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Silky Smooth Surprise: Velveeta Fudge That Melts Hearts!

This delicious Velveeta fudge recipe is creamy, sweet, chocolatey, and absolutely wonderful. The first time I had it, I couldn’t believe that Velveeta cheese was actually one of the ingredients. This is a great recipe if you want to impress others with your fudge-making skills.

plate of velveeta fudge

Impossible Fudge Recipe with Velveeta

I was first introduced to this as “impossible fudge.” I’m not sure how it got that name or even who named it, but I do get it. All fudge is good, but this one has an edge, simply because of the unexpected ingredient.

After all, how can you get such a delicious candy from a block of cheese food? I’m a believer that this key ingredient is what adds the velvety texture to this delicious candy. If you don’t want to give away your homemade fudge recipe, simply say that it has a secret ingredient that you can’t divulge. I would resist the urge to say you’ve made cheese fudge.

Another thing I like about this fudge is that you don’t need a candy thermometer. If you follow the directions, it comes out good every time. Don’t let the main ingredient deter you from at least trying this delicious recipe. Back when my kids were much younger, it was truly a family favorite.


All of these ingredients are easy to find, including the secret ingredient. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup butter (salted or unsalted butter)
  • 8 ounces Velveeta
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
ingredients for Velveeta fudge

I placed a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

bowl of chopped nuts


This is a very easy yet good fudge recipe. If you follow the directions, you wind up with candy that has a velvety texture. First, line the bottom of a 7” x 11” (or 8” x 8” baking dish or pan with aluminum foil. Leave enough foil on both ends to make a handle so you can lift the fudge when it’s ready. 

foil lined pan

Spray nonstick cooking spray on the foil so it’s easy to remove the fudge.

How to Make Velveeta Fudge

Combine the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder in a large bowl and whisk until mixed. Set the bowl aside.

Cut the Velveeta into slices or cubes to help it melt more quickly. Now put the Velveeta and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl.

butter and velveeta

Put the bowl in the microwave and turn it on high for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir. Return the bowl of Velveeta and butter to the microwave and heat on high for another 30 seconds. Stir. 

melted butter and velveeta

Repeat this process in 30-second intervals until both the Velveeta and butter have melted. Stir. They should be creamy smooth when mixed. Pour the cheese mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until well mixed. Add the vanilla. Either stir or mix with an electric mixer until it has a smooth consistency.

electric mixer in bowl of melted velveeta fudge

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth out the top with a rubber spatula or knife to make sure the fudge mixture is even all the way across. If you want to add nuts, sprinkle them over the top. Gently press them down into the fudge to help them stick.

Place the pan of fudge in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours. If you have 3 hours or more, that’s better. After the fudge sets, remove it from the refrigerator. Gently lift the foil out of the pan. Carefully pull the foil down from the edges of the fudge. Cut into squares. It’s best to use a sharp knife to get a clean cut.

plates of velveeta fudge

Note: If you want to double this recipe, it’s easy. All you have to do is double the ingredients and use a 9 x 13-inch pan.

Decorating Your Fudge

I like my Velveeta fudge with just a few nuts sprinkled over the top. However, if you’re making it for a special occasion, you can make it more festive by adding other things.

Here are some ideas for what you can sprinkle over the top of the fudge before it sets:

  • Peppermint sprinkles or peppermint candies
  • Colored sugar
  • Colorful sprinkles
  • White chocolate chips
  • M&Ms
  • Reeces Pieces
  • Any small colorful candy

Extra Tips to Make Impossible Fudge

plate of velveeta fudge

Following the directions will give you great results. Here are some extra tips to make it perfect:

  • Add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract to give it a deeper flavor.
  • If you don’t want to use aluminum foil, at least use parchment paper. Otherwise, it’s difficult to get the fudge out of the pan.
  • For the perfect texture, stir the mixture after adding each ingredient.
  • Make sure the fudge is even all the way across the pan, or you’ll wind up with uneven thicknesses after you cut it.
  • Since this is a very creamy fudge, store it in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator. If there’s any air space in the container, place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the candy.
plates of velveeta fudge

More Delicious Fudge Recipes

I make a variety of types of fudge, and they’re all good. Some require more time or ingredients than others, so I make whatever I’m able to when I need fudge.

Here are some delicious fudge recipes you may want to try:

Easy Fudge Recipe – I make this one without condensed milk. But it’s still creamy and delicious!

2 plates of easy fudge

Festive Fudge Recipe – If you have limited time and ingredients, make this 2 ingredient fudge. And don’t tell anyone how easy it is. Let them think you worked hard all day.

festive fudge on a plate

Creamy Orange Fudge – This is a different kind of fudge that has a smooth texture and a delightfully tangy flavor.

plate of creamy orange fudge

Tiger Butter Fudge – Any time you want to impress people with your fudge-making skills, make this one from Back to My Southern Roots. The best way to describe this is Yum!

2 Ingredient White Fudge – When you want an easy fudge recipe that you can decorate for special occasions, this is the one you need.

plate of white fudge with Christmas sprinkles

Rocky Road Fudge – Get your fudge fix with this flavorful candy that has all kinds of yummy texture and goodness.

Plate of rocky road fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge – As a peanut butter junkie, I have to say that I can’t stop eating this one. It’s so easy to make, and it only has 2 ingredients.

2 ingredient fudge with a bite taken out of one piece

Chocolate Velveeta Fudge Recipe

plates of velveeta fudge

Make this fudge for the family, to share at a get-together with friends, or for holiday gifts, This is one of those old recipes that I’ve made through the years, it it consistently gets great feedback.

Yield: 20 pieces

Velveeta Fudge Recipe

plate of velveeta fudge

Also known as "impossible fudge," this Velveeta fudge is absolutely scrumptious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 12 minutes


  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  • 8 ounces Velveeta
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Line the bottom of a 7” x 11” baking dish or pan with aluminum foil. Leave enough foil on both sides to make a handle for lifting out the fudge when it’s ready. Spray nonstick spray on the foil to make it easy to remove the fudge.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder. Whisk until mixed.
  3. Cut the Velveeta into slices or cubes. Put Velveeta and butter in a medium bowl.
  4. Melt cheese and butter in microwave for 1 minute. Stir. 
  5. Return to the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir again. Keep doing this until both have melted and you can mix them well.
  6. Pour the melted Velveeta and butter into the mixed dry ingredients. Stir until mixed.
  7. Add vanilla and finish mixing with an electric mixer. Or you can use a spoon if you prefer.
  8. Pour into the foil lined baking pan. If you plan to add nuts, sprinkle over the top and gently press them into the fudge.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. It’s better to chill the fudge for 3 hours if you have the time.
  10. When the fudge sets, remove from the refrigerator and gently life the foil out of the pan.
  11. Carefully pull the foil down from the edges of the fudge. Cut into squares.


If you like a lot of nuts, you can add more than what’s listed above. My family prefers pecans, but you can use walnuts instead.

Store this fudge in the refrigerator. It’s super creamy and will spread out more if you leave it at room temperature.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 231Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 33mgSodium 251mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 3g

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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