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Christmas Coal Fudge

If fudge is something you enjoy making over the holiday season, then you are going to LOVE this Christmas Coal Fudge. It’s made with the best ingredients and when you bite into it, you will fall in love with the flavor instantly. Marshmallow fluff, chocolate, sugar, and butter are the main ingredients in this delicious fudge recipe.

christmas fudge next to a christmas gift box

Imagine bringing something to a holiday gathering that everyone just falls in love with. You will be amazed at how quickly this fudge disappears. If the goal is to not bring any leftovers home after a holiday gathering, then this Christmas fudge is for you. You will get a sweet taste with every bite you take!

What is Christmas Fudge?

To put it simply, fudge is a type of sugar candy. You can make fudge a variety of ways, but the main way is by mixing butter, sugar, and milk together. It’s heated and then cooled and the end result is a creamy dessert that many people love. You can often find fudge at malls and touristy locations. However, now you’ll be able to make fudge right in your own home!

Ingredients Needed for Christmas Coal Fudge

ingredients for christmas coal fudge

  • Sugar – you can’t make fudge without sugar!
  • Butter – another important ingredient in this fudge is butter.
  • Evaporated milk – an unexpected, yet welcome ingredient in fudge.
  • Marshmallow fluff – if you’ve never had marshmallow fluff in fudge, it’s amazing!
  • Semisweet chocolate morsels – this ingredient is going to make your fudge super chocolaty.
  • Vanilla extract – every good dessert recipe needs a little vanilla extract.
  • Black gel food coloring – this will be what makes the fudge a coal color, just in time for Christmas.

How to Make Christmas Coal Fudge

Please see the recipe card for the ENTIRE recipe, this is a condensed version.

  1. Get a large baking sheet ready.
  2. In a heavy pan, add butter, sugar, and evaporated milk. Keep stirring constantly.
  3. Once the butter and sugar have melted, you are going to bring them to a boil.
  4. Go ahead and stir in the black gel food coloring. You get to choose how dark you want the fudge.
  5. Stir in the marshmallow fluff, chocolate morsels, and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the fudge onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it evenly.
  7. Allow the fudge to cool completely at room temperature.
  8. Cut into squares, lift the fudge out with the wax paper.
  9. Refrigerate the fudge in an airtight container between sheets of waxed paper.
chocolate christmas fudge stacked on tissue paper

What size pan should I use for this fudge?

I made this fudge on a 11×15 baking sheet. A 9×13 baking pan can be used for thicker pieces.

Can I freeze fudge?

Fudge is very easy to freeze! It’s also a great dessert to make ahead of time and take out of the freezer when you’re ready.

Do I have to add the food coloring?

The answer is NO, you don’t. If you want to leave out the food coloring, go for it. It won’t be as dark of a color, but it will still taste delicious.

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Christmas Coal Fudge
Yield: 50 pieces

Christmas Coal Fudge

If fudge is something you enjoy making over the holiday season, then you are going to LOVE this Christmas Coal Fudge. It's made with the best ingredients and when you bite into it, you will fall in love with the flavor instantly. Marshmallow fluff, chocolate, sugar, and butter are the main ingredients in this delicious fudge recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (13 ounce) container marshmallow fluff
  • 2 ½ cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Black gel food coloring

Instructions

    1. Prepare a large baking sheet with waxed paper.
    2. In a heavy-bottomed pan or Dutch oven, cook the butter, sugar, and evaporated milk, stirring constantly.
    3. Cook until the butter and sugar has completely melted. Continuing to stir, bring the mixture to a boil And cook until soft ball stage, between 235 degrees and 245 degrees. This takes approximately 11 minutes.
    4. Stir in the black gel food coloring until you reach your desired shade of black.
    5. To the sugar mixture, stir in the marshmallow fluff, chocolate morsels, and vanilla extract until the chocolate is completely melted and combined. Add additional black gel food coloring, if desired.
    6. Pour the fudge onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Allow to cool completely at room temperature.
    7. Lift the fudge from the baking sheet using the waxed paper. Cut into squares.
    8. Refrigerate the fudge in an airtight container between sheets of waxed paper.



Notes

I made this fudge on a 11x15 baking sheet. A 9x13 baking pan can be used for thicker pieces.

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