3 Valentine’s Day Fudge Recipes


Sick and tired of the generic Valentine’s day chocolate combos from the gift shop or grocery store? Why not put some love and care into something homemade? Now there’s a thought: Valentine’s Day fudge made, signed sealed and delivered by you. To whomever your heart desires.

Our selection of Valentine’s Day fudge recipes can be made into heart shapes, covered with pink sprinkles, and iced with a sweet message, sincerely from your heart. These romantic valentine fudge recipes are made from indulgent chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, butter and powdered sugar.

Let your creative side shine through with these valentine fudge recipes, as you let loose in the kitchen. We advise you customise these building block fudge recipe ideas to suit your partner’s tastes, so that it is packed full of all their favorite flavours and romantic colours. And although all you need is love, a little bit of fudge every now and then goes down a treat too!

At Call Me Fudge we rate these recipes 2/5 of difficulty.

Prep time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Setting time: 2/3 hours. Decorating time: Depends on your finishing touches (for each of these recipes)

What is Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day honors and celebrates the legend of Saint Valentine who, after Emperor Claudius banned marriage ceremonies, would bless and perform marriages in secret for young men who were in love. Having been thrown in prison for his betrayal of the rules, Saint Valentine fell in love with the jail keepers daughter and on his day of execution (February 14th) sent a final love letter which he signed ‘from your Valentine’.

Today, Valentine’s Day has become a commercial celebration of love and romance all across the world, as couples express their romantic feelings for one another by exchanging gifts, flowers and of course candy.

If you are looking for a unique way to tell your loved one how much you care, then we’ve got the perfect homemade gift for you – fudge that will make your valentine swoon.

Keep reading for full information on how to make our Valentine’s Day fudge recipes.

When is Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th February of every calendar year and is a date that you shouldn’t forget! If, however, you have run out of time to purchase a present, don’t panic because we’ve got you covered with our favorite recipes for valentine easy fudge.

White chocolate Valentine’s Day fudge recipe

If your crush has fallen for white chocolate, this white fudge with sprinkles will be your winner!

This easy fudge recipe is so simple to make that you’ll want to keep it for all occasions. As the white chocolate presents a neutral sweet base it provides the perfect blank canvas for adding different colors and flavors.

You can choose to include whatever ingredients you want to add to enhance the flavor, although our favorites have to be pink or valentine sprinkles and white chocolate chips which we have included in our recipe list below.

Equipment and tools for white chocolate Valentines Day fudge

For this fudge recipe you are going to need the following equipment and tools:

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Optional recommended Valentines Day molds to use:

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White chocolate Valentine’s Day fudge recipe

  • Author: Caroline
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 36 pieces 1x

Description

Wanna get personal? Add your loving touch by making and decorating this Valentine’s Day white chocolate fudge.

This easy fudge recipe is so simple to make that you’ll want to keep it for all occasions. As the white chocolate presents a neutral sweet base it provides the perfect blank canvas for adding different colors and flavors.


Ingredients

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Optional colorings:

Optional recommended flavourings:

Optional recommended toppings:


Instructions

  • Start off by preparing the powdered sugar by sifting it through the fine mesh sieve in a bowl to remove and discard any lumps in order to end up with a smooth fudge consistency.
  • In the large saucepan put in the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, a few drops of vanilla extract and butter.
  • Place the saucepan onto a medium low heat on the stove.
  • Stir this mixture occasionally, until the white chocolate chips start to melt.
  • Once all of the ingredients have completely melted, you will start to see the fudge mixture thicken and slide off your spatula without sticking.
  • This means that it is now ready to be removed from the heat and placed onto a heat proof area (we recommend using a non- slip heat proof mat). mix powdered sugar in white chocolate mix powdered sugar in white chocolate
  • Stir in the powdered sugar, making sure it has dissolved in the fudge mixture evenly.
  • Now you can add the optional colourings (think pink, red or your partner’s favorite color) into the white fudge. Caution: using an excessive amount of food coloring may leave a bitter taste and stain clothing/surfaces.
  • When the fudge mixture has turned the desired color, you can add the optional flavourings.
  • Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan or silicone mold. Smooth and press the mixture into the baking tray/mold evenly with the spatula.
  • Add sprinkles and any other toppings you want and if you are piping any message wait for the fudge to be cool to touch before doing so. Keep reading for a how to: pipe a chocolate message.
  • Let the fudge cool to touch (roughly an hour before placing the the fridge). piping tempered chocolate
  • Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours and add your personal message. cellophane gift bag for fudge
  • Wrap and gift to your loved one.

How to pipe a chocolate message

Want to impress with a heartfelt message this Valentine’s Day? Pipe your own cute message onto the Valentine’s Day fudge in order to leave a lasting impression. To write a chocolate message onto your fudge, make sure that it has cooled beforehand to avoid disappointment.

What you’ll need:

Optional:

How to temper chocolate using a microwave without a candy thermometer:

  • Melt 3/4 of the chocolate chips partially (on half power) in bursts of 30 seconds making sure it has not burnt, leaving 1/4 left over as you’ll need this later.
  • When the chocolate still has a few lumps in the molten liquid, stop right there.
  • Stir the the chocolate liquid and add the a tsp of chocolate chips at a time. This is known as the “seeding” stage.
  • When the chocolate looks like it won’t be able to melt any more of the chocolate, you know that it is ready.
  • If you want to color the white chocolate now is the time to mix in your coloring.
  • Pour the chocolate liquid into the piping bag and cut the tip off. Practice on a plate and cut more off from the tip for a larger “font” size.

Top tip: If the fudge is fridge cold and you’ve written the message wrong you can break the chocolate away and start over once it has set (setting happenings within a few seconds). After all, you don’t want to be writing “Happy Valentine’s Day Molly” when you’re actually giving it to “Mollie”.

Milk chocolate strawberry Valentine’s Day easy fudge recipe

Got a thing for chocolate dipped strawberries? Why not combine strawberries and fudge together? The fresh fruit against the decadent rich chocolate tastes divine. Just make sure that you make this the day before serving, to prevent the risk of your fruit spoiling.

How to make chocolate dipped strawberries

You can make this as an addition to the fudge recipes we’ve curated for you or, you can use them in our milk chocolate strawberry fudge this Valentine’s Day. One bite into the delicious strawberries and they’ll be in heaven!

What you’ll need:

How to make chocolate dipped strawberries:

  • Wash your strawberries with water and soak them in cold water with the vinegar for 5 minutes (doing this will preserve the fresh fruit for longer and kill any bugs).
  • Pat and dry the strawberries using a paper towel, thoroughly dry them.
  • Dip the strawberries into the tempered chocolate half up the fruit.
  • Place onto the tray/ plate and set in the fridge until ready to be served/ used.

Top tip: Try to purchase strawberries with a long lasting date to survive the dreaded Valentine’s Day panic.

Equipment and tools for milk chocolate strawberry fudge

For this fudge recipe you are going to need the following equipment and tools:

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Milk chocolate strawberry fudge recipe

  • Author: Caroline
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 36 pieces 1x

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Start off by preparing the powdered sugar by sifting it through the fine mesh sieve in a bowl to remove and discard any lumps for a smooth fudge.
  2. In the large saucepan put in the semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter.
  3. Place the saucepan onto a medium low heat of the stove.
  4. Stir this mixture occasionally, when the chocolate chips start to melt.
  5. Once all of the ingredients have melted, you will start to see the fudge mixture thicken and slide off your spatula without sticking.
  6. It now ready to be removed from the heat and placed onto a heat proof area (we recommend using a non-slip heat proof mat).
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  7. Stir in the powdered sugar, making sure it has dissolved in the fudge mixture evenly.
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  8. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan or silicone mold. Smooth and press the mixture into the baking tray/mold evenly with the spatula.
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  9. When the fudge is cool to touch, pour the tempered chocolate on top and smooth with a spatula. 
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  10. To be precise about the placement of strawberries it should be 1 + 1/2 inch for each strawberry depending on the strawberry size. Place the strawberries on.
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  11. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  12. Cut into even squares.
  13. Wrap and gift to your loved one.


White chocolate Jammie Dodger fudge recipe

What would Valentine’s Day be without a heart? This white chocolate fudge recipe is perfect for those who are fans of the famous tea time biscuit, the Jammie dodger. The biscuit is sweet and endearing, much like the love that you are trying to encapsulate when making this gift. With the jam heart in center, you will be the center of their heart this valentine’s day.

Equipment and tools for white chocolate Jammie Dodger fudge

For this fudge recipe you are going to need the following equipment and tools:

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White chocolate Jammie Dodger fudge recipe

  • Author: Caroline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 36 pieces 1x

Description

This white chocolate fudge recipe is perfect for those who are fans of the famous tea time biscuit, the Jammie dodger.


Ingredients

Scale

(see Amazon ingredient prices via links)


Instructions

  • In the large saucepan put in the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and butter.
  • Place the saucepan onto a medium low heat of the stove.
  • Stir this mixture occasionally, when the white chocolate chips start to melt.
  • Once all of the ingredients have melted, you will start to see the fudge mixture thicken and slide off your spatula without sticking.
  • It is now ready to be removed from the heat and placed onto a heat proof area (we recommend using a non-slip heat proof mat).
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  • Stir in the powdered sugar, making sure it has dissolved in the fudge mixture evenly.
  • Now you can add the crushed Jammie Dodger biscuits into the fudge mixture. Mix until combined evenly.
  • Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan or silicone mold. Smooth and press the mixture into the baking tray/mold evenly with the spatula.
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  • Add the whole and half broken Jammie Dodger biscuits onto the fudge and press gently.
  • Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours after it is cool to touch.
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  • Cut into even squares.

How far in advance can you make chocolate fudge?

You can make and store chocolate fudge 2 weeks in advance (as long as you keep it in an airtight container, refrigerated) without the addition of fresh fruit. If you’ve added dried ingredients to the chocolate fudge you can keep to the 2 weeks. However, we recommend you serve the milk chocolate strawberry fudge the day after or, ideally, the day of making it.

How can I wrap Valentine’s Day fudge?

When it comes to wrapping Valentine’s Day gifts, some prefer to go simple; others more extravagant. These chocolate fudge variations will need refrigeration soon after they have been made and gifted so why not leave a note for your special someone.

You can use cellophane to wrap the fudge and then pop it in into a gift box or airtight container ready for them to refrigerate.

Another option is to use parchment paper and secure with a tight ribbon. Think red or pink ribbon for Valentine’s Day.

Whether it is Valentine’s Day fudge or not, always make sure that you wrap it up tightly!

How do I store chocolate fudge?

You should store chocolate fudge in the fridge in an airtight container to prevent it from melting. For more traditional fudge recipes you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks before it starts to go stale.

FAQs

What is the secret to making fudge?

The secret to making fudge is boiling the fudge to the right temperature – 234 and 237 °F/ ​​112 and 114 °C. Then cool it to 109 to 113 °F/ 43 to 45 °C and beat until it loses its shine. If these temperatures are not reached or the fudge is overcooked, the fudge will simply not set or become rock solid.

How do professionals make fudge?

Professionals make fudge in large copper pots called copper kettles. They will boil the contents of sugar, butter and milk to the correct temperatures and cooled to be beaten.

Why is my fudge not hardening?

Your fudge is not hardening because you didn’t boil it to the correct temperature (234 and 237 °F/ ​​112 and 114 °C) or there might have been an error when measuring your ingredients. Incorrect temperatures and in-proportionate ingredients will lead to your fudge not setting.

Your fudge is not hardening because you didn’t boil it to the correct temperature (234 and 237 °F/ ​​112 and 114 °C) or there might have been an error when measuring your ingredients. Incorrect temperatures and in-proportionate ingredients will lead to your fudge not setting.

In Summary

Will you be our Valentine? With these 3 heart throbbing chocolate Valentine’s Day easy fudge recipes to choose from, you are sure to pull a few heart strings.

Lots of love, signed from your Valentine XO

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Caroline

Hi, I'm Caroline one of the writers and content creators here at Call Me Fudge! From a younger age I've always pottered about in the kitchen and even selling my fudge in the high school grounds. Cooking and baking to me is like second nature and I want to share this passion with you.

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