The Best Gingerbread Fudge: Easy Christmas Recipe

Gingerbread fudge is an easy recipe for homemade fudge that is not traditional chocolate fudge. Add some festive sprinkles for an extra special touch to top off this recipe.

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Indulge in the rich and flavorful taste of gingerbread with this delectable gingerbread fudge recipe. This delightful treat combines the sweetness of white chocolate with the warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, creating a perfect balance of flavors. Whether you’re looking for a festive dessert for a holiday gathering or a homemade gift for friends and family, this gingerbread fudge is sure to impress and one of my favorite things to gift at Christmas time.


You will need a seven ingredients to make this delicious recipe.

  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

How to Make Gingerbread Fudge:

​If you are a fudge lover you will love how easy it is to make this delicious holiday time of the year fudge recipe.

  1. Melt the white chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir every 45 seconds until smooth. This process should take about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the butter while the chocolate is still hot to ensure it melts evenly.
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to the bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and pour the fudge mixture into it the prepared baking dish. Use a spatula to spread the mixture evenly.
  5. Place the dish in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours while the fudge cools or until the fudge is firm.
  6. Once the fudge has set, remove it from the refrigerator and slice it into small squares.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for making your own Gingerbread Fudge:

Making the easy fudge recipe for the first time? Here are a couple of pointers.

  1. Store the gingerbread fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  2. For an extra festive touch, sprinkle some crushed gingerbread cookies or holiday-themed sprinkles on top of the fudge before it sets.
  3. Double Boiler: If you prefer you can melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or medium saucepan.

Places to Serve this Dessert:

Holiday parties and gatherings: Impress your guests with a tray of homemade gingerbread fudge as a sweet treat to enjoy during the festivities.

Gift-giving: Package the gingerbread fudge in decorative boxes or jars and give them as thoughtful homemade gifts to friends, family, and coworkers. It is a Christmas classic that is sure to be enjoyed. 

Dessert tables: Add a touch of holiday cheer to your dessert table by including a plate of gingerbread fudge alongside other festive treats.

Variations of the Easy Gingerbread Fudge Recipe:

This gingerbread fudge recipe sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for the holiday season! The detailed directions, tips, and variations provide a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to recreate this festive treat. Here are a few additional suggestions and comments:

  1. Chocolate Variations:
    • While the recipe calls for white chocolate, you can indeed experiment with different types of chocolate. Dark chocolate can add a rich and intense flavor, while milk chocolate provides a creamier taste. Mixing chocolates can also create a unique blend.
  2. Custom Spice Blend:
    • Feel free to adjust the spice quantities according to your taste preferences. Some people might enjoy a bit more ginger for a spicier kick, or a touch of cloves for added warmth. Customizing the spice blend can make the fudge tailored to your liking.
  3. Decorative Packaging:
    • When gifting the fudge, consider using festive and decorative packaging. Tie a ribbon around the box or jar, and attach a small tag with the recipe or a personalized holiday message. This adds an extra special touch to your homemade gifts.
  4. Holiday Shapes:
    • If you have holiday-themed cookie cutters, you can pour the fudge mixture into them for fun shapes. Allow the fudge to set in the refrigerator, then carefully remove the shapes. This can add a playful element to your presentation, such as cute little gingerbread men or traditional shapes of sugar cookies.
  5. Creative Toppings:
    • In addition to crushed gingerbread cookies or sprinkles, consider other creative toppings. Chopped candied ginger, shredded coconut, or even a dusting of cocoa powder can enhance the flavor and appearance of the fudge. Crushed candy canes is another way to 
  6. Recipe Cards:
    • If you’re gifting the fudge, include a small recipe card with the package (you can also print the recipe at the end of the post with the printable recipe card). This way, recipients can recreate the delicious treat if they want to or share it with others.
  7. Add chopped nuts:
    • For some added crunch, mix in a handful of chopped walnuts or pecans into the fudge mixture before pouring it into the baking dish.
  8. Drizzle with caramel:
    • Once the fudge has set, drizzle some caramel sauce on top for an extra indulgent twist that will complement the ground spices perfectly.
  9. Sprinkle with sea salt:
    • For a sweet and salty combination, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of the fudge before it sets.

Can the Recipe be Stored or Made Ahead?

Yes, the gingerbread fudge can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This makes it a perfect make-ahead treat for holiday parties, edible gifts or for enjoying throughout this time of year. Just be sure to keep it chilled until ready to serve.

Common Questions about Gingerbread Fudge:

Can I use dark or milk chocolate instead of white chocolate?

While this recipe specifically calls for white chocolate, you can experiment with different types of chocolate to create your own unique flavor profile. Just keep in mind that the taste and texture may vary from the original great recipe.

Can I freeze the gingerbread fudge?

Yes, you can freeze the fudge for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container before freezing. Thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.

Can I substitute the molasses with another sweetener?

Molasses adds a distinct flavor to the fudge, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can try substituting it with maple syrup or honey. Keep in mind that this may alter the rich molasses taste slightly.

Can I double the recipe?

Absolutely! If you need a larger batch of gingerbread fudge for a gingerbread fan, feel free to double the ingredients. Just make sure you have a larger baking pan to accommodate the larger batches.

Gingerbread Fudge

A delightful spiced treat for Christmas time that is simple to make with only seven ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas dessert, Christmas recipe, fudge, Gingerbread
Servings: 15


  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  • Melt the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir every 45 seconds until smooth. It should take 2-3 minutes total.
  • Stir in the butter while hot.
  • Add condensed milk, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Stir until well incorporated.
  • Pour into an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly.
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • Slice and serve!


Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

With its irresistible taste and festive appeal, this gingerbread fudge is a must-try recipe for the holiday season. Whether you’re enjoying it yourself or sharing it with loved ones, this sweet treat is sure to spread joy and cheer.

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