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Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge

This creamy Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge is versatile, forgiving and sure to be a family favorite!

Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

*This Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge recipe is from 12/19/12. Images updated 12/13/16.

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.

Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

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 quick and easy vanilla fudge allows you to do just that.

The base of this 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.

Creamy Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

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 and Easy Vanilla Fudge Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge

Yield: 48 pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

This creamy Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge is versatile, forgiving and sure to be a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 2/3 Cup evaporated milk (non-fat or regular)
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 8 ounces vanilla candy coating/almond bark
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • sprinkles or candies, optional

Instructions

  1. Line a 8x8, 9x9, or 9 x 13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and grease with butter. (Any of these sizes will work. The fudge pictured was made in an 8x8)
  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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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 Quick and Easy Vanilla Fudge Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Stephen L. Fisher

Thursday 8th of August 2019

if you want to kick it up a notch and make something really great. melt 1lb of caramel in a plastic bowl in the microwave, add in 1 tablespoon of coarse sea salt, and then pour the vanilla fudge mixture over the melted caramel, swirl it together then add to pan to set up and you now have a sea salt caramel swirl fudge. Your Welcome!

Bill

Monday 12th of November 2018

Looking at the dates of the replies, I'm late to the party. I've never made vanilla fudge but I'm going to start tomorrow. I made 10lbs of peanut butter fudge today. I make anywhere from 30-45lbs of fudge every Christmas for my wife's work. Couple questions. Does the bark melt easy? I use that a lot for dipping Oreos, pretzels, marshmallows, etc., but I usually use my cheese grater to help it melt quicker. Also, have you ever doubled this? I'm used to using 5-6 cups of sugar and a 16oz fluff so just curious. Also, I've never used foil or parchment paper, I usually just spray a glass baking dish and it always slides out without a problem. Do I need to use an extra item? Thanks for the recipe, definitely trying it soon!

Darla Stutters

Friday 9th of November 2018

Your fudge recipe is still as popular as ever Jessica. I plan to make it today and taste test it so I know how it is as this year I am planning homemade gifts and hope to include your fudge recipe. It looks to be so quick and easy and delicious!!! I will let you know how it turns out. :)

Michele

Friday 16th of December 2016

I love that I can make this ahead and it lasts for 2 weeks!

Nicole Taggart

Thursday 15th of December 2016

great for gift giving. Love the vanilla flavor

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