Festive Fudge Snowflakes and Squares

These Festive Fudge Snowflakes are a delicious, no-fail holiday sweet! This is my no-fail fudge recipe tweaked for a fun  presentation.
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Festive Fudge Snowflakes and Squares

In the month of December, I make batches and batches of fudge. The foolproof kind made with a jar of marshmallow creme. The fudge my family loves.

But as a food blogger, I like to shake things up a bit. Using my tried and true recipe, I poured the liquid confection into Silicone Snowflake Mold as well as square molds with removable bottoms to make some very festive fudge. The single squares pan is made by Chicago Metallic. I topped these with Ghirardelli Holiday Impressions squares.  I found the silicone snowflake molds at Target a couple years ago.
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Secrets to No-Fail Fudge

Have you ever eaten grainy fudge? When I was working as an oncology nurse, many moons ago, a patient’s father would bring us in tins of fudge. It was his therapy to go home and lose himself in the kitchen as his daughter was an inpatient fighting leukemia. The nurses would eat anything, even his crunchy, sugar-laden fudge.

This happens when even just one grain of sugar is undissolved while bringing the fudge mixture up to the proper temperature. When the fudge cools, that one grain can recrystallize a whole batch, leaving you with less than silky smooth fudge.

Adding an ingredient such as corn syrup or marshmallow creme helps prevent this chemical reaction, and that’s what makes this recipe hard to beat. I do try to avoid additives such as corn syrup, but I don’t mind it once a year, especially when it prevents me from tossing away batches of ruined candy.

If you haven’t had enough sweets for the holidays yet, whip up a batch of this unbeatable festive fudge. Pour it into an 8 x 8 inch pan and cut it into squares or try some festive fudge snowflakes and squares!

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Festive Fudge Snowflakes and Squares

Serves 65 squares     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

This no-fail fudge can be used in molds or poured in a square baking pan and cut into squares. A terrific holiday confection. Recipe adapted from Kraft.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 cup or 6 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 Ghirardelli Holiday Impressions Squares, optional

Instructions

  1. In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Heat, while stirring, till mixture boils, and candy thermometer reaches 234º (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and marshmallow creme. Mix till well combined. Stir in vanilla, then pour into greased molds of your choice or a greased 8 x 8-inch pan. Cool, then cut (if necessary) and serve.
  2. If using the single squares pan and topping with Ghirardelli squares, press one on top of each square of fudge after letting it cool about a minute. Pour any extra fudge in ramekins or any small heatproof container.

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Recipe Notes

Total time does not include cooling time.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 93kcal Calories from fat 35
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 14g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Disclosure: Ghirardelli supplied me with their Holiday Impressions Chocolate Squares . I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Ghirardelli.

Comments

  1. I love the snowflakes, so pretty!

  2. Your fudge looks amazing Liz! We don’t eat corn syrup very often but I feel in a homemade sweet treat at the holidays is a worthy reason to enjoy! Pinning this recipe for later! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fudge is on the list of activities for today Liz! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas-enjoy:@)

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such pretty fudge. Wow. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Liz.
    Sam

  5. Have a marvelous Christmas! Your fudge looks great. My husband doesn’t eat it so I have to make sure if I make any it goes right out the door. Otherwise I eat it all. I love fudge.

  6. Looks amazing!! I’m loving the festive baking/sweets at the moment. This is definitely one to try!

  7. I love the snowflakes!

  8. I love the moulds you used for this! Merry Christmas!

  9. Liz, I’ve been waiting for these gorgeous Christmas treats all winter – love snowflake everything sweet! 🙂 Pinned! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  10. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz says:

    Wow that fudge is gorgeous, both are. Nice molds. Yep it can be tricky to cook sugar like that. i always have a candy thermometer on hand too. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  11. These are darling Liz. What a fun way to serve fudge.

    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

  12. Snowflake Fudge, how festive Liz! You are just so creative. I haven’t made grainy fudge lately but I sure do have a few grains of fudge under my belt:) Yours looks delightful! Thank you so much for sharing…A Very Merry Christmas to You and Yours, Liz. Enjoy…

  13. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  14. May this Christmas marks the beginning of a wonderful year for us. Have a joyous Christmas!

  15. These fudge snowflakes look stunning, Liz.
    Merry Christmas!

  16. Looks really great Liz! Merry Christmas!!!

  17. I haven’t made fudge for years but this looks so good!

  18. I wish I could get my grubby hands on those fudge ! They certainly look wonderful , Lizzy !

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas !!!!

  19. Hi Liz. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your and your family! 🙂

  20. Can one ever have too many sweets? These look terrific. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday!

  21. These snowflakes look perfect, the fudge moulds are such a brilliant idea 😀

    Happy Holidays!
    CCU

  22. Hotly Spiced says:

    Merry Christmas, Liz, to you and all your family. Your fudge is gorgeous! I love it. And yes, there’s nothing worse than a grainy fudge. I love how you made this so festive by putting it in a snowflake mould xx

  23. I really like the snowflakes to the candy. Making your own fudge is very cool. Hope you had a great holiday.

  24. I have been making super easy fudge with chips and condensed milk (and milk dubs) via Rhonda at The Kitchen Witch. It is delicious! I just know yours is too and it is so pretty and festive!

  25. Pinned, recipe saved and on my to-make list! Thank you, Liz, for the stellar explanation about sugar in fudge =) As always, you’ve upgraded the simplest fudge to a most haute couture culinary treat!

  26. This fudge looks gorgeous Liz! Love the pretty molds, they came out beautifully! Pinning. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holidays and new year 🙂

  27. What beautiful fudge! I never mind using corn syrup. I really don’t think it’s any better or worse than other sugars.

  28. Lizzy,
    I didn’t have as much time as I needed to make all my Christmas goodies this year but these look so good that I might need to make a batch for New Years.
    Annamaria

  29. prettiest fudge everrrrr!

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