Quick & Easy Vanilla Fudge

I’m sure by now that you have noticed a theme with my holiday baking. . .easy. I like to make holiday recipes that are easy. While I actually enjoy spending time in the kitchen, I enjoy spending time with my family more. So, when it comes to holiday baking, I want to minimize the time spent in the kitchen so that I can fully enjoy time with loved ones.

Hence all of the “quick” and “easy” recipes that I have been posting lately! I want all of you to be able to spend as much time as possible with your friends and family. This fudge allows you to do just that. This quick & easy vanilla fudge is actually the base of my peanut butter fudge that I posted a few weeks ago. It’s super versatile and can be “fancied up” with your choice of sprinkles or candies.

A few notes: Be sure to line the pan with foil. . .it will stick! Make sure to stir the mixture continually while it’s boiling. . .you don’t want brown flecks in your white fudge! Make this. . .if you have never made fudge before, this is your time to start! :)

Quick & Easy Vanilla Fudge

Yield: 48 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2/3 C evaporated milk (non-fat or regular)
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
  • 8 0z. vanilla candy coating/almond bark
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • sprinkles or candies, optional

Directions

  1. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and grease with butter.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching.
  3. Stirring constantly, bring to a full boil and boil for 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow creme and candy coating until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla extract until well-combined.
  5. Pour fudge into prepared baking dish. Spread with a spatula to smooth top. Sprinkle with candies or sprinkles. Lightly press into the fudge.
  6. Refrigerate for at least two hours or until cool and set. Cut into pieces.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

This recipe is linked with Weekend Potluck.

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Comments

  1. tanya says:

    I’m with you, I love quick and easy. Gets me out of the kitchen and lets me hang out and have with my family! Gorgeous fudge Jessica!

  2. Erika says:

    Easy holiday baking is definitely the way to go.. and so is this fudge.. WOW!!

  3. I’m right there with you. Thanks for posting a few quick and easy recipes…they are essential this time of year! Hope you got some present ideas for your Dad. :)

  4. Ramona says:

    This fudge just scream Christmas! Beautiful job. :)

  5. Ramona says:

    oops… I meant to say screams Christmas. :)

  6. I am a horrible fudge maker lol but this looks good :)

  7. Quick, easy and gorgeous–what’s not to love?!

  8. Easy holiday recipes are GREAT, especially when you have a lot of baking to do! Your fudge looks beautiful, and I am sure it tastes super delicious.

  9. Joanne says:

    What is candy coating with almonds and where can you buy it? Is there a substitute that can be used?

  10. I love fudge! This recipe looks great Jessica – I have never made vanilla fudge, only chocolate or pb…I think I’ll have to change that asap!

  11. Medeja says:

    Easy and quick! I love it.. :D With these sprinkles it looks so festive!

  12. Peggy says:

    This is like the recipe that I use to make white fudge, the only difference in mine is I use the white chocolate squares, they melt much better and it has the texture of chocolate fudge made with chocolate chips.

  13. This is gorgeous!

  14. Joanne says:

    what a super fun fudge! I’m thinking adding a hint of peppermint extract to that would make it beyond perfect!

  15. love how the fudge looks– great colors!

  16. Jenn says:

    Sounds yummy. I love the festive sprinkles on top!

  17. oh my gosh this looks so good…and love how easy this is…and the sprinkles so festive!!!!

  18. I’m with you as far as quick goes! I couldn’t be bothered to do fussy stuff around the holidays. Maybe in early November, but at this point? Ugh.

    The fudge looks awesome! So festive. Again. You’re the queen of festive. :)

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