Easy 3-Ingredient Jingle Bell Fudge – smooth, rich chocolate fudge filled with festive red, white and green “jingle bell” Cadbury chocolate balls. A perfect holiday treat to share!
Why is this chocolate fudge recipe amazing?
My top 3 reasons…
- It only takes 3 ingredients.
- It literally only takes 5 minutes to make (plus chill time).
- It’s so delicious! Everyone loves this fudge because it’s creamy, rich, chocolatey AND filled with Cadbury chocolates.
This recipe is a go-to dessert recipe for me during the holidays. The season can be crazy so why slave away in the kitchen when you can take 3 ingredients in 5 minutes and make this amazingly delicious chocolate fudge? Seriously! This fudge is an awesome holiday neighbor treat and everyone will think you spent the entire day in the kitchen making it. 🙂
How do I make this chocolate fudge?
This chocolate fudge is so easy to make! Start by adding the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 2 minutes until the mixture is hot and the chocolate begins to melt. Stir the mixture until it’s smooth and creamy.
Next, add about 1/2 the bag of Cadbury Christmas chocolates into the fudge. If you want an easier time cutting the fudge you can put all the Cadbury chocolates into the fudge. The moisture and heat will soften the shells and make them easier to cut. I think the fudge looks prettier with some on top.
Give the chocolate mixture a quick stir then pour it into a parchment paper lined 8×8 inch pan.
What if I don’t have parchment paper?
If you don’t have parchment paper you can also use tinfoil or waxed paper. If using waxed paper, I would recommend chilling the pan before pouring the fudge mixture in it to help the fudge cool quicker (avoid making the waxed paper too hot). It’s important to line the pan to be able to pop out the fudge to cut it.
Once the fudge is poured into the pan, take the remaining Cadbury chocolates and sprinkle them on top. The colorful chocolate balls on top really give this chocolate fudge a pop of color and make this fudge look so fun and festive. If you chose to mix in the whole bag, you could add Christmas colored sprinkles to the top.
If you chose to add the chocolate balls to the top you could make it easier to cut by adding some symmetry to your method of placement. Meaning, you can line them up in rows so you won’t have to cut through the ones on top. This would make your fudge look more “organized” and thought out if there’s such a thing.
After the chocolate fudge and Cadbury chocolate balls are in place, put the fudge in the fridge or freezer to set. To help the fudge set quicker, put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. It will take at least an hour if in the fridge.
How make does this recipe yield?
This recipe will yield about 36 pieces of fudge that are a little over 1×1 inch squares. To cut the fudge, I lift and remove it from the pan after it firm (but not frozen). Using a long knife I make full-length cuts across the fudge. For this recipe, I cut it into 6 strips then turn and cut it perpendicular into 6 strips. This gives me the 36 squares of fudge.
What should I do with this fudge so I don’t eat it all myself?
(Been there, done that! 😉 ) ‘Tis the season… SHARE IT!
We love making this fudge to share:
- at Christmas parties
- with friends and family
- with coworkers
- as a neighbor holiday treat
- with our mailman
- on our Christmas sweet treat platter
If you are a fan of Cadbury chocolate, you’ll love this fudge. If you are a fan of chocolate fudge, you’ll love this fudge. When it comes to chocolate around our home, you just can’t go wrong! Happy Holidays! 🙂
What’s your favorite holiday treat to share?
I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment.
Not Christmas? If you’re looking for a fun springtime fudge, check out this 4-Ingredient Easter Fudge. It won’t disappoint!
Are you looking for MORE fun Christmas ideas? Check these out!
OP: 12.24.17 Updated:12.1.18