Strawberry fudge is an easy treat that requires just four ingredients and a few minutes of active time. It’s creamy, delicious, and makes a great treat for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year!
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You guys!!! I’m so excited for this strawberry fudge because A) it’s the easiest fudge ever and B) it’s such a perfect shade of pink that I almost want to stare at it more than I want to eat it.
But somehow I found a way to eat the better part of an entire batch all by myself—it’s that good.
It has all the creaminess you want from fudge with a light strawberry flavor that will keep you reaching for another piece and then another and then another. (Or maybe that’s just me. . .)
Why you’ll love this strawberry fudge:
- You only need four ingredients, a bowl, and a spatula to make it
- There’s no candy thermometer required for this recipe!
- Start to finish, this fudge takes less than 10 minutes to make
- The fudge is easy enough that anyone can make it and it’s practically foolproof—it turns out perfectly creamy every time
How to make your fudge
- Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth
- Add melted strawberry frosting and a little strawberry extract and salt
- Stir until smooth
- Pour into an 8-inch baking dish and smooth the top
Then chill, slice, and serve!
Recipe notes and tips
- I used Pillsbury Creamy Supreme strawberry frosting but really any store-bought frosting should work; it’s found in the baking aisle near the cake mixes
- Strawberry extract can be found in some grocery stores or online. I like to use McCormick extracts
- Be sure to melt your chocolate chips slowly, as indicated in the recipe. If you heat them in intervals longer than 15 seconds they may seize up and become unusable
- Your fudge may take more or less than two hours to set in the fridge; it just depends on how warm the chocolate chips and frosting got. Check after an hour or so and it might be ready!
- See below for ways to vary the recipe
How to store fudge
This fudge can be stored in an airtight container, layered with wax paper, in the fridge for up to 1 week.
It can also be stored in the freezer (again in an airtight container layered with wax paper) for about two months.
Eat the fudge directly from the freezer or let it sit at room temp to thaw a bit, whichever you prefer.
- For chocolate strawberry fudge, you can add the topping from this chocolate peanut butter fudge
- Or use regular chocolate chips rather than white chocolate
- You can use pretty much any flavor of frosting—if you want an easy chocolate fudge, use chocolate frosting and semi-sweet chips
- For lemon fudge, substitute lemon frosting for strawberry and use lemon extract rather than strawberry extract
Can I use regular chocolate chips in this recipe?
Definitely! If you want more of a chocolate-strawberry fudge then you can absolutely use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. The strawberry flavor won’t be as prominent though.
See above for other ways to vary your fudge.
What kind of frosting should I use? Can I use homemade frosting?
I used a tub of Pillsbury Creamy Supreme frosting but any brand should work just fine.
Don’t use homemade frosting! You want the pre-made stuff you find next to the cake mixes at the grocery store. If you use homemade frosting your fudge will not set up properly.
Did you make this strawberry fudge? AWESOME! Let me know what you think with a comment and a rating below. And post a pic on Instagram too! Tag @theitsybitsykitchen so I can see!
Strawberry fudge is an easy treat that requires just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of active time. It's easy, delicious, and always a hit!
- Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat in 15-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until smooth.
- Remove the lid and foil top from the tub of frosting and heat until pourable, about 30 seconds.
- Pour the frosting over the melted chips, then add the extract and the salt. Quickly stir to combine, then pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until set. Slice and serve.
- Uneaten strawberry fudge can be stored in an airtight container, layered with wax paper, in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- The fudge can also be stored in the freezer (again in an airtight container) for about two months.
- *I used Pillsbury Creamy Supreme strawberry frosting