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Easy And Creamy Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Creamy eggnog fudge is decadent, rich, filled with holiday flavors, and easy to make.

The authentic eggnog flavored recipe calls for simple ingredients and turns out a dessert worthy of gift-giving (if you don’t eat it all first).

White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog fudge on a red plate

Eggnog is one of those treats that we love to drink around the holidays, and what better way to enjoy it than in fudge?

Nutmeg, white chocolate, eggnog, butter, marshmallow cream, and a few other ingredients make this dessert a rich and creamy treat that everyone will be begging for.

It’s the perfect holiday fudge recipe that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Eggnog fudge on a red plate

What Ingredients Do I Need For Eggnog Fudge?

  • Butter
  • White granulated sugar
  • Eggnog
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Marshmallow cream
  • White chocolate chips
  • Vanilla extract

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Eggnog Fudge

  1. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt on medium heat on the stovetop.
  2. Next, add the sugar, eggnog, and ground nutmeg and mix well.
  3. Place the candy thermometer into the saucepan and turn the burner to medium-high heat.
  4. Cook until the candy thermometer reaches 234-degrees, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the burner and stir in the marshmallow cream until melted.
  6. Next, add the vanilla extract and white chocolate chips and mix until the chips are melted.
  7. Pour the fudge into a square baking pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle ground nutmeg on top.
  8. Allow the fudge to set up for at least two hours.
Eggnog fudge sliced and placed on a red plate.
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Step-By-Step Instructions For The Perfect Holiday Fudge Recipe

Prep the square baking pan by lining it with parchment paper.

If you don’t have any parchment paper that is fine, you just might mess up your first piece of fudge that you cut out.

But seriously, is that a big deal? No, because you need to sample it first, right?

The first rule of fudge club…sample it.

I use an 8-inch by 8-inch or 9-inch by 9-inch pan.

I don’t usually grease them because there’s so much butter in the recipe that the fudge should slide right out.

Melting sticks of butter in a saucepan

Start by melting the butter in a saucepan on the stove top on medium heat.

Sugar in a pan.

Add the sugar to the saucepan.

Ground nutmeg, sugar, and butter in a saucepan

Next, add the ground nutmeg to the saucepan.

Pouring eggnog into a saucepan

Pour the eggnog into the bowl with the sugar and mix well.

I used store-bought eggnog, but you can use homemade eggnog, instead.

I know someone that makes homemade eggnog and it is out of this world delicious. It’s such a comforting holiday treat.

Candy thermometer in a saucepan

Place the candy thermometer into the saucepan.

Be sure not to allow the thermometer to touch the bottom of the pan or it will be an incorrect reading.

Boiling eggnog fudge

Bring the ingredients to a rolling boil and cook until the candy thermometer reaches 234-degrees, also known as the soft ball stage.

I use a candy thermometer because I am terrible at trying to figure out if the fudge is done or not.

If you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can start timing it for four minutes once it reaches a full rolling boil.

A full rolling boil is boiling ingredients that continue to boil while you stir it. The picture above is not quite a full rolling boil.

boiling fudge

The fudge is at a full rolling boil in this picture above.

Marshmallow cream in a saucepan with fudge ingredients.

After the fudge reaches the correct temperature, add the marshmallow cream to the saucepan and mix until melted.

Pour the vanilla extract into the pan and combine.

White chocolate chips in a saucepan with fudge ingredients

Next, add the white chocolate chips and mix until melted.

For some reason, white chocolate chips take longer to melt than semi-sweet. I am sure there is some scientific reason behind it, but just keep stirring until they melt.

You will have some nice biceps later.

If you like milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate you can do that instead of the white.

The great thing about this fudge is that it’s going to taste amazing no matter what you choose to use. It’s the perfect sweet treat.

Fudge in a square dish

Pour the creamy fudge into a square pan.

I used an 8-inch by 8-inch pan, but you can also use a 9-inch by 9-inch pan.

If you are taking the fudge to a party, you can pour it into a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. The fudge won’t be as thick but you will get more pieces out of it.

Eggnog fudge in a square pan with nutmeg sprinkled on top

Sprinkle a little bit of ground nutmeg on the top of the fudge and allow it to set up for two to three hours.

You can also place the fudge in the refrigerator if you need it to firm up a little faster.

After the fudge sets up, you can lift it out with the parchment paper and slice it.

Sliced fudge on a red plate.

More Homemade Fudge Recipes And Desserts

  • Creamy chocolate fudge – this is a popular special treat that is easy to make and super tasty to eat.
  • Hershey’s chocolate fudge – this is the fudge your grandma used to make. It’s just like the taste of home.
  • Tiger butter fudge – you only need three ingredients for this beautiful artistic-looking fudge. And, it has a creamy texture that everyone loves.
  • Butter pecan fudge – the best way to make someone happy is to make them a pan of butter pecan fudge. It’s the best thing out there.
  • Cake batter fudge – can you guess the fun ingredient in this fudge recipe? Talk about good fudge.
  • Peppermint white chocolate fudge (peppermint candies, or candy cane fudge)
  • Easy Rock Candy – this is one of those candy recipes that is fun to make with the kids.
  • Eggnog cookies from Cooking Classy (the perfect treat for the yearly cookie exchange).
  • French toast casserole – this is not only breakfast but a wonderful dessert. Once you try it, it will be a favorite around the holidays (or for any day for that matter;).

For more tips on fudge, check out Making Fudge Recipes

How Do I Store The Easy Eggnog Fudge?

You can store the fudge in an airtight container. I have a Tupperware container that works perfectly.

You can also use a Zip Lock freezer bag or something similar that can be sealed.

The fudge can be stored in the refrigerator or on the counter. It stays softer if you leave it out of the refrigerator.

Sliced eggnog fudge on the counter

Easy And Creamy Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Check out the eggnog fudge recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is an easy eggnog fudge recipe that you will love.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your dessert on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

We love to hear about how you tried a different ingredient, so let us know!

Fudge on a red plate.

Easy And Creamy Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Yield: 25 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Creamy eggnog fudge is decadent, rich, filled with holiday flavors, and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 sticks)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 7 ounces eggnog
  • 7 ounces marshmallow cream
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt on medium heat.
  2. Next, add the sugar and a teaspoon of nutmeg.
  3. Pour the eggnog into the saucepan and mix well and turn to medium-high heat.
  4. Add the candy thermometer to the pan and bring to a full rolling boil. Cook until the thermometer reaches 234-degrees, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the pan from the stovetop and stir in the marshmallow cream and vanilla extract. Stir until the cream is melted.
  6. Next, add the white chocolate chips and mix until melted.
  7. Pour fudge into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
  8. Allow the fudge to set up for at least two to three hours.

Notes

Do not let the candy thermometer touch the bottom of the pan or you will get an incorrect reading.

If you are in a hurry, you can place the fudge in the refrigerator to help speed up the setup process.

You can use a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, as well. The pieces won't be as thick, but you will be able to have more pieces for a party, etc.

Keep the fudge in an airtight covered container. It can be left on the counter.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 25 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 0gSugar: 37gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Stacy

Sunday 26th of November 2023

Would the consistency still be the same if I used 8 ounces of eggnog? I made eggnog fudge one year (not this recipe) and it tasted more like the white chocolate rather than eggnog.

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 26th of November 2023

I haven't tried it with 8 ounces, but I think you would most likely be fine. Just make sure you get the temperature up to 234-degrees when you cook it. Let me know how it goes!

Megan

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

It would be helpful if the measurements of each ingredient were listed.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Hi Megan,

The ingredients are there. They are always at the bottom of the post in the recipe card. You can also print them out to save!

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I was scrolling through Full Plate Thursday recipes and could not resist checking out your beautiful Eggnog Fudge recipe. I try my best to stick to sugar-free and low-sugar baked treats. But for the holidays I would love to make this for family members who don’t care for sugar-free desserts.

Julie Pollitt

Monday 8th of November 2021

That's so sweet of you! Thank you. And, I love Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen is the sweetest!

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