Sweet, vanilla M&M’S® Fudge is easy to make and packed with melt in your mouth M&M candies! A perfect homemade fudge for any holiday.
Love M&M candies? These thick and fudgy M&M’S brownies need to be on your to-bake list!
Holiday Fudge Recipe
Everyone should know how to make a couple of good homemade fudge recipes.
Lucky for us, fudge is easier to make than most recipes will have you believe! Once you learn how to make fudge, you can make just about any flavor you like.
Today’s M&M’S® Fudge is one of my favorite fudge recipes for the holidays. Not just the winter holidays–ALL of them!
- It has a creamy white chocolate base with milk chocolate M&M’S® mixed in.
- All you have to do is change up the M&M colors you use to match the occasion.
- M&M’s Fudge is easy to make with no candy thermometer needed!
From Christmas to the Fourth of July, this M&M’S® Fudge makes a festive homemade treat for all your celebrations.
You’ll need our standard combination of heavy whipping cream, butter and sugar to form the liquid base of the fudge, along with these ingredients:
- Marshmallow cream – Also called “fluff”, it’s my (not so) secret ingredient for velvety smooth fudge every time.
- White chocolate morsels – Melted and mixed with fluff to give the fudge its flavor.
- M&M’S® candies – Use any color you like! Or mix and match depending on the holiday season. We love red and green for Christmas, red and white for Valentine’s Day, and red, white and blue for the 4th of July.
Boil the butter, sugar and cream in a sauce pan with a pinch of salt. Stir constantly at a rolling boil for 5 minutes.
Pour the bubbling mixture over marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips. Beat until the white chocolate is melted and everything is smooth and combined. Fold in the M&Ms.
Pour the fudge mixture into a baking dish. Let the fudge set for at least 2 hours.
Slice into squares and serve right away, or store your fudge for later!
Tips and Tricks
- Line your baking dish with parchment paper. When the fudge is set you can grab the edges of the parchment paper and lift the fudge right out of the pan.
- Keep the fudge fresh by storing it in an airtight container at room temperature. I recommend storing it in blocks and cutting off only what you will eat right away.
- Holiday M&M’S® Fudge makes a wonderful homemade gift! Place squares of fudge in a mason jar and tie it with a bow. Your family and friends will love this fudge!
Yes! You can use any of your favorite M&M’S®candies this recipe. M&M’S® Peanut, M&M’S® Peanut Butter and M&M’S® Caramel would all be delicious options. You could even use the M&M’S® Fudge Brownie flavor for a dark chocolate flavor addition.
The fudge freezes well, but the candy shells tend to “bleed” color when the fudge thaws. It will change the appearance of your fudge if you freeze and thaw it.
The easiest way to remove fudge from the pan is by lining your pan with parchment paper first. Use a large enough square of parchment that it drapes slightly over the edge of the pan. When the fudge sets, you can lift the whole thing right out of the pan.
Leave the fudge on the parchment to slice or flip the block of fudge over and peel off the parchment.
Wax paper should not be used in place of the parchment in this recipe. The wax will stick to the warm fudge mixture making it difficult to remove once set.
More Fudge Recipes
- Krispie Treat Fudge: a combo of delicious creamy fudge with chewy krispie treat texture!
- Strawberry Shortcake Fudge: creamy fudge with strawberry preserves swirled throughout. Don’t forget the sweet crust!
- Easy Rocky Road Fudge: one of the easiest recipes, and the first fudge I ever made!
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!
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.
Parchment paper never sticks to the fudge, are you sure it wasn’t wax paper you accidentally used? As for the sweetness, yes, it definitely is for those who love sweet candy 🙂
I like white chocolate and fudge, will have to make these!
I love this recipe so much! What a neat idea, creamy marshmallow fudge with crunchy M&M candy! Amazing!
This fudge looks delicious! Love the festive M&M’s – so perfect!
So fun!!! Love this fudge!
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!
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
Festive m&ms are the best and this fudge looks to die for! So appropriate for this weekend 🙂
Oh wee! All those fudge recipes look good! Please make a tutorial for those cupcakes! I’d love to see it!
This is such the perfect 4th of July treat! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
I love this idea for festive fudge! I’ll take any excuse to enjoy a sweet treat!
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. 🙂
Thanks Cyndi! I feel the same 🙂
Such a great idea for fudge! Hope you have a great party with your son!
I agree with Jocelyn! Have fun with your family. I am totally going to make this M&M fudge!
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!
Thanks girl!! It takes a huge weight of stress off not being the one in the kitchen 🙂
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
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. 🙂
I will, thank you Kate 🙂
Enjoy your party and best wishes for your son! Exciting! This fudge looks amazing. My kind of treat!
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.