Vanilla Fudge Recipe

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Vanilla Fudge is an easy recipe made with condensed milk, vanilla extract, white chocolate and lots of sprinkles. It is the perfect dessert to enjoy during any time of the year. 

I love making easy and delicious desserts that can feed the whole family. If you are looking for other special fudge recipes check out my White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge or Chocolate Peppermint Fudge. For more festive desserts try these Christmas Trash Cookies and Snickerdoodle Muffins.

Vanilla Fudge with rainbow sprinkles, cut into squares.

Easy Vanilla Fudge

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This Vanilla Fudge recipe is probably one of the easiest and creamiest fudges you can have. It is super simple to make and easily customizable. Add mix-ins like nuts, candies or dried fruit!

In addition, this dessert that can be enjoyed for any occasion. Whether you are looking for something festive for the holiday season, or want an amazing birthday dessert, this is the recipe to go with!

This easy fudge recipe is made with simple ingredients and can be made in advance. This way, you can store it, and enjoy it for days to come!

Three pieces of Vanilla Fudge stacked on top of each other.

What Is Fudge?

Fudge is a type of sugar dessert made with only 4 main ingredients, and using your microwave, it takes no time at all! It has a sweet taste to it, and it can be made in various forms, shapes, and flavors. It has a smooth and creamy texture that everyone will love!

How To Make Vanilla Fudge?

This easy recipe requires a few simple steps listed below:

  1. Add chocolate and condensed milk to a microwave-safe bowl. Melt and stir until combined.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and any mix-ins you would like.
  3. Next, pour the mixture into a parchment paper lined pan.
  4. Then, refrigerate until firm, and cut into squares or desired shapes.

A side view of vanilla fudge stacked up together

What Else Can You Add To The Vanilla Fudge?

This is a very versatile recipe. You can add various mix-ins to it, some of our favorite ones are:

  • Nuts – such as peanuts, almonds, walnuts, and pecans. They give the fudge a crunchier and richer texture. So feel free to incorporate whichever type of nuts you like. 
  • Chocolate – to make this chocolate fudge, simply add some chocolate chips to the mixture. 
  • Caramel – so gooey and delicious! Perfect to add in!
  • Fruits – dried fruits, such as dried cranberries or raisins, are perfect to add.

Can You Make Fudge In Advance?

Absolutely! Make and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Ensure to store it in an airtight container to maintain maximum freshness! In addition, you could freeze it for a longer period. Simply, transfer the fudge to a freezer-safe dish, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Prior to serving, allow it to defrost on the counter overnight.

Vanilla fudge cut into squares, piled up together. The top piece has a bite taken out of a corner.

Vanilla Fudge Recipe Tips:

  • I highly recommend using room temperature ingredients when making this recipe. 
  • Keep a close eye on the ingredients when microwaving. Be sure to mix continually! 
  • This vanilla fudge can be enjoyed for any occasion. Wrapped in parchment, or a lovely seasonal container, it makes a wonderful, thoughtful gift!
  • To make this fudge more festive, top it with a festive colored chocolate drizzle, or dried cranberries and nuts!

Other Delicious Sweet Treats To Try!

Peanut Butter Bars – for the peanut lover!

Brookies Bars – so easy to make.

Butterscotch Blondies – so decadent!

Butter Mints – a sweet treat.

Pumpkin Bars – perfect fall treat.

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Servings: 9 servings
Vanilla Fudge
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Author: Catalina
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Fudge

Vanilla Fudge is an easy recipe made with condensed milk, vanilla extract, white chocolate and lots of sprinkles. It is the perfect dessert to enjoy during any time of the year. 

Ingredients
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips or chopped high-quality white chocolate
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with greased parchment paper or waxed paper, so on two sides, it hangs for easy fudge removal.
  2. Add white chocolate and condensed milk to a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds and stir to combine until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. If needed, microwave again for 30 seconds and stir, using residual heat to melt the chocolate.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and sea salt.
  4. Stir in the sprinkles if using.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Chill until set and cut into squares when ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 507, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 142mg, Potassium: 335mg, Carbohydrates: 68g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 68g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 136%, Vitamin C: 1%, Calcium: 245%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Three pieces of Vanilla Fudge stacked on top of each other

 

Three pieces of Vanilla Fudge stacked on top of each other.
Top photo shows a side view of three pieces of Vanilla Fudge stacked on top of each other. Bottom photo shows the fudge cut into squares and one piece being removed.

Catalina

Catalina thinks that time in the kitchen should be fun, and we should spend less time cooking and more time eating! As a successful business woman, with a busy career on Wall Street, she develops easy weeknight meals that you can make in 30 minutes or less!. Catalina lives in the NYC metro area with her husband, who is also a great cook, and their 4 year old boy, who gladly helps in the kitchen. Catalina will inspire you to experiment with flavors, try new ingredients and create easy meals with less effort. You can visit her blog Sweet & Savory Meals for more inspiration.

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