Want to say “I love you” in the sweetest way ever? Give the gift of fudge! The following fudge recipes are sure to make your loved ones smile on Valentine’s Day.
Red velvet Oreo fudge
Can you really make some mind-blowingly amazing fudge with only three ingredients? Yes, you can! This red velvet Oreo fudge from Tonia Larson at The Gunny Sack is a surprisingly simple mixture of crushed Red Velvet Oreos, cream cheese frosting and melted white chocolate chips. Boom. The smooth creamy fudge is deliciously embedded with crunchy bits of crimson-hued cookie — indeed, the Red Velvet Oreos give this Valentine’s Day dessert a gorgeous red color that no one can resist. Use a cookie cutter to cut the festive red and white fudge into heart-shaped confections and promptly devour with abandon.
Why make traditional fudge when you can make this 10-minute rocky road fudge from Beth Moncel at Budget Bytes? Every decadent bite of this ultra-rich chocolate fudge is studded with soft marshmallows and crunchy peanuts. Even better, it only takes 10 minutes to melt the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, stir in the candy and nuts, then spread in a pan. Though it needs a few hours to chill in the refrigerator, this homemade Valentine’s Day treat calls for minimal prep time — no candy thermometer required. You’ll make this easy fudge recipe again and again.
No-cook peanut butter bean fudge
If you love fudge but shy away from fussy fudge recipes that demand the perfect candy-making temperature, this no-cook peanut butter bean fudge is for you! A fabulous fudge recipe from Monique at Divas Can Cook, this no-cook Valentine’s Day confection is a yummy combination of peanut butter, butter, whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and garbanzo beans. Beans? You had better believe it! Pureed garbanzo beans are the secret to a dense, creamy fudge. Like most no-cook fudge recipes, this peanut butter fudge needs to stay in the freezer to maintain its texture. But don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be thawed before you delight your loved ones with a bite.
Andes mint chocolate chip fudge
Chocolate and mint are a Valentine’s Day match made in heaven. This Andes mint chocolate chip fudge from Sally McKenney at Sally’s Baking Addiction is ridiculously easy to make and impossible to resist. More than just nibbles of chocolate infused with a little mint, this tongue-tantalizing dessert is a giant Andes mint that comes to the table in fudge form. You start with a no-frills two-ingredient chocolate fudge base, layer it with a peppermint-y white chocolate filling, then top it all off with a coating of pure melted chocolate. Every square of fudge looks and tastes like a real Andes mint.
Chocolate finds its soulmate in this easy two-ingredient chocolate fudge from Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie. Simply melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together, and spread the mixture in a baking dish. That’s it! Let the fudge firm up and cut it into eat-me-right-now squares. Use dark chocolate chips (or keto chocolate chips) and organic smooth peanut butter and consider this Valentine’s Day dessert a health food. The fudge can sit out at room temperature, which is a great option for parties, or it can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Delicious and convenient!
Sweet and salty secret ingredient fudge
Looking for a fabulous Valentine’s Day fudge that can be adjusted for vegan and gluten-free diets? Stop your search and make this sweet and salty secret ingredient fudge from Kristina Sloggett at Spabettie. At heart, this melt-in-your-mouth confection is a peanut butter fudge draped with melted chocolate. But adding the secret ingredient — finely crushed salty crackers — kicks it up a sweet and salty notch that will have your loved ones smiling with every eager nibble. You’ll be smiling because this fudge only takes 10 minutes of hands-on preparation. Make the original recipe or follow the tips for a gluten-free and vegan fudge.
Healthy vegan fudge
Healthy vegan fudge may sound like an impossible exploit, but Dana at the Minimalist Baker has succeeded. With one bowl, eight ingredients and 30 minutes, she transforms coconut, cocoa butter, nut butter and cocoa powder into a rich and delicious treat that will have your family swooning with satisfaction. Grab your bowl and the ingredients, and make this vegan-friendly fudge for Valentine’s Day. No one will know it’s vegan! This healthy fudge recipe is not only easy to prepare, but it is also virtually foolproof. Best yet, with every nibble, you can get your holiday dose of chocolate that is homemade, refined sugar-free and far better for you than a store-bought box of chocolates.
Red velvet fudge
If your family loves red velvet desserts, they will go wild for this red velvet fudge recipe from Dana at That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Featuring delectable swirls of white chocolate and maroon-hued semi-sweet chocolate, this fudge garners instant attention and long-lasting accolades. You make this unique Valentine’s Day treat in the traditional manner of classic fudge — candy thermometer needed — but the results are worth every extra minute you stir and watch the temperature. Your family will be thrilled at your love-driven candy-making skills. They’ll be clamoring for your beautifully marbled red velvet fudge all year round.
Chocolate truffle fudge bars
It’s true: The way to your family’s heart is through their sweet tooth. These Valentine’s Day chocolate truffle fudge bars from The Gunny Sack will prove it. Instead of just a plain old piece of fudge, each enamoring nibble features a triple chocolate layering of brownie, truffle and frosting. Nothing says love like three layers of chocolate! Though a triple-layered fudge bar sounds complicated, it is scrumptiously simple. Start with your favorite brownie recipe (a box mix works great) to make a fudgy base, then cover with a chocolate coffee-kissed buttercream filling and top with a homemade chocolate ganache. Let the fudge cool, cut into bars, and give your family some fudgy love.
Cookies and cream fudge
This four-ingredient cookies and cream fudge from Aubrey at Real Housemoms is going to become your next favorite Valentine’s Day treat. All you need is sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, vanilla extract and chocolate sandwich cookies. You won’t need help making this fabulous fudge, but your little-loved ones will have a blast crushing up the cookies and adding them to the melted chocolate mixture. Everyone in your family will love eating indulgent little squares of fudge that taste like cookies dunked into lusciously rich vanilla milk. Yum!
Nutella fudge with pistachios and sea salt
What’s better than Nutella eaten out of the jar with a spoon? These yummy squares of Nutella fudge with pistachios and sea salt from Melissa at Best Friends For Frosting! A five-minute recipe, this fudge is a must-make for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Your whole family will swoon as they sink their teeth into the dense chocolate and hazelnut-flavored fudge and get a welcome crunch from nibs of sea salt and whole pistachios. The combination of flavors and textures will satisfy all of your sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy cravings.