Homemade Fudge Recipes: Learn to Make Your Own

Homemade Fudge

Ever wonder how to make fudge? Well, check out these homemade fudge recipes so you can impress all your friends and family!

Wanna an inexpensive, gourmet gift idea? Make fudge for presents and give them to the special people in your life. The flavors are endless and so is your creativity. Start off with some great fudge recipes here and down the road create some of your own.

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Baking and gift giving go hand-in-hand and these homemade fudge recipes will provide you with one of the best candy gifts you could offer. The list of gift giving occasions is endless. Dark chocolate, caramel peanut butter, cherry, vanilla, maple walnut and more to come. These homemade fudge recipes are absolutely divine and make great gourmet candy gifts for anyone around the world. Have fun!

Homemade Fudge Recipes

Dark Chocolate Fudge

Pure, simple, just dark chocolate (semisweet). Make some, eat some then make some more to give as a gift. :)


  • 3 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensedmilk
  • dash salt
  • 1 C chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. In heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chips with sweetenedcondensed milk and salt.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts andvanilla.
  3. Spread evenly into aluminum foil lined 8 or 9 inch square pan.
  4. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
  5. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off foiland cut into squares.
  6. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Caramel Peanut Fudge

Four yummy ingredients collide- milk chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter and caramel. Who could resist?


Bottom Layer

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts


  • 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Top Layer

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch dish.
  2. For the bottom layer: Combine 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butterscotch chips and 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Refrigerate until set.
  3. For the filling: In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, and let boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in peanuts. Spread over bottom layer, return to refrigerator until set.
  4. For the caramel: Combine caramels and cream in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Spread over filling. Chill until set.
  5. For the top layer: In a small saucepan over low heat, combine 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butterscotch chips, and 1/4 cup peanut butter. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Spread over caramel layer. Chill 1 hour before cutting into 1 inch squares.

Cherry Fudge


  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved


  1. Butter an 8x8 inch dish.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugar and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil and stir in gelatin. Boil 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in butter, chocolate chips, vanilla and cherries.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Chill 2 hours. Store in airtight container at room temperature before packaging as candy gift.

Vanilla Fudge Recipe

Easy to make and alternative to chocolate flavor.


  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Grease a 9x5 inch pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine confectioners sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and salt in a 3 quart saucepan and stir over very low heat until creamy.
  3. Pour quickly into greased 9x5 inch pan. Refrigerate until firm, then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigeratoruntil ready to package as gift in fudge box

Maple Walnut Fudge

Great ingredients like marshmallows, white chocolate and salt makes this recipe both very creamy and super delicious! One of the better homemade fudge recipes!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (12 ounce) package mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract


  1. Line 8 x 8-inch baking pan (or 9x9 depending on what you have in your kitchen) with foil.
  2. Coarsely chop walnuts into small pieces (you will mix them into fudge later).
  3. Combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat. Continue to boil while stirring for 4 1/2 to 5 minutes non-stop. Then remove from heat.
  4. Stir in marshmallows, white mini chocolate chips, nuts and maple extract. Stir fast until marshmallows are melted. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares then store in airtight container until packaging as gifts in fudge box.

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