Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe

This romantic, pink, and red best strawberry fudge recipe is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day with only 5 ingredients and no cooking required.

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Strawberry Valentine’s Fudge

What’s better than a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day? The answer is nothing!

You’ll be surprised at how easy this delicious fudge recipe can fit your busy schedule.

With only 5 ingredients and no cooking required, you have time for anything else in between making sure everything goes according to plan.

Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe

Whether that means taking care of some last-minute errands or just relaxing before bedtime; I don’t know what will win out yet – but either way it won.

Your significant other or friend could really appreciate this delicious dessert on their special day.

It tastes just like strawberry milk with an added bonus–it looks stunning in color contrast against all those hearts full of love (and passion).

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 7 Minutes

Chill Time: 2 Hours

Yields: About 16 1-inch Squares

Ingredients:

Items Needed:

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How to Make Strawberry Fudge

Place the red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high, in the microwave, for 2-3 minutes or until smooth when stirred.

Stop every 15-30 seconds to stir during the melting process to ensure the candy melts don’t overcook.

Follow step one for the pink candy melts, keeping the two colors separated.

Remove the lid and film from the frosting and place it in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until fully melted and smooth.

Set aside ½ a teaspoon of uncooked frosting if using the heart sprinkles.

Add the extract to the frosting and stir well.

Place half of the frosting in with the red candy melts and the other half with the pink candy melts.

Stir each color vigorously until fully mixed. 

Line your pan with parchment paper, making sure to leave some overhang.

Alternate pouring in the two colors in random spots, pausing to tap the pan in between so it evens out and removes bubbles.

Once all your chocolate mixtures have been poured in and evened out, sprinkle the top of the fudge with as many Valentine’s themed nonpareils as you like.

Place in the fridge to chill for 2 hours or until hardened. 

If desired, use the set-aside frosting place a dab on the back of a heart sprinkle, and press it into the middle of each fudge square you cut for a cute addition! Enjoy!

Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe

Tips for Perfect Fudge

  • If your fudge turns out hard or seems to fall apart when you’re cutting it, this means too much chocolate was used. You’ll need to reduce the chocolate the next time around. It will still taste good, it just won’t be very soft or pretty. 
  • If your fudge won’t set up well, it means not enough chocolate was used. You either need to increase the chocolate used or decrease the amount of frosting the next time around.
  • The chocolate will slightly seize when the frosting is added to it. This is normal, no need to worry. You just need the mixture to be pourable. Just keep stirring and you’ll be good to go.
  • Do not add the extract directly to the chocolate or it will ruin it. The extract seizes the chocolate to a point that it’s not usable. 
  • If you can’t find strawberry candy melts, no problem. The extract still adds plenty of flavor. You can just use normal pink candy melts instead.
  • If you don’t have access to candy melts, you can use white chocolate chips and color the chocolate with oil based food dye. Do not use water based dye or it ruins the chocolate like the extract does. 
Yield: 16

Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe

Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe

This romantic, pink, and white 5 ingredients best strawberry fudge recipe is the perfect treat for Valentine's Day with no cooking required.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • Container Buttercream Frosting (16 ounces)
  • ¾ Cup Red Candy Melts
  • ¾ Cup Strawberry Flavored Pink Candy Melts
  • 1 Teaspoon Strawberry Extract
  • Valentine’s Mix Non-Pareils Sprinkles
  • Pink and Red Heart Sprinkles (optional)

Items Needed:

  • 8×8 Square Pan
  • Parchment Paper

Instructions

  1. Place the red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high, in the microwave, for 2-3 minutes or until smooth when stirred. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  2. Stop every 15-30 seconds to stir during the melting process to ensure the candy melts don’t overcook. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  3. Follow step one for the pink candy melts, keeping the two colors separated. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  4. Remove the lid and film from the frosting and place it in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until fully melted and smooth. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  5. Set aside ½ a teaspoon of uncooked frosting if using the heart sprinkles. Add the extract to the frosting and stir well. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  6. Place half of the frosting in with the red candy melts and the other half with the pink candy melts. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  7. Stir each color vigorously until fully mixed.  Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  8. Line your pan with parchment paper, making sure to leave some overhang. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  9. Alternate pouring in the two colors in random spots, pausing to tap the pan in between so it evens out and removes bubbles. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  10. Once all your chocolate mixtures have been poured in and evened out, sprinkle the top of the fudge with as many Valentine’s themed nonpareils as you like. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  11. Place in the fridge to chill for 2 hours or until hardened. Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe
  12. If desired, use the set aside frosting and place a dab on the back of a heart sprinkle, and press it into the middle of each fudge square you cut for a cute addition! Enjoy! Best Strawberry Fudge Recipe

Notes

Tips:

  • If your fudge turns out hard or seems to fall apart when you’re cutting it, this means too much chocolate was used. You’ll need to reduce the chocolate the next time around. It will still taste good, it just won’t be very soft or pretty. 
  • If your fudge won’t set up well, it means not enough chocolate was used. You either need to increase the chocolate used or decrease the amount of frosting the next time around.
  • The chocolate will slightly seize when the frosting is added to it. This is normal, no need to worry. You just need the mixture to be pourable. Just keep stirring and you’ll be good to go.
  • Do not add the extract directly to the chocolate or it will ruin it. The extract seizes the chocolate to a point that it’s not usable. 
  • If you can’t find strawberry candy melts, no problem. The extract still adds plenty of flavors. You can just use normal pink candy melts instead.
  • If you don’t have access to candy melts, you can use white chocolate chips and color the chocolate with oil-based food dye. Do not use water-based dye or it ruins the chocolate as the extract does. 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 0g

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