Red Velvet Fudge – A bright and festive easy 4 ingredient no bake dessert perfect for any holiday or party. So tasty!
Red Velvet Fudge
Being a Michigander, fudge is in my blood. I have so many memories of being in Mackinac and getting fudge from local shops that seemed to have every flavor under the sun. While going to a fudge shop is always fun, sometimes I don’t have 4 hours free to go up to one so I have to settle for making it at home! Now homemade fudge can really give the stuff in shops a run for it’s money because it’s just that good and SO easy to make!
This recipe is made with just 4 ingredients – chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter, and red food coloring. I don’t give an exact amount of red food coloring needed because I found that it really varied depending on which food coloring you are using. Trust me, you will need more than you think you will need.
Another important part of this recipe is that you refrigerate the fudge until it is fully set. I’ll be honest, I didn’t wait long enough when I made the batch pictured because…. well…. I wanted to eat it so the sides aren’t as firm as they should be. If you just are patient (or at least a little more patient than I was), yours will be firmer and prettier looking. But hey, it’ll taste just as good no matter how soft or hard it is!
Common Questions About Making Red Velvet Fudge
How do you make homemade fudge?
Making homemade fudge is super easy. All you have to do is combine a can of sweetened condensed milk, 3 cups chocolate chips, and 2 tablespoons butter in a pan, cooking until everything has melted together. The only addition this recipe has is red food coloring which you add until the fudge becomes a deep red color.
Do I have to use sweetened condensed milk?
No, many fudge recipes call for a mixture of sugar and cream but I found that I burned the sugar too easily and that the fudge turned out much more consistent with sweetened condensed milk.
Can I decorate red velvet fudge?
Of course! I decorated mine with a drizzle of white chocolate but depending on if you are making it for a holiday, you could also add some festive sprinkles.
What kind of chocolate chips can I use?
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips but you could always substitute those in for white chocolate or even a dark chocolate if you prefer that.
What other types of fudge can I make?
There are so many fudge options! Some of my favorites include –
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Chocolate Fudge
- Maple Fudge
- Caramel Fudge
- Buckeye Fudge
- Nutella Fudge
How long will fudge last?
About 3 months in the freezer.
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- 3 cups chocolate chips
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Red food coloring
- Line a 8x8" pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Stir continuously until chocolate chips are fully melted.
- Remove from heat and add red food coloring while stirring until a deep red color is reached. Transfer to the lined pan and spread it evenly.
- Refrigerate for 3+ hours or until fudge is completely firm.
- Remove fudge from pan and slice into pieces before serving.