Gingerbread Fudge Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 7 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 10 minutes

Gingerbread Fudge is a festive treat packed with creamy white chocolate and warm spices. It tastes like Christmas in a candy bar and beyond easy to make!

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No-Bake Gingerbread Fudge

Gingerbread Fudge is the ultimate Christmas sweet. Sure, you can make it any time of the year, but it tastes extra special when enjoyed around the holidays. It’s infused with classic Christmas spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, blended with creamy condensed milk and white chocolate. It’s so pretty too, with those white and blue sprinkles!

If you’ve never made candy from scratch before, consider this your introduction to the wonderful world of homemade sweets. It’s such a forgiving, beginner-friendly recipe. And most of all, it’s delicious and a sure hit with everyone. Perfect as a thoughtful edible gift, too!

What is fudge?

It’s a confection made of sugar and dairy (like butter and milk). These are combined, then heated until it hits the soft-ball stage, then cooking it down until it’s firm and ready to be sliced.

Now, this recipe is particular is white chocolate fudge. Aside from the basic ingredients above, we also add chocolate to the mix. The result is a soft and creamy candy that’s so yummy, it’s hard to have just one!

Do you need a candy thermometer to make fudge?

For this recipe, no. That’s what makes it such an easy treat to make! You simply heat the ingredients together until it’s perfectly smooth, and you’re done. The only thing left is to let it firm up before enjoying!

What do you need to make Gingerbread Fudge?

  • White chocolate: This is our star flavor, so get the finest quality you can get!
  • Condensed milk: Creamy, sweet, and helps the candy mixture come together.
  • Molasses: Adds delicious caramel notes to this treat and helps the bars retain softness.
  • Butter: Use good-quality unsalted.
  • Vanilla: Elevates all other flavors in this treat.
  • Spices: We’re using classic holiday spices like cinnamon, powdered nutmeg, ground ginger and cloves, and allspice. 
  • Sprinkles: I like using white and blue here, but you can certainly use any color you wish!

How do you make Gingerbread Fudge?

  1. Heat the fudge mixture. Melt the chocolate with the condensed milk, molasses, butter until perfectly creamy and free of lumps. Next, thoroughly whisk in the extract and spices.
  2. Cool and allow to firm up. Pour in a foil-covered pan and sprinkle the surface with sprinkles. Leave to firm up, about 2 hrs in the fridge and 4 hrs room temp.
  3. Serve. Slice into bars and enjoy!

Why is my fudge too soft?

You may have used too much molasses or condensed milk. Make sure to measure your ingredients very carefully. 

Another reason is that you haven’t given it enough time to set and get firm. In this case, just pop it in the fridge to firm up some more.

Recipe Variations:

  • Add toppings: Sprinkle the top with white chocolate or cinnamon chips, dried fruits, sprinkles with different colors and shapes (try gold and silver!), nuts, crushed spiced cookies, or chocolate drizzle.
  • Skip the spices: For a pure white chocolate flavor, skip the spices and molasses, and add some marshmallow cream instead.
  • Make it thinner: Use a bigger baking pan if you prefer thinner bars!
  • Use other chocolates: Try it with dark chocolate if you like it better than white.

How to store fudge:

Kept in an air-tight container, this treat will stay fresh for up to 4 weeks at room temp, and can even last up to 8 weeks! Storing it in the fridge will make it last even longer.

Can you freeze fudge?

  • Sure, you can! That’s why it’s such a perfect holiday recipe because you can make it months ahead, freeze, and have it ready to go any time you need. Pack it in an air-tight, freezer-friendly container and store it in the freezer for several months.

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Recipe tips:

  • For beautiful, clean slices, wipe your knife clean after every cut.
  • Add the sprinkles while hot, so it sticks really well to the surface.
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Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge is a festive treat packed with creamy white chocolate and warm spices.
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 512kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 4 cups white chocolate (chopped)
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

  • Add foil pr waxed paper to a 8x8" baking pan.
  • Place a medium saucepan on medium heat add the white chocolate chips, condensed milk, molasses, and butter.
  • Whisk constantly until everything is melted, smooth, combined and creamy.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread the mixture evenly, level the top and immediately add sprinkles.
  • Let firm for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • When hard enough, slice and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 1mg
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Sara Welch

What fun and festive treats for the holidays! My kids will love making these; yum!

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Amanda

Where has this been my whole life, I am so excited to make these this weekend!

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Jen

This is the perfect addition to our Christmas cookie/candy tray. Love how easy it is to make.

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

I know for sure this Gingerbread Fudge is would be a huge hit in my house!

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katerina @ diethood.com

This gingerbread fudge sounds absolutely amazing! The perfect holiday treat!

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Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

I love this gingerbread fudge! Perfect for the holidays!

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Beth

Yum! This looks so delicious and tasty! My husband is going to love this recipe!

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Sandra | A Dash of Sanity

This is really good!! My kids loved it!

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