One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making a few batches of fun Christmas Fudge Recipes. There’s nothing like a soft squishy chocolate bite melting in my mouth.
And when I can make enough to share with the kids, pass out homemade gifts and maybe even get a bite for myself, well, this traditional Christmas candy is seriously delicious.
If you’re here planning for a party, though, you should seriously consider checking out these Christmas Mocktails for Kids. So many great ideas, you’re going to find a tasty beverage to go with your fudge, guaranteed.
I’ll be honest, the fudge, though, is going to be the star of any holiday party you’re planning. Everyone–and I mean everyone–loves a fudge for Christmas.
Soft and chewy, dry and stiff, or even made vegan for my friends with allergies, there’s just so much to love about holiday fudge.
What to do if Fudge is Too Soft?
Ok. I’m going to be honest, with most “quick” fudge recipes that have marshmallow cream or condensed milk, you’re not going to run into this problem. If you are having this problem with quick fudge recipes, you’re just not being patient enough and letting the fudge sit in the fridge for long enough.
Now, if you’re making a more “old fashioned” fudge recipe, you might actually be having this problem for realzies. If this is the case, there’s probably one of two problems–or both of two problems, I guess.
- You got the fudge too hot when it was cooking–either because you forgot to pay attention to the candy thermometer, or the candy thermometer is broken.
- You didn’t beat it enough.
No need to cry if that’s the case, all you need to do is put it back in the pot, add 1 1/2 cups of water then keep stirring constantly over low heat until it’s dissolved.
Once it’s dissolved, you bring increase to medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil and maybe add a little more flavoring (because the original flavoring will be diluted now).
Then, just follow your original instructions to the letter for beating the fudge.
Can Fudge Go Bad?
I mean, not really, but it all really depends on the exact recipe and all that. You can go with a safe bet that fudge kept in an airtight container on the counter will be good for 12-14 days without a problem.
Once you put the fudge in the fridge (in an airtight container–that’s key), you can bet on that fudge lasting quite a lot longer. Like a month or so.
And then you ask: Can you freeze fudge? The answer is “yes.” You can freeze fudge in an airtight container and feel confident it’ll last a year.
Where are the Christmas Fudge Recipes?
Oh, good question, I’m so ready just talking about these awesome Christmas fudge recipes that I just can’t wait…so here they are:
More Tips to Make Perfect Christmas Fudge
- Don’t be afraid to add some mix-ins into your easy fudge! You can put almost anything into your chocolate fudge and make a fun, new and great recipe perfect for a homemade gift. Here’s some of my favorites:
- You really should put your fudge in a prepared pan lined with parchment paper and cooking spray. Fudge won’t stick to parchment paper and if you do it the old way and line the pan with foil, you run the chance of eating bits of stuck-on metal (yuck!). So, skip that and go with parchment paper.
- If your recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, do not use evaporated milk. I know this can be confusing, but they really are two very different things. And your fudge will not make if you use the wrong one.
Now, I know that you’re just raring to go to make this amazing Christmas fudge that you’ve picked out from the list above (I know I am!). But before you go, be sure to pin this to your favorite Christmas recipes board on Pinterest.
That way you can find it again when you realize that one batch of fudge will NEVER be enough!