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Easy Patriotic Fudge

Easy Patriotic Fudge

Easy Patriotic Fudge is just 6 ingredients and that quickly mixes up into a tasty creamy treat! You will enjoy serving this pretty festive fudge!

This Easy Patriotic Fudge is pretty and so quick and easy to make! It is really the perfect addition to your holiday celebration!

Fudge can be complicated if you need a candy thermometer and extra steps but this recipe is not all of that!

All you need is a microwave (or a double boiler if you prefer), a bowl and 6 ingredients. It takes literally a few minutes to melt and stir this up, a couple of hours to let it chill and you are ready to go!  

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Patriotic Trail Mix, Patriotic Deviled Jell-O EggsPatriotic Bark and Easy Patriotic Cookies are other fun and easy patriotic treats!

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Follow my Patriotic Pinterest Board for dozens of ideas from all around the web! I am constantly finding new things to add so there will be new things all the time! I also have a board for every holiday Keto version!

Why You Should Make This

It is pretty and festive for your holiday celebration.

It’s a family-approved recipe that comes together quickly.

It is so easy to make!

It is delicious!

Can This Be Frozen?

Yes! Fudge freezes well.

Just put it in an airtight container; some plastic wrap around it inside for extra protection is great, and put it in the freezer.

I have frozen it for a few weeks ahead and it tastes fresh for the holidays and when we had leftovers, I have frozen it for even a few months after.

How to Store Easy Patriotic Fudge

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Key Ingredients

(Full printable ingredients and instructions are just below.)

ingredients for Easy Patriotic Fudge

White baking chips

Sweetened condensed milk—not evaporated milk, the sweetened condensed kind.

Vanilla

Salt

Red, white and blue M&M’s—you can buy red, white and blue ones but if you can’t find them you can totally just pick out some red and blue ones from a regular bag. The whites don’t matter too much since the baking chips are white

Patriotic sprinkles and/or colored sugar—any kind you like. I used a mix of sprinkles and blue and red colored sugars.

How to Make Easy Patriotic Fudge

Line an 8×8 baking pan with aluminum foil.

Melt baking chips in a microwave safe bowl for one minute.

Stir.

stirring melted chips

If not melted yet, melt another 30 seconds and stir again.

melted chips in a bowl

Watch carefully so it does not burn.

When chips are melted and smooth, add milk, vanilla and salt.

milk, salt and vanilla added to melted chips

Stir until smooth.

Work quickly because it will thicken.

Add M&M’s and fold into fudge.

M&Ms added to fudge
stirring in the M&Ms

Spread fudge into foil lined pan, using back of spatula or large spoon to make smooth and even.

spreading the fudge in the pan

Add sprinkles and/or sugar to top.

sprinkling the sugar on the fudge

Chill in refrigerator 2 hours or until firm.

Easy Patriotic Fudge ready to go into the refrigerator

Lift fudge out of baking pan by edges of foil.

fudge in foil out of pan and ready to cut

Remove foil and cut into bite sized pieces.

showing fudge on cutting board half uncut, quarter in strips and quarter is cut into bite sized pieces

Other Fudge Recipes

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Yield: 30 servings

Easy Patriotic Fudge

pile of Easy Patriotic Fudge

Easy Patriotic Fudge is just 6 ingredients and that quickly mixes up into a tasty creamy treat! You will enjoy serving this pretty festive fudge!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Two 11 ounce bags white baking chips (about 4 cups)
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup red, white and blue M&M’s
  • 1 Tablespoon Patriotic sprinkles and/or colored sugar

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Melt baking chips in a microwave safe bowl for one minute.
  3. Stir.
  4. If not melted yet, melt another 30 seconds and stir again.
  5. Watch carefully so it does not burn.
  6. When chips are melted and smooth, add milk, vanilla and salt.
  7. Stir until smooth.
  8. Work quickly because it will thicken.
  9. Add M&M’s and fold into fudge.
  10. Spread fudge into foil lined pan, using back of spatula or large spoon to make smooth and even.
  11. Add sprinkles and/or sugar to top.
  12. Chill in refrigerator 2 hours or until firm.
  13. Lift fudge out of baking pan by edges of foil.
  14. Remove foil and cut into bite sized pieces.

Notes

Store covered in refrigerator.

Can be frozen.

If you would prefer, melt the baking chips over water in a double boiler on the stove. Stir constantly and watch carefully. Follow the rest of the steps as written.



Nutrition Information

Yield

30

Serving Size

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 99Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 7mgSodium 40mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

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