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60 of Our Fudgiest Recipes Ever

Chewy and rich, if it's fudgy you know it's fabulous. Bake up some caramel fudge cheesecake, frosted fudge brownies, butter pecan fudge and more with this decadent collection of our fudgiest recipes ever.

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Fudge-Topped BrowniesTaste of Home

Fudge-Topped Brownies

If you love brownies and fudge, why not combine the two? Mix up a pan of these exquisite brownies for any holiday or special gatherings...or just when you want to treat yourself to the ultimate chocolate dessert. —Judy Olson, Whitecourt, Alberta

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Fudge Sundae PieTaste of Home

Fudge Sundae Pie

My son always asks for this guilt-free frozen yogurt pie for his birthday. Complete with peanut butter, fudge topping and nuts, it tastes ice cream parlor-good…but it's healthier. —Margaret Hanson-Maddox, Montpelier, Indiana

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Rocky Road Fudge PopsTaste of Home

Rocky Road Fudge Pops

These sweet frozen treats are simple to prepare and guaranteed to bring out the kid in anyone. The creamy pops feature a special chocolate and peanut topping.—Karen Grant, Tulare, California

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Simple Macadamia Nut FudgeTaste of Home

Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge

My aunt now lives in Hawaii, and she keeps our family supplied with fresh pineapples, mangos and macadamia nuts...along with recipes like this one. When I run out of macadamias for candy-making, I substitute pecans. Whichever nuts I use, neighbors like this fudge so much that they have started to call me the "Candy Lady of Cleveland." —Vicki Fioranelli, Cleveland, Mississippi

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Rich Hot Fudge SauceTaste of Home

Rich Hot Fudge Sauce

I've made this scrumptious topping since the early 1980s. It always turns out smooth and yummy. The dark chocolate flavor, with a hint of rum extract, is not overly sweet but will still satisfy a chocoholic's cravings. —Carol Hanihan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Fudge PuddlesTaste of Home

Fudge Puddles

I was inspired to make these cookies last year when we stopped for a snack while Christmas shopping. I changed a few things when I got home, and my Fudge Puddles became a favorite with my husband's family. —Kimarie Maassen, Avoca, Iowa

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Almond Cherry  FudgeTaste of Home

Almond Cherry Fudge

Cooked in the microwave, this fast fudge is a sweet addition to any holiday gathering. I make it when I need a quick treat for a school party or to take to a neighbor. —Shellie Tucker, Hendersonvlle, Tennessee

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Raspberry Fudge TorteTaste of Home

Raspberry Fudge Torte

This special-occasion cake impresses all who see and taste it. People are surprised to hear that this torte starts with a simple cake mix—they're sure I bought it at a bakery. —Julie Hein, York, Pennsylvania

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Marbled Orange FudgeTaste of Home

Marbled Orange Fudge

This decadent treat doesn't last long at our house. The Creamsicle flavor of this soft fudge brings on the smiles. Bright orange and marshmallow swirls make it a perfect takealong for events and get-togethers. —Diane Wampler, Morristown, Tennessee

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Decadent Fudge CakeTaste of Home

Decadent Fudge Cake

Everyone loves the rich flavor in this decadent cake made with four types of chocolate. —Anna Hogge, Yorktown, Virginia

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Candy Bar FudgeTaste of Home

Candy Bar Fudge

My manager at work, who knows I like to try new treat recipes, shared this one with me. I've made this chewy and chocolaty fudge many times since. Packed with nuts and caramel, it's like a candy bar. Everyone who's tried it loves it. —Lois Freeman, Oxford, Michigan

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Butter Pecan FudgeTaste of Home

Butter Pecan Fudge

Toasted pecans add a nutty crunch to this creamy fudge, perfect for holiday giving. People always seem to rave about its wonderful caramel flavor. —Pam Smith, Alta Loma, California

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Marbled Cappuccino Fudge CheesecakeTaste of Home

Marbled Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake

I came up with this recipe because I love the frozen cappuccino drinks at coffee shops and wanted a cheesecake with the same goods. If you try it, don't hold the whip. The creamy mocha-infused topping is the best part! —Becky McClaflin, Blanchard, Oklahoma

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Red Velvet Candy Cane FudgeTaste of Home

Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

My favorite kind of cake, red velvet, inspired me to create this fudge. If you'd like, spoon the candy mixture into paper-lined mini-muffin cups instead of spreading it into a pan. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Caramel-Fudge Chocolate CakeTaste of Home

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

To satisfy the chocolate lovers in our family, I added hot fudge topping and chocolate chips to a caramel-covered dessert that's quite popular in our area. The moist cake layer is a breeze to prepare using a boxed mix, and the rich toppings make it especially decadent. —Karen Stucky, Freeman, South Dakota

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Peanut Butter FudgeTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Fudge

This peanut butter fudge is a favorite "never fail" quickie recipe. —Eleanore Peterson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

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Three-Chocolate FudgeTaste of Home

Three-Chocolate Fudge

I make this fudge at Christmastime to give to friends and neighbors. That tradition started years ago when I made more candy than my husband, three sons and I could eat, so we shared it. It's a tasty tradition I'm glad to continue. —Betty Grantham, Hanceville, Alabama

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Fudge Nut BrowniesTaste of Home

Fudge Nut Brownies

There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it in one bowl in just a few minutes. My husband's grandmother passed the recipe on; now our son makes these brownies for after-school snacks. —Becky Albright, Norwalk, Ohio

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Cherry Swirl FudgeTaste of Home

Cherry Swirl Fudge

For festive fudge with a new "twist," give this confection a whirl! We used vanilla chips instead of chocolate ones and added sweet cherry flavoring. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Minty Hot Fudge Sundae CakeTaste of Home

Minty Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

The best part about dessert from the slow cooker is that when dinner’s done, a hot treat is ready to serve. In this case, a chocolaty, gooey, minty treat you can’t get enough of! —Terri McKitrick, Delafield, Wisconsin

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry FudgeTaste of Home

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

Something about the combination of dark chocolate and raspberry is just so addicting. This fudge makes a heartfelt homemade gift, or just a treat that's worth sharing. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

My children always looked forward to these fudge brownies as an after-school snack. They're so fudgy they don't need icing. —Hazel Fritchie, Palestine, Illinois

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Mackinac FudgeTaste of Home

Mackinac Fudge

When I got married, a woman at my parents’ church gave me this version of a popular Michigan treat. I sometimes pipe a bit of frosting onto each piece for decoration during the holidays. —Kristen Ekhoff, Akron, Indiana

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Snow-Capped Mocha Fudge DropsTaste of Home

Snow-Capped Mocha Fudge Drops

Everyone loves seeing chocolate on a cookie tray. My version is fudgy with a hint of mocha. If you’re serving these at the holidays, add red and green colored sugar or sprinkles for a festive touch. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

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Candy-Licious FudgeTaste of Home

Candy-Licious Fudge

A no-fuss fudge prepared in the microwave that tastes like a candy bar? It sounds too good to be true, but it turned out to be good and true! —Dee Lancaster, Ozark, Missouri

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Caramel Fudge CheesecakeTaste of Home

Caramel Fudge Cheesecake

It's hard to resist this chocolaty cheesecake with its fudgy crust, crunchy pecans and gooey layer of caramel. I combined several recipes to create this version that satisfies both the chocolate lovers and the cheesecake lovers in my family. —Brenda Ruse, Truro, Nova Scotia

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5-Ingredient FudgeTaste of Home

5-Ingredient Fudge

You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. This easy homemade fudge recipe is the best. —Sue Tucker, Edgemoor, South Carolina

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Almond Fudge CakeTaste of Home

Almond Fudge Cake

People are amazed that this luscious, moist and tender cake is a light dessert. I love the rich chocolate flavor and fruity sauce. —Mike Pickerel, Columbia, Missouri

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Easy Peanut Butter FudgeTaste of Home

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

My sister shared the recipe for this unbelievably easy peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream. I prefer using creamy peanut butter for this mouthwatering dessert, but the chunky style works just as well. —Mary Jane Rummel, Linglestown, Pennsylvania

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Cookies 'n' Cream FudgeTaste of Home

Cookies 'n' Cream Fudge

I invented this confection for a bake sale at our children's school. Boy, was it a hit! The crunchy chunks of sandwich cookie soften a bit as the mixture mellows. It's so sweet that one panful serves a crowd. —Laura Lane, Richmond, Virginia

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Kahlua FudgeTaste of Home

Kahlua Fudge

This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania

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Nana's Rocky Road FudgeTaste of Home

Nana's Rocky Road Fudge

We make rocky road-style fudge every Christmas and it’s a tradition, but why wait until the holidays for a recipe this good? —Ashley Berry, Montgomery Village, Maryland

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Hot Fudge CakeTaste of Home

Hot Fudge Cake

Here's a wonderful way to top off a great meal—a rich chocolaty cake that's not overly sweet. Mom served it with a scoop of ice cream or cream poured over. I'd always have room for a serving of Hot Fudge Cake. —Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming

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Cranberry FudgeTaste of Home

Cranberry Fudge

This creamy, crunchy fudge is packed with walnuts and cranberries to satisfy all who try it. Though they may seem decadent, each little bite is filled with tons of fabulous, guilt-free flavor. —Delia Kennedy, Deer Park, Washington

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White Chocolate Peppermint FudgeTaste of Home

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

I make many batches of this minty fudge to give as Christmas gifts. It's not too sweet, so it appeals to lots of palates. —Sue Schindler, Barnesville, Minnesota

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Frosted Fudge BrowniesTaste of Home

Frosted Fudge Brownies

A neighbor brought over a pan of these rich fudge brownies along with the recipe when I came home from the hospital with our baby daughter. I asked her how to make brownie frosting like that, and I've made them ever since for family occasions, potlucks and parties at work. —Sue Soderlund, Elgin, Illinois

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Creamy Fudge FrostingTaste of Home

Creamy Fudge Frosting

For every occasion that calls for chocolate frosting, keep this fudgy recipe close by. With just five ingredients from the pantry, you’ve got magic in minutes. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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White Pecan FudgeTaste of Home

White Pecan Fudge

Each Christmas, I package batches of this rich fudge to send to family and friends. It's just delicious! —Marie Draper, Price, Utah

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Triple Fudge BrowniesTaste of Home

Triple Fudge Brownies

When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result is a big pan of very rich, fudgy brownies. Friends who ask me for the recipe are amazed that it's so easy. —Denise Nebel, Wayland, Iowa

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Envelopes of FudgeTaste of Home

Envelopes of Fudge

Sealed inside a golden crust is a delicious special delivery—a fudgy walnut filling that's almost like a brownie. These cookies are like two treats in one. —Donna Nowicki, Center City, Minnesota

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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge FrostingTaste of Home

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This recipe won several blue ribbons at our state fair. The made-from-scratch chocolate layer cake topped with a fudgy homemade frosting is truly a can't-miss dessert. —Donna Carman, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Fudge Bonbon CookiesTaste of Home

Fudge Bonbon Cookies

These fudgy favorites are double delights—the cookies are flavored with both chocolate chips and chocolate kisses. Drizzled with white chocolate on top, they're fancy enough for a buffet table. —Janice Smith, Cynthiana, Kentucky

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Kahlua Fudge Sheet CakeTaste of Home

Kahlua Fudge Sheet Cake

I make this cake for my grandsons. It's a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for chocolate and marshmallow cream lovers.—Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Penuche FudgeTaste of Home

Penuche Fudge

This is a favorite recipe that has been in our family for over 20 years. My aunt taught me how to make it when I was 12 years old and I am still making it today. —Jhana Seidler, Venice, Florida

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Salted Caramel Fudge DropsTaste of Home

Salted Caramel Fudge Drops

These cookies, which start with a mix, are unbelievably decadent! I like to use caramel-filled Dove chocolates. It’s nice dough to make ahead, roll into balls and freeze for up to 3 months. Then just bake the cookies as you need them. —Carole Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Old-Fashioned Fudge CakeTaste of Home

Old-Fashioned Fudge Cake

This simple one-layer cake has a nice texture, cuts well, is moist and the frosting is fast and easy to make. —Mary Schillinger, Woodstock, Georgia

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Peppermint-Kissed Fudge Mallow CookiesTaste of Home

Peppermint-Kissed Fudge Mallow Cookies

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without these cute-as-can-be treats. Fudgy-rich chocolate cookies with refreshing mint flavor, soft marshmallow, crunchy candy...it’s a must-try holiday recipe! —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

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Gumdrop FudgeTaste of Home

Gumdrop Fudge

Making candy is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. This sweet white fudge is as easy to put together as it is beautiful to serve. —Jennifer Short, Omaha, Nebraska

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Fast Fudge SundaesTaste of Home

Fast Fudge Sundaes

For big chocolate taste, I treat my family to this thick ice cream topping. It's a snap to make the fudgy sauce, and we like it better than the store-bought kind. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

These tempting fudgy cookies need only five ingredients—what could be easier? The melt-in-your-mouth goodies go over big with kids and make a fantastic pick-me-up for adults. —Elaine Stephens, Carmel, Indiana

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Black Forest Fudge SauceTaste of Home

Black Forest Fudge Sauce

I've used this velvety fudge sauce studded with cherries for years, and everyone raves about it's addicting taste. This fudge sauce is so scrumptious that I could just eat it with a spoon!—Linda Pace, Lees Summit, Missouri

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Root Beer Float FudgeTaste of Home

Root Beer Float Fudge

My children have always loved root beer floats so I came up with this fudgy treat just for them. Sweet and creamy with that familiar root beer flavor, it's always a best-seller at school bake sales. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas

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Peppermint-Fudge Brownie MixTaste of Home

Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Mix

This mix is so pretty when packaged as a gift, with the crushed peppermints sparkling against the dark chocolate colors. I like to print the baking instructions neatly on an index card to include with the mix, and decorate with Christmas stickers. —Barbara Burge, Los Gatos, California

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Marvelous Maple FudgeTaste of Home

Marvelous Maple Fudge

Use this delicious, easy recipe for potlucks, large family gatherings or bake sales. Line your pan with foil to make removing the fudge a breeze. —Jeannie Gallant, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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Fudge Fantasy CakeTaste of Home

Fudge Fantasy Cake

You'll catch everyone's attention when you present this showstopping dessert. This exquisite chocolate cake will have your guests saying,"Wow!" —Jannine Fisk, Malden, Massachusetts

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Neapolitan FudgeTaste of Home

Neapolitan Fudge

If you like Neapolitan ice cream, you will devour my fudge version of the vanilla, strawberry and chocolate favorite. It makes a great addition to any candy platter. —Faith Leonard, Delbarton, West Virginia

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Chocolate-Filled Cream Puffs with Hot Fudge SauceTaste of Home

Chocolate-Filled Cream Puffs with Hot Fudge Sauce

I grew up eating my mother's homemade cream puffs. Now I make her recipe when I need to bring a treat to work. Everyone loves them so much I have to triple the batch! —Diana Voland, Martinsville, Indiana

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Almond Fudge CakesTaste of Home

Almond Fudge Cakes

I teach in a school with three to four teachers per grade. I bake this cake in small springform pans so that each group can grab a cake before school and divide it among themselves later. Sometimes I slice the cakes into three or four slices and fill one layer with strawberry preserves or cherry pie filling. —Carleen Johns, Brownwood, Missouri

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Cherry-Nut White FudgeTaste of Home

Cherry-Nut White Fudge

Ring in Christmas with this fudge that's the color of the season, white, red and green. The caramel-like flavored fudge is speckled with red and green candied cherries and pecans.—Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma

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Heavenly Chocolate-Fudge Cake BallsTaste of Home

Heavenly Chocolate-Fudge Cake Balls

My special treat is similar to the popular cake pops—but without the stick! They're guaranteed to calm any chocolate craving and jazz up holiday goodie trays all at the same time. Best of all, no one will guess how easy they are to make! —Lynn Davis, Moreno Valley, California

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."

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