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Gingerbread Fudge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
December 15th, 2014

This easy homemade Gingerbread Fudge tastes like gingerbread cookie dough and requires no thermometer! Plus there’s no marshmallows or condensed milk!

These seriously taste like gingerbread cookie dough, SO GOOD! Plus you don't need a thermometer and there's no marshmallows or condensed milk!

Growing up I never really ate fudge much. I don’t know if you guys had a different experience and we’re the weird ones, but it just wasn’t something we made or bought hardly ever. I can pretty much count the number of times I ate it as a kid and I think all of those times were on vacation. It’s probably because as a kid you just want to eat all the sweets and with fudge you have to practice restraint. It only takes a few bites to feel satisfied! Not to mention most fudge is outrageously sweet and sends you into a sugar coma practically immediately.

Yet recently making homemade fudge has appealed to me more and more. Of course, fudge is a classic holiday season treat, but making it at home and controlling the flavor profile seemed like the perfect way to reintroduce myself to this treat. Also, the idea that there are practically limitless flavor options for fudge is what really excites me, and it’s how this recipe came to exist!

This is the PERFECT Christmas fudge!!

This Gingerbread Fudge tastes pretty much exactly like gingerbread cookie dough on steroids. But with no raw eggs! It’s so unbelievably rich and unlike most fudge, it’s actually got flavor besides being crazy sweet. The best part is that this fudge is super duper easy, it takes just 10 minutes to prep and requires no thermometer or complicated steps. It’s also made from scratch so it doesn’t rely on sweetened condensed milk or marshmallows which is my kind of recipe. It doesn’t even need to be served chilled, it can stand at room temperature just fine. And you can decorate the fudge with festive sprinkles to make for a beautiful homemade gift or treat for your family. You could even pour the hot fudge into gingerbread cookie cutters and give it out wrapped in plastic with a ribbon for a ridiculously adorable gift. Love!

This easy homemade Gingerbread Fudge tastes like gingerbread cookie dough and requires no thermometer! Plus there's no marshmallows or condensed milk!

Recipe Rundown

Taste: Like straight-up gingerbread cookie dough. This fudge tastes like Christmas joy!
Texture: Thick, rich, chewy, dense, and of course, fudgy.
Ease: Super easy, no thermometer required! Takes just 10 minutes to prep.
Appearance: Adding sprinkles on top really makes this fudge festive and beautiful.
Pros: Easy holiday homemade fudge recipe that doesn’t use marshmallows or sweetened condensed milk.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Absolutely. This would make a great gift.

The full Gingerbread Fudge recipe can be found on Imperial Sugar’s website!

What’s your favorite flavor of fudge?

This post was written by me on behalf of Imperial Sugar. All text, photos, and opinions provided are my own.

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — December 15, 2014 at 5:42 am

    We didn’t eat fudge either! The only time I had it was when I would sneak into this one store over and over because they had free samples. I was “that girl”
    This looks like the perfect Christmas treat! Gingerbread is a must…Pinned!

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — December 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

    We didn’t eat much fudge either, but now, for some reason it’s allll I want around the holidays!

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    Gaby — December 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I am dying to try this! You had me at “cookie dough on steroids”!!!

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    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen — December 15, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Oh my gosh, I came down to write the sentence ” You had me at ‘gingerbread cookie dough on steroids'” only to see Gaby said the EXACT same thing. But it’s true. I didn’t eat fudge much growing up, but if you liken this to gingerbread cookie dough (which I ate my the spoonful this weekend), I’m ALL over this fudge!

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    Robin — December 19, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I just made this fudge but substituted dark chocolate for the white chocolate. I love it. Thanks so much. I’m taking it to work today.

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      Tessa — December 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Love it! Thanks for your comment – hope your coworkers enjoyed 🙂

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    heidi — December 23, 2014 at 7:15 am

    This is so good. Made it last night.

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      Tessa — December 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Wonderful! Happy holidays 🙂

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    Tamara — October 31, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I tried “ jump to the recipe “, didn’t work. I went to Imperial Sugar web site and did a search, no recipe. How can I get the recipe?

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    Kim — November 1, 2017 at 9:48 am


    Go to the Imperial Sugar website and search for this recipe.

    I printed it today from there at

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    Joanne — December 22, 2017 at 12:15 am

    I made this fudge it didn’t work a waste of time and money. Just looked like soft toffee.:-(

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    Juju — December 25, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Fudge that doesn’t turn out, is called ice cream topping!!

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    Tammy — December 5, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Where’s the recipe, can’t find it on this page

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