Gingerbread fudge is one of the most delicious sweet treats you’ll make this holiday season.
If the Christmasy smells of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg aren’t enough to entice you to whip up a batch, the white chocolate should have you rushing to the mixing bowls. Our Gingerbread Oreo Truffles and Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies should be next on your list!
True gingerbread always includes rich molasses, and this fudge is no different. If you’ve never bought molasses before, I’m going to tell you exactly what to look for.
You want dark, unsulphured molasses for all things gingerbread. Make certain the jar doesn’t say “blackstrap” molasses. (That type has a strong taste that’s not especially sweet.)
The Perfect Christmas Gift for Helpers & Co-Workers
Every Christmas I search for something special and homemade to give to our postal carrier, trash collectors and co-workers
This is perfect.
It’s definitely yummy and smells amazing, but it’s also pretty.
There are two layers, the gingerbread fudge layer and the vanilla fudge layer on top. That makes it look like I spent hours making it!
Melting the Ingredients
Some people prefer to use the microwave to melt the white chocolate, condensed milk, butter, and molasses.
You can certainly do it that way, but be careful. The problem with melting the ingredients in the microwave is that it’s so easy to overheat them.
What should be a nice, smooth mixture can turn into something dry and completely unusable.
If you use your microwave, heat for seconds at a time rather than minutes and be sure to stir everything before you turn it on again.
Gifting the Gingerbread Fudge
I’m not sure what it is, but this recipe puts me in mind of a nice, red tartan. The pattern is so cozy, and even smelling gingerbread makes me want to sit by a fire and drink hot cocoa.
For that reason, I think I’ll find a beautiful tartan container, line it with some pretty paper and tie it with a little rustic ribbon. And wouldn’t a little gingerbread man tag totally add the perfect finishing touch?
Gingerbread Fudge Layer Ingredients:
- 3 C white chocolate chips
- 1 can sweeten condensed milk 14- oz
- 1/4 C molasses
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 C white chocolate melting wafers optional
Vanilla Fudge Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 C white chocolate
- 7 oz sweetened condensed milk
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Using a medium-sized saucepan combine white chocolate chips, condensed milk, molasses, and butter.
- Begin heating the saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir frequently until butter and chocolate chips are completely melted.
- Continue to stir until ingredients are completely combined.
- Stir to add the vanilla and all spices, stir well.
- Set the 8 X 8-inch pan on an oven mitt while pouring in the fudge mixture. Set aside.
- Allow fudge to cool at room temp for several hours or in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to cool completely.
- Combine the white chocolate and sweeten condensed milk together in the top half of a double boiler and melt .
- Pour the white chocolate layer on top of the harden gingerbread layer.
- Allow to cool.
- Put in the refrigerator for several hours or allow to set overnight before serving.