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2-Ingredient White Fudge Recipe

This 2-ingredient white fudge is super easy to make and livens up the dessert table for any special event. It’s also a delicious sweet treat and gift for neighbors, friends, and family members. I love the way this fudge adds such a festive touch and elevates the mood of anyone who sees or tastes it.

Plate of decorated white fudge

One of my former neighbors called it my Christmas fudge recipe because I brought her some with the red and green sprinkles. It’s also a patriotic fudge and birthday fudge recipe, depending on the colors I use to decorate it.

I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of this post.

Easy Fudge Recipe

Back when I was much younger, making fudge was an all-day event. My mother would pull out boxes and cans of ingredients, line them up on the counter, and hand me an apron.

Although I enjoyed the process, by the time we finished making a couple of batches of fudge, we were exhausted. And the kitchen was a huge mess.

Now, I’ve learned so many different shortcuts to making a wide variety of fudge flavors. For example, this traditional chocolate fudge takes very little time and only a few ingredients.

Another one we enjoy is this 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge. Since peanut butter is one of my favorite foods, I make this type of fudge quite often.

When you want to get into the spirit of any special occasion, try this yummy festive fudge recipe.

During those times when time is really limited, we also enjoy this easy chocolate fudge. Unlike many of my other chocolate fudge recipes, it’s made without sweetened condensed milk.

2-Ingredient White Fudge Ingredients

As the title states, you only need 2 ingredients. It’s super easy as long as you’re prepared with the tools you need.

white fudge ingredients

Here’s what you need to have ready to go:

  • One 15 or 16-ounce can of vanilla frosting
  • 10 or 12-ounce package of white chocolate chips or melting wafers

You can also use 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring, but that’s optional. I don’t typically add it.

And here are the tools you’ll need:

  • Medium-size microwave-safe mixing bowl
  • 8” x 8” square baking pan lined with foil
  • Spoon for stirring

Although the fudge is wonderful without any decoration, I like to decorate it for the season. Since I typically make this during the Christmas holidays, I use green and red sprinkles.

red, green, and white sprinkles

It’s also great for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and birthdays. You can use sprinkles, small candies, or chocolate chips.

If you’re hosting a gender reveal party, it’s fun to use pink or blue sprinkles. Or you can make a game out of it and serve both. Ask people to choose a piece of fudge in the color they think the baby is: pink for girl and blue for boy. Then have the mother-to-be (or parents-to-be) select the color of the gender the baby is.

There are so many different fun things you can do with this fudge. The light background provides a nice canvas for whatever sprinkle colors you like.

Prepare to Make the Fudge

First, I like to get all the tools and ingredients ready so I don’t have to fumble for things as I go. It makes the process so much easier and makes me less prone to forgetting something.

Secondly, line an 8” x 8” square cake pan with aluminum foil. Make sure the foil is large enough to hang over the edge of the pan because this gives you a “handle” to lift the fudge after it sets.

foil-lined cake pan

How to Make 2-Ingredient White Fudge

Next, pour your melting wafers or white chips into a microwave-safe bowl.

Put it in the microwave and heat them on high for 60 seconds.

melting wafers in a bowl

Stir the semi-melted chips and return them to the microwave for 30 seconds.

This time, when you remove the bowl from the microwave, you’ll want to add the frosting.

This is super easy. Simply scoop it out of the container and into the bowl.

frosting added to melted wafers

Return it to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Now stir the contents until everything is well mixed.

If you want a little extra vanilla flavor, now is the time to add it.

Next, pour the mixture into your foil-lined pan.

melted ingredients in a pan

You can either leave it as-is or add sprinkles to the top.

I like to jiggle the pan a little so the sprinkles sink just a tiny bit. Otherwise, they may fall off as you cut it.

pan of fudge with sprinkles

Now, stick the pan of fudge into your refrigerator and let it set for a minimum of 2 hours.

It’s actually better to leave it for 6 hours or longer, but sometimes … well, sometimes you just need a bite of fudge.

After it sets, take the fudge out of the fridge. Grasp the edges of the foil and lift from the pan.

Finally, your fudge is ready to cut. I normally cut it into 1-1/2” or 2” squares, depending on how many people I want it to serve.

pan of plain fudge above a plate of decorated fudge

Tips to Make the Best White Fudge

This fudge only has 2 ingredients, so I consider it one of my easiest and most budget-friendly holiday recipes. Here are some ways to make it even better:

  • Add your favorite flavoring, such as almond, mint, or vanilla extract.
  • If you add a flavor extract, choose one that is clear to prevent discoloration of the fudge.
  • Don’t forget to prep the pan before pouring the fudge into it. Line it with foil or parchment paper and grease it. This prevents sticking.
  • Melt the ingredients gradually and check it often. Overheating this fudge will result in lumps and burned flavors.
  • Don’t be afraid to beat the fudge mixture before pouring it into a pan. This adds air and provides the best texture.
  • Decorate it before it sets. Gently press down on the sprinkles or colored sugar to prevent it from falling off. But don’t press it down into the fudge.
  • Refrigerate it to help it set more quickly. But don’t leave it in the refrigerator uncovered for more than a day or it will dry out.
  • Be patient and don’t cut the fudge until it sets.
  • Store this fudge in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator.

Time Saver

I love the fact that there are shortcuts you can use to save time. Many of the ingredients in my 2 or 3 ingredient foods are actually a blend of the ingredients already in the dish.

During the holidays or any other special occasion, I’ve found that time gets away from me if I let it. I figured that this is the case with many of you, so I wanted to share my tips.

That said, if you prefer to do things the longer, more time consuming way, that’s fine too. I’ve done both, so I get it.

More Delicious Holiday Recipes

As you prepare your snack table for the holidays, you’ll want to offer a variety. Whether it’s for your family or guests, it’s nice to have options.

It also helps everyone get into the holiday spirit. All of the recipes I’m sharing are super easy because that’s how I roll.

We have quite a few favorites around here. Here are some of them:

  • Roasted Pecans – Be sure to have plenty of these because they always disappear quickly.
  • Candied Pecans – This sweet treat is another one you can’t make enough of.
  • Chocolate Chip Fluff Dip – Place a bowl of this yummy sweet dip in the center of a platter filled with sliced fruit and cookies.
  • Impossible Fudge – If you like creamy, smooth fudge, this one is for you. It’s impossible to tell that it’s made with Velveeta cheese, hence the name.
  • Easy Sugar Cookies – Made without baking powder or baking soda, these sugar cookies have chewy, soft centers and crispy, crunchy edges.
  • Easy Deviled Eggs – This has always been one of my favorite treats, ever since I was a child.
  • Spinach Dip – Served hot, this dip satisfies cravings for a yummy, savory treat.
  • Barbecue Party Peanuts – This recipe from Julia’s Simply Southern is another favorite that you’ll need plenty of.
  • Zesty Dipping Sauce – If you’re serving folks who love spicy food, make sure you include a bowl of this zesty dipping sauce. It’s good with veggies, crackers, or bread.
  • Basic Cheese Ball – Start with this easy recipe and either leave it as-is or add some of the recommended extra ingredients!
plate of white fudge with Christmas sprinkles

2-Ingredient White Chocolate

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Liven up any special occasion with this easy 2-ingredient white chocolate fudge.

Ingredients

  • 15-ounce can of vanilla frosting
  • 10-ounce package of white melting wafers or white chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8” x 8” square cake pan with aluminum foil with the edges overlapping the pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe medium-size mixing bowl, melt the wafers or white chocolate chips for 60 seconds. Stir and return to the microwave for 30 more seconds.
  3. Add the frosting to the bowl of melted wafers and return to the microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Remove from the microwave and stir until both ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Pour the mixture into the foil-lined pan. If you want to use sprinkles add them now.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set. It’s even better if you can leave it in the refrigerator for 6 hours.
  7. Remove from the refrigerator, lift the fudge from the pan by grasping the edges of the foil.
  8. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 208Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 1mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 0gSugar 24gProtein 1g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Kathy Stephan

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Can you substitute other cans of frosting? Chocolate, Strawberry?

What about adding some peppermint extract; crushed peppermints on top?

southernhomeexpress

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Hi Kathy. Yes, you absolutely can swap out other flavors of frosting! And what a great idea about using crushed peppermints on top!

Leah B Culp

Monday 19th of December 2022

Another great recipe!! Thanx

southernhomeexpress

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Hi Leah! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the fudge!

Miz Helen

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,514. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Lesa

Monday 14th of December 2020

Sounds like I am trying this!!!

southernhomeexpress

Monday 14th of December 2020

Hi Lesa! I hope you do try it and love it!

Carlee

Friday 4th of December 2020

It doesn't get much easier than that! Plus it's so festive.

Nancy

Sunday 18th of December 2022

@Carlee, can the white chocolate stand at room temperature?

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