Fudge and Fudge Variations
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The original recipe started out with one 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
(melted) and one can of frosting mix.
This is to Connie in TX. As to the caramel chips, I used them with the
regular frosting and the candy did not set. Thanks for the info for the
low-sugar frosting. Also, thanks to, you, Nancy for your input also.
Zelda in Kemp, TX
I hope you are having a great Christmas. I went to my Mom's last night and
had fresh shrimp my daughter had brought from Florida and I decided to
make 2 ingredient. fudge. I used coconut/pecan frosting and Ghirardelli
bittersweet chocolate and WOW! was it good. I also made some with fudge
frosting and PB swirl chips and added a big spoon of PB and it was good
too a little sweet. I also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla to each and a dash
of salt. I love the dark choc. one best. Taste like some gourmet
chocolates. The better chocolate makes a difference.
I wish everyone a happy, safe and prosperous new year!
Calorie Table and
Good Morning Nancy ~ This is in reply to Betty
from Tyler, Texas who requested the Easy Fudge Recipes. I am enclosing my
collection I have collected from your Newsletter. I have not tried all of
them, but perhaps these suggestions will help her. I realize it is quite
long, so if you do not want to publish all if it, feel free to edit it to
fit your space.
Sunshine in South Texas
Fast Easy Fudge - 3 minutes with 2
ingredients. (canned frosting & chips) I made one layer with peanut butter
chips and cream cheese frosting and the top layer with choc. chips and
coconut/pecan canned frosting.
The directions for frosting & chips fudge is simple. I have used Hershey &
Nestles chips, and they both turn out. The difference there is Hershey's
are 12 oz and Nestles are 10 oz. but it doesn't seem to make a difference.
The directions are: using a microwaveable dish, spread the chips over the
bottom of dish and cook for 90 seconds. Then put the whole can of frosting
on top of the chips in the dish and cook that for 90 seconds. The frosting
will be melted. Now stir it real well to mix and pour into an 8x8" pan
that has been buttered. I put foil in the pan and buttered that to make it
easier to take out after it set. This is so cool and I thank the person
who sent it in. You probably saved me days of standing to make the candy
Nancy’s Easy Fudge
1 (12-ounce) package of baking chips—chocolate, mint, butterscotch, white,
or peanut butter
1 (16-ounce) tub of prepared frosting
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon extract of your choice
3/4 cup nuts of your choice
1. Lightly butter an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or a 9-inch diameter pan. Set
2. Melt the baking chips in the microwave in a medium bowl.
3. Stir in the frosting, salt, extract, and nuts until well combined.
4. Scrape into the prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour or
until firm. Cut it into squares to serve.
Baker’s notes: Your baking chips need to be of the finest quality. You may
substitute wafers. Try these suggested combinations: Chocolate Walnut
Mint, Butterscotch Vanilla Pecan, and Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cheese.
In our testing we used both Betty Crocker® and Pillsbury® brands of
frosting. We preferred Betty Crocker frosting since it made a firmer
Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge
Put one bag of Reese's peanut butter chips (I believe it was 12 ounces) in
a glass bowl, and spread them so that they are not all in the middle of
the bowl and they will melt easier.
Cook in microwave for 1 minute and a half.
Get out and stir, then stir in one can of vanilla cake frosting, stir real
good and put in microwave and cook for 1 minute and a half, get out and
stir, then put in 9 x 9 grease plate or pan, let cool, cut and eat.
Enjoy-Carolyn from Loveland
Another member added this comment:
I also used milk chocolate and cream cheese frosting very, very good.
Also 3rd member added this comment;
Just a note about the frosting fudge. I have made several different
flavors in the last few years. I add 1/2 to 1 teasp. vanilla and a pinch
of salt to the melted mixture. It gives it a fresher, more homemade taste.
Carolyn in Loveland
I just tried the fudge with German chocolate
(coconut & pecan) frosting and milk chocolate chips, plus a little
vanilla. It is set up and looks good. My husband is going to "sample" it
tonight before I send some to a friend.
To Roz in Indy, newsletter 11/3, I was
going to try the chocolate and coconut pecan frosting and I was going to
call it German Chocolate Fudge. I am making
this for my husband later this week. It will be a surprise for him. I was
going to get white chocolate chip and cream cheese frosting and chop up
red cherries and green ones for Christmas. You will need to drain the
cherries very well and put them on a couple of paper towels to get the
last drop of liquid out of them. This fudge will be called Christmas
Also the recipe for the easy fudge is 1- 12
oz bag chips, melt 90 seconds in microwave, take out & stir, add 1 can
white frosting, (not whipped) stir, microwave another 90 seconds, take
out, stir well, pour into a greased pan (8x8 is size I used) chill till
set, about 1/2 hour. Perfect every time. Experiment a bit and have fun,
use chocolate chips with chocolate frosting, butterscotch chips with
vanilla frosting...peanut butter chips with chocolate frosting, chocolate
chips with cream cheese frosting...peanut butter chips with white
frosting..etc .It's not as complicated as everyone is making it! Use your
imagination a bit!
From Becky in Magnolia, Arkansas: Since so many of you out there are
making that easy and delicious Canned Frosting Fudge, I thought of an idea
that could be lots of fun for either a group of friends or family members
at a holiday gathering: Have a Different Flavored Fudge Swap! It would
work just like a Cookie Swap, except that everyone brings a different
flavor of fudge, cut into small bite-size pieces. Then everyone simply
swaps pieces of fudge with everyone else and they each take home a
variety-plate of fudge to enjoy. I've listed below some of the variations
you might make - I'm sure there could be more! :)
-1/2 - 1 c. of chopped pecans, walnuts or peanuts can
be added to any of the variations
-Chocolate chips/chocolate frosting – this is for the die-hard chocolate lovers
-Chocolate chips/vanilla frosting – not as chocolate-y
-Peanut butter chips/chocolate frosting – tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter
-Mint chocolate chips/chocolate frosting – tastes like an Andes mint
-Cherry chips/chocolate frosting – tastes like a chocolate-covered cherry
-Vanilla chips/any flavor frosting
-Vanilla frosting/any flavor chips
Try layering two different flavors for two different colors: make a batch with
chocolate chips/vanilla frosting and let it harden; make another batch of any
other combination and spread on top of the first one.
I bought some of the coconut-pecan frosting today, and some butterscotch chips
and some toffee/chocolate chips. I will use one or the other of the chips to
make this fudge.
I tried the chocolate chips with chocolate fudge icing and pecans this week. It
is incredibly good and so easy it's almost sinful. I have a friend who
absolutely doesn't cook, but she does have a microwave; I told her about this
and gave her the recipe. She is so excited that she can "cook" homemade
Christmas gifts for her friends.
I have tried the white frosting with white chips and added coconut and slivered
almonds. OH MY GOSH!! Better than my favorite Sees candy.
AnneE from PA asked about suggestions making Coconut-pecan icing candy. I just
made a batch adding dark chocolate chips and pecans. It was great. I made 5
different kinds to take to a party and people couldn't believe how simple it was
to make or how good it turned out. Now I'm going to make some and freeze it for
I made the easy fudge last night with my mother. She is 74 ( I am 56) and she
just had to see if it would be good. I used milk chocolate chips and vanilla
frosting and added 1 teaspoon vanilla. After it set in the fridge about 15
minutes, my mom and I tried it. I was surprised myself at how good it is. My
husband loves it, so it will be a keeper.
I would like some cherry chips. Anyone know where I could get them. My grocery
store doesn't carry them. Thanks in advance.
Shirley in Tyler, Texas
Shirley in Texas (I thinK). I have been collecting goodies to make the 2
ingredient fudge for Christmas presents. I found a bag of dries cherries at
Target. They are not 'chips' but I think the fruit will be good in a vanilla
fudge. Probably would be good in chocolate too but I am not fond of chocolate. I
am known as the crazy one amongst my friends.
AnneE from Pa.
Yesterday I made a batch of that two ingredient fudge.
I used milk chocolate frosting and semisweet chocolate chips since our family
loves chocolate. I was a bit skeptical about how it would turn out, but my
goodness, it was fantastic! It was so creamy, dreamy, and chocolaty that you
would never have known it wasn't made from scratch! I finally found a fudge
recipe I couldn't flunk, LOL. Our whole family loved it. Thanks so much! I will
definitely be making more.
~Anna in MO
Milk choc frosting & mint chips
Coconut pecan frosting & special dark chips-taste like mounds
Chocolate fudge frosting & semi sweet chips & nuts
Vanilla frosting & peanut butter chips
1 can lemon frosting
1 pkg white or vanilla chips
crushed lemon drops
Melt the chips in the microwave for 90 seconds, stirring after 60 seconds. Add
the lemon frosting and microwave again for 90 seconds stirring after 60 seconds.
Place in an 8 or 9 inch greased pan and cool. When set, form into small balls
and roll in crushed lemon drops
QUICK FROSTING FUDGE
1 (12oz) pkg (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can Chocolate Fudge Creamy Supreme Frosting
1-1/2 cup miniature marshmellows
3/4 cup chopped mixed nuts
Line an 8" square pan with pil, extending foil over edges, and lightly butter
the foil. Melt chips in large saucepan over very low heat, stirring until
smooth. Remove from heat and stir in frosting. Add
marshmallows and nuts, mix until well coated. Spread in buttered pan, and chill
until firm (about 1 hour). Remove from pan by pulling up foil, cut into squares.
Pina Colada Fudge
1(12-ounce) package (2 cups) white vanilla chips
1 (3.25-ounce) jar macadamia nuts, chopped, toasted
1 (16-ounce) can Creamy Supreme Vanilla Frosting
1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple
1/2 cup coconut, toasted
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Place chips
in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until
melted, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth.
Reserve ¼ cup nuts for garnish. Add remaining nuts and all remaining ingredients
to melted chip mixture; mix well. Spread in foil-lined pan. Sprinkle with
reserved nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Remove fudge from pan by
lifting foil. Remove foil; cut into squares.
Makes 36 squares.
NOTE: To toast macadamia nuts and coconut, spread on separate small cookie
sheets; bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes, or until light golden brown,
Candy Bar Fudge
1 can Chocolate Frosting
2 Snickers bars(3.7 oz.) ,chopped
1 (12 oz) pkg. semisweet chips
Line an 8 inch square pan with foil, extending over sides. Spray with non stick
spray, and set aside.
Melt chips in a microwave and stir in frosting. Pour half of this mixture in
pan. Place all candy except a few pieces to garnish over this. Pour remaining
chocolate over and garnish with remaining
candy. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Toffee Butterscotch Fudge
1 12 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
1 can Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Caramel Pecan Frosting
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup almond brickle bits
Line an 8 inch square pan with foil, extending over sides. Melt butterscotch pan
in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring until smooth. Add peanuts. Remove
from heat; stir in frosting. Add brickle chips and
stir well. Pour in pan and refrigerate 1 hour.
Favorite Cookies and Cream Fudge
1 (12 oz.) pkg. vanilla chips
1 can cookies and cream frosting
10 oreos, cut in quarters
3 oreos, crushed
Line an 8 inch square pan with foil. Melt chips over low heat. Remove from heat.
Add frosting. Stir in quartered oreos, and mix until well coated. Quickly spread
into pan. Sprinkle with crushed cookies.
Refrigerate 1 hour until firm.
1 (12 oz.) pkg. vanilla chips
1 can Funfetti Frosting
1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Line an 8 inch square pan with foil, spray with nonstick spray. Melt chips over
low heat. Add frosting and marshmallows. Stir until blended. Pour in pan.
Sprinkle with funfetti sprinkles. Refrigerate 1 hour. Cut
Hope this is a help to all requesting the Easy Fudge Recipes.
Sunshine in South Texas
To Nancy all the "Fudgites" out there,
I'd like to add a comment about the fudge as I have made 4 different
combinations since this great and EASY recipe was posted in the newsletter and
plan to make more to give to my neighbors for Xmas. I had no trouble at all and
all four kinds came out creamy and delicious.
I made one batch using Cherry chips and White Chocolate Almond frosting. I added
a few toasted pecans to this batch. After it set, I made a batch with the dark
chocolate chips and chocolate frosting and put it on top of the Cherry batch. If
there's anyone out there that likes Choc. Covered Cherries this is one to make!
Today I used Peanut Butter Chips and Choc. frosting. Another winner! I have been
freezing my fudge in plastic baggies which really does it no harm. In fact, it
doesn't freeze too hard and you can eat it right out of the freezer. I know this
for a fact. LOL!
My baking cupboard has all kinds of baking chips and
now it's time to go to the store and check out the different frosting flavors.
Thanks to whoever sent this fudge recipe in to Nancy's newsletter..
Bev in NC
Dear Nancy, to make it easier for me, I have made up a
chart of suggestions that your readers made on the easy fudge combinations. I
have enclosed the chart and maybe your readers may like to have a easy chart
to look at also. I will continue to add as they make suggestions. You were on
my list of people to be thankful for this thanksgiving. I have passed this out
to so many people. Mary, Green Brook, NJ
Options to all mixes
White add coconut
½ to 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
White chips &Wht./Gr. Cherries
White chips add coconut/almonds
Heath bar chips w/toffee bits, add walnuts
Vanilla chips/any flavor frosting
Vanilla frosting /any flavor chips
Chocolate add pecans
Semi sweet chips add nuts
Make two different colors
Chocolate chips/vanilla frosting and make
another combination put on top when first batch is harden
Dark chocolate/ pecans
Dark chips-taste like mounds
Add any dry fruit, cranberries, fruit cake
mix, cherries, etc.
Peanut Butter –taste like Reeses mint
Mint Chocolate-taste like Andes mint
Cherry –taste like chocolate covered
one small bag of chips in glass bowl, [I use 4 cup measuring cup,] Cook for
1-1/2½ minutes in microwave. [I find if i do 50-50-50 seconds I can control
the melting.] Take out and stir, then stir in one can of frosting, put back in
microwave and cook for 1 ½ minutes. Take out and stir. Put in 8x8 grease pan
or line with foil if you like. Let cool, cut in pieces [I do one inch squares]
Hello Nancy and friends, this is for Betty in
Texas in the Nov. 27 newsletter she asked about different flavors for the
easy fudge. My family loves peanut butter fudge, so I use either creamy or
chunky peanut butter to go with the icing (the 18oz. peanut butter), I also use
different flavors of icing with the peanut butter) (chocolate, etc.) They love
everyone of them. Everyone have a Merry Christmas.
Sharron in Ind
I have made three batches of the 2 ingredient
fudge so far; One with semi-sweet chocolate chips and vanilla frosting
(added some chopped pecans) and it was really good. Then I made one with
chocolate and toffee bit chips and milk chocolate frosting and it was
wonderful. The third one was with chocolate/peanut butter chips and milk
chocolate frosting. It was really good and got sent to one of our friends
in Iraq. I hope it makes the trip ok. I did check the temperature there
and it is in the upper 60's so hopefully it won't be a chocolate puddle
when it arrives. I am having a blast trying all the different variations.
The next one I plan to make is Peppermint crunch baking chips and milk
chocolate chip frosting. We'll see how that one turns out. This is so much
Joyce, Killeen, TX (turned 66 in July)