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Easy Christmas Fudge

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This dairy-free Christmas fudge recipe is a gooey, melt in your mouth festive treat! It has only three ingredients and takes under ten minutes to prepare.

top view of squares of fudge with white and light blue sprinkles

I’ve started making this dairy-free fudge as a sweet to have with coffee, or better yet if you’re feeling festive, with a dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate. It’s so quick to make that it’s easy to keep in stock ready for when we have visitors, provided the kids don’t eat it all first!

Dairy Free Condensed Milk

I usually make fudge with condensed milk, so I wasn’t sure how to make this recipe dairy-free at first. Luckily, Walmart stocks dairy-free condensed milk made from coconut milk and every bit as creamy and delicious as the dairy version. I’ve also added dairy-free chocolate chips, which add a great chocolate taste and texture to this 3 ingredient fudge.

If you’re looking for inspiration for Christmas desserts, this fudge is a winner, or you could also try these chocolate pretzel bites with peanut butter. Fudge also makes a beautiful Christmas gift. Why not try making a gift basket with the Christmas fudge ingredients, a recipe card with instructions on making it, and suggestions for fun Christmas fudge ideas such as topping it with blue and white sprinkles or candy canes?

side view of squares of fudge

Ingredients you need for Christmas fudge

  • Dairy-free chocolate chips – I like to use Enjoy Life but our Kroger also started carrying dairy free chocolate chips which taste just as good!
  • Dairy-free condensed milk – Nestle make dairy-free condensed milk which I found at Walmart, and you can also get it at Whole Foods.
  • Vanilla extract – This is important for bringing out the flavors in the condensed milk. If you don’t have any, you can leave it out.
  • Blue and white sprinkles (optional) – I made this easy fudge recipe nice and festive by topping mine with sprinkles! Of course, you could also use candy canes or any other edible cake decorations that you like.
top view of a bowl of chocolate chips, a bowl with condensed milk and a bowl with vanilla

Step by step photos for Chocolate Fudge

a top vide of a bowl w ith chocoalte chips and condensed milk together
Add the chocolate chips and condensed milk to a microwave safe bowl.
a bowl of melted chocolate and a hand pouring in vanilla
Microwave for 1 minute and mix. Continue microwaving until melted. Once melted, add the vanilla extract and mix well.
top view of a square glass pan with melted fudge
Pour melted chocolate into a well greased pan

top view of a square pan with melted chocolate and sprinkles
Add sprinkles and place in fridge until hardened.

How to make Christmas fudge

This recipe is made in the microwave, so it’s perfect even if you have a small kitchen.

Begin by putting the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a microwavable bowl and heat for 1 minute. Then, take the bowl out and mix everything. 

Pop the bowl back in the microwave for 30 seconds, and stir again. Repeat until the mixture has melted. Add the vanilla extract.

Grease an 8×8 pan using dairy-free butter. 

Pour your mixture into the greased pan and top with sprinkles, then put in the fridge to chill until it goes hard.

And that’s it, easy Christmas fudge!

top view of fudge squares with blue and white sprinkles

Important Teaching Tips

Use plenty of dairy-free butter to grease the pan. The first time I made this recipe, I didn’t use enough, and it ended up sticking!

Don’t panic if your fudge does stick to the pan. If this happens, run the pan under warm water. The warm water will melt the fudge slightly so that you can scoop it out.

Parchment paper. If you prefer, you can use parchment paper rather than greasing the pan.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chocolate Fudge

What size pan do you use for fudge?

This is a small batch recipe so we use an 8×8 pan. If you are making a large batch or doubling the recipe, you can use a 9×12 pan.

What can I use if I don’t have parchment paper?

If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use a non stick pan instead. You can also liberally grease your pan with butter. Put more butter than you think you need. Fudge really sticks to the pan!

Should fudge be refrigerated to set?

Technically fudge does not need to be refrigerated to set. It just needs to be cool which can happen on the counter. I like to put it in the fridge to speed up the process. The kids are usually standing around waiting for it!

What does vanilla extract do for fudge?

Vanilla extract is optional for fudge. It is there to add flavor but does not affect the consistency of the fudge.

Does fudge stick to parchment paper?

Parchment paper is amazingly nonstick when used for Fudge. If your fudge is extra sticky, you will want to add nonstick spray or butter on the parchment paper. This recipe does is not very sticky so it shouldn’t stick to the parchment if it is lightly buttered.

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side view of a stack of fudge squares with white and blue sprinkles

Easy Christmas Fudge

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This dairy-free Christmas fudge recipe is a gooey, melt in your mouth
festive treat! It has only three ingredients and takes under ten minutes
to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
  • 11.6 oz Can Dairy Free Condensed Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkles (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8x8 baking dish with dairy free butter, nonstick spray or parchment paper. Set asige
  2. In a medium microwaveable bowl, add the chocolate chips and condensed milk.
  3. Microwave it for 1 minute. Take it out and stir the chocolate
  4. Place it back in the microwave and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir carefully, the bowl will start to get hot.
  5. Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals, mixing each time until melted.
  6. Carefully take the bowl out of the microwave. The bowl will be hot.
  7. Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared baking dish
  8. Add Sprinkles, if desired
  9. Place the pan in the fridge and let set for 20 mintues or until hard
  10. Cut into squares. The fudge can be stored on the counter or in the fridge.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate

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By on October 21st, 2021

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this dairy-free recipe! My friends who are lactose intolerant or vegan often request dairy-free foods at our potlucks. I will be making this at our next holiday gathering!

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