Christmas fudge is perfect when there are only a few days left and you need to be able to make holiday treats fast! If you have four ingredients and a few minutes, you can whip up an edible gift or little dessert bite with this Four-Ingredient Double Chocolate Christmas Fudge recipe. This is one of the best gluten-free no-bake dessert recipes on my holiday food gifts list!
Check out this quick recipe video tutorial on making Christmas fudge! The printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.
Why does Santa Claus get all the love, admiration, and, well, credit? Let’s be real people, you know that it is physically impossible to fit toys for kids all over the world on his sleigh. Unless every kid is getting a pencil. I know, I know – MAGIC! Suuuuurrree, magic. Now I do believe he can make it around the world in a single night because it is only a few days off of the shortest day of the year. Couple the extended hours of darkness with all of the time zones, and Santa really has, what, about 30 hours or so to make his journey. Totally do-able with a herd of expertly trained flying reindeer.
And while Santa does expertly arrange the gifts under the tree, I recently learned a secret about how the gifts get into the houses. You see, Santa has a brother, Amazon Prime, and his cousins Kohls Dotcom and Toyrus Dotcom. They’re brothers. Kohls and Toysrus arrive throughout the month of December with Amazon showing up with any last minute forgotten items. The elves Target, Dollarstore, and Local Merchants pop in with the stocking stuffers and wrapping paper.
And about that wrapping paper, you know it’s the moms and dads who will stay up till midnight ensuring that all the gifts are wrapped and ready for Santa to stack under the tree. Yet despite this committee that it takes to get the job done, it’s still the man in the red suit who gets all the glory.
Sounds like my old boss.
It’s all good though, as long as Santa is willing to share of of his cookies, and maybe some of this Christmas fudge.
This Four-Ingredient Double Chocolate Christmas Fudge recipe is so decadent and pretty, and yet it couldn’t be easier.
In fact, my lack of patience as I was tweaking the recipe made it not turn out as perfectly as I would have likes, and yet it was still sweet and creamy, and looks pretty cool too. Literally, you need chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. It’s basically the two-ingredient fudge you’ve probably seen before, I just fancied it up a but because, well, it’s Christmas. I added layers (you do need more white chocolate chips than semi-sweet or it won’t set up. I found that out the sloppy way.), and festive colored candy.
But I also used Sixlets. I think the ball shape is super fun, plus they are gluten free, and holiday M&M’s may not be, which can be an issue for someone with a severe wheat allergy or celiac disease. But if you don’t have time to get the Sixlets, just use M&M’s (you can really use any color depending on what you have and what the occasion is), or just make the layers. It’s a flexible recipe. And if you need a last minute gift or something to take to a party, this takes only minutes!
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Four-Ingredient Double Chocolate Christmas Fudge
A quick and easy edible gift or sweet dessert bite for the holidays.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces), divided
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
- 1 cup candy coated pieces (I used Sixlets because they are gluten free. You can also use M&M's.), divided
- Line a square pant with wax or parchment paper.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips and half of the sweetened condensed milk (just under ⅔ cup), on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring every 15-20 seconds until chocolate is nearly completely melted. Stir until chips are completely melted and chocolate is smooth, then stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Pour fudge into prepared pan and spread to the edges. Pour ½ cup of the candies on top and press down slightly. Allow fudge to firm up sightly while preparing the next layer.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat semi-sweet chocolate chips and the remaining half of the sweetened condensed milk (just under ⅔ cup), on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring every 15-20 seconds until chocolate is nearly completely melted. Stir until chips are completely melted and chocolate is smooth, then stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Carefully pour fudge over the white chocolate layer and, working quickly but carefully, spread to the edges. Pour the remaining ½ cup of the candies on top and press down slightly.
- Let fudge cool completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before cutting into 1 inch squares. (you can place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to speed up the process.)
- Store in an airtight container. Fudge does not need to be kept refrigerated.
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