Gingerbread Fudge

Perfect for the holiday season, this gingerbread fudge is a 3 ingredient microwave fudge. In terms of fudge flavors, this easy Christmas fudge is at the top of the list!

gingerbread fudge

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You know when you look at your calendar and you realize you have an event coming up…later that day!? Oh, and then you realize that you promised to bring along a treat? Or is that just me!?

Anyway, this EASY gingerbread fudge is THAT kind of easy holiday treat that you can whip up in, oh, say 3 minutes? For reals.

I actually made gingerbread fudge last year for my friends’ annual cookie exchange, as one of my “cookies”. I wasn’t in as much of a rush as I just described, but I did make it another time after that when I was DEFINITELY strapped for time!

Now, this fudge isn’t made the traditional way, so if you’re a fudge snob, step away. But if you’re a regular person who enjoys delicious things and you don’t care how they’re made, then I urge you…read on, my fellow sweet toother!

gingerbread fudge

How do you make 3 minute fudge?

The microwave, my friends! Well, to be fair, I actually did mine in a small pot on the stovetop for these photos, but I’ve done it in the microwave with the exact same results. 

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • sweetened condensed milk. 

Do NOT use evaporated milk in place of condensed milk. It will not work! Also, I’ve only tested this with regular condensed milk, not the “light” but I imagine it would work the same.

  • good quality white chocolate

You can use white chocolate chips, which is what I did. You can also use chopped up white chocolate. I’m thinking something along the lines of these Ghirardelli baking chips!!

  • gingerbread spices and vanilla extract

I used the usual suspects: cinnamon, all-spice, and ginger (duh).

Simmer all of these ingredients together in a pot on the stove until everything is melted and smooth OR place the white chocolate and condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high until the chips are melted, then stir in the vanilla extract and spices.

Then, pour the mixture into an 8 x 8 baking dish lined with aluminum foil. I’ve also tried this with parchment paper, and it didn’t set properly. I don’t know why, maybe it was just a fluke, but either way, I highly recommend using aluminum foil!

How long does gingerbread fudge take to set?

I would recommend waiting at least 3-4 hour before removing the fudge from the fridge and cutting. If you remove it from the fridge and it seems a bit soft, you may just need to let it rest in the fridge a bit longer. 

When I was testing this recipe, I had one batch that just refused to set. It was still tasty, but too soft. I honestly can’t tell you why, but the only thing that was different about that batch was that I used parchment paper, vs aluminum foil. So that’s why I caution against using parchment!

Cut the bars into 36 pieces, or less if you want bigger squares. They’ll be fine at room temperature for the day, but I would store them in the fridge for long-term safekeeping! 

While I’m still nowhere near the typical holiday weather (yay Hawaii), I am getting anxious to get back home to start my Christmas baking! 

I’ve got a few goodies on the list for you guys during December. Keep your eyes peeled!

Now, go make this fudge. It’ll take you 3 minutes!

gingerbread fudge

gingerbread fudge

Holiday baking season is upon us! Here’s a few other favorite holiday treats of mine:

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Gingerbread Fudge


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 36 pieces 1x

Description

Perfect for the holiday season, this gingerbread fudge is a 3 ingredient microwave fudge. In terms of fudge flavors, this easy Christmas fudge is at the top of the list!


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Ingredients

  • 1 300mL can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz white chocolate chips/chunks
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp all-spice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil* and set aside.
  2. Microwave: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the condensed milk and white chocolate chips. Place the mixture in the microwave and heat on high, heating in 30 second increments for 3 minutes, stirring in between, until smooth.
  3. For stovetop:Β In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, combine the white chocolate and condensed milk, stirring every minute or so until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the spices and vanilla extract to the melted mixture stirring to combine thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the lined baking pan, smoothing out the top with the back of a spoon. Add sprinkles immediately after (if using) and gently press down on them with your fingers. Place the fudge in the fridge for 3-4 hours to chill, before removing and cutting with a sharp knife, into 36 pieces.

Notes

*See the blog post above for why you should use aluminum foil vs parchment paper to line the pan.

  • Category: holiday desserts
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: holiday

Keywords: gingerbread fudge // easy fudge with condensed milk // desserts with condensed milk without baking

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37 Comments

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    You can’t go wrong with such an easy dessert! And I’m all about gingerbread this time of year! I need to try this soon, I already know I’ll love it!

  2. What a delicious idea for holiday gift baskets this year Katherine! I’m always all about the gingerbread this time of year. Pinned and so excited to try it!

  3. Yay for homemade fudge! Such a fun treat, especially this time of year! What a lovely homemade gift too. If I received this, I’d be very happy…hint hint πŸ˜‰ Pinned!

  4. Ben @ Havocinthekitchen

    Honestly, I am a fudge snob – I do believe you cannot beat an old-fashioned fudge with butter, cream, and sugar. However, personally, I cannot handle it – most my attempts to make old-fashioned fudge have failed. So, until the day it’s a success, I don’t mind a simplified version. That makes me a flexible fudge snob, I guess πŸ™‚
    Anyway, this fudge sounds and looks delicious! If you fine with molasses, try adding a few spoons into your next batch. I’ve done that before, and molasses makes fudge truly taste like a good gingerbread.

    • That’s ok Ben, as long as you’re a flexible snob we can still be friends πŸ™‚ I did think about adding molasses to the mix, so next time I make this I will definitely give that a try! I’m sure it will give it a nice dark hue as well.

  5. Katherine, YUM!!!! This sounds beyond easy and I absolutely love the gingerbread flavor (Which i think it so underrated during the Christmas season!) I will absolutely be making this goodness!!

  6. I cannot say that I’ve enjoyed gingerbread fudge before and obviously I’ve been missing out. Will remedy this asap. Great idea!

  7. Definitely not a fudge snob here! I’m so impressed that you can make this fudge in the microwave! I totally have a few minutes to spare to make this fun treat! My nephews would love it, and it would be great for gifting!

  8. I’m so gingerbread-crazy this time of year! This fudge looks AMAZING! And so easy! I’m definitely not a fudge snob! I’ll eat any kind, except I have to say, the chocolate kind does nothing for me. Weird, huh? But any other? Bring it on!

  9. What a delicious festive fudge for the holidays Katherine! Pinning! xo

  10. Sweetened condensed milk is a magical thing, and gingerbread fudge is such a festive idea for the holidays, too. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I can’t believe how easy this is to make, Katherine! Love the flavors!! Looks like a great edible gift idea too!

  12. I’ve tried a few different variations on this 3-ingredient fudge before, but this gingerbread version is totally genius. Excited to try it out!

  13. So very kid friendly πŸ™‚ Sharing …

  14. I LOVE easy fudge!! This gingerbread fudge sounds so yummy and full of warm spice flavor! I love the holidays and anything gingerbread flavor, so I know I would love this fudge!!

  15. So yummy and so easy! Perfect for the holiday cookie tray!

  16. I am such a fan of the gingerbread flavors this time of year! This fudge sounds so easy and delicious, definitely need to give it a try! I also love that you showed the stove top version for those of us without a microwave.πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  17. My family LOVES fudge and this is so easy, there’s no excuse not to make batch!

  18. I am definitely NOT a fudge snob so this is right up my alley! I love that it’s so quick and easy and perfect for last minute during this busy holiday season!

  19. I love fudge, I love gingerbread – what a perfect combo! And I love how quickly they come together!

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