Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge

Easy Valentine's Day Fudge | www.somethingswanky.com

My family is full of great dessert makers. In fact, I’m not even close to the best one… I’d say I’m about 6th in line for the title, and that would even have to be on a pretty good day. Really, my mom and sister should be the ones with a dessert blog. But, sadly, I can’t get them to drop their busy lives to blog instead.

So you’re stuck with me. Sorry about that.

Anyway. Every time I complain to my mom that she makes better cookies than I do (because woe is me! Shouldn’t mine be the best by now???), she responds that I make all sorts of things better than she does… like fudge.

Fudge is always her go-to example dessert when she’s trying to make me feel better. And it always makes me cringe a little, because seriously nothing is easier to make on this planet than fudge. NOTHING.

When I’m short on time, ingredients, creativity, or anything else– I know I can always count on making fudge. It’s easy and quick, virtually full proof, requires no candy thermometer, and is SO incredibly versatile.

Easy Valentine's Day Fudge | www.somethingswanky.com

This fudge is simply my favorite two-ingredient fudge recipe dressed up for Valentine’s day with conversation hearts and sprinkles. And a sprinkling of chocolate chips, of course!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s day treat, this is a great one! And bonus–> aside from dairy,  it’s free from most of the major allergens, so it’s classroom friendly!

Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge

Yield: 20-25

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla melting candy (I used Wilton's Pink colored wafers)*
  • 14.5 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • Candy and sprinkles as desired

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Over medium-low heat mix together the melting candy and the sweetened condensed milk until melted and smooth.
  3. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Garnish with desired toppings (candy, sprinkles, etc).
  4. Let cool at room temperature overnight before cutting into squares to serve. OR speed set the fudge by refrigerating it for a couple of hours (but beware of condensation forming on the fudge).

Notes

*A bag of pink Wilton's melting candy is approximately 2 cups, so I supplemented an additional cup of white melting candy. You could also use 3 cups of white melting candy and add GEL food coloring to reach your desired color.

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Comments

  1. Okay, back to the drawing board for Sundays post, lol. :) Love it!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Peanut Butter Pretzel Muddy BuddiesMy Profile

  2. I love the ‘soul mate’ candy. I think that means this fudge and I are soul mates :)

  3. So going to make this

  4. Very cool idea Ashton!
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted..Bacon Potato Chip TrufflesMy Profile

  5. HI Aston
    Love your Fudge I’m going to give it ago
    My Passion is baking but haven’t made Fudge for ages
    But yours look so Yummy

  6. I LOVE fudge and am so going to make this for Valentine’s Day. The conversation hearts give it so much character, too! :)
    Amy @ The Blond Cook recently posted..Turkey & Wild Rice SoupMy Profile

  7. What a fun idea to use conversation hearts in the fudge :) Super Cute!
    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent recently posted..French Toast Ham SandwichMy Profile

  8. What a perfect use for conversation hearts. This fudge is SO pretty!!
    Renee@Two in the Kitchen recently posted..Spicy Sriracha Bacon Breakfast PieMy Profile

  9. Yum Fudge! Oh and I’d say we are hardly stuck with you, We LOVE You!!!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Slow Cooker Red Wine Beef StewMy Profile

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