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White Chocolate Fudge

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Prep Time: 5 mins    Cook Time: 5 mins

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Did you know you could make the most mouthwatering white chocolate fudge using only 4 ingredients? This rich, sweet treat is so easy. You don't need to watch bubbling pots or buy a candy thermometer.

White chocolate fudge with a bite taken out of it.
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Old-fashioned fudge recipes are all well and good, but you really don't need a lot of different equipment to make this version of fudge. Rather than combining sugar, butter, and cream, you will be using sweetened condensed milk which replaces all these ingredients and is straightforward to work with.

Expect a rich and creamy flavor in every bite. I love adding a pinch of salt because that really helps showcase the sweet flavors in homemade fudge.

Once you try this easy recipe I guarantee you'll want to make all your own fudge from here on out! My 2 ingredient fudge is even easier, and make sure you try this old-fashioned peanut butter fudge too!

Main Ingredients

The ingredients used to make white chocolate fudge laid out on a table.

There are only 4 ingredients you need to make the most amazing homemade fudge. You're free to include add-ins such as dried cranberries, vanilla, peppermint extract, or chopped nuts if you want to. Considering everything as the main ingredient here, let's take a look at all of them:

  • White chocolate chips: The main flavor of the fudge. Since you're going to be melting these, you can even use broken-up white chocolate bars as they will melt anyway. Vegan white chocolate would probably work, although I haven't tried it myself in this recipe! Regular white chocolate is not vegan since it contains milk products. Could you use milk chocolate in this recipe instead? Sure, although you will get a very different, but still yummy result.
  • Sweetened condensed milk: A great fudge-making shortcut. This ingredient not only replaces the sugar, butter, and milk in traditional fudge recipes, but it also means you don't have to mess around with candy thermometers and so on. If you've never used sweetened condensed milk to make fudge, give it a whirl. You'll love how much it simplifies the process.
  • Butter: For a luscious texture. You don't need much butter in this recipe, but adding it does make all the difference to the intense richness so don't omit it.
  • Sea salt: Brings the sweet flavors to life. A pinch of salt (just a pinch!) really brings out the sweet taste of white chocolate fudge. You won't taste it in the finished fudge, but it does make a difference. If you love how well salt brings out sweet flavors you might like to try this cookies and cream bars recipe next.

Instructions Overview

Put all the ingredients in a pan and heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring all the time. Once the chocolate is completely melted and mixed with the other ingredients you can pour the mixture into a foil-lined baking pan.

Chill the fudge for several hours until completely set. Take the foil out of the pan and cut the fudge into squares.

A stack of white fudge with chocolate chips scattered around.

Common Questions

Does white fudge have caffeine in it?

Because caffeine is in cocoa solids and not cocoa butter, it isn't found in white chocolate since that has no cocoa solids. So even if you're sensitive to caffeine, white chocolate fudge makes a great treat!

What happens if you add too much butter to fudge?

Adding too much butter will probably mean the fudge doesn't set. Also, don't substitute margarine for butter because it has higher water content and that will cause the same issue.

Does white chocolate fudge need to be refrigerated?

As long as you plan on eating it within a couple of weeks, and I'm sure you will, it isn't necessary to refrigerate it since that can actually dry it out. If you want to keep it longer you might want to pop it in the freezer (wrap it very well first) instead.

An overhead shot of white chocolate fudge cut into square blocks.

Chopnotch Tips

  • Feel free to throw in any add-ins that tickle your fancy, such as dried cranberries, peppermint extract, or even something for added texture such as mini marshmallows.
  • Don't try to cut it before it's completely set or else you will have ragged lines instead of nice, neat ones.
  • If you don't have an 8-inch square tin, you can use a 9-inch round one, although that means your fudge squares won't all be, well, squares!
Set fudge on a plate ready to but cut into squares.

Fudge lovers take note, there is a new variety in town! I can't recommend this white chocolate fudge enough. It's super easy to make and the flavor is incredible.

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

Recipe

How to Make

White Chocolate Fudge

This recipe is so simple to make at home and you only need 4 ingredients to make this sweet and delicious candy.
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Chilling Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 16 pieces

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 1 can
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
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Instructions

  • Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Combine the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter, and sea salt in a medium saucepan and heat over medium while stirring continuously until the chocolate has melted completely.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly. Then transfer it to the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or until completely set.
  • Remove the fudge from the pan. Slice into 16 square pieces. Use a sharp knife warmed under hot water for clean slices. Serve and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Feel free to throw in any add-ins that tickle your fancy, such as dried cranberries, peppermint extract, or even something for added texture such as mini marshmallows.
  • Don't try to cut it before it's completely set or else you will have ragged lines instead of nice, neat ones.
  • If you don't have an 8-inch square tin, you can use a 9-inch round one, although that means your fudge squares won't all be, well, squares!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 274kcal (14%), Carbohydrates: 33g (11%), Protein: 4g (8%), Fat: 14g (22%), Saturated Fat: 9g (56%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 19mg (6%), Sodium: 98mg (4%), Potassium: 189mg (5%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 33g (37%), Vitamin A: 120IU (2%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 138mg (14%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
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