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Strawberry Fudge Recipe

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This strawberry fudge recipe is not only easy to make, but tastes just like strawberry milk. It’s the perfect dessert choice for any holiday, especially Valentine’s Day! Made with buttercream frosting, strawberry flavored pink candy melts, red candy melts, strawberry extract, and sprinkles.

Strawberry fudge for Valentines on a plate.
Strawberry fudge for Valentine’s Day

Love my strawberry fudge recipe? Then you’ll want to try my Sugar Cookie Bars and my Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies for more holiday recipes!

This strawberry fudge recipe is so simple that you really can’t mess up! It’s perfect for more than just Valentine’s Day. It’s also great for pink themed birthday parties or summertime.

It’s so pretty it’s great for gift giving too!

easy microwave fudge cut into bars.
Easy microwave fudge cut into bars

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A super easy no bake dessert.
  • A tasty treat for all ages.
  • This strawberry fudge comes together quickly and easily.
  • It’s rich, creamy, and delicious.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Buttercream Frosting – Use your favorite brand.
  • Red Candy Melts – Any brand works.
  • Strawberry Flavored Pink Candy Melts – Any brand works here too.
  • Pink and Red Heart Sprinkles – Optional, but adds a festive touch.

How To Make Fudge

eight image process making strawberry fudge.
Strawberry fudge process

Step 1:

Place the red candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until smooth. It will take about 2-3 minutes. Be sure not to overcook. Repeat with the pink candy melts, keeping the two colors separated.

Step 2:

Remove the lid and film from the tub of frosting. Place it in the microwave for a 1 minute, or until fully melted and smooth. Set aside half a teaspoon of uncooked frosting if using the heart sprinkles.

Step 3:

Add the extract to the melted frosting and stir well.

Step 4:

Place half of the frosting in with the red candy melts and the other half with the pink candy melts. Stir each color until fully mixed.

Step 5:

Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper, making sure to leave some overhang. Alternate pouring in the two colors in random spots, pausing to tap the pan in between so it evens out and removes bubbles.

Step 6:

Once all the chocolate mixtures have been poured in and evened out, sprinkle the top of the fudge with as many Valentine’s themed non-pareils as you like.

Step 7:

Place the pan of fudge in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours or until hardened. Cut into bars and enjoy.

strawberry fudge with sprinkles.
Delicious strawberry fudge with sprinkles

Variations

  • Change the type of sprinkles and candy melts to match your occasion.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut this delicious treat into heart shaped pieces.
  • Fold in some chopped small fresh strawberries or freeze dried strawberries.
  • For even more strawberry flavor, replace the vanilla frosting with strawberry frosting.
  • Top the strawberry fudge with with sprinkles, or with nuts or mini chocolate chips.

Recipe Tips

  • Be sure to line your baking sheet with parchment. If you don’t, the fudge can stick to the pan.
  • The chocolate will slightly seize when the frosting is added to it. This is normal, no need to worry. You just need the mixture to be pourable. Just keep stirring and you’ll be good to go.
  • Do not add the extract directly to the chocolate or it will ruin it. The extract seizes the chocolate to a point that it’s not usable.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Freezing: Place the fudge in a freezer safe container and freeze for up 2-3 months. Let it thaw at room temperature in the refrigerator when you’re ready to enjoy again.

swirled strawberry fudge stacked on a plate.
Gorgeous swirled strawberry fudge

FAQ

Can you overcook fudge?

Yes. For best results microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds.

Can I make fudge without candy melts?

Yes! You can use white chocolate chips and color the chocolate with food coloring.

Is there a substitute for frosting when making fudge?

Yes. You can use marshmallow fluff instead of the frosting.

What can I use if I can’t find strawberry candy melts?

If you can’t find strawberry melts, you can use normal pink candy melts instead. The extract still adds plenty of flavor.

Yield: 16 Servings

Strawberry Fudge Recipe

easy microwave fudge cut into bars.

This strawberry fudge recipe is not only easy to make, but tastes just like strawberry milk. It's the perfect dessert choice for any holiday, especially Valentine's Day! Made with buttercream frosting, strawberry flavored pink candy melts, red candy melts, strawberry extract, and sprinkles.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce container buttercream frosting
  • 3/4 cup red candy melts
  • 3/4 cup strawberry flavored pink candy melts
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • Valentine's mix non-pareils sprinkles
  • Pink and red heart sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place the red candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until smooth. It will take about 2-3 minutes. Be sure not to overcook. Repeat with the pink candy melts, keeping the two colors separated.
  2. Remove the lid and film from the tub of frosting. Place it in the microwave for a 1 minute, or until fully melted and smooth. Set aside half a teaspoon of uncooked frosting if using the heart sprinkles.
  3. Add the extract to the melted frosting and stir well.
  4. Place half of the frosting in with the red candy melts and the other half with the pink candy melts. Stir each color until fully mixed.
  5. Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper, making sure to leave some overhang. Alternate pouring in the two colors in random spots, pausing to tap the pan in between so it evens out and removes bubbles.
  6. Place in the pan of fudge in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours or until hardened. Cut into bars and enjoy.

Notes

  • Be sure to line your baking sheet with parchment. If you don’t, the fudge can stick to the pan.
  • The chocolate will slightly seize when the frosting is added to it. This is normal, no need to worry. You just need the mixture to be pourable. Just keep stirring and you’ll be good to go.
  • Do not add the extract directly to the chocolate or it will ruin it. The extract seizes the chocolate to a point that it’s not usable.
  • Storing: Store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.
  • Freezing: Place the fudge in a freezer safe container and freeze for up 2-3 months. Let it thaw at room temperature in the refrigerator when you’re ready to enjoy again.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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