Top 10 fudge recipes to make at home
Looking for a homemade gift for someone with a sweet tooth? These 10 fudge recipes are great for a special occasion, and there's a flavour to suit all tastes
These blocks of homemade fudge are hard to resist. Package up a box of these sweet treats for any special occasion, and try a variety of flavours, from fruity and light to rich and chocolatey.
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1. White chocolate fudge
With just four ingredients you can create white chocolate chip fudge. These squares of deliciousness are quick to make, too, when you're really craving something sweet. With just the right balance of smooth and crumbly texture, these are far superior to grainy shop-bought versions.
2. Salted caramel fudge
Salty and sweet are a heavenly combination. Make a batch of our salted caramel fudge for a box of deliciousness that no one could resist. Crack out the sugar thermometer and create a toffee-coloured treat with our step-by-step recipe and top tips.
3. Clementine and black pepper
The mix of zesty clementine and spicy black pepper brings just the right amount of heat to this extra-special funky fudge recipe, offering something a little different. Be sure to add plenty of clementine or orange to your mix to get that citrus hit.
4. Peanut butter fudge
These addictive peanut butter fudge bites are made with just a handful of ingredients, and take a little bit of time and effort. The perfect gift for peanut butter lovers, box up these crunchy cubes and present with pride as an edible treat.
5. Bacon and banana
A maverick fudge recipe, this mix of banana and bacon is one for the daring. The banana adds smooth texture and a subtle fruity aftertaste, while the slightly salty bacon cuts through the sweetness of the fudge.
6. Vanilla fudge
A confirmed classic and crowd-pleasing morsel, vanilla fudge is the king of our selection. No one could refuse a buttery, melt-in-the-mouth vanilla-flavoured treat. This easy recipe requires just five ingredients, and is adaptable if you want to experiment with fruity additions.
7. Fast truffle fudge
Don't hang about in the kitchen, mix up our fast truffle fudge for something that'll satisfy your sweet tooth in a flash. Make this impressive box of treats in under 10 minutes, with a grand total of four ingredients. They look the part but are deceptively easy to make.
8. Microwave boozy fudge
This miracle dessert is one you won't need to slave over. Our microwave fudge can be whipped up in minutes, no sugar thermometer needed. A spoonful of coffee liqueur, amaretto or brandy adds a boozy kick.
9. Rum and raisin fudge
Turn a classic ice cream flavour into a block of shareable rum and raisin fudge. This decidedly grown-up treat is the perfect retro gift, sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. It takes a little more effort, but trust us when we say it's well worth it.
10. Slow cooker fudge
Make a delectable treat with our favourite piece of kitchen kit – it's not just for stews and casseroles. Try our slow cooker fudge for an easy, decadent sweet that you can prep in just 10 minutes. Fudge doesn't get easier than this.
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