It’s almost Christmas and you’ve crossed off everyone on your—oh no. You forgot to get gifts for the mailman, your neighbor *and* your kids’ piano teacher. Don’t panic: We have a quick-and-easy DIY solution. Here are 31 fudge recipes anyone would love as a gift. Although once you start melting chocolate, you may decide you need a double (or triple) batch to keep at home. After all, is there a better—or easier—holiday dessert?
31 Fudge Recipes to Gift (or Devour) This Holiday Season
1. Gingerbread Swirl Fudge
This one-pan wonder is even better than the classic cookie.
2. Sea Salt Nutella Fudge
The toughest step of this recipe is waiting for the fudge to chill before digging in.
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
It’s vegan, gluten-free and only needs four ingredients to come together.
4. Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge
Might we suggest topping them off with crushed candy canes for a festive finishing touch?
5. Vanilla Fudge
Don’t worry if the color of the fudge is on the tan side—it likely means the butter, sugar and milk caramelized, which is definitely not a bad thing.
6. Easy Salted Oat Fudge
It’s like a hybrid of no-bake cookies and fudge, thanks to ground oat flour.
7. Peppermint Bark Fudge
The secret ingredient? Marshmallow Fluff.
8. No-bake Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge
Instead of condensed milk, this dairy-free gem uses coconut oil, maple syrup and tahini.
9. Funfetti Golden Oreo Fudge
Put a tin of this on the kid’s table and watch it disappear in 30 seconds flat.
10. Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge
You only need four ingredients to make it but go ahead and treat yourself to two more for toppings (coconut flakes and crushed peanuts FTW).
11. Candy Cane Chocolate Swirl Fudge
You can make these up to three months (!!!) in advance. Just freeze and thaw overnight before serving.
12. Caramel Cashew Chocolate Fudge
The sticky topping is as simple as melting store-bought caramels and combining it with heavy cream.
13. Kahlúa Chocolate Peanut Butter
Just because you’re on the nice list doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in this naughty treat.
14. Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Fudge
Oh, you fancy, huh?
15. Mom’s Easy Fudge Recipe
The fudge keeps for a week in the fridge, so make one batch for your guests and one just for you.
16. Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge
You could always trade rainbow sprinkles for green and red jimmies.
17. 3-ingredient Chocolate Fudge
The dairy-, gluten- and grain-free beauty stars rich, nutty cashew butter.
18. Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate-covered Potato Chip Dulce De Leche Fudge
Um…need we say more? Didn’t think so.
19. White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Most raw fudge recipes use coconut oil. If you’re allergic or don’t like the taste, this one uses raw cacao butter instead.
20. 5-ingredient Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge
Forget cookies. We’re leaving this masterpiece out for Santa Claus instead.
21. Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
Top it off with chopped nuts, pretzels, toffee bits or a drizzle of melted chocolate.
22. Sugar-free Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Fudge
The raw pepitas are equal parts classy and crunchy.
23. Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge With Salted Bourbon Sugar
Whatever you do, don’t skip the sugared topping. All it takes is baking bourbon-soaked turbinado sugar until it turns dry and golden.
24. Peppermint Fudge
Pressed for time? Skip the double boiler and lean on your trusty microwave instead.
25. Raspberry Paleo Coconut Oil Fudge
One piece has nearly two grams each of protein and fiber, thanks to chocolate protein powder.
26. Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
Medjool dates are the key to this vegan jewel.
27. Healthy 5-ingredient Cake Batter Freezer Fudge
Maple syrup offers all the sweetness it needs. (But we won’t blame you for going ham on the sprinkles.)
28. The Easiest Foolproof Fudge
Kick it old school with traditional chocolate fudge peppered with walnut halves.
29. White Chocolate Holiday Fudge
BRB, buying all the snowflake sprinkles we can find.
30. Eggnog Fudge
This recipe has the power to turn nog haters into believers, a Christmas miracle in its own right.
31. Microwave Rocky Road Fudge
Fact: There’s no such thing as too many mini marshmallows.