The holiday season is here, and nothing says Christmas like the delicious white chocolate fudge. Add in the best of the best Christmas treats - Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes and make Little Debbie White Chocolate Christmas Fudge. This easy recipe has only four ingredients (plus decorations) and is perfect for any Christmas season celebration!
- Little Debbie White Chocolate Christmas Fudge
- Why You'll love this Little Debbie White Christmas Fudge Recipe
- Tools and Equipment Needed:
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- The Best Melting Chocolate for Fudge
- How to Make White Chocolate Christmas Fudge
- Pro Tips
- Serving Suggestions
- How to Store Fudge
- Christmas Fudge: the Perfect Gift!
- More Christmas Tree Cakes Recipes
Little Debbie White Chocolate Christmas Fudge
This year I had a goal to try out some new easy dessert recipes for Christmas. Several of them have included my favorite Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes including cake balls, cheesecake, and ice cream.
If you can't tell, I'm a huge fan of Christmas Tree cakes, and adding them to this Christmas Tree Fudge recipe was one of my best ideas 😉
This is a great way to get that Christmas Tree Cake flavor into another dessert and easy Christmas fudge is perfect for a last-minute gift, a holiday party, or just an easy dessert recipe.
Also, you'll love this white chocolate fudge recipe because it's perfect for making way ahead of time! This Christmas fudge recipe stores and even freezes well.
Why You'll love this Little Debbie White Christmas Fudge Recipe
Made with white chocolate, vanilla frosting, butter, and Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes, these easy fudgy Christmas trees are rich and creamy - and perfectly delicious. This is one sweet treat you'll want to make again and again.
It's also a budget-friendly recipe that makes a huge tray of fudge. You'll have plenty to serve to family, serve at a party, or give as gifts!
Tools and Equipment Needed:
- Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter - this is optional. This fudge can be cut into squares but it's so much more festive if you have a small tree cutter.
- Sharp Knife
- Parchment Paper (or wax paper)
- 12 x 18 Sheet Pan
Ready to whip up this easy fudge recipe? Here's what you'll need:
- White Chocolate Chips
- Canned Vanilla Frosting
- Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes
- Green Sanding Sugar or Green Sprinkles
- Red Cookie Icing (in a tube)
The Best Melting Chocolate for Fudge
For this recipe, I kept it simple and budget-friendly and used Great Value White Chocolate Chips. However, my favorite melting chocolate for fudge is Ghiradelli White Chocolate Bars. This premium quality chocolate is delicious, melts like a dream and is consistently excellent chocolate. For this recipe, you'd need 12 of the 4-ounce bars.
How to Make White Chocolate Christmas Fudge
- Start by adding half of your chocolate chips, half of your butter, and two containers of frosting to a large microwave-safe bowl.
- To melt your ingredients, microwave, in one-minute intervals, stirring after each, until smooth, and well combined.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly grease your parchment paper.
- Pour your fudge mixture into your prepared baking sheets and smooth out evenly.
- Top with crumbled snack cakes.
- Repeat steps 1, 2, and 4.
- Place in the fridge for one hour until set.
- Remove from your sheet pan. I like to flip mine upside down for cutting. So I have a smooth top.
- Use your cookie cutter to cut out Christmas Trees. The thicker the cookie cutter the better. Metal is best. Alternatively, if you don't want to make tree shapes, you can use a sharp knife to cut your fudge into squares.
- Slice any remaining fudge into squares.
- Sprinkle fudge with green sanding sugar.
- Pipe lines onto each piece of fudge using your red cookie icing.
- Serve and enjoy! Store this festive treat in a container with a lid. Use wax paper between layers to prevent sticking.
Use good white chocolate: your choice of ingredients plays a key role too. Always reach for good quality white chocolate chips when making your Christmas cake fudge. The better the quality, the smoother your fudge will be!
Let it set: be sure to let your fudge completely set up before you cut it. This will ensure really clean cuts.
Use a sturdy wooden spoon or silicone spatula to stir your fudge. The fudge mixture is very thick - you will need a good tool to stir it so you get the fudge really smooth and creamy before you put it in the fridge.
Serve this on a Christmas Charcuterie board, make it as a homemade gift, take it to holiday parties, or simply enjoy it with your family alongside other Christmas desserts. It seems like this time of year there are always opportunities to make and share sweets and this simple recipe that can be made-ahead is perfect for all of those occasions.
How to Store Fudge
At Room Temperature: Once your creamy fudge has set and been cut into squares, tuck it into an airtight container and store it at room temperature, with parchment paper between any layers. It will stay fresh for up to two weeks.
Frozen: You can freeze this fudge for up to 3 months in an airtight container. To thaw, leave it out at room temperature (covered or on a platter). It can also be eaten straight out of the freezer!
Christmas Fudge: the Perfect Gift!
There's nothing more special than a homemade gift for Christmas and bonus points if it's a delicious dessert like Christmas Fudge in a pretty package!
Here are some fun ways you could package fudge for Christmas gifts:
Fudge on a Stick: insert lollipop sticks into the squares or trees and wrap each one in clear cellophane bags. Add a pretty bow!
Fudge with a Cookie Cutter: buy multiple tree cutters and as you cut the fudge with the tree cutters, leave the fudge inside the cutter. Wrap it up in a cellophane bag and add a recipe tag so recipients not only get a lovely piece of fudge, and they get the recipe and cookie cutter to make it again and again.
Fudge in a Box or Tin: almost all dollar stores have pretty tins, plastic containers or bakery boxes around Christmas. Wrap up your fudge in one of these festive containers and give it as a gift.
I wish there was a singular secret but so many factors depend on the recipe you're using and the quality of ingredients. I'd say the secret is to find a tried and true recipe, read all the tips and instructions thoroughly and follow them exactly. If you're a beginner, find an easy recipe that doesn't require a candy thermometer or complicated steps.
No, white chocolate is a solid, hard confection typically made of sugar, milk, and cocoa butter, but lacks many of the compounds found in milk, dark, and other chocolates. The color is usually creamy white. White fudge is a soft candy made with or without chocolate components - usually made with sugar, butter, and white chocolate. The texture is much softer and chewier than white chocolate alone.