M&M’S® Fudge

 

Sweet, vanilla M&M’S® Fudge is easy to make and packed with melt in your mouth m&m candies! Perfect for any holiday.

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Sweet, easy M&M'S® FUDGE recipe. Use any color candy for your favorite holiday!

This weekend we are having a big party at our house. We’re having a going away party for our son, as he will be off to the Marines in less than two weeks! And I have a confession.

I’m not cooking. I wasn’t even planning on baking anything. I was going the whole store bought route.

Is that awful?

Michael (hubby) convinced me that I should bake SOMETHING. So I’ll be making some flag cupcakes for the dessert table (using chocolate with blue frosting, red velvet with red cream cheese frosting, and vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla frosting). I’ll shape them into a flag like this.

Sweet, easy M&M'S® FUDGE recipe. Use any color candy for your favorite holiday!

What I should have done was make some of this fantastic M&M’S® fudge! But, alas, as a food blogger, we don’t often eat desserts during the right holidays. I’ve already got pumpkin desserts going in my kitchen as I get ready for Fall. And the Christmas desserts will start by the end of the summer.

Which is unfortunate, because the cupcakes I’m making for this weekend’s party will be adorable. Maybe you can make them for Labor Day, I’ll put a tutorial!

In the meantime, let’s talk about today’s fudge recipe. I used my favorite vanilla fudge base. Once you know how to make vanilla fudge, you can make tons of variations like this!

Once it was smooth and creamy, I gently *but quickly* folded in the m&m candies. I used the red, white and blue…but feel free to make this using any color. If you’re reading this at Christmas, those red and green ones would be adorable in here!

Sweet, easy M&M'S® FUDGE recipe. Use any color candy for your favorite holiday!

I may just have to whip up another batch of this fudge for this weekend’s festivities!!

Yield: 64 pieces

M&M'S® Fudge

M&M'S® Fudge
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow cream
  • 1 pkg (11 oz) white chocolate morsels
  • 1 bag (11 oz) M&M'S® candies, any color

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare your mixing bowl by adding the marshmallow cream and white chocolate morsels. 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 a 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 for a minute until smooth and creamy, and all the white chocolate is melted. Gently fold in the candy.
  5. Pour immediately into prepared baking dish. Refrigerate for two hours, or until set (overnight is fine too).
  6. Remove parchment paper and cut into bite sized pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week (if it's cut). If it's uncut, fudge will stay fresh for 2 weeks.

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 Strawberry Shortcake Fudge: creamy fudge with strawberry preserves swirled throughout. Don’t forget the sweet crust!

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Easy Rocky Road Fudge: one of the easiest recipes, and the first fudge I ever made!

Here are some more delicious FUDGE recipes from my friends:

Sweet, easy M&M'S® FUDGE recipe. Use any color candy for your favorite holiday!

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25 comments on “M&M’S® Fudge”

  1. Aimee – this fudge looks absolutely delicious, perfect for the 4th! I hope all goes well for your son’s party, and saying a little prayer for your family as he heads out in a few weeks.  

  2. Enjoy your party and best wishes for your son! Exciting! This fudge looks amazing. My kind of treat!

  3. Please say a big THANK YOU to your son for me – I’ll send good thoughts his way as he does his important work in the Marines.  And in the meantime, this fudge looks just plain perfect.  🙂

  4. I think it is perfect you aren’t doing any of the cooking-let’s you enjoy the party! But if you do, I know this fudge wouldn’t last long. xoxo

  5. I think I would be doing the same thing…let someone else do all the food prep and you enjoy the day.  At least cupcakes are easy to do a day or two early, right?  Have a blast and enjoy that family time!  Meanwhile, I have a bag of M&M’s that definitely need some fudge to go with them. Love it!

  6. I agree with Jocelyn! Have fun with your family.  I am totally going to make this M&M fudge!

  7. Such a great idea for fudge! Hope you have a great party with your son!

  8. Such a cute idea! Love me some fudge. Hope you guys have a great party for your son and I’m glad you won’t be cooking/baking to much. You deserve to be at the party enjoying the time with your son, not in the kitchen all day. 🙂 

  9. I love this idea for festive fudge! I’ll take any excuse to enjoy a sweet treat!

  10. This is such the perfect 4th of July treat! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. Oh wee! All those fudge recipes look good!  Please make a tutorial for those cupcakes!  I’d  love to see it!

  12. Festive m&ms are the best and this fudge looks to die for! So appropriate for this weekend 🙂

  13. Liz

    This fudge wouldn’t last long around here! I love all the versions that can be whipped up using this recipe–and I love this patriotic version. Good luck to your son—such a bitter-sweet time as a mom. xo

  14. Mir

    The thing I miss most in my food blogging life is buying more store-bought stuff. Maybe that sounds nuts, but I love store treats!
    I’m sure pumpkin in July is delicious.
    And so is this fudge. I love the ratio of M & Ms to fudge here!

  15. So fun!!! Love this fudge!

  16. This fudge looks delicious! Love the festive M&M’s – so perfect! 

  17. I love this recipe so much! What a neat idea, creamy marshmallow fudge with crunchy M&M candy! Amazing! 

  18. I like white chocolate and fudge, will have to make these!

  19. I made the M & M’s fudge.  If I make it again I won’t use the parchment paper.  It stuck to the fudge and was hard to get off of it when I cut it.  My husband said you are supposed to turn it upside down and peel it off before you cut it but I couldn’t get it to peel off.  I know fudge is sweet but this was almost sickeningly sweet.  Also, all the M & M’s sunk to the bottom and made it hard to cut too.  I probably won’t make this again.

  20. Yes I double checked.  The package said parchment paper.  I have used it before and it didn’t stick so not sure why it did this time.  My husband liked this fudge except he didn’t realize it was M & M fudge til I told him so I must have done something wrong.  Too  many M & M’s – not enough – I dunno.  I did make the Haystack cookies you had the recipe for and they turned out great so my candy making wasn’t a total loss.  Also, I mailed a few of my friends this fudge for a Christmas surprise and they loved it so maybe it was just me who thought it was too sweet.  Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas & New Year!

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