Vanilla Bean Fudge

Delicious, smooth Vanilla Bean Fudge made with Rodelle Vanilla Beans. Scroll down below to be entered to win your own gift basket of Rodelle Vanilla goodies!

Vanilla Bean Fudge recipe

Vanilla Bean fudge has been on my mind for a very long time. With all the flavors of fudge I’ve made over the years, I’ve never done vanilla bean. Shocking, right?

The Root Beer float fudge and the Strawberry Swirl fudge have the base of the vanilla fudge, but it’s not quite the same until you add the vanilla beans. Just like vanilla ice cream and vanilla bean ice cream are very different, so is today’s fudge!

I know what you’re thinking. Vanilla Beans are expensive. It’s true. I use them sparingly and only in the BEST recipes.

Like today. You could just do vanilla fudge. Sure. But why not take that extra step and create something special? I love those little flecks of vanilla bean! I also used plenty of sprinkles to give this fudge a holiday flair. Feel free to leave off the extra chocolate and sprinkles to keep it simple, yet classy.

Vanilla Bean Fudge recipe

And, if you want to stretch your dollar, make vanilla sugar. It’s so easy. Once you’ve scraped your vanilla bean, put it in a mason jar and cover it with granulated sugar. Put a lid on the jar, shake, and let it set. I keep a jar (or two!) on my counter (or in my cabinets) and use the vanilla sugar in recipes like cupcakes, snickerdoodles, and lemon knots. It adds such a depth of flavor. Seriously. It’s perfect to add into any baked good that calls for sugar and vanilla extract together, use your vanilla sugar!

I replace the sugar in my jar several times before removing the bean. Then I add another bean (after I scraped out the good stuff!). It’s a cycle that is hard to stop!

Vanilla Bean Fudge recipe

Another thing I don’t go cheap on is Vanilla Extract. I have always bought Rodelle. Sure it’s more expensive, but it’s quality that counts, right? I mean, I can bake up dozens of mediocre cookies…but why not bake up DELICIOUS cookies instead by using a few quality ingredients? After all, you’re taking the time to bake!

Today, Rodelle will be providing TWO lucky Shugary Sweets readers with a fun gift basket with Rodelle Cocoa, Vanilla Beans and Vanilla Extract! Be sure to enter the rafflecopter below the recipe!

Vanilla Bean Fudge recipe

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Vanilla Bean Fudge

Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 64 pieces

Delicious, soft and creamy Vanilla Bean Fudge!

Ingredients

  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 jar (7oz) marshmallow cream
  • 1 pkg (11oz) white chocolate morsels
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate, melted (optional)
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8inch square baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Prepare your mixing bowl by adding the marshmallow cream, white chocolate morsels and vanilla bean. Pour these ingredients (unmelted) into the mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter with sugar, heavy cream and salt over medium high heat. Bring to boil. Stirring constantly, boil for a complete 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour hot mixture over ingredients in your mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat on medium until smooth and creamy (about one minute). Pour into prepared baking dish.
  5. Refrigerate hot fudge for two hours, until set (or overnight).
  6. Remove parchment paper and cut into bite size pieces.
  7. If desired, pour melted chocolate into a ziploc sandwich bag, snip off the corner and drizzle over tops of fudge pieces. Add sprinkles and enjoy.
  8. Store fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. ENJOY.

Notes

To scrape a vanilla bean, slice it lengthwise from end to end. Using the tip of the knife "dig" out the beans until all have been removed. Save used vanilla bean and place it in a jar of granulated sugar to make Vanilla Sugar.

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181 Responses to “Vanilla Bean Fudge”

  1. Bryn
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Vanilla bean marshmallows

  2. Tanya
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried to make a vanilla recipe before. Maybe I’ll have to try this Vanilla Bean Fudge. I’ve been wanting to make something with Vanilla Beans.

  3. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream…I use it on all sorts of desserts!

  4. LauriM
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I love a perfect chocolate cupcake with vanilla bean frosting.

  5. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    The fudge looks beautiful! Love those sprinkles.

  6. Sandy
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I make vanilla bean ice cream which is to die for.

  7. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I love David Lebovitz’s vanilla bean ice cream recipe… so yummy!

  8. Sherri
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Vanilla bean cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

  9. marsha
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Vanilla cupcakes had been the favorite, but I’ve been wanting to try vanilla fudge for quite some time – hopefully this one will move to the top!

  10. Ilana
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I’ve never used vanilla beans but I love to use vanilla extract in all my baked goods. I’ll have to try using actual vanilla beans and making vanilla sugar with the scraped pod.

  11. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I think a really good vanilla cupcake has to be one of my favorite ways to use vanilla but i’m thinking this fudge could quickly by pass that on the list! Thanks Aimee!

  12. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I think my favourite vanilla treat would have to be the really good quality vanilla ice cream.

  13. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I love vanilla cupcakes :)

  14. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I would love to shove a few of these in my mouth right now! They look so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  15. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

    And my favorite vanilla recipe is my vanilla bean buttercream! It’s sooo good!

  16. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Such beautiful fudge! I love making a simple vanilla bean buttercream icing with fresh vanilla beans!

  17. Lisa J
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Love this recipe!! I’ve been looking for something like this and I so agree with u on the vanilla!! But I want to ask where did u get the toping? That’s so cute perfect Christmas touch…and I know exactly who I’m making these for!

  18. Richelle
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce. Good enough to just eat off the spoon. :)

  19. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Vanilla ice cream is really good. These looks so pretty and festive.

  20. Alisa
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Vanilla fudge is my absolute favorite, so I am positively drooling over here over the idea of vanilla bean fudge!! Love the cute sprinkles you used, too!

  21. Andrea
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Vanilla Bean Butter cream Icing

  22. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I just posted fudge myself! No holidays without it! :)
    It’s hard to choose one favorite vanilla recipe – I have too many!

  23. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    These look delicious! My favorite vanilla recipe is a good vanilla buttercream frosting. Yum!

  24. Angel
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I love Vanilla Bean Ice Cream !!

  25. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I love the look of this fudge and can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m still trying to wrap my head around what you do with the vanilla beans.

  26. Jennifer L.
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I use vanilla in every thing I bake! I need to make vanilla sugar, sounds delicious!! love love love me some vanilla, my daughter laughs at me every time I use it because I always take a big whiff and say mmmm! Yes I am a dork :) Thank you for this giveaway!

  27. cassandra
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Oh wow! Can’t wait to make this recipe

  28. missi Sogocio
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    first of all, I am a huge fan of Rodelle baking products! And I am a sucker for a very simple vanilla bean cupcake with vanilla bean buttercream frosting!

  29. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    This is the prettiest fudge ever!! I love it! I love anything vanilla bean :)

  30. Brenda
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is my favorite!

  31. Kadie
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Definitely vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing. Classic & always the first to fly off our birthday party cupcake buffet’s!

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  32. Tonia
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I have a vanilla sour cream pound cake I make. I LOVE it! The sugary coating on the cake along with the flecks of vanilla bean throughout is just divine. Thinking about it now makes me want to bake one!

  33. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I’m pretty sure anything with really good vanilla in it is my favorite. :) Though fudge like this…holy yummy.

  34. Michele Sharp
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Rice Pudding

  35. Jade Kelley
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    YUM. Will be trying these for the holidays!

  36. Kim P
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I want to try this fudge – what a great change up!

  37. pam
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Vanilla bean scones

  38. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Your sprinkles are so cute and would make any dessert perfect for Christmas! I’ve been trying to decide what fudge to make this year and you just made the decision 10x harder! :) The color, the thickness, the creaminess – this looks like fantastic fudge!

  39. Mel C
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Vanilla Cupcakes with a Vanilla Buttercream frosting.

  40. Tiffany
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Mmm…I would love this for the holidays!

  41. Tiffany
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Homemade vanilla ice cream.

  42. Sher
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Thx for the chance to win. Your fudge looks delish

  43. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    This fudge looks amazing! I love vanilla bean ice cream!

  44. Courtney
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Vanilla Bean Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream! YUM!!!

  45. Lisa
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Vanilla bean frosting! Put it on all sorts of baked goodies.

  46. Kara
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!!

  47. Lorrie
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Vanilla Bean Divinity

  48. Missy-in-NJ
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I make my own homemade vanilla with rum and beans. It really adds a lot of flavor. I’ve heard of making it with vodka but I haven’t tried that yet. This recipe looks so interesting, I’ve never heard of vanilla bean fudge!!

  49. Abbey
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Vanilla frosting!

  50. Janet T.
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I love all your fudge recipes! Yummy!

  51. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    i love a yummy vanilla bean cake right out of the oven, yum

  52. Kris
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This sounds divine. I know what I’m trying this weekend.

  53. TobyD
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    My kids and I love vanilla bean ice cream…yum! I think I have to add this fudge to this year’s Christmas cookie list!

  54. Carol
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I usually only make the traditional fudge and sometimes a white chocolate fudge for the holidays. I might have to make this a special batch.

  55. Amy
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love raspberry cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. So yum!

  56. Trisha
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Homemade vanilla bean ice cream, awesome memories from a simple food!

  57. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    S0 many vanilla goodies, ice cream sandwiches, vanilla nut fudge to name a few!

  58. Karie
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I love smitten kitchen’s recipe for vanilla bean pound cake

  59. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I love the smell of really good quality vanilla, and any recipe that pairs it with apples and cinnamon!

  60. Jennifer
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Vanilla Bean ice Cream

  61. Heather Martin
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I’d love to try this recipe, even though I’m not a fudge fan it sounds delicious. Is there something that can be substituted for heavy cream? I’m allergic to have cream and half & Half.

  62. Tammy
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I love vanilla fudge. I can’t wait to try this one.

  63. Kam
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Vanilla “any thing” will disappear very quickly in our house. Would love to win!

  64. Cathy Howard
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Recipe sounds so good…I have actually never used vanilla bean in my cooking before…I’ll be sure to try it now, thank you!

  65. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    My gluten-free vanilla bean buttermilk cake

  66. Jennifer R.
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I love vanilla! I love vanilla bean ice cream and using vanilla beans in a sauce like creme anglais to make it extra special.

  67. Deb
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    My favorite vanilla recipe is vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. I’ve never used fresh vanilla beans, but you’ve inspired me to try using them for the first time! :)

  68. CKB
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Vanilla Bean Paste works great in recipes too.

  69. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I LOVE VANILLA! VANILLA FUDGE! ESPECIALLY!!

  70. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    There is just something so magical about vanilla bean ice cream!!! Dang, girl this fudge is amazing looking! I love love LOVE the extra chocolate and sprinkles on top…so fancy shmancy looking!

  71. Hannah
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Vanilla cupcakes

  72. June McDavitt
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I have never used vanilla beans in a recipe. I am glad to know about this recipe and want so much to try it. It looks so yummy!

  73. anne
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    My vanilla bean cheesecake

  74. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I love good old vanilla cupcakes!

  75. Misty Smith
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Vanilla bean ice cream

  76. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Vanilla bean buttercream. Soooo good!

  77. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I have never had vanilla bean fudge but I LOVE the idea of it! Yours looks gorgeous!

  78. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    OH I love vanilla and have a ton of beans in the fridge. I can’t wait to try this!

  79. becca
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Vanilla bean ice cream! Love it!!

  80. Toni
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love anything vanilla! Whip cream, cake, ice cream

  81. Valda Harrison
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Why do I see everyone using “kosher salt”?

  82. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    So gorgeous! I love the decoration on top!

  83. Valda Harrison
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Anything cupcake or cake vanilla!!

  84. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Would love to try making some real homemade Vanilla Sugar… Yummy!!!

  85. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    what does scraping a vanilla bean even mean???

  86. Beth Gallagher
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    My absolute favorite vanilla baked good is vanilla bean cake with boiled icing! MMMMmmmmmmmm……

  87. Eileen Deliz
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    French vanilla ice cream

  88. Trisha
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Mmmm…love vanilla anything! These look delicious!

  89. Falen Pope
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    The vanilla sweet potatoes I made for Thanksgiving were amazing.

  90. Deborah
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I love vanilla bean ice cream!

  91. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Aimee, this fudge is so lovely! I have never used real vanilla bean before, but I would have to try it on this recipe of yours because it is just so beautiful! I have never seen those cute holly sprinkles before. Will have to keep my eye out for them!

  92. Lisa R
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I’m going to make different kinds of fudge for co-workers this Christmas. I would love to have these ingredients for it.

  93. Joya Hartley
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Love vanilla bean!!!

  94. Joya Hartley
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I make my own vanilla extract

  95. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Great idea for the vanilla sugar…..thanks! And this fudge looks so amazing! I will be making some this weekend! Thanks a bunch!

  96. Audrey B.
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I have been wanting to try cooking with vanilla bean, this seems like a great recipe to start!

  97. Brandi
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I Love Vanilla clusters

  98. Christy
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Vanilla bean ice cream

  99. Rebecca M
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    My favorite vanilla recipes would have to be Vanilla bean rice pudding and Vanilla pound cake with vanilla glae. So simple but so delicious.

  100. Linda Schenk
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Vanilla bean icing – so deliciously vanilla!

  101. posted Dec 4, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I don’t really have a favorite, but I’d LIKE to have one;) Thanks!

  102. Crystal Aldrich
    posted Dec 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Vanilla drop cookies with vanilla frosting… Yummy & Simple Old Fashioned treat…
    Going to try the Vanilla Bean Fudge… Love all things Fudge & trying new flavors…
    As Always… Enjoy!!!

  103. candy
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Oh yummy.

  104. judi
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Vanilla sugar is a great idea. Can’t wait to make some.

  105. judi
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Vanilla sugar in my Christmas sugar cookies!

  106. Beth
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Homemade Vanilla bean ice cream…but that may change when I make this fudge. Thanks for all the great recipes. Have a great Holiday.

  107. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I haven’t ever tried to make my own fudge – you have inspired me!

  108. Barrette
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Homemade vanilla bean ice cream!

  109. Maria Martinez
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:19 am

    I love my Vanilla sugar and vanilla cake .

  110. Gail
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Vanilla sugar for my cookies, oh, and homemade vanilla extract!

  111. Kim
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Nice, moist vanilla bean poundcake!

  112. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I have never used vanilla bean but always have used vanilla extract.

  113. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I love to put extra vanilla in my chocolate chip cookies.

  114. Bethany
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Vanilla bean ice cream is my favorite, but your recipe looks amazing. I definitely want to try this and your vanilla bean snickerdoodles recipe.

  115. Bethany
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Vanilla bean ice cream, but this fudge looks amazing. I definitely would like to try this and your vanilla bean snickerdoodles.

  116. Linda
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 5:50 am

    I love vanilla bean ice cream.

  117. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 7:51 am

    love vanilla fudge!!

  118. Jenn
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I am obsessed with all things vanilla. This fudge sounds awesome.

  119. dianne
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I have loved a little extra vanilla in my chocolate chip cookies since I began cooking as a child:)

  120. Beth Hicks
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Would love to win this in time for my Christmas baking with the grandchildren.

  121. Kathlyn
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I’ve never tried obe of your vanilla recipes but I have made a few of your fudge recipes and they have beeb super yummy! I’ve gotten lots of great comments after people have eaten it.

  122. Telza
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:26 am

    These look amazing, I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  123. Jenny Showes
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

    these look amazing!!

  124. Jenny Showes
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:36 am

    My favorite vanilla recipe is vanilla cake from scratch. I always add extra vanilla.

  125. Diana Eichfeld
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

    This fudge looks great. My favorite vanilla is vanilla bean ice cream, so simple and elegant!

  126. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Well I can see I am in the presence of the fudge fairy. Holy cow Aimee this fudge is beautiful! And I know it’s delicious since I’ve tried so many of them heehee. 😀

  127. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Ahhh, GORGEOUS fudge. My sister got me these same holly sprinkles when she was away on a trip! I love how you arraigned them – so cute and just perfect.
    I LOVE vanilla beans. At my grocery store they go for the crazy price of $17.99 for 2 BEANS. But I’ve recently found them at another store (about an hour away) that sells them for 99 cents a bean. Craziness!
    I keep my vanilla beans in a jar and just open up the jar to smell the glorious things. <3
    This giveaway looks awesome.
    Pinning it!

  128. Steve S
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Mmmm rice pudding! My ultimate comfort food!

  129. Joyce Willoughby
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I love vanilla Bean Cheesecake

  130. Barbie
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Oh My. I LOVE vanilla and this fudge is right up by alley! Thx

  131. Christina
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I love a good vanilla cake

  132. Gwen
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I love ANYTHING vanilla! But this time of year one of my favorites is my mom’s vanilla cream oatmeal.

  133. Yazminsanta
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I like using Vanilla beans in my Original Cheesecakes! Adds a little extra yumminess to the cheesecake plus it looks so pretty!!!

  134. marcia d
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I love a decadently rich, Vanilla Bean homemade ice cream.

  135. Jamie V
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I LOVE all things vanilla! This fudge will be my first attempt at using vanilla beans. Can’t wait to try it! It will make a great addition to all the tins I will be making! :)

  136. Amy
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    These look amazing! Trying them soon! Yum!

  137. Tracy
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Ice cream.

  138. Judy
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I love vanilla…wish the beans weren’t so expensive.

  139. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I love homemade vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. And yes, they are as decadent as they sound! 😉

  140. Amanda Johnson
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Vanilla bean French macaroons

  141. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I have a real penchant for anything vanilla! I enjoy vanilla in my coffee – I add half of a vanilla bean (sliced open) to my coffee grounds and a pinch of cinnamon. Delicious and smells fabulous!

  142. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I love vanilla bean anything! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  143. Khandra Henderson
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    my favorite vanilla recipe is a vanilla cupcake

  144. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I am so going to have to try this! Sounds incredible!

  145. tecsesq
    posted Dec 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    vanilla bean pound cake.

  146. Lisa
    posted Dec 6, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Vanilla kicks everything up a notch. I especially love a couple drops in my coffee.

  147. Marlene Miller
    posted Dec 6, 2013 at 2:34 am

    I love all things vanilla…especially with vanilla bean in it!! I make vanilla bean whipped cream to top all kinds of things…I think that may be my favorite.

  148. Lisa
    posted Dec 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I would love to try this fudge. it looks amazing

  149. posted Dec 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I love vanilla cake.

  150. Natasha
    posted Dec 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    My favorite is Vanilla cheesecake! Yum!!

  151. posted Dec 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Vanilla pudding!

  152. Carolsue
    posted Dec 7, 2013 at 2:27 am

    I love homemade vanilla ice cream!

  153. Megan
    posted Dec 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    vanilla bean shortbread cookies!

  154. Karen Wood
    posted Dec 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I guess vanilla bean ice cream with vanilla bean shortbread cookies but it may end up being this vanilla bean fudge as soon as i get some marshmallow cream so i can make it.

  155. Monica
    posted Dec 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Ohhh these look delicious! I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for the Rodelle vanilla, it sounds amazing! :) Thanks for the wonderful recipe and giveaway!

  156. posted Dec 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Your Vanilla Bean Fudge looks amazing. I love Vanilla Bean Pound Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream! Nettie

  157. Lynn Rogers
    posted Dec 8, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I love adding good vanilla ( or vanilla paste) to hot chocolate! ♡♥♡

  158. posted Dec 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I love those flecks of vanilla! My perfect kind of dessert!

  159. Donna
    posted Dec 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I make an awesome vanilla bean buttercream frosting :-) It is a great contrast to a dark chocolate cupcake, and I love using it on chai spice cupcakes as well. I think your vanilla bean fudge would be a great treat for my husband.

  160. Vicki F
    posted Dec 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is #1 in my house.

  161. Tara
    posted Dec 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I can’t wait to try this fudge! My favourite vanilla recipe though is butter cream icing for almost any cake with extra vanilla.

  162. posted Dec 8, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Vanilla ice cream – has to use lots of vanilla!

  163. Amanda P
    posted Dec 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Vanilla bean cake…mmmmm!

  164. Christine
    posted Dec 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I Love anything Vanilla!! With basically a blank slate you can Create Anything!!!!!

  165. Jennifer G
    posted Dec 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    My favorite vanilla recipe would be Pioneer Woman’s vanilla bean scones. They are heaven on a plate!

  166. Sandra M. Kneiper
    posted Dec 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This Vanilla bean fudge sounds sooo good, I want some now!

  167. Amber
    posted Dec 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Oooh this looks delicious! I love vanilla in everything, from vanilla buttercream frosting to homemade vanilla ice cream!

  168. Patsy Emery
    posted Dec 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Vanilla coffee creamer! I know it’s probably a weird recipe, perse, but I love it!

  169. Cindy
    posted Dec 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I”ve never used vanilla bean before…this vanilla bean fudge looks awesome!

  170. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Vanilla bean ice cream (nothing beats homemade ice cream!) with a vanilla bean caramel sauce!

  171. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I love vanilla. And I just added this fudge to my holiday baking list!

  172. Linda Edin
    posted Dec 10, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Vanilla ice cream … without a doubt! :-)

  173. D Huggins Wolfe
    posted Dec 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Vanilla CuppyCakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting! That’s what’s in the oven right now, so I had to check out recipes while they’re baking :-) This fudge looks amazing, tomorrow nite maybe? Definitely Yes!

  174. Robyn Sue
    posted Dec 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting for sure!

  175. Jenn
    posted Dec 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I would love LOVE some whole vanilla bean. Not easy to find around here.

  176. Ayesha
    posted Dec 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Vanilla bean panna cotta

  177. Coryn
    posted Dec 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Overall, this was delicious. I loved the specks of vanilla bean throughout!

    A few people thought it was too over-the-top sweet, so I may try to turn the dial back on the sugar a little bit.

  178. posted Dec 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I made these last year…they are so delicious and they look so pretty and festive! The vanilla bean is expensive and SO WORTH it… The flavor makes the cost so worthwhile.

  179. posted Dec 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Just made a batch of this fudge. It turned out awesome. I used a Rodelle Vanilla Bean I received from a blogging conference. My daughter saw this on pinterest and she begged for me to make it since she doesn’t like traditional chocolate fudge flavors.

  180. Wendy
    posted Dec 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I tried this recipe and it was so awesome! I used vanilla bean paste instead of from the bean and I didn’t boil it long enough. But! I’m doing another batch today and will cook it longer so it will set up better!! Thank You for this recipe!!

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