How To Make Strawberry Fudge


Have you ever wondered how to make strawberry fudge? Well lucky you, it’s easy! Just follow these three simple steps.

Have you ever had strawberry fudge? It’s delicious. Especially when it’s made with fresh strawberries. If you’ve never had it before, you can’t imagine how good it is. Let me tell you, it’s the type of dessert that makes your eyes roll back into your head. Literally. Here is a quick guide on how to make strawberry fudge.

strawberry fudge

This strawberry fudge is refreshingly sweet and loaded with little bits of strawberries. This easy fudge recipe only requires 4 ingredients and is ready to spread in the pan in about 5 minutes.

bright pink strawberry fudge with flecks of real strawberries stacked up in a white basket on a black background

strawberry fudge

If you love the sweet taste of strawberries and cream this pretty pink fudge is perfect for you. It is so soft and creamy and has little pieces of strawberries speckled throughout.

This isn’t an ordinary fudge flavor that you’ll find in most fudge shops along the boardwalk at the beach. But it should be!

It blends vanilla fudge with strawberry sauce to make a refreshingly good fudge that would be great to serve along with lemon fudge at a summer party. Top the strawberry fudge with a layer of chocolate fudge or a layer of chocolate ganache for a really decadent treat or if you prefer even more chocolate try our Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fudge. It as whole strawberries inside chocolate fudge.

This easy strawberry fudge recipe requires just four ingredients and can be made in under 10 minutes.

square of strawberry fudge stacked in a strawberry container on a black background

Ingredients used to make easy strawberry fudge:

  • white chocolate
    • I used Nestle Premier White Morsels which are actually a confectionery coating (similar to white chocolate but made using palm kernel oil instead of cocoa butter).
    • You can use pure white chocolate chips (made with cocoa butter) or any white confectionery coating like Candy Melts, Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers, Merckens White Wafers, almond bark, or CandiQuik.

NOTE: If using pure white chocolate (with cocoa butter listed in the ingredients) you will need to use 28 ounces versus 24 ounces of the white confectionery coating.

  • strawberry ice cream topping
    • I used Smucker’s Strawberry Ice Cream Topping.
    • You can also use homemade strawberry sauce.
  • lemon juice
    • A bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice helps to balance the sweetness of this fudge.
  • salt
    • A pinch of salt also helps balance the sweetness.
collage of images showing how to make strawberry fudge - melt white chocolate, stir in strawberry ice cream sauce, lemon, and salt then pour the fudge into a pan

How to make strawberry fudge:

  • Start by melting white chocolate chips either in the microwave or on the stove.
    • How to melt white chocolate in the microwave:
      • Pour the white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat at high power for 1 minute then remove and stir.
      • Heat for another minute then allow the bowl to sit in the microwave for 3 minutes.
      • Stir vigorously until all the chips are melted.
      • If needed heat on high power for 15-second increments stirring after each until the white chocolate is completely melted.
    • How to melt white chocolate on the stove:
      • Create a double boiler by setting a saucepan filled with 1 inch of water over low heat on the stove.
      • Place a bowl on top of the pan so that it goes into the pan and fits around the edge snugly but does not touch the water.
      • Pour the white chocolate chips in the bowl and allow the white chocolate to melt slowly, stirring often.
      • Once about three-quarters of the chips are melted remove the bowl, dry the bottom, and stir the chocolate until melted.
  • Pour the strawberry ice cream topping into the white chocolate along with some freshly squeezed lemon juice and a pinch of salt and stir until well combined.
  • Spread the fudge in a prepared pan, cover, and chill for 3-4 hours until firm.
    • Line an 8-inch square pan with non-stick tin foil for easy removal.
    • Or you can line the pan with parchment paper or regular tin foil sprayed with some baking spray.
    • You can also use an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan if you’d like pretty pink slices of homemade strawberry fudge.
  • Cut the fudge into squares.

2 Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

squares of 2 ingredient strawberry fudge

This is a super simple and delicious fudge that just takes a few minutes to put together!  Not only is it delicious but it’s so pretty!

This beautiful recipe was adapted from Cookies & Cups and I absolutely love it!  Not only is it perfect for any day of the year, but it’s a wonderful Valentine’s day treat too!!

You can use cookie cutters to cut out shapes!  You can swap flavors of frosting in this recipe or use vanilla and add some extract and food coloring depending on the occasion!

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2 Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

 PREP TIME5 minutes

COOK TIME3 minutes

TOTAL TIME8 minutes


This is a super simple and delicious fudge that just takes a few minutes to put together! Not only is it delicious but it’s so pretty!


  • ▢16 ounces Strawberry Frosting
  • ▢12 ounces bag White Candy Melts or White Chocolate Chips
  • ▢Heart shape decorations optional


  • Line 9×9 pan with parchment paper or tin foil.
  • In a small bowl, microwave candy melts on medium at 30 second intervals. Stir and repeat until smooth! Add in frosting and stir until combined.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread smooth (you can add sprinkles on top if desired). Refrigerate until completely set. In this size pan, the fudge pieces are about 5/8″ thick. If you want thicker, make a double batch.
  • Store in the fridge up to 10 days.

Strawberry Fudge

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Time to treat your sweet tooth with this delicious strawberry fudge! This easy recipe takes minutes to make, and is the perfect treat to give to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

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Strawberry Cake Batter Fudge Recipe

This is no ordinary fudge recipe! This white chocolate fudge is made with a strawberry cake mix for one delicious treat!

The pink strawberry fudge makes for an ideal sweet to make for Valentine’s Day, but is delicious enough to be enjoyed all year round.

Be sure to try my salted caramel and peanut butter cup fudge recipes!

Why you’ll love this Strawberry Fudge recipe:

  • KID FRIENDLY: Of course kids will love eating this, but it’s also such a simple recipe that they’ll have fun helping you make it too!
  • 3 INGREDIENTS: This fudge is so yummy, you won’t believe how simple it is too make!
  • QUICK: It only takes 5 minutes to make a batch of this homemade fudge, then, you just have to let it set.
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strawberry fudge with sprinkles in pan

How to make Strawberry Fudge

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Melt the white chocolate chips.
  2. Stir in the cake mix and condensed milk.
  3. Pour into a pan and add sprinkles.
  4. Chill until set.
strawberry fudge stacked on cake stand
strawberry cake batter fudge with sprinkles

How long does it keep?

Once your fudge has set, either cover it with plastic wrap or cut into squares and place in an airtight container. It will keep well at room temperature for around 4 weeks and up to around 6 in the fridge. Always keep it covered to avoid it drying out.

Can you freeze it?

Yes, you can freeze homemade fudge, but you must wrap it really well to protect it. Wrap individual squares in plastic wrap and then place them into a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible.

To thaw frozen fudge, it’s best to do it slowly. Don’t take the fudge out of the freezer bag to defrost it and this will protect it from taking on too much moisture. Thaw it at room temperature or in the fridge.

Great for gifting!

Because of it’s long shelf life, this strawberry fudge makes for a great Valentine’s gift to share with friends and family. It’s bright pink color is so festive, it’s sure to brighten up someone’s day!

two pieces of strawberry fudge
bite out of strawberry fudge


  • Be sure to line your baking sheet with parchment. If you don’t, the fudge can get stuck to the tin. Let the parchment overlap the tin so that you can remove it easily.
  • Melt the chocolate slowly in the microwave, stirring between intervals, so that it doesn’t burn. You can also melt it in a double boiler on the stovetop.

Strawberry Fudge with Marshmallow Fluff

Homemade strawberry fudge with marshmallow fluff, a super easy, pink swirl fudge recipe, a delicious treat that makes a perfect gift for your loved ones.

many small cubes of strawberry fudge on the table.

Learn how to make strawberry marshmallow fluff fudge, an easy recipe using just a few ingredients, and ready in about 30 minutes.

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Why do we love this strawberry fudge recipe?

  • Homemade gift: Pretty pink fudge, perfect for Valentine’s, Christmas, a girl’s party, or a gender reveal party.
  • Easy: Fudge recipes with marshmallow fluff are super easy and quick to make; all you have to do is heat and stir a few ingredients.
  • Cheap: You will only need a few ingredients to make a large batch of delicious strawberry fudge, and that’s ideal at that time of the year when you would like to give everybody a present.
  • Sweet: The perfect gift for people with a major sweet tooth!
  • Creamy and smooth and tasting of strawberries, what can you want more from a simple fluff fudge recipe?
close up cube of strawberry fudge.

Recipe ingredients

  • Sugar:
    • The main ingredient for making this yummy fudge recipe.
    • Sugar in the form of plain sugar, in the form of marshmallow fluff, and in the white chocolate, you will also need for the recipe. Sugar, sugar, sugar!
    • I did reduce the quantity of sugar; all the recipes I saw online actually used more sugar than I did. I would have reduced it even more, but I didn’t want to endanger the consistency of the finished product.
  • Strawberry marshmallow fluff (Amazon affiliate link):
    • It consists mainly of sugar as well.
    • The fluff comes in different flavors, sold in plastic jars. The jars I can buy around here contain 6.3 oz/ 180 g fluff.
  • White chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • Evaporated milk with about 7,5 % fat
  • Food coloring:
    • I used red food coloring in gel form mixed with strawberry essence to color the fluff fudge.
    • If using gel colors, you will not need much; about ¼ teaspoon is enough to get those pretty pink swirls.
  • Candy thermometer:
    • The use of a candy thermometer makes things so much easier when making fudge of any kind; knowing the exact temperature ensures the best results.
cubes of pink swirled fudge close up.

How to make fudge?

  • Chocolate: Chop it finely. If using white chips, skip this step. Set it aside.
  • Prepare food coloring: Combine the red food coloring with the strawberry extract (or vodka) in a small bowl. If using vanilla extract, leave out the vanilla extract used later in the recipe. Stir until the gel dissolves evenly. Set aside.
  • Cook: Combine sugar, butter cubes, and evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan. Slowly bring to a boil over medium-low heat while stirring often (1).
  • Once it comes to a rolling boil, check the temperature frequently with the candy thermometer. Remove the pan from the heat as soon as the temperature reaches 234 degrees Fahrenheit/ 112 degrees Celsius (2).
collage of two pictures of melting and boiling butter for fudge in a pot.
  • Stir in the chopped chocolate (or white chocolate chips), marshmallow fluff, and vanilla extract. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth (3).
mixing marshmallow fluff and white chocolate in a pot.
  • Make the swirls: Drop small amounts of the food coloring mix all over the fudge mixture (4).
  • Using a knife or a fork, create a swirled pattern by carefully going through the fudge mixture back and forth (5). Don’t overdo it, or the fudge will turn pink instead of nicely patterned.
collage of two pictures of coloring and swirling fudge.
  • Pour the fudge mixture into a square pan lined with oiled aluminum foil (6).
  • If you want to make heart-shaped fudge, place small dollops of it in small silicone molds.
  • Let cool for a while at room temperature, then transfer to the fridge until completely set (7).
collage of two pictures of swirl fudge setting in the pan.
  • Cut: Remove the sweet strawberry fudge from the baking pan and cut it into small pieces (8) or remove it from the silicon molds by pressing the fudge out from underneath (9).
collage of two pictures of cubed and heart-shaped strawberry fluff fudge.

Expert Tips and FAQ

  • Chocolate: I recommend using a brand of chocolate you like, something that you would enjoy eating in plain form as well. There is no use in making or baking something using cheap, low-quality chocolate; you will always be able to tell the difference.
  • Strawberry extract: You will need a little liquid to dissolve the gel food coloring. Ideally, you would use pure strawberry extract, but if that is not available, you can replace it with vanilla extract or a small amount of vodka.
    • If using vanilla extract to dissolve the food gel coloring, leave out the vanilla extract used later on in the recipe and be aware that the fudge will look like strawberries but taste instead of vanilla. The strawberry flavor in the marshmallow fluff will not be enough to make the fudge taste like strawberries unless you use strawberry essence.
  • Food gel coloring: It is preferable to use the gel as it is very concentrated and will not add too much moisture to your pink strawberry fudge.
  • Candy thermometer: Trusting a recipe stating that the fudge needs to be boiled for exactly 5 minutes (or whatever) is tricky. It all depends on the heat, size of the pot, the thickness of its bottom, stirring, and so on. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Using a thermometer takes the guesswork out of the process


This Strawberry Fudge is an easy no boil recipe that’s made with a base of white chocolate. I’ve added strawberry flavouring and freeze dried strawberries for the strawberry element. It’s basically impossible to get fresh strawberries to work in this kind of recipe, so I had to settle for flavouring. However, freeze dried strawberries are real strawberries and they also provide an intense hit of strawberry flavour! Plus, they look so pretty sprinkled on top of the fudge. I also coloured the fudge pink with some food colouring to make it look extra pretty. This would be such a cute gift for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day!

Strawberry Fudge


In a pan on a low heat, melt the white chocolate and condensed milk together. Then stir in the sieved icing sugar, pink food colouring and strawberry flavouring.

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Pour the mixture into a lined tin and sprinkle the freeze dried strawberries on top. Then put it in the fridge to set overnight.

Strawberry Fudge


  • The strawberry flavouring I used was by a brand called LorAnn. There are lots of different strawberry flavouring available so different brands will have varied strengths, so please read the instructions to find out how much to add to the mixture. Or add a little, then taste the fudge mixture and add more if needed.
  • If you can’t get hold of strawberry flavouring, you can add extra freeze dried strawberries and stir them throught the fudge.
  • The pink food colouring is not essential, but it does look pretty!

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