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Velveeta Fudge

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Prep Time: 10 mins    Cook Time: 0 mins

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If you're looking for a brand new fudge recipe to try, you're going to love Velveeta fudge! Yes, that's right! The main ingredient is Velveeta cheese. And you only need 5 other ingredients to make it. You don't need any fancy supplies like candy thermometers either, making this an ideal recipe for anyone to make.

A stack of Velveeta fudge.
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Although there are many fudge recipes to choose from like easy 2 ingredient fudge and maple fudge, this cheese variety is definitely worth making. It's super-easy and requires little more than mixing the ingredients together and letting it set. There isn't really anything that can go wrong with this delicious recipe.

Chocolate and vanilla add rich flavors to this Velveeta fudge and you can expect it to be sweet, creamy, and indulgent. A cube or two of this makes it a wonderful treat and you can store it for weeks, but I bet it will disappear much faster than that. At least it would in my house!

Main Ingredients

The ingredients used to make Velveeta fudge spread out on a table.

Did you know you could make fudge using Velveeta and just 5 other ingredients? Let's take a closer look at those ingredients and find out what goes into this foolproof recipe to make it so special:

  • Velveeta: For a distinctive flavor and a creamy texture. Velveeta is a cheese product rather than cheese, but it melts beautifully and is perfect for making fudge. If you're using a 16-ounce package, you only need 12 ounces for this Velveeta fudge, so that is ¾ of the package. If you want to try another dessert made with cheese, you might like these raspberry cheesecake cookies.
  • Confectioners' sugar: Also known as icing sugar or powdered sugar, this ingredient adds sweetness. Regular white or brown sugar would be grainy, so make sure you have confectioners' sugar ready to go!
  • Semisweet chocolate chips: For a contrasting flavor. Feel free to use other types of chocolate chips if you prefer. Sometimes I love to use white chocolate chips. Dark chocolate chips are also good if those are your preference.
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a contrasting taste. Vanilla complements this Southern fudge and you can even use extra if you like it as much as I do. If you want to experiment with flavors, you might want to try another kind of extract instead of vanilla.

Instructions Overview

Put the Velveeta, butter, chocolate chips, vanilla, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it in 30-second intervals, stirring when needed, until completely melted.

Carefully measure out the confectioners' sugar into another bowl and add the Velveeta mixture bit by bit, until you have a smooth, thick texture.

Transfer the Velveeta fudge mixture into a greased, parchment paper-lined baking pan, and then use a rubber spatula to level the top.

Pop the pan in the refrigerator and allow it to set. This will take at least a couple of hours. Lift the Velveeta fudge from the pan and cut it into squares with a sharp knife.

A bowl of several square pieces of fudge.

Common Questions

How long does cheese fudge last?

It lasts longer if you keep it cold, so stash it in the refrigerator and use it within 2 or 3 weeks for the best result.

Can you freeze Velveeta fudge?

You can freeze it and, what's more, it freezes really well! Wrap it in plastic and then put it in an airtight container. Alternatively, cut it into cubes and then transfer them into a Ziploc freezer bag and squeeze out any excess air.

What does cheese fudge taste like?

This is probably the most common question of all! Velveeta adds its special, unique flavor to the fudge as well as gives it a creamy consistency. Expect this to taste smooth and creamy, but not like cheese. If you like cheesecake, you're going to love this recipe too.

A close up of a piece of Velveeta fudge.

Chopnotch Tips

  • Jazz up the fudge with optional ingredients like mini marshmallows or chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Keep in mind that the fudge can take several hours to set so you will need to be patient before you can taste some!
  • Swap the vanilla for another flavor extract if you want to change the taste.
An overhead shot of squares of fudge in a white bowl.

Velveeta might not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when thinking about homemade fudge, but you will love how rich and creamy this Velveeta fudge comes out, as well as how simple it is to prepare.

Let us know what you think! Give this recipe a rating in the comments section below.

Recipe

How to Make

Velveeta Fudge

Creamy, sweet fudge with vanilla and chocolate hints.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Chilling Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 24 fudge squares

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces confectioners’ sugar
  • 12 ounces Velveeta original cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
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Instructions

  • Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Leave some parchment paper hanging over both ends of the pan for easy removal later. Lightly grease the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add the confectioners’ sugar to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Place the Velveeta cheese, butter, chocolate chips, corn syrup, and vanilla extract into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals while stirring the mixture in-between until completely melted.
  • Slowly transfer the melted chocolate mixture into the confectioners’ sugar while mixing on low speed until thick and smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top using a rubber spatula. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours until completely set.
  • Remove the pan from the refrigerator. Use the parchment paper to lift the fudge out of the pan. Use a sharp knife to slice it into square pieces. Serve and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Jazz up the fudge with optional ingredients like mini marshmallows or chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Keep in mind that the fudge can take several hours to set so you will need to be patient before you can taste some!
  • Swap the vanilla for another flavor extract if you want to change the taste.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 115kcal (6%), Carbohydrates: 43g (14%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 10g (15%), Saturated Fat: 6g (38%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 21mg (7%), Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 43mg (1%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 4g (4%), Vitamin A: 240IU (5%), Calcium: 7mg (1%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
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