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Gluten Free Fudge is the foolproof fudge recipe, sans the problematic protein we aim to avoid. This is the best, easiest fudge you’ll find.

Gluten Free Fudge is one of those desserts that it’s hard to tell are gluten free. That’s what makes this the best kind of recipe. The shareable kind, even with those who aren’t bound to a gluten-free diet.

Gluten Free Fudge 101

Oh, fudge-y goodness is real. But not without it’s challenges. You see, fudge can be problematic. It can be gritty, soft or fall apart. Are you one of the people who has always struggled to make fudge that is edible, let alone delicious? We have you covered.

  • Sweetened condensed milk, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, butter and vanilla extract make the fudge-ness a reality.
  • You can make dairy free swaps with coconut condensed milk, dairy free chocolate chips and diary free alternative for butter.
  • Allow your fudge to cool completed in the fridge before cutting up.
  • Also, check out this homemade vanilla extract.

What could go wrong? Thankfully this recipes covers a lot of bases to help ensure an easy, perfect fudge. The biggest issues with fudge are moisture loss leaving it dry and crumbling OR skipping the double boiler step. You can do this and make it look so easy.

Store, save and savor your homemade fudge

How to store your fudge: You’ll want to protect from moisture loss with your fudge. The best way to store it is to wrap your fudge, then place in an airtight container. Your gluten free fudge can last 2-3 weeks at air temperature, longer in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze homemade fudge? Yes. The best method to freeze your fudge is to leave it uncut in a solid block or large hunks. Then double wrap your fudge with plastic wrap. Finally,  place your fudge in an airtight container.

How to thaw frozen fudge: Place your hunk of gluten free fudge-y goodness in the refrigerator to thaw with the wrap on. Unwrap your fudge and allow 15 minute or so to breath at room temperature before cutting.

Some options for your fudge toppings, if you so choose:

  • Sea salt (our favorite, it compliments the fudge flavor nicely!)
  • Nuts, including walnuts, almonds, peanuts or even pistachios.
  • Peanut butter swirl, because chocolate and peanut butter are best friends.
  • Your candy of choice, if that’s your thing. Just make sure your candy is gluten free.

A little nibble of history: Did you know that fudge is thought to be of American origin? Story has it, in the 1800s someone messed up a batch of caramel, alas the first “oh fudge” moment and the deliciousness was born. If the name fits, YUMMMM.

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Gluten Free Fudge

Gluten Free Fudge is the foolproof fudge recipe, sans the problematic protein we aim to avoid. This is the best, easiest fudge you'll find.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy fudge, foolproof fudge, gluten free fudge, quick fudge, the best fudge recipe
Servings: 36
Calories: 121kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Prepare a 9×9 square pan by lining with plastic wrap. Leave overhang of plastic to easily allow removal of the the fudge from the pan when set.
  • Create a double boiled with a bowl over simmering water. Combine sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter and vanilla extract.
  • Stir until chocolate is fully melted.
  • Pour fudge into the pan and spread.  This is when you can add toppings if desired.
  • Chill in refrigerator until fudge is firm.
  • Divide your fudge into squares and enjoy!

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