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Dip into these five simple yet delicious fudge flavors and recipe ideas guaranteed to please. Whether you’re looking for a homemade holiday gift or a decadent treat for the whole family, Hershey’s five best fudge recipes are just the thing.

Try One of Our Best Hershey Fudge Recipes Today

You’ll find the perfect fudge recipe to please every palate here. For the adventurous, there’s fudge with peppermint or peanut butter candies. For the traditionalist, choose rich chocolate squares, with or without almonds. And for the complete nontraditionalist, try the sweet and salty caramel fudge.

Here are our five favorite homemade fudge recipes:

1. HERSHEY'S Rich Cocoa Fudge

HERSHEY'S Rich Cocoa Fudge

This is it: the traditional, rich, decadently delicious fudge recipe that will satisfy any fudge purist. Pay close attention while cooking this expert-level recipe; you need to reach a precise temperature for the right texture. But the results are worth the effort. Once you have the basics down, try out one of the following tempting variations.


2. Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Fudge

Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Fudge

Chocolate and peppermint make a perfect pair in this homemade fudge recipe. You can vary the intensity by using HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Or make two batches and try both versions. Either way, this fudge is sure to be welcomed by the chocolate- and mint-lovers in your life.


3. Chocolate Almond Fudge

Chocolate Almond Fudge

For a more crowd-pleasing traditional fudge recipe, try this combination of chocolate, marshmallow creme and almonds. The marshmallow creme keeps the fudge light and airy, while the toasted almonds add depth and crunch. One batch makes about 4 pounds, so you’ll have enough to enjoy yourself and to share with friends.


4. Sweet and Salty Caramel Nut Fudge

Sweet and Salty Caramel Nut Fudge

This easy recipe delivers the perfect combination of sweet and salty. HERSHEY'S Sea Salt Caramel Flavored Baking Chips take the place of the typical chocolate for a unique flavor. The recipe also features marshmallow creme and mixed nuts for a balance of airiness and crunch. The result is a fudge that’s stunningly delicious.


5. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Take your love of peanut butter and chocolate to the next level with this homemade fudge. It’s one of our best fudge recipes, with a smooth consistency and pockets of peanut butter in each delicious square. It’s also quick to make, with only 15 minutes of prep time needed. Chill for an hour and you have a great party treat or gift!


Make Hershey part of your family tradition.

Maybe you already have a fudge recipe passed down through your family and need something to wow them at the next reunion. Or maybe you’re looking to start a new baking tradition. Perfect for holidays, gift baskets and care packages, these homemade fudge recipes are just the thing. Just don’t forget to save some for yourself! For more fun, easy baking projects, explore our full collection of recipes.