The 16 Best-Loved Fudge Recipes

Fudge is so versatile, it's the perfect candy for experimentation! This list of fudge recipes contains everything from classic chocolate fudge to more creative flavors like orange creamsicle, cookie dough, and key lime pie. Try one of these favorite fudge recipes today. Don't miss the full list of fudge recipes here!

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    Easy Walnut Fudge
    Elizabeth LaBau

    The plain name of this fudge belies its fabulous taste. The ingredients and procedure are simple, but the final taste is rich and complex. This is my favorite fudge to give as holiday gifts and to make anytime my friends or family need a little pick-me-up.

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    Cappuccino Fudge
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bring a taste of the coffee shop to your candy-making with this recipe for Cappuccino Fudge! This white chocolate-based fudge has a robust coffee flavor and a beautiful swirled pattern that mimics the steamed milk swirls in a cappuccino.

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    Microwave Fudge
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Microwave Fudge is an easy recipe that comes together in a snap. A few ingredients and a microwave are all that's required to make this rich, creamy fudge. Try it with different kinds of chocolate, or add your favorite mix-ins to make a completely customized fudge!

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    White Chocolate Fudge
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This is the only white chocolate fudge recipe you’ll ever need! It doesn’t require special equipment or extended beating, it always sets up, and it’s not too cloyingly sweet. This is my go-to recipe whenever I need white chocolate fudge, and I use it as a base for countless other recipes. Try adding different flavored extracts, or other mix-ins, to make this fudge your own.

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    Cinnamon Bun Fudge

    Cinnamon Bun Fudge
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Cinnamon Bun Fudge is a smooth, easy fudge with the warm, spicy taste of cinnamon, toasted pecans, and a hint of orange zest--just like my favorite cinnamon buns!

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    Cookie Dough Fudge
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This one's for all the cookie dough lovers out there! If you love to sneak bites of cookie dough--or if you find yourself making cookies just so you can eat the dough plain!--then you will love this chocolate fudge that is packed with real chocolate chip cookie dough.

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    Ice Cream Fudge photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Ice Cream Fudge is an incredible fudge recipe made with only two ingredients: ice cream and chocolate! Yes, you mix the ice cream right into the fudge--I told you it was incredible! For an extra treat, try using ice cream with mix-ins like nuts, candy bits, or cookie dough--they make the final fudge even tastier.

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    peanut butter fudge
    (c) 2007 About.com

    Peanut butter is the star ingredient in this five-star rated recipe for easy, chocolate-free fudge. Try using chunky peanut butter if you’d like an extra crunch.

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    Key Lime Pie Fudge photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This Key Lime Pie Fudge recipe takes the classic flavors of key lime pie and recreates them in fudge form. Creamy white chocolate fudge, flavored with lime zest and fresh lime juice, sits atop a crunchy graham cracker crumb crust.

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    Creamsicle Fudge
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Turn your favorite popsicle into a candy! Orange Creamsicle Fudge features swirls of sweet white chocolate fudge mixed with bright, fragrant orange-flavored fudge.

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    root beer fudge
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Root Beer Float Fudge is a beautiful swirled fudge flavored like root beer and vanilla ice cream! Your taste buds won’t believe this combination of smooth, sweet vanilla fudge and unmistakable root beer flavor.

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    Swirled Nutella Fudge
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Swirled Nutella Fudge is an easy 3-ingredient fudge with the delicious chocolate-hazelnut taste of Nutella and a beautiful swirled design. You can change this recipe by substituting other spreads, like peanut butter, chocolate almond butter, or cookie butter, in place of the Nutella.

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    Cranberry Pecan Fudge

    Cranberry Pecan Fudge
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Cranberry Pecan Fudge is a lovely fall fudge with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and dark brown sugar. I like the simplicity of these flavors, but if you want to give it even more of an autumn taste, consider adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves to the fudge.

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    cookies and cream fudge
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This fudge combines the great taste of Oreo cookies with a creamy white chocolate fudge base. You can mix it up and add different flavors of Oreos (mint, peanut butter, etc) to make this fudge really extraordinary.

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    Fluffernutter Candy

    Fluffernutter Candies photo
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Fluffernutter Candy is based on the classic fluffernutter sandwich, made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. In the candy version, there is a base of peanut butter fudge, topped with vanilla marshmallows. The whole package is dipped in semi-sweet chocolate to make a portable, pop-able treat.

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    Layered Oreo Fudge

    Oreo Fudge
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Layered Oreo Fudge tastes and looks like an Oreo cookie! Cookie crumbs are used in the fudge base, and the stripe of white vanilla filling in the middle completes their resemblance to the iconic cookie.