Easy Red Velvet Fudge is super smooth, bright, creamy and a totally festive chocolate treat. Perfect as an edible gift or dessert for friends and family.
Red Velvet Fudge
I get it, you are all likely sick of me talking about how much I love fudge, but I do, of any and all kinds, and I want to shout it from rooftops, especially over the holidays.
I always say fudge, fudge and more fudge and you can never have too much! There are endless colors and fudge flavors, that depending on your mood, craving, or what you have around or in your home, you can create the perfect sweet treat, whenever you want!
I love using different colors and I consider the time of year and the occasion, if any, I am celebrating. You are only truly limited by your imagination. It is so true. you can literally look at fudge as a blank canvas you can create on and then eat, for days, even weeks on end!
I am a huge fan of giving fudge, wrapped in cellophane with ribbons and a gift tag, to anyone and everyone, over the holidays as edible gifts and on sweet trays! Fudge adds so much color and small bites of sweet chocolate goodness!
This Easy Red Velvet Fudge is sensational and a delightfully bright addition to any dessert tray, edible gift bag or movie night! Honestly, any excuse will do to enjoy this fudge recipe or any other for that matter!
Imagine this deep, rich, red, chocolate fudge, decorated in any way you desire, so festive and perfect for everything from Valentine's Day to Christmas!
Think about all of the possibilities with the color red as it just goes with so many treats. This is where you can really have some fun.
Adding some marshmallow cream or creme, depending on where you live, to your fudge, stirring a couple of times, right before pouring it into your pan. The gorgeous white ribbon running through the red fudge just looks incredible!
Also consider covering the top with crushed candy canes, whole mini marshmallows inside the fudge and/or on top, shredded coconut, seasonal smarties or M & M's and my son loves chocolate covered cherries inside the fudge with some drizzled icing on top!
This wonderfully bright red fudge is gorgeous and turns out beautifully, every time, so much so you will think it looks too good to eat!
No matter the size or shape of your sweet tray it will look spectacular. Like me, you will be asked to bring more the next time you are invited somewhere and you will bring another one!
Remember that creating a sweet tray is super simple. Grab a tray or platter from your local dollar store so you don't have to get it back, and put a bunch of different treats all over it in any pattern you like.
Sometimes I group the desserts in bunches or sections, and sometimes I don't. I will just spread everything out all over the tray in a sort of random order, sometimes in random sizes, and boy oh boy does it look terrific!
You can also use silicone molds to control the size and shape of the fudge pieces. The molds will allow you to make the fudge a little fancier and you will never be disappointed with the finished product. This is the perfect dessert for easy sharing!
It is true that the silicone molds can take a little more time to fill and decorate but the end result make it definitely worth a try!
We make this Easy Red Velvet Fudge and a few others you might want to have a look at!
Fudge Recipes with Condensed Milk
What Is White Chocolate?
You can't start to speak of white chocolate, until you talk about exactly what chocolate is. It all begins with cocoa beans. The different types and flavors of chocolate are determined by the treatment of the beans and the kinds and amounts of the various additives used.
White chocolate is, however, is in a class all by itself! It is a chocolate confection consisting of cocoa butter (not cocoa beans), sugar, and various milk solids that may contain other sweeteners and flavoring like peppermint, almond or vanilla.
White Chocolate is known for its pure white or ivory color and a high melting point by comparison to other chocolate varieties. For more information on white chocolate have a look here.
What forms does White Chocolate come in?
White chocolate comes in the form of chips or squares or melts (melts are small disks that have an easy melting point but similar to the chips). If a recipe calls for chips and all you have is baking squares (or vice versa) you have a couple of options.
If you don't have a scale, then just know that 1 ¼ cups of chips are the rough equivalent to an 8-oz bar of baking chocolate. It you do have a kitchen scale then it is much easier weigh out your replacement in ounces.
White chocolate chips can be thick and clumpy due to stabilizers added that make them resistant to melting which is perfect for baking but not for melting. White chocolate baking bars melt easier than the chips, which is great for making candy or a chocolate sauce.
A tablespoon of butter or shortening will always help melt the chips into a nice smooth consistency if you're running into issues and the chocolate is not melting smoothly.
It is also important to talk about the type of chips used. Cheaper brands will most likely have more fillers, make them more resistant to melting and require shortening or butter.
Check the ingredients and usually, if there is vegetable oil in the chips, then you will most likely need to add the butter or shortening to achieve the desired smooth results.
White Chocolate Substitutes
There are a few substitutions for white chocolate if you don't have any on hand. See the list down below. Please keep in mind that these may alter the flavor and color of the chocolate. Substitute the exact same amount of whichever type of chocolate you desire.
Milk chocolate is a sweet chocolate that you can either or use in recipes, especially cookie recipes or just to snack on. It contains about 10% cocoa with added sugar, milk and cocoa butter.
White Chocolate Almond Bark (Confectionery Coating) comes in a bunch of forms from chips to blocks to squares. Despite its name, it doesn't contain nuts and is valued for its texture, taste, and melting ease. Although, you're most likely going to have to add 1 - 2 tablespoons butter or shortening as well since it doesn't contain any cocoa butter or chocolate liquor.
Unsweetened chocolate Made solely of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, the taste of this chocolate is bitter and unsuitable for eating directly, so it's only used in baking. It's great in cake, cookie or brownie recipes.
Dark chocolate Since it's sweeter than unsweetened chocolate and has less sugar, It's quite popular with those that want a sweet treat but are health conscious because it has less sugar than other chocolates. It has 35% cocoa.
Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened dark chocolate that also contains at least 35% cocoa. It is mostly used in baking and is great for recipes that call for a strong chocolate flavor.
Semi-sweet chocolate This chocolate is also made with at least 35% cocoa and is the most versatile form of chocolate. It's ideal for baking and eating and can be found in many chocolate chip cookie recipes. It also has cocoa butter and sugar added.
Do you need to add food coloring?
Well, yes. In order to make it look red you must add food coloring or gel or use the color appropriate for the occasion.
That being said, if you like, you can also skip the coloring all together and just enjoy an awesome piece of fudge!
The only way to make your fudge red is with red food coloring, liquid or gel.
You can use a couple of tablespoons from the bottles of liquid food coloring that I sometimes use but I find that a drop or two of the gel coloring works better.
At times, the cheaper varieties of liquid food coloring can make the fudge cheaper to make but you won't get the same intensity of color.
If you're making fudge for a certain holiday, just make sure that the sprinkles, sparkles or any other decorations you want match the color inside the fudge. It's an easy way to impress and wow your friends and family.
What options can be added to Easy Red Velvet Fudge?
The best part about this fudge, besides the rich and creamy taste, is the wonderful red color. Remember you can add anything you can think of into it, depending on the occasion, if any. I have listed some suggestions below but I wanted to discuss a few first.
My favorite way to serve this fudge is covered in crushed candy canes, all over the top. This delicious fudge looks so gorgeous and tastes absolutely incredible. The hint of mint and a little crunch is always a hit!
Consider adding some marshmallow cream or creme, depending on where you live, to your fudge, stirring twice before pouring the mixture into your pan. The sweet white ribbon running through the red fudge looks terrific!
I love to cover it with coconut, add marshmallows inside and on top, included seasonal smarties or M & M's and my son loves chocolate covered cherries with some drizzled icing on top!
If you need more suggestions, or if you have more ideas please let me know because the longer the list the better, and I like to try different things too!
- cream filled cookies
- dried fruits
- broken pretzel
- toffee bits
- butterscotch chips
- chocolate chips
- caramel chips
- chocolate covered caramels
- sprinkles or sparkles
Ingredients in Easy Red Velvet Fudge
- chocolate chips
- white chocolate chips
- sweetened condensed milk
- red food coloring
- sprinkles (if you want)
White Chocolate Drizzle
- heavy or whipping cream
- white chocolate chips
How to make Easy Red Velvet Fudge
In a saucepan, over low heat, warm condensed milk until hot but not boiling.
Add chocolate and white chips and food coloring.
Stir frequently until melted, smooth and incorporated. If necessary to smooth out add 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter or shortening to assist in the melting process!
Stir in flour until blended.
Prepare your square 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with cooking spray and parchment paper. I always end up cutting all around the edges of the parchment paper so I can get it into the fridge easier to set after I pour fudge into it. Set aside.
Make the white chocolate drizzle by heating heavy cream just to bubbling over medium heat.
Add in white chips, and wait 5 minutes.
Stir vigorously until chips are melted, then pour into a plastic bag and cut off the corner.
Drizzle over your fudge and add sprinkles if you like. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, then cut into squares. Serve and enjoy!
How long will condensed milk fudge last?
Fudge made with condensed milk will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature, in an airtight container.
If you keep your fudge in an airtight container in your fridge it will last up to a month.
You also have the option of freezing portion sizes of your choosing, wrapped in parchment paper, and frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
How to make raw flour safe to eat
I have been doing it for a long time and have never gotten sick. My grandparents who lived on a farm served us cookie dough with raw flour and farm fresh eggs and never got sick. I might just be lucky.
That being said I want to give you some information on the risk you take consuming raw flour and what you can easily do to avoid getting sick.
To toast the flour in the oven, spread it on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. With the microwave you just heat for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring every 15 seconds, and you're good to go!
I microwaved the flour in a microwave safe bowl in 15 second intervals five times and it worked beautifully.
Regardless of your chosen method, the flour must reach a temperature 0f 165 degrees to be deemed safe to eat and it is just that simple to ensure it's safety. I have never done this myself but that doesn't mean you won't want to!
If you would like further information on E. coli linked to raw flour take a look here.
For more info on baking the bacteria away look here.
For more information on microwaving away the bacteria look here.
It is generally recommended that you DO NOT ingest or even just taste anything that contains raw flour. Make sure it has been cooked before eating it. This includes flour being used as a thickening agent.
For more information about the FDA recommendations, check this link out.
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Easy Red Velvet Fudge Video
Easy Red Velvet Fudge
White chocolate drizzle
- ½ cup heavy or whipping cream
- 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
- Prepare your square 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with cooking spray and parchment paper. I always end up cutting all around the edges of the parchment paper so I can get it into the fridge easier to set after I pour fudge into it. Set aside.
- Get out and organize your ingredients. Measure anything you want to add into the fudge or on top of it so everything is ready to go!
- In a saucepan, over low heat, warm condensed milk until hot but not boiling.
- Add chocolate and white chips and food coloring.
- Stir frequently until melted, smooth and incorporated. If necessary to smooth out add 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter or shortening to assist in the melting process!
- Stir in flour until blended.
- Once flour is incorporated, add any ingredients you want to your fudge. Just remember the fudge is hot so if you are adding sprinkles, for example, add them to the mixture, stir two or three times and dump into your prepared pan. You don't want your ingredients to melt.
- Pour into a square 8x8 inch lined pan, add or sprinkle anything you want to stick to the top of the fudge and set aside.
Making the Drizzle
- Make the white chocolate drizzle by heating heavy cream just to bubbling over medium heat. Add in white chips, and wait, allowing it to stand, for 5 minutes.
- Stir vigorously until chips are melted, then pour into a plastic bag and cut off the corner.
- Squeeze out bag contents and drizzle all over your fudge and add sprinkles if you like. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, then cut into squares.
- Serve and enjoy!