White Holiday Fudge Recipe: White Chocolate Caramel Fudge Recipe (2024)

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Looking for holiday fudge recipes? Look no further than this beautiful & delicious 7 ingredient white holiday fudge recipe!

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White Holiday Fudge Recipe: White Chocolate Caramel Fudge Recipe

The holidays and fudge go together like peanut butter and jelly… am I right? Okay, maybe I’m not right. Maybe I’m just looking for a good excuse to break out my holiday fudge recipes and whip up some sinfully good treats… and the holidays are an excellent excuse. 😉

There are some holiday fudge recipes that are a family tradition. I mean, I always make my mom’s chocolate fudge recipe Christmas treat. However, I do like to try a little something new now and again. This year I’m whipping up this white holiday fudge recipe.

This recipe for white Christmas fudge creates an indulgent treat that I think is simply beautiful. The caramel swirls in this white chocolate fudge candy just give it a really elegant, grown up look.

Psst! If you’re looking for holiday fudge recipes that are a little more whimsical and kid friendly, I highly recommend skittles fudge or rainbow fudge (or both!).

Of all the holiday fudge recipes I have, this white holiday fudge recipe looks the most like something you’d find in a pricey bakery. Seriously, in my opinion, this white chocolate fudge recipe Christmas treat is sure to impress just about anyone from your mother-in-law to your boss. Oh, and I’m sure you and your family will love it too. 😉

If you need more impressive Christmas treats, try these homemade chocolate Christmas candies and homemade hazelnut chocolate truffles.

By the way, this recipe for white Christmas fudge only has 7 ingredients and none of them are exotic. Nope, everything you need to make this white chocolate fudge candy can be found at your local supermarket.

The only possible con to this white holiday fudge recipe is that it does require some hands on time. Wait, wait, don’t worry. I know you’re busy around the holidays. It isn’t that much time. I think you can count on about 20-30 minutes of prep time to make this chocolate fudge recipe Christmas treat, and that includes unwrapping the caramels. However, if you need a dessert that is a little more hands off, try this crock pot recipe for peanut clusters.

So… without further ado, let’s get to this mouthwatering (no, really, my mouth is watering) white holiday fudge recipe! 🙂

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INGREDIENTS

11 oz white chocolate chips
7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (divided)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unwrapped caramels

DIRECTIONS

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1. Add white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff to a large mixing bowl.

2. Line a 9×9″ baking pan with foil and grease with butter.

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3. Add unwrapped caramels and 1 TBSP of heavy whipping cream to a microwave safe dish (such as a glass measuring cup). Microwave for one minute, stirring halfway through.

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4. Add butter, sugar, remaining heavy whipping cream, and salt to a heavy bottomed pot.

5. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

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6. Boil for four minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly.

7. Pour over white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff and mix until everything is melted and mixed thoroughly.

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8. Pour in melted caramels, do not scrape the bowl clean, and stir a couple times.
Note: Only stir your white holiday fudge recipe a couple of times; you do do not want to over mix!

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9. Pour into lined baking pan.

10. Dip the bottom of a wooden spoon into excess caramel and swirl onto the top of yourwhite chocolate fudge candy.

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11. Refrigerate overnight.

12. Enjoy the fruits of this recipe for white Christmas fudge!

If this white holiday fudge recipe didn’t quite satisfy your sweet tooth, no worries… I’ve got more holiday fudge recipes! Just follow Freebie Finding Mom’s

From my family to yours, happy holidays! 🙂

Do you know of other amazing holiday fudge recipes? Please share them in the comments!

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White Chocolate Caramel Fudge Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Additional Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 35 minutes

Want to try a white holiday fudge recipe that will knock your socks off? This easy, no-bake White Chocolate Caramel Fudge recipe requires just 7 ingredients and about a half hour to whip up. So, what are you waiting for? You are only minutes away from a rich, creamy, decadent white chocolate fudge candy that makes a perfect dessert or homemade gift for the Christmas holidays.

Ingredients

  • 11 oz white chocolate chips
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (divided)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unwrapped caramels

Instructions

  1. Add white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Line a 9×9″ baking pan with foil and grease with butter.
  3. Add unwrapped caramels and 1 TBSP of heavy whipping cream to a microwave safe dish (such as a glass measuring cup). Microwave for one minute, stirring halfway through.
  4. Add butter, sugar, remaining heavy whipping cream, and salt to a heavy bottomed pot.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  6. Boil for four minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly.
  7. Pour over white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff and mix until everything is melted and mixed thoroughly.
  8. Pour in melted caramels, do not scrape the bowl clean, and stir a couple times. Note: Only stir your white holiday fudge recipe a couple of times; you do do not want to over mix!
  9. Pour into lined baking pan.
  10. Dip the bottom of a wooden spoon into excess caramel and swirl onto the top of yourwhite chocolate fudge candy.
  11. Refrigerate overnight.
  12. Enjoy the fruits of this recipe for white Christmas fudge!
White Holiday Fudge Recipe: White Chocolate Caramel Fudge Recipe (2024)

FAQs

What is the secret to good fudge? ›

Tips for Making Fudge
  • Monitor the Temperature with a Candy Thermometer. If you end up with soft fudge that turns into a puddle in your hands or hard fudge that is a bit reminiscent of a crunchy candy, improper temperature is likely to blame. ...
  • Avoid Stirring Once the Mixture Comes to a Simmer. ...
  • Beat Thoroughly.
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What is white fudge made of? ›

White Chocolate Chips – Use your favorite brand of white chocolate since this will be the primary flavor. I love using chopped Dove white chocolate candy bars. Sweetened condensed milk- This is used to sweeten the fudge and give an ultra-smooth and creamy texture. Sea salt- Balances out the sweetness.

Why is my 3 ingredient fudge not setting? ›

The main reason is that your Fudge has not reached the optimum temperature. If your mixture only reaches 110 or 112 degrees Celsius it will always be soft. That's why we recommend investing in a sugar thermometer.

Why does my fudge turn into caramel? ›

Fudge can turn into caramel due to overcooking or undercooking, incorrect temperatures, or wrong ingredients.

Is evaporated milk or condensed milk better for fudge? ›

Use Evaporated Milk- Make sure to use evaporated milk and not sweetened condensed milk. If you accidentally use sweetened condensed milk your fudge will be incredibly over the top sweet. Cut up the Butter– Before adding the butter in make sure to cut it into smaller pieces for faster melting.

How do you keep fudge creamy? ›

So, the key to smooth yet firm fudge, pralines, and fondant is to first bring the mixture to a high enough concentration and then let it cool off somewhat before starting to stir. And once you do start to stir, stir fanatically and without stopping for the finest, creamiest texture.

What is the difference between white chocolate and white fudge? ›

Chocolate uses elements of the cacao bean; even in creating white chocolate, cocoa butter from the cacao bean is the main ingredient. Fudge, however, is a confection made both with and without cocoa or other chocolate elements. You can substitute vanilla or peanut butter, for example, for the chocolate.

Why didn't my white chocolate fudge set? ›

Fudge Didn't Set

If your fudge turned out super sticky, or it didn't set as it cooled, it probably never got hot enough. This mistake is super easy to avoid if you use a candy thermometer and cook the fudge to the temperature specified in the recipe (usually between 234 and 239°F).

What makes high quality fudge? ›

You have to control two temperatures to make successful fudge: the cooking temperature AND the temperature at which the mixture cools before stirring to make it crystallize. Confectionery experiments have shown that the ideal cooking temperature for fudge is around 114 to 115 °C (237 to 239 °F).

What is the secret to smooth fudge that is not gritty? ›

Once a seed crystal forms, it grows bigger and bigger as the fudge cools. A lot of big crystals in fudge makes it grainy. By letting the fudge cool without stirring, you avoid creating seed crystals.

Why do you add vanilla to fudge? ›

Vanilla is often added to chocolate candies or other chocolate recipes because it complements and accents the flavor of chocolate.

How do you fix failed fudge? ›

To fix it, you can reheat the fudge mixture over low heat and continue cooking until it reaches the proper temperature. Be sure to use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature accurately. Alternatively, you can try to salvage chewy fudge by mixing it into ice cream or using it as a topping for desserts.

What's the difference between caramel and caramel fudge? ›

What is fudge? While caramel usually contains just one key ingredient, fudge is made from a perfectly balanced mixture of sugar, butter, and milk. Plus, it's not heated as high — around 115 degrees Celsius.

What happens if you boil fudge too long? ›

The ingredients for fudge are combined and cooked to 234 degrees, cooled to 110 degrees without stirring, then beaten until creamy. Candy that isn't cooked long enough will end up too soft; overcooking makes fudge crumbly or hard.

Should I stir fudge while boiling? ›

Stir the ingredients to dissolve the sugar until the mixture comes to a boil. If your recipe uses milk, stirring will keep the mixture from curdling. But once it reaches about 236–238 degrees F/113–114 degrees C (the "soft-ball" stage), do not stir it or even shake the pan.

Should you stir fudge constantly? ›

It is important to stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to thicken and its surface starts to look dull or matte. Now is the time to stop beating and pour the fudge into a mould. Another tip: Do not scrape the sides of the pan or the spoon used for stirring.

What gives fudge its firm texture? ›

The key to creamy, luscious fudge is controlling crystal formation. If the sucrose (table sugar) crystals are small, the fudge will feel creamy and smooth on your tongue. But if the crystals are large, the fudge develops a crumbly, dry, or even coarse texture.

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