Easy Freezer Fudge (2024)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge with butterscotch chips and marshmallows. This fudge is so easy and so good!
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The very first recipe ever shared here on NoBiggie, was this freezer fudge. We are sharing it again with new photos and a quick video. We call it freezer fudge because the freezer helps it set quick so you can eat it quicker. We like to cut it into squares and keep it in the freezer for when you need a little chocolate fix. This recipe will always be a favorite. The first photos of this recipe were BAD…so a little recipe redo was in order, especially because this recipe is so good.

What you need to make Freezer Fudge:

  • peanut butter
  • butterscotch chips
  • semisweet chocolate chips
  • butter
  • mini marshmallows

How to make Freezer Fudge:

  • Prepare pan: Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt butter:In a medium sauce pan on medium heat start to melt the butter.
  • Add PB: Add in the peanut butter and mix well.
  • Combine with chips: Add in the chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips, continue to stir with a rubber scraper until well combined.
  • Stir in marshmallow: Add in the marshmallows, stir until marshmallows are coated and thoroughly dispersed, but not completely melted in.
  • Pour into pan: Remove pan from the heat and pour fudge onto the parchment lined sheet pan. Take another piece of parchment and press the warm fudge down into the pan so that it is even in thickness.
  • Freeze to set: Move the pan to the freezer to speed up the set time.
  • Cut and enjoy: After 30 minutes in the freezer cut the fudge into squares. Enjoy!

Storing Freezer Fudge:

You can keep this fudge stored covered at room temp, or if you like it cold keep it in the fridge or the freezer. It will last about a week if you don’t eat it all before then!

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Variations:

  • there are a few different ways to make this fudge, you can press it thin into a sheet pan, or you can have it thicker (like the photos show) in an 8×8 inch pan. Lately I prefer this fudge in a more thin state. It’s more fun to eat right out of the freezer.
  • you can either add the marshmallows in and let them completely melt and blend into the fudge.
  • or you can add them in right before removing the pan from the heat to leave them in more of a solid state. We love how it looks when you leave the marshmallows more solid.

Quick and easy Freezer Fudge:

chocolate, and peanut butter, and butterscotch and marshmallows…you guys…don’t hate me when you learn how easy it is to get your chocolate fix anytime of the day. This fudge comes together so quick and is addicting!

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Gifting Easy Freezer Fudge:

This fudge makes the perfect gift for family, friends, and neighbors. My sister in law loves to make a big batch and deliver it in little tins to her neighbors at Christmas time. You’ll have to buy double the ingredients so you can keep some for yourself. Be careful who you give it to because they will most likely come back to you for more… It’s that good!

How long does it take for Freezer Fudge to set?

We like to set this fudge in the freezer to make it quicker! Once you add the fudge to your pan it will need just 30 minutes in the freezer to set.

Easy Freezer Fudge

Chocolate peanut butter fudge with butterscotch and mini marshmallows. We love this fudge right out of the freezer.

Author Kami - NoBiggie.net

Ingredients

  • 1/2Cpeanut butter
  • 1pkg butterscotch chips
  • 1pkg semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2Cbutter
  • 1pkg mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium sauce pan on medium heat start to melt the butter.

  3. Add in the peanut butter and mix well.

  4. Add in the chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips, continue to stir with a rubber scraper until well combined.

  5. Add in the marshmallows, stir until marshmallows are coated and thoroughly dispersed, but not completely melted in.

  6. Remove pan from the heat and pour fudge onto the parchment lined sheet pan. Take another piece of parchment and press the warm fudge down into the pan so that it is even in thickness.

  7. Move the pan to the freezer to speed up the set time.

  8. After 30 minutes in the freezer cut the fudge into squares. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*There are two ways you can make this freezer fudge, you can either add the marshmallows in and let them completely melt and blend into the fudge, or you can add them in right before removing the pan from the heat to leave them in more of a solid state. We love how it looks when you leave the marshmallows more solid.

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FAQs

How to properly freeze fudge? ›

Freezing Fudge

Wrap your fudge in an air-tight container. Several layers of saran wrap, vacuum seal, Tupperware should all keep the moisture locked in pretty good. A couple hours before you would like to enjoy your fudge, take it out of the freezer and allow it to thaw out on your counter.

How long does it take for fudge to harden in the freezer? ›

Once you add the fudge to your pan it will need just 30 minutes in the freezer to set.

How do you know when fudge is beaten enough? ›

After letting the fudge cool, it's time to beat it. It is important to stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to thicken and its surface starts to look dull or matte. Now is the time to stop beating and pour the fudge into a mould.

How long can fudge last in the freezer? ›

How Long Does Fudge Last in the Freezer? If you're hoping to keep your fudge tucked away for quite some time, storing it in the freezer is a great option. Fudge properly stored in the freezer will last for 2 to 3 months.

How do you wrap fudge for freezing? ›

Wrap the fudge (whole block or cut into individual pieces) in plastic wrap. If you are wrapping multiple individual pieces of cut fudge in a stack, place wax or parchment paper between each layer. Storing individual portions is great if you want to thaw a few pieces at a time.

Is it better to freeze or refrigerate fudge? ›

So to recap, it's best to store proper fudge at room temperature. Keeping it in the fridge takes out all its moisture, drying it out. Homemade fudge is best in the fridge. No matter where you store it, the goal is to protect the fudge from exposure to the elements so airtight containers are best!

Does fudge set quicker in the freezer? ›

Some Tips For Making Fudge

The ratio of chocolate to condensed milk needs to be just right, otherwise you might end up with fudge that is too soft or too hard. Do not freeze the fudge to set it. Best way is to just be patient for a couple hours and set it in the fridge.

How to fix fudge that didn't set? ›

To fix it, you can reheat the fudge mixture over low heat and continue cooking until it reaches the proper temperature. Be sure to use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature accurately. Alternatively, you can try to salvage chewy fudge by mixing it into ice cream or using it as a topping for desserts.

Why isn't my fudge hardening? ›

Fudge Didn't Set

If your fudge turned out super sticky, or it didn't set as it cooled, it probably never got hot enough.

What to do with failed fudge? ›

My advice to you is to just pour it in a jar, call it something else delicious, and pretend you meant for it to be that way. The nice thing about my “failed” fudge is that it tastes absolutely delicious! A spoonful of the delectable treat will make you want for more.

What should fudge look like after beating? ›

The fudge is then beaten as this makes the fudge slightly crumbly rather than chewy. Beating the mixture encourages the formation of small sugar crystals, which leads to the crumbly texture. The crystals may not be noticeable in themselves but the fudge mixture will thicken and turn from shiny to matte in appearance.

Should you stir fudge while it's cooking? ›

Don't stir!

Once the fudge reaches soft-ball stage on the candy thermometer, remove from the heat and let the temperature drop to 110°F. Keep that spoon or spatula out of the pot until this happens. If you stir too early in the process, you'll make the sugar crystals too big and end up with grainy fudge.

Why can't you freeze fudge? ›

It keeps fairly well and if you keep it in the fridge it will last up to 3 weeks. It will also freeze for up to 3 months, though there is always a small risk with fudge that the texture changes slightly on defrosting. Fudge can dry out and becomes crumbly so you need to package it carefully for freezing.

Will fudge harden in the freezer? ›

They use the blast freezer to set recipes all the time. Since fudge is a concentrated syrup (usually chocolatey), it will harden at some point.

Is fudge good if you freeze it? ›

Yes. Fudge can be frozen and most fudge recipes will freeze and thaw well. The texture of the fudge matters here; fudge with a denser texture tends to freeze better than fudge with a lighter texture. Freezing fudge can be a good option for long term storage as opposed to refrigeration.

Should you cut fudge before freezing? ›

To properly freeze fresh fudge, cut the candy into whatever size pieces you prefer. Smaller pieces will allow you to just pick two or three pieces from the freezer at a time, while keeping the fudge in larger blocks creates less surface area to dry out.

Can you put fudge in the freezer to harden? ›

Freezing your fudge is the key to a hardened result.

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