Christmas gift.
You can even make Christmas fudge in your microwave or slow cooker. It seriously is simple.
And you don’t need fancy ingredients. You can whip up Christmas fudge with nothing more than a can of condensed milk and some butter.
So I have for you here a guide to the best Christmas fudge recipes in all sorts of Christmas flavours and the secret to the perfect creamy fudge.
You’ll find easy fudge recipes for everything from white Christmas fudge to Christmas pudding flavoured fudge plus Martha Stewart’s classic fudge.
There are also easy recipes for chocolate, peppermint, red velvet, gingerbread, eggnog, candy cane and old fashioned brown sugar fudge plus simple recipes for Christmas toffee.
Have a browse through for inspiration or use the index below to find a specific fudge recipe.
And for more Christmas inspiration do check out my other simple Christmas ideas …
Christmas Fudge and Toffee
Easy Microwave Fudge
The very best easy way to make Christmas fudge if you’ve never made fudge before is in the microwave.
You can whip up a batch in minutes with just the 3 ingredients of condensed milk, butter and chocolate chips. Making microwave fudge couldn’t be simpler & it is a good way to make fudge recipe with younger children as you’re not dealing with a hot pan on the stove.
There are lots of easy microwave fudge recipes out there but the recipe below is great for beginners …
Your fudge will need at least four hours in the fridge to set – ideally keep it in overnight – so do build that time into your plan.
Easy Slow Cooker Fudge
Christmas fudge is also super easy to make in your slow cooker.
It will obviously take longer but it is easier to make big batches for DIY Christmas gifts or party favours.
The easy slow cooker chocolate fudge recipe below uses just condensed milk and chocolate chips and takes you step by step through everything you need to know.
White Christmas Fudge
White Christmas fudge makes a really lovely homemade gift as you can add extras like dried cranberry that look gorgeously Christmasy against the creamy whiteness of the fudge.
I have two brilliant white Christmas fudge recipes for you here.
The first is an easy microwave, condensed milk version whilst the second recipe is made traditionally on the stove. It will take longer but is still simple.
Personally, I adore condensed milk but not everyone does.
If that’s you, this classic white Christmas fudge recipe with milk and icing (confectionary) sugar is a lovely alternative.
Martha Stewart Christmas Fudge
Martha Stewart’s marshmallow chocolate fudge is a wonderfully creamy Christmas fudge recipe.
She actually has two versions.
Her second chocolate marshmallow fudge recipe uses cream for a luxuriously creamy fudge finish and actually only takes 10 minutes or so more to make on the stove top.
You have to take it slowly so the cream doesn’t separate. If by any chance it does use this simple trick.
Take the pan off the heat. Peel a small potato and stir it whole and raw into the mixture and like magic the cream will be sorted. Then whip your potato out and carry on making the fudge.
It sounds crazy I know, but I promise you it works!!
Christmas Pudding Fudge Recipe
If you are a fellow Brit and adore Christmas pudding you have to try making Christmas pudding fudge.
It has all the boozily spicy, scrumptiousness of Christmas pud intensely condensed into a tiny melt in your mouth fragment of fudge.
The Christmas pudding fudge recipe below is laced with rum and made on the stove top but you could easily add the Christmas pudding flavourings to the easy microwave fudge recipe above.
If you remember – a day in advance – I do think it’s worth soaking the dried fruit in the rum – or sherry or brandy – for 24 hours in advance as in this Christmas pudding fudge recipe.
Gingerbread is I think my absolute favourite traditional Christmas cookie and we have been devouring huge batches of these scrumptious traditional gingerbreads that are rich in molasses, cinnamon & cloves.
If your family are huge gingerbread fans like mine, you can recreate that gorgeous gingerbready flavour with this gingerbread fudge recipe …
Again, you could make the recipe in the microwave using the easy microwave fudge method if you prefer.
Eggnog Christmas Fudge
Eggnog is another fabulous flavour to add to your Christmas fudge.
This microwaved eggnog Christmas fudge recipe is super simple made with bought eggnog …
If like me you are in the UK where eggnog is less widely available try this eggnog fudge recipe from Waitrose.
Or for a really creamy eggnog recipe try this stove top eggnog fudge with marshmallow creme from I Heart Naptime …
Peanut Butter Fudge
The wonderful thing about making Christmas fudge as a homemade present is that you can easily customise it in almost anyway you want to give your family & friends their favourite Christmas flavour.
And if you have big peanut butter fans in your family then you have to make them some peanut butter fudge.
Old Fashioned Brown Sugar Fudge
Christmas fudge is fabulous for its flavours but sometimes all I want is good old fashioned brown sugar fudge.
This is the classic fudge my grandpa used to make for me when I was little. He spent – to be honest – very little time in the kitchen but fudge he made with the utmost care to perfection.
Stupidly I don’t have his recipe so have been hunting one down and this old fashioned brown sugar fudge recipe comes close …
It’s delicious fudge but it’s super creamy and my grandpa’s was crumblier more like a Scottish tablet.
So the hunt continued until I found this old fashioned crumbly fudge. If like me you love your fudge crumbly rather than super creamy, do check it out.
If you are making simple traditional fudge in a pan, it’s also worth checking out this old fashioned brown sugar fudge recipe as it has some really good fudge making tips in it about adjusting the temperature to get a super creamy or a harder crumblier finish.
Peppermint Christmas Fudge
Peppermint is another of those flavours that oozes Christmas spirit and there are all sorts of delicious Christmas peppermint recipes you can whip up easily for heart warming treats including this peppermint fudge.
It’s a pretty simple stove top Christmas fudge recipe using marshmallows and evaporated milk but again if you want to keep your fudge making seriously simple just use the easy microwave fudge recipe above, add 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint essence and sprinkle smashed peppermint candy cane on the top.
Candy Cane Christmas Fudge
You could make this super pretty white chocolate candy cane fudge.
Or go the full monty with this chocolate chip candy cane Christmas fudge from Inside Bru Crew Life
Gumdrops Christmas Fudge
Gumdrops are another super pretty kid friendly flavour for your Christmas fudge.
And this gumdrops Christmas fudge recipe is super simple.
It’s basically just our good old easy microwave recipe but with white chocolate and chopped gumdrops stirred in.
Salted Caramel Fudge
For a more grown up flavour for your Christmas fudge you could go for salted caramel.
Or if you fancy something a little more adventurous try this salted caramel fudge from Something Swanky which has a layer of dark chocolate on top of it.
Red Velvet Fudge
For another seriously beautiful Christmas fudge that will look stunning as part of your Christmas table decorations and it’s just possible the kids won’t like so much – fingers crossed! – you have to try this red velvet fudge from The Cafe Sucrefarine. It’s not the simplest Christmas fudge recipe but it does look gorgeous …
Rocky Road Fudge
If you’d rather make your Christmas fudge without condensed milk try rocky road fudge recipe instead. It’s still super simple but is butter based.
Lemon Meringue Fudge
Lemon meringue fudge doesn’t seem obviously Christmasy but some tangy lemon flavours can provide a really delicious cut through contrast to all the rich spicy and chocolate food we’re eating.
If you do fancy some luscious lemon recipes as part of your Christmas spread do check out these fabulous salted lemons and lemon curd as well as this wonderfully pretty lemon meringue fudge recipe from Janes Patisserie.
Really Easy Toffee
If toffee’s your thing rather than fudge – or if like me you think they’re both scrummy – then try this easy homemade toffee from Damn Delicious
Or you could try this similar Christmas toffee recipe from Shugary Sweets …
And there you go. A huge collection of the very best and creamiest easy Christmas fudge recipes you can make in your microwave in all sorts of Christmas flavours. I do hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
For more super simple Christmas ideas do check out these other posts :
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- 30 Best Traditional Christmas Cookies.
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- 10 Best Christmas Cakes
- 18 Homemade Preserves As Christmas Gifts
- 26 Homemade Christmas Ornaments
- 10 Homemade Christmas Candy Recipes
- 26 Christmas Cards Kids Can Make
- 101 Cheap DIY Christmas Gifts