Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge

This recipe for Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge is a part of the #Feast4All campaign and has been compensated by #CollectiveBias. As always, all opinions are my own.

A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays! Who’s already started decorating for Christmas? I am going to guess that HALF of you have! Well, I seem to have married a Grinch. I mean, a husband who won’t let me decorate until after Thanksgiving :)

A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays! Here’s the part I don’t understand.. he’s not complaining about all the tasty Christmas treats I’ve been baking in the kitchen, like cappuccino eggnog donuts, oreo eggnog pie, and this fudge! Somehow it’s okay for him to eat christmas food but it’s not okay to look at christmas decorations.

Hmmm, very interesting.

Maybe I should start bargaining with him.. Honey, if you’d like a piece of fudge, you have to help me hang up the Christmas lights.

A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays! I picked up everything I needed to make this recipe at Walmart. I love walking down the baking aisle during the holiday season – it’s like walking through mountains of deliciousness.

IMG_1550A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays!
Besides our lack of Christmas decorations, Ryan and I have never put up a Christmas tree in our house. Excuse me while I wipe the tears off of my keyboard. :(

What’s the reason? Well our house is really tiny. The first year we were in our house I decided that I would make a wooden tree to hang on the wall. It was really cute and didn’t take up any floor space so that was great! The second year, I put the wooden tree on the wall again, but it didn’t bring enough Christmas spirit.

So this year I need a tree. I want to decorate something with Ryan! I am desperately hoping Rent-A-Center will rent fake Christmas trees. I would totally rent one. I think part of the reason why haven’t bought a fake one already is that we have no place to store it. No garage, no basement, no extra bedroom. That’s why renting a tree would be the perfect solution for us!

A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays!
A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays!
A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays!

Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge

Yield: 16 pieces of fudge

Total Time: 5 hours

Ingredients:

Chocolate Fudge

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Gingerbread Fudge

  • 1 & 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 8 tbsp Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with foil and lightly butter.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt. Bring this mixture to a full rolling boil (an aggressive boil) over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Continue to boil this mixture for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. After 3 minutes remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Add in the marshmallows and vanilla, and stir vigorously for 1 minute or until the marshmallows are melted.
  6. Pour the fudge into the prepared baking pan and refrigerator for 2 hours.
  7. After the chocolate fudge sets, in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the white chocolate chips, brown sugar, molasses, evaporated milk, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla.
  8. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and everything is combined.
  9. Pour the gingerbread fudge on top of the chocolate fudge.
  10. Place the fudge in the refrigerator to set for 2 hours. When you’re ready to cut the fudge, remove it from the pan using the tinfoil. Use a large knife to cut the fudge into squares. If you want your fudge to have clean cut lines, wipe the knife on a paper towel after each cut. Keep in the refrigerator.
Recipes adapted from Nestle and Crazy for Crust.

A rich chocolate fudge layer on the bottom and a sweet & spicy gingerbread fudge on top! This is perfect for the Holidays!
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36 comments

  1. I confess I am the half who has started the decorating, and I feel a bit guilty. I usually try to hold off until the weekend after Thanksgiving but I couldn’t resist some cute stuff in the store which started my slide. Fudge looks amazing, pinning now.

    • Talking about cute christmas stuff, I wanted to buy everything at target last night!! So cute!

  2. Isn’t it the best way to get stuff done around the house?! Just tempt them with food! And these fudge pics turned out fantastic! Props to you lady!

    • Oh gosh, thanks Meg! Sounds like you remembered the picture I posted on Instagram about fudge being my least favorite thing to shoot :)

  3. No Christmas decorations here yet but I have some Christmas baking! The fudge sounds amazing!

  4. I think your husband would definitely let you hang some lights if you bribed him with some of your treats! My husband pretends to be a grinch, but I think he’s secretly as excited as I am! He was the first one to turn on the Christmas music…. Lol. I’m loving this combination! And, plus, chocolate :D

    • I am just waiting to listen to Christmas music!! My husband could probably do without any christmas all season, booo hooo :(

  5. That combination of gingerbread and chocolate looks sooo good! You NEED a Christmas tree, Beth! Renting sounds like the perfect plan. And I think a piece of this fudge in return for decorating help sounds like a very fair trade. :)

  6. Beth, this fudge looks downright dangerous. As in dangerously delicious and I’d eat my weight in it! Pinned!

  7. This fudge looks amazing! So perfect for the holidays! Pinning!

  8. YUM! Gingerbread+Chocolate in fudge form?? Thumbs up from here! And girl…the solution for not having storage for a fake tree it a real tree. ;) In my area, you can get them live and potted, then after the holidays give it to one of your homeowner friends to plant on their property! (if you are generally against the actual cutting down of live trees for decoration.) Nothing beats a live tree for looks and the SMELL? Oh. Yes. Merry Christmas!

  9. Rent a tree!! That’s genius Beth! And I LOVE the flavors of this fudge. Gingerbread all the way. :)

  10. Oooh so pretty and festive!!! I love it :)

  11. Oh Beth this sounds delicious, I love the spicy gingerbread contrasted with chocolate!

  12. My husband insists on going to a tree farm and chopping down a real tree every year. You could get a real tree then you’d throw it out after Christmas. And you could get a cute little Charlie Brown like tree that wouldn’t take up a lot of space.

    The recipe looks delicious! I will have to give it a try.

    • We were thinking about getting a real tree, but we’re going to be out of town for a while during the holiday.. and I don’t want it to die!

  13. Oh my gosh this fudge looks fabulous! I love the gingerbread layer! I too am married to a Grinch…have to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate. Even the snow today didn’t put him in the mood.

  14. This gingerbread fudge looks so amazing!!! I would love to decorate more but I am lucky if I have time to get a tree the week before Christmas! I also LOOOVE shopping the baking aisle during Christmas!!!

  15. Yes! Bribe that husband of your with treats. I bet you can get all kinds of things. :) That fudge looks like the perfect texture.

    • So I left my computer up and open and my husband sat down at the desk and saw your comment! He hadn’t read the post yet, but he laughed and thought it was really funny :)

  16. I already started decorating for Christmas. My Christmas tree is done and it looks very pretty in the living room ;-)
    You have the best treats ever, my dear. These ones are not different!!

  17. We’ve had the tree up for almost 2 weeks now! But… we haven’t decorated it yet. Next week. :-) This fudge is perfect for the holiday!

  18. This fudge looks amazing Beth! Pinned and sharing on FB tomorrow!

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