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This spectacular Red Velvet Fudge was a perfect addition to our Christmas goodies! Making batch after batch of fudge is a holiday tradition at our house.

This Easy Fudge Recipe decked out in red and white is a festive holiday recipe that is super simple to make!

Red Velvet Fudge on a small square rippled plate

Red Velvet Fudge for Christmas Week

I made this gorgeous Easy Red Velvet Fudge for Day One of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

I whipped up my take on this incredible Red and White Swirled Fudge from The Cafe Sucre Farine, for my neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange tomorrow. Not exactly a cookie, but I have a feeling there will be no complaints. It’s also my sweet contribution for  kickoff day of Christmas Week!

Red Velvet Fudge on a small square rippled plate

Easy Fudge Recipe

I whip up batches and batches of Fantasy Fudge each Christmas. Made with a jar of marshmallow creme and chocolate chips, it’s basically foolproof. The holidays are such a busy time, that an easy fudge recipe makes a lot of sense. Especially when it’s creamy and delicious!

A Double Decker Oreo Fudge also was a huge hit with my family. To create this red velvet fudge recipe, I added red food coloring, semi-sweet, and white chocolate for the red fudge and just white chocolate chips for the white fudge. A little swirling action made it ever so festive!

I broke out my candy thermometer and started the process I could do in my sleep.  I do recommend boiling the sugar syrup mixture till it reaches 234º even though the recipe on the back of the marshmallow creme jar gives the option to boil for 5 minutes. Using a thermometer guarantees you’ve cooked it to the proper soft-ball stage. The timing method may not.

I was delighted with the results. Bill is not a fan of red velvet anything, but I offered him a sliver as I was cutting the squares. He practically groaned with approval. I have a feeling my sweet neighbors will agree. Add this red velvet fudge recipe to your holiday “baking” list.

Swing by all the participants to see what they’ve been whipping up for the holidays:

Stack of red velvet fudge on a small white plate with holly berries

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Red Velvet Fudge

Red Velvet Fudge

Scrumptious red velvet fudge made with white chocolate. Recipe adapted from my friend, Chris, of The Cafe Sucre Farine

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 81 one-inch squares


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup half & half or evaporated milk
  • 1 12-­ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 7-­ounce jar marshmallow creme, Kraft recommended
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons red food coloring


  1. Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with non-stick foil. Set aside.
  2. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and food coloring in a heat safe bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large, heavy saucepan, combine, sugar, butter and half and half. Cook to 234º, stirring occasionally. Immediately add white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  4. When well mixed, scrape half of the white chocolate fudge into the bowl with the semi-sweet chocolate chips and mix till melted and smooth.
  5. Using two medium cookie scoops or tablespoons, place scoops of red and white fudge in the prepared pan, alternating flavors.
  6. Drop pan from a few inches above counter a couple times to remove any air pockets. With a knife, swirl though the fudge to give a marbelize appearance.
  7. Allow to cool at room temperature. When cool, remove from pan using foil and cut into squares.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 squares

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g


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57 comments on “Easy Red Velvet Fudge”

  1. Liz,
    This fudge looks so festive! I think while I’m asking Santa for a new kitchen thermometer (my old glass one broke in the drumstick at Thanksgiving, and the batteries leaked inside my newer one) I’ll ask for a candy thermometer.

  2. I love anything gingerbread but probably my favorite is my grandmother’s recipe for Two Flavored Fudge.

  3. I lovr these red velvet squares Lizzy!

  4. One grandmother always made her famous fruitcake (the only one I’ll eat with relish) and the other always made a variety of fudges to give away. She would have loved this one, Liz. I love the striking look of the red on white! So pretty!

  5. I like baking cookies for the holidays

  6. Pumpkin chocolate chip quick bread.

  7. The fudge looks so pretty. I think they would make any table look festive. My fav. thing to make any time is bread, rolls, etc. During Christmas season I make Panettone.

  8. I bake loads of rugelach

  9. What gorgeous fudge, the swirls are so pretty!

  10. I love to bake pecan snowballs during the holidays! And lots of fudge too! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you to all and Happy Holidays!

  11. It’s hard to pick just one ! But one of my favorite recipes are “Cream Wafers”. I delicate little wafer cookie with a buttercream filling 🙂 Yum!

  12. This fudge is so festive, I bet it is delicious especially is Bill approves. I love baking anything this time of year.

  13. What gorgeous fudge. Poor Bill is missing out! Have a great holiday, Liz!

  14. Very festive! I think everyone at the exchange will be happy:@)

  15. Liz,
    I’ve never seen fudge like this.
    I’ll order 3 dozen squares, please! xxx

  16. Gingerbread Men

  17. OMG this looks to die for! Soooo damn pretty too! You are so so good!

  18. I’ve had my eye on this fudge for a while and I know sooner or later I’m going to give in!

  19. I love making gingerbread cookies.

  20. Oh my gosh, this red velvet fudge would perfect on the Christmas table

  21. My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is Red Velvet Cheesecake.

  22. My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is gingerbread.

  23. I am sure you will have many more yummy treats for us this week. I cannot wait.

  24. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

  25. That’s such a beautiful fudge and perfect for Christmas giving. I use Ball jars for vacuum sealing dry ingredients in the pantry. You should see what they cost in Australia. My last order was for $150 and I got a box of quart size, a box of pint size, a box of jam size and a few lids.

  26. I make many batches of my Mom’s recipe for pecan tartlets. They are my husbands favorite and I give them out as gifts. They are tradition. I look forward every year to making and eating these delicious cookies.

  27. Cranberry Quick bread…

  28. My favorite holiday treat to make is baklava 🙂

  29. I like to make apple pies for my family and friends.

  30. Lots of yeast breads and rolls.

  31. My favorite thing to bake at the holidays (or any time really) are these soft sugar cookies from my grandpa’s sister-in-law’s recipe. They are so soft and yummy.

  32. John & I make Rugulach for our family every year!

  33. Liz, I’ve never seen fudge so delicious like these. Super festive and totally scream partyyyyy. I bet they taste amazing, too!

  34. That is such a pretty fudge and I love how festive it is. You’ve photographed it beautifully. I do love how true the colours are and how they haven’t run xx

  35. I love making old fashioned hard candy!

  36. What a beautiful and festive fudge!

  37. So pretty….I love the name! 🙂

  38. Lots and lots of cookies and yeast breads.

  39. Beautiful job. This fudge looks delicious. I need to try my hand at making it:). Thanks for sharing.

  40. My favorite thing to bake has to be cookies. That is the most beautiful fudge I’ve ever seen! 🙂

  41. Liz you are amazing! You are always the recipes stunning! Love this one, he has the colour of Christmas time! I would like win the vintage jars from Ball! Love it !

  42. Cookie baking is my favorite thing during the holiday season…But your red velvet fudge looks fantastic, Liz!

  43. That’s really hard to answer, I bake/cook about 20 different confections for my holiday trays and I love them all. But, I do about a half dozen varieties of fudge, so I guess that might answer that question:)


  45. I love to make gingerbread cake with applesauce and also kolaches

  46. Lizzy,
    I bake dozens and dozens of cookies. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  47. I like to bake chocolate chips cookies.

  48. Do you have any suggestion for what can I replace the marshmallow creme with?

    • Hi, Vivian,

      If you have access to marshmallows, use approximately 7 ounces of marshmallows in place of the marshmallow creme. I’d cut them up a bit so they melt more easily. Great question!

  49. This is such festive looking fudge – perfect for Christmas.

  50. If you don’t have access to a candy thermometer, how long would you boil the mixture to get to a soft-ball stage?

    • You can try to bring it to a full rolling boil for 4 minutes (that’s what the original “no fail” fudge states). I started using a candy thermometer to ensure a consistent result—it’s hard to tell exactly when you reach a “full” boil, but it should work pretty well. Good luck!!!

  51. Great pick, Liz! Bet they’re gone in no time! xoxo

  52. Oh so much sweetness- this is one of those delicious recipes that I would have to eat in small (although thoroughly enjoyed) bites. Yum!

  53. I can understand why you would make batch after batch of this red velvet fudge! I bet it disappears as fast as it’s ready! So festive too for Christmas!

  54. I love everything red velvet. This fudge looks so gorgeous!

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