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Creamy Orange Fudge Recipe

This creamy orange fudge recipe with sweetened condensed milk is a new one for me. One of my readers asked me if I could post a recipe for this yummy sweet treat, so here it is.

Fudge That Tastes Like a Creamsicle

Plate of orange fudge

I understand some of the basics of making easy fudge, but there are a couple of things that I had to do differently … namely making it orange instead of chocolate.

So I took this basic fudge recipe, swapped out some of the ingredients, and came up with something wonderful.

I had no idea what to expect, but I think it turned out really good. After I make it a few more times, I’ll probably tweak it some more … because that’s what I do.

I used to get teased about not letting things go when they were good.

My argument is that it’s good now, so let’s make it even better.

Orange fudge on a plate

Anyway, I brought some of this to my daughter and son-in-law’s business.

One of their employees said it tasted like a Creamsicle. Obviously, that’s a good thing because who doesn’t like Creamsicles?

Update: I made this again, and again, it turned out good. However, I still have the urge to tweak it a bit more.

Orange fudge on a plate

Ingredients

As is the case with all of my easy fudge recipes, you don’t need many ingredients for the creamy orange fudge.

The main ingredients are white chocolate chips and a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Orange fudge on a plate

For flavor, add orange extract. And since there is no color, you’ll need food coloring (orange or a mixture of red and yellow), and orange zest.

For exact measurements of each ingredient, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by clicking on the “print” button.

How to Make Creamy Orange Fudge

In order for everything to fall into place without the candy hardening before you’re ready, go ahead and zest the orange.

Set the zest aside to add later.

Zesting an orange

Since this will be marbled, you’ll need to have two separate bowls—one medium and one small.

Pour 2/3 of a can of sweetened condensed milk into the larger bowl. Then pour the remaining sweetened condensed milk into the smaller bowl.

Now add 2/3 of the white chocolate chips to the larger bowl and the rest of them to the smaller bowl.

Stir the larger bowl and heat in the microwave and heat on high for 2 minutes. Remove the larger bowl and repeat with the smaller bowl.

If the chips haven’t melted, return the bowls to the microwave in 30 second increments.

Bowls of melted white chocolate

After the chips have melted, add 6 drops of orange food coloring (or 4 drops of red and 2 drops of yellow) to the larger bowl.

2 bowls of melted white chocolate--one with food coloring

Or if you want more white, do the opposite and add food coloring to the smaller bowl. If you choose to do that, you’ll need less food coloring.

So I would decrease it to 2 drops of red and 1 drop of yellow.

There are 2 ways to marble the fudge. You can swirl the orange mixture into the white mixture before pouring it into the pan.

That was what I did last time. However, I thought I’d do something different this time because I thought it would provide more color contrast.

So I poured the orange mixture into the pan and then added the white mixture before swirling it.

Pouring the mixture into the pan

I really couldn’t tell much difference.

So try it either way. I’m sure it will turn out at least as good as mine did.

Swirling candy with a knife

That said, I think it’s a tad easier to swirl it in the pan.

After I poured in the white fudge, I swirled it with the knife.

Pieces of creamy orange fudge on a plate

Allow the mixture to cool and set before cutting. I put mine in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

Garnish Your Creamy Orange Fudge

You can add more orange zest on top of the fudge, or you can garnish it with candy.

I used the candy orange slices the first time I made it, but you can also use little candy pumpkins or sprinkles.

The second time I made it, I didn’t add any garnish. After all, the candy is pretty as-is, and it really doesn’t need anything else.

This is your fudge, so decorate it however you like. Check out these fun candy decorations from Amazon.

If you like dark or milk chocolate, try making this chocolate fudge. It’s delicious. You’ll also enjoy this peanut butter fudge.

For fudge with more texture and a ton of deliciousness, make this rocky road fudge.

And if you are seriously running short on time but want a yummy sweet snack, make this 2-ingredient white fudge.

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Orange fudge with orange candy on a plate

Creamy Orange Fudge Recipe

Yield: 20 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 bags of white chocolate chips
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons of orange extract (more if you want a stronger orange flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • Orange food coloring (or mix yellow and red to make orange)

Instructions

    1. Line an 8” x 8” baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Zest an orange until you have 1 tablespoon of zest.
    3. Pour 2/3 of a can of sweetened condensed milk into a medium-size bowl that’s microwavable. Pour the remaining 1/3 into a smaller bowl.
    4. Add the food coloring to the contents of the smaller bowl and stir until blended.
    5. Pour one bag of white chocolate chips into the larger bowl and 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips into the smaller bowl.
    6. Microwave each of them on high for 2 minutes and stir.
    7. Alternate microwaving each bowl in 30-second intervals until all of the chips have melted.
    8. Add 2 tablespoons of the orange extract to the larger bowl and stir. Add 1 tablespoon of the orange extract to the smaller bowl and stir.
    9. Carefully pour the orange contents of the smaller bowl into the white contents of the larger bowl and swirl with a blunt knife. (Another option is to pour the contents of the larger bowl into the pan and add the contents of the smaller bowl. You can swirl it in the pan.)
    10. Allow your fudge to set for a couple of hours before cutting.

Notes

It takes about 2 hours to set if you place it on a countertop. You can quicken the process by putting it in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 67Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 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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DiannaBelle

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

When do you use the orange zest?

southernhomeexpress

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Hi Dianna. You can add it to the mixture or sprinkle it on top. It's totally up to you. I hope you enjoy it!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,456 this week. We have pinned your post to the Features From Full Plate Thursday Board. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon. Miz Helen

Stacy Roman

Friday 25th of October 2019

This fudge looks so good I can not wait to try it. I am visiting you from Full Plate Thursday Link Party #455 - I have followed you on Pinterest and FB and would be so grateful if you followed back. TIA

southernhomeexpress

Friday 25th of October 2019

This fudge is super good! Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog. Yours site looks wonderful! I'm following you now, and I look forward to seeing all the yummy stuff you post!

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