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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 it.
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.
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?
As is the case with all of my fudge, 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.
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.
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.
Pour the remaining 1/3 into the smaller bowl. Squirt 6 drops of orange food coloring (or 4 drops of yellow and 2 drops of red) into the smaller bowl and stir until it is blended.
Pour one full bag of white chocolate chips into the larger bowl and stir them into the sweetened condensed milk. Put it in the microwave and turn it on for 2 minutes.
During that 2 minutes, pour 1/2 of a bag of white chocolate chips into the smaller bowl and stir. Alternate placing the bowls in the microwave until the chips are melted.
Next, add the orange flavoring and zest to both bowls and stir. I maintained the same ratio with 2 parts in the larger bowl to 1 part in the smaller bowl.
There are 2 ways to marble the fudge. This time, I carefully swirled the orange mixture into the white mixture before pouring it into the pan.
Or you can pour the white mixture into the pan and swirl the orange in the pan. Either way is fine. But I think there might be more color contrast if you swirl it in the pan.
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, but you can also use little candy pumpkins or sprinkles.
This is your fudge, so decorate it however you like. Check out these fun candy decorations from Amazon.
- 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)
- Line an 8” x 8” baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Zest an orange until you have 1 tablespoon of zest.
- 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.
- Add the food coloring to the contents of the smaller bowl and stir until blended.
- Pour one bag of white chocolate chips into the larger bowl and 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips into the smaller bowl.
- Microwave each of them on high for 2 minutes and stir.
- Alternate microwaving each bowl in 30-second intervals until all of the chips have melted.
- 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.
- 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.)
- Allow your fudge to set for a couple of hours before cutting.
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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Amount Per Serving Calories 67Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 1g