31 Fudge Recipes to Gift (or Devour) This Holiday Season

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?

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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.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...