White Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Made with white chocolate and marshmallow creme, this White Chocolate Fudge recipe is a creamy dream! A perfect addition to the dessert table.

white chocolate fudge topped with candy canes on Christmas dish and brown wood board

First published in 2016. Updated & edited December 2020.

This white chocolate fudge is incredible by itself, but add in some crushed candy cane and it’s an actual taste of Christmas. I love a classic chocolate fudge recipe, but white chocolate or vanilla fudge is the one that I can eat my weight in!

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Tips For Making This White Chocolate Fudge

Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind before you get started:

  • Use a candy thermometer – A candy thermometer is the most accurate way to know when the fudge reaches the perfect temperature, about 235°. If you don’t have a candy thermometer that’s okay! You can use the soft-ball method by dropping a small spoonful of the hot mixture into a bowl of ice water . If it has reached “soft-ball stage”, you will be able to roll the mixture easily into a ball while in the cold water but then flatten it once removed from the water. This is when you know it’s ready. 
  • Use good quality chocolate – Since white chocolate is the star of the show here you’ll want to use a good quality one for top notch fudge!
  • Prep your ingredients before you start – Have your white chocolate, marshmallow crème, and vanilla extract portioned out and ready to go in the bowl before you get started. You need to move pretty quickly once you remove your mixture from the heat, so this helps ensure you get the smoothest fudge once you add all of the ingredients in. 
  • Line your baking dish – To get the most beautiful fudge, you want to line your baking dish with parchment paper leaving some over hang above the edge so that you can lift it out easily when ready to cut into squares.  

 

 

White Chocolate Fudge Ingredients:

To make this easy White Chocolate Fudge recipe, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card below for detailed amounts and instructions! 

  • Sugar – You’ll need both granulated sugar and a light brown sugar for this one.
  • Sour cream – Sounds odd, but trust me. It makes for a beautiful creamy fudge!
  • Salt – Just a bit. 
  • Butter – Unsalted is best for this recipe.
  • White chocolate – Whatever your favorite may be!
  • Marshmallow creme – Just one 8 ounce jar.
  • Vanilla extract – I like to use a clear vanilla extract to get a really white colored fudge, but any will do!
  • Candy canes – If you plan to top your fudge with candy canes, you’ll need about 4 full size canes to crush.

 

 

How to Make White Chocolate Fudge:

To make this white chocolate fudge recipe, simply:

  1. Prep your pan – Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with foil. Spray foil evenly with baking spray. 
  2. Combine – In a 2 quart saucepan, mix the sugar, sour cream, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil over medium heat and stir constantly for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture reaches soft-ball stage (about 235° if using a candy thermometer).
  3. Stir in – Remove the mixture from the heat and quickly stir in white chocolate chips until melted. Once chips have melted, stir in marshmallow creme and vanilla extract until fudge mix is smooth and even. 
  4. Pour – Pour your hot fudge batter into the prepared pan and let cool 5 minutes before sprinkling the top of the fudge with the candy cane pieces. Sprinkle over the fudge and press down lightly to make sure the candy sticks to the top of the fudge. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before moving to the fridge to chill and firm up. 
  5. Cut – Once firm, lift by the foil from the pan and cut into squares of your desired size. 

To store: Keep tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Place pieces of parchment paper between each layer to prevent sticking.

To freeze: Can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Place pieces of parchment paper between each layer to prevent sticking. 

 

 

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white chocolate fudge topped with candy canes on Christmas dish and brown wood board

White Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Yield: 9 x 13 baking dish

Made with white chocolate and marshmallow cream, this White Chocolate Fudge recipe is a creamy dream! A perfect addition to the dessert table!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 8 ounce jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 4 full size candy canes, crushed

Instructions

  1. Prep your pan - Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with foil. Spray foil evenly with baking spray. 
  2. Combine - In a 2 quart saucepan, mix the sugar, sour cream, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil over medium heat and stir constantly for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture reaches soft-ball stage (about 235° if using a candy thermometer).
  3. Stir in - Remove the mixture from the heat and quickly stir in white chocolate chips until melted. Once chips have melted, stir in marshmallow creme and vanilla extract until fudge mix is smooth and even. 
  4. Pour - Pour your hot fudge batter into the prepared pan and let cool 5 minutes before sprinkling the top of the fudge with the candy cane pieces. Sprinkle over the fudge and press down lightly to make sure the candy sticks to the top of the fudge. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before moving to the fridge to chill and firm up. 
  5. Cut - Once firm, lift by the foil from the pan and cut into squares of your desired size. 

Notes

To store: Keep tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Place pieces of parchment paper between each layer to prevent sticking.

To freeze: Can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Place pieces of parchment paper between each layer to prevent sticking. 

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