Homemade Fudge

5 Best Homemade Fudge Recipes

Dip into these 5 different and delicious fudge flavor ideas for your entire holiday gift list… or for the gift you’ll love to give yourself!

You’ll find the perfect fudge recipe for everyone in these holiday fudge ideas. For the adventurous, there’s fudge with peppermint or peanut butter candies. For the traditionalist, choose rich chocolate squares, with or without almonds. And for the complete non-traditionalist, try the sweet and salty caramel fudge. It's all here and more in the recipes below.

1. Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Fudge

Chocolate and peppermint make a perfect pair in this homemade fudge recipe. You can vary the intensity by using HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Or make two batches and try both versions. Either way, this fudge is sure to be welcomed by the chocolate mint lovers in your life.

peppermint pattie fudge

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2. HERSHEY'S Rich Cocoa Fudge

This is it: the traditional, rich, decadently delicious fudge recipe that will satisfy any fudge purist. Pay close attention while cooking this expert-level recipe; you need to reach a precise temperature for the right texture. But the results are worth the effort. Once you have the basics down, try out one of the tempting variations.

cocoa fudge

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3. Chocolate Almond Fudge

For a more forgiving traditional fudge recipe, try this combination of chocolate, marshmallow creme and almonds. The marshmallow creme keeps the fudge light and airy, while the toasted almonds add depth and crunch. One batch makes about 4 pounds, so you’ll have enough to enjoy yourself and to share with friends.

chocolate fudge with nuts

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4. Sweet and Salty Caramel Nut Fudge

This unique and easy fudge delivers the perfect combination of sweet and salty. HERSHEY'S Sea Salt Caramel Flavored Baking Chips blend with marshmallow creme and mixed nuts for a result that’s stunningly delicious.

caramel fudge with nuts

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5. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Take your love of peanut butter and chocolate to the next level with this homemade fudge. It’s one of our best fudge recipes, with a smooth consistency and pockets of peanut butter in each delicious square. It’s also quick to make, with only 15 minutes of prep time needed. Chill for an hour and you have a great party treat or gift!

chocolate chip and marshmallow cookies

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If you can’t decide which fudge to try, why not try several? Choose your favorite holiday fudge ideas, then fill small gift boxes with a selection. Who can say no to a variety of fudge flavors? Don’t forget to keep some for yourself. After all that fudge making, you’ve earned some indulgence.

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