Easy Homemade Fudge Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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One of the easiest dessert recipes you can make for any Valentine’s party is Valentine’s fudge. Just a few things tossed together and you’ve got creamy, sweet fudge that everyone will love. I know many fudge recipes are complex so I decided to share with you an easy homemade fudge recipe for Valentine’s Day. And if you have to double the recipe to make sure that some fudge gets to the party, because it is so good that you will eat some once it is ready.

Homemade Fudge for Valentines Day

For Valentine’s parties, whether they’re for the kids’ school party or something at home, I love to make a couple of treat options in advance. This way I make sure I have everything I need and that the recipes work before zero-hour. This year, I decided to make one of my favorite recipes of all time, fudge.

If you’ve never had homemade fudge, you’re really missing out. It’s so creamy and decadent, the reward of cooking it up vs. grabbing some at the store is really worth it. Because the experience is definitely unique and so much more fun than a store-bought dry square of sugar!

Easy Homemade Fudge for Valentine's Day

And this fudge works so well, you can easily double the recipe–or even quadruple it so that you get a ton of homemade fudge to serve the whole company or as a gift to all your neighbors. So, let’s get to making this easy homemade fudge recipe for Valentine’s Day or just for a yummy treat for the family!

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE EASY HOMEMADE FUDGE

Fudge Ingredients
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pink candy melts 
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate chips (for drizzle)
  • Sprinkles – I went with little pink and red heart sprinkles because why not?!

HOW TO MAKE EASY HOMEMADE FUDGE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Homemade Fudge Ingredients in Pan

Combine white chips, candy melts, mini marshmallows, and sweetened condensed milk in a large pot over medium-low heat. Stir frequently to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Melted in Pan

Fully Melt the ingredients in the pan. Continuous heating of about 10 minutes while stirring frequently should completely melt on the ingredients for the easy homemade fudge recipe for Valentine’s day. 

Pour Melted Fudge in Square Pan

Once smooth and blended, mix in flour thoroughly. Remove from heat and pour into a lined 8×8 or 9×9 inch square pan. 

Sprinkles on Fudge

Add sprinkles on top of this easy homemade fudge in the square pan. You can add as many or as few of sprinkles as you would like.

White Chocolate and Sprinkles on Fudge

Melt ⅓ cup white chocolate chips in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (or a little more if needed, checking every 15 seconds) until melted. Pour into a zip-top bag, cut off the tip, and drizzle all over your fudge. 

Cut squares of Easy Homemade fudge

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then cut into small squares and serve as desired.

Tips to Fix Your Easy Homemade Fudge

I know that sometimes fudge is a tricky recipe to make. I have totally been there, spoon in hand, wondering where I went wrong. But it doesn’t have to be one of those situations where you have to toss out the bathwater with the baby–or in this case, the yummy with the homemade fudge. It’s actually kind of simple to fix your fudge in most cases if it doesn’t come outright. Rarely have I had to trash fudge and start over.

Smooth Stack of Homemade Fudge

Grainy Fudge

Usually, grainy fudge is just the result of the sugar not having had a chance to dissolve correctly. So, because this recipe doesn’t call for sugar in grain form you don’t have to worry about this possibility. That’s part of the reason I love this easy homemade fudge recipe.

Hard Fudge

If you go to cut your fudge into squares and it’s hard–not creamy and soft, you’re probably feeling a bit disappointed. But this is totally fixable. Put the fudge back in the pot and add ½ cup of water or evaporated milk. Heat over low heat until everything is melted again, then repour the fudge back into the baking dish to harden once again.

Soft Fudge

Sometimes fudge just doesn’t set and you’re left with what would be a tasty spread or addition on top of a bowl of ice cream. But you don’t want that–you want the easy homemade fudge I promised you. So, here’s what you’re going to do: Just put the fudge back into the pot, heat it up again for 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat and stir it until the shine starts to fade. When the fudge mixture looks matte, pour it back into your tin and it should set right up and be firm.

Ideas on how to Serve the Easy Homemade Fudge

Serving Easy Homemade Fudge for Valentines Day

For the majority of homemade fudges, you’re really not planning to do much other than cut it up into squares (about 1-inch by 1-inch) and then you kind of just snag a bit of fudge whenever you want. But because you’re planning to make this fudge for Valentine’s party, well, tossing the squares off into a tin is probably isn’t the way you want to present it.

Presentation is everything when it comes to serving desserts at parties and the fact is that it’s more complicated if you’re serving to kiddos than if you’re passing fudge off as a gift to a neighbor or relatives. 

So, some ways I plan to serve my easy homemade fudge for Valentine’s Day:

  • Have each square of fudge “plated” on its own piece of parchment paper or cupcake liner, so that the kids can pick them up off the dessert table without getting their fingers all over everybody else’s.
  • Stacked on a three-tiered tray or cupcake tray mixed with some Valentine’s cupcakes or cookies. This way kids have easy access to the fudge and whatever other treats are placed side-by-side with them.
  • Place a toothpick in the top of each square of fudge or to add some flare if you can find them, the toothpicks with the little flags. Now the kids can pick them up like fancy horderves.

I’m really loving the idea of this last presentation option, for their upcoming party. Kids love those little toothpicks with the flags and there’s no reason they can’t be trusted to have them at their very own Valentine’s party. If you need some other treats, printables or party Ideas then check out Valentine’s Day Ideas page.

In the end, this easy homemade fudge is delicious any way it’s presented and is perfect for a party treat. The kids are going to love it–and if you’re patient enough to deal with a little mess, you can even let them help you put sprinkles on, as well as the melted chocolate drizzle.

Easy Homemade Fudge

If you’re loving this recipe for easy homemade fudge recipe for Valentine’s Day, be sure to pin this to your favorite Valentine’s party or Valentine’s recipes board on Pinterest, that way you can find it again when it’s crunch time for that upcoming party.

Yield: 12

Valentine's Day Homemade Fudge Recipe

Easy Homemade Fudge

Valentine's Day Homemade Fudge Recipe is easy and delicious. This is one of my favorite Valentine's day treats to give.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate chips (for drizzle)
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Combine white chips, candy melts, mini marshmallows, and sweetened condensed milk in a large pot over medium-low heat. Melt, heating about 10 minutes while stirring frequently. 
  2. Once smooth and blended, mix in flour thoroughly. Remove from heat and pour into a lined 8x8 or 9x9 inch square pan. 
  3. Melt ⅓ cup white chocolate chips in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (or a little more if needed, checking every 15 seconds) until melted. Pour into a zip top bag, cut off the tip, and drizzle all over your fudge. 
  4. Add sprinkles on top, refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then cut into small squares and serve as desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g

These values are automatically calculated and all nutritional information provided is simply a guideline. For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian.

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