10 of the best fudge recipes for the holidays

It’s hard to go wrong with fudge. It’s creamy and comes in enough flavors to suit any mood. In fact, many people travel long distances just for a slice or two of some of the most famous concoctions. Personally, I have ventured to Mackinac Island and can vouch for the truly fantastic fudge. But you don’t have to go any farther than your local grocery store for sweet, fudgy goodness.

These fudge recipes filled with seasonal flavors are perfect for holiday parties and last-minute gifts. If you ever wished you could munch on eggnog, chow down on cookie dough or find a healthier treat, these 10 are for you.

1. Eggnog Fudge

This Christmas, you can have your eggnog and eat it, too. This twist on the creamy beverage features real eggnog, white chocolate and marshmallow crème. One commenter summed up the natural reaction best, “I’m literally drooling. Don’t tell anyone.”

Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate and More

2. Peppermint Oreo Fudge

Mint and chocolate is a classic combination. This three-ingredient recipe adds holiday Oreos to the mix for an extra festive (and delicious) fudge treat. Commenters couldn’t wait to try it.

Recipe: The Gunny Sack

3. Cookie Dough Fudge

Cookie dough is a must-have around the holidays. And now, so is this fudge recipe. Commenters raved about this fudge on Sally’s Baking Addiction. One shared, “This is fabulous and got the greatest reviews!!!!”

Recipe: Bashful Bao and Sally’s Baking Addiction

4. Crock-Pot Fudge

No more excuses—you can make fudge in a crock-pot. This super easy recipe has commenters in a tizzy. One gave it five stars and shared, “You can’t beat the simplicity of this recipe.”

Recipe: Creme de la Crumb

5. Healthy Eatmore Fudge Squares

Not all holiday treats have to be high in calories or packed with sugar to be delicious. These fudge bars are healthy and quick. They’re made with just dates, nuts, cocoa powder, bananas and honey. One commenter called the recipe “a keeper.”

Recipe: Nutrition in the Kitch

6. Pecan Pie Fudge

This fudge is perfect for health nuts who missed out on the indulgent pie at Thanksgiving. It’s paleo, vegan, gluten-free and guilt-free. One commenter shared, “these little bites of happiness were a big hit with everyone (even my non-veg/non-vegan friends).”

Recipe: Texanerin Baking

7. Peanut Butter Fudge Dreidels

These chocolate-covered peanut butter dreidels are fun and festive for all ages. Just one of many mouthwatering Hanukkah treats you can make, they are proven crowd-pleasers, and have been pinned nearly 3,000 times on Pinterest.

Recipe: Oh Nuts

8. Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin is so good it’s officially invited to stay for the holidays. This fudge recipe earned a five-star rating and proves there’s much more to pumpkin than pie or lattes.

Recipe: Taste of Home

9. Andes Mint Fudge

This decadent recipe features the famous Andes Mints and packs a festive peppermint punch. The recipe garnered nearly 100 ecstatic comments. One described the fudge as “Christmas in my mouth!”

Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

 10. Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

It’s hard to get more cheery than these delicious bright red squares. This fudge is inspired by red velvet cake and topped with candy canes. It also has a five-star rating.

Recipe: Taste of Home

Desserts, Food, Holiday & Seasonal, Recipes

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