Fudge is such a sweet treat anytime of year, but we especially love making it around the holidays. This Hot Cocoa Fudge Recipe is inspired by my favorite cold weather drink. It is packed with rich chocolate flavor and the marshmallows just take it over the top! If you enjoy this, be sure to check out our Easy Hot Chocolate Truffles.
Hot Cocoa Fudge Recipe
Pour sweetened condensed milk into a small sauce pan, over low heat. Then whisk in the cocoa powder.
Next, stir chocolate chips into the saucepan and continue to whisk until the ingredients are well combined. Then stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour the fudge mixture into the parchment lined pan. Top the fudge mixture with the marshmallow bits. Make sure to press these into the chocolate or they will not stay on after the fudge has cooled.
Cover the fudge with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for three hours or until it has become solid. When it is done setting, cut it into 12 equal sized pieces and serve.
One of the things I love about this hot cocoa fudge recipe is that it can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. Now, ours rarely lasts more than a few days, but if you have more self control than I do, it's good to know that this fudge holds up.
This hot cocoa fudge recipe makes a great holiday gift for neighbors. You can package it up in a cute holiday tin like this one, and spread a little kindness and cheer to friends.
Hot Cocoa Fudge Recipe
- Line a 9 by 9 inch pan with parchment paper.
- In a small sauce pan, over low heat, pour in sweetened condensed milk. Whisk in the cocoa powder.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and continue to whisk until well combined. Whisk in vanilla extract.
- Pour into the fudge into the parchment lined pan. Top with mallow bits. Make sure to press these well into the chocolate or they will not stay after cooled.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for three hours or until solid. Cut into fudge size pieces.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
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