Gingerbread Fudge

Gingerbread Fudge has all the flavor of your favorite cookies, with none of the hard work doing cookie cut outs. It’s the perfect holiday gift too!

Gingerbread Fudge has all the flavor of your favorite cookies, with none of the hard work doing cookie cut outs. It’s the perfect holiday gift too!

Thanksgiving is over, which means, BRING ON ALL THE HOLIDAY TREATS.

Am I right?

Let’s start with this Gingerbread Fudge. You guys, I went over several ideas on how to adapt my favorite fudge recipes and method for how to make fudge to achieve the delicious molasses and ginger flavor in this fudge. I even thought about tossing in some chopped up gingersnaps…but my very first attempt at this fudge resulted in the exact flavor I was hoping to create!

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of Gingerbread cookies. I love gingersnaps (FROZEN), but cutting out gingerbread cookies has never been my niche. I would much rather bake up my favorite Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie cutouts…and add serious amounts of frosting to them! Or make these Gingerbread Cookie Bars.

Gingerbread Fudge has all the flavor of your favorite cookies, with none of the hard work doing cookie cut outs. It’s the perfect holiday gift too!

As for Gingerbread houses? I buy the kits. I know. Lame, right? But c’mon, I’m busy baking food we are actually going to eat…I don’t have time to bake for crafts too!

Today’s fudge recipe is perfect. You can make it a week or two in advance, and it will stay fresh. My recommendation would be to line your baking dish with parchment paper. After you refrigerate the fudge, and it firms up nicely, take the whole solid piece of fudge and slide it into a gallon sized ziploc bag. Without cutting it into pieces. Fudge will stay fresher if it’s NOT cut. When you go to a fudge shop…you’ll notice they always cut it off the block? This is one of the reasons why!

I love making up big plates of fudge for family and friends. Create several flavors (I have so many to choose from here), and buy some of those cute holiday plates. As you have guests over, or if you are invited somewhere, cut up some of your fudge and bring it along! Everyone makes cookies this time of year…do something different!

If you love today’s fudge recipe, be sure to check out my other candy treats! Stop on over at Food Fanatic to print today’s Gingerbread Fudge recipe!

Gingerbread Fudge has all the flavor of your favorite cookies, with none of the hard work doing cookie cut outs. It’s the perfect holiday gift too!

Gingerbread Fudge has all the flavor of your favorite cookies, with none of the hard work doing cookie cut outs. It’s the perfect holiday gift too!

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 28, 2016

Comments & Reviews

  1. Love the fudge only problem I have is that mine is very soft & sticky even after it has been in the fridge overnight. Any suggestions?

    1. I imagine it didn’t boil long enough to set it up. You can try to roll it into balls and dip in chocolate to make a truffle?

  2. This fudge was delicious. I made it for my holiday cookie trays, and it was well-received by everyone even though  I inadvertently doubled all the spices (mistakenly grabbed my 1/2 tsp measuring spoon thinking it was my 1/4 tsp spoon. Oops.)

    1. No it wouldn’t give the same consistency. You can search for my peanut butter fudge and substitute biscoff for peanut butter though!

  3. Everyone really enjoyed this fudge. I was curious, though, why many of your other fudge recipes call for 4 minutes on the boil and this for 5.

  4. Very delicious dish. But not all ingredients are available in our locality. Can you recommend any alternative of marshmallow cream?

  5. Do you have a marshmallow substitute recipe to recommend? Living overseas we can’t always find pre-packed American foods… 
    thanks!

    1. I found them in the holiday aisle at Meijer. But I bet you can find them at Target and Walmart too (and possibly Michaels)!

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