Easy 6-Ingredient Grinch Fudge Recipe

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This Grinch Fudge is an easy fudge recipe that combines 6 simple ingredients to make a one-of-a-kind sweet treat for the holiday season.

It is an easy Grinch dessert that will have your heart growing three sizes with every bite and is perfect for any Grinch movie night.

grinch fudge pieces stacked on a table

Personally, I don’t think the Christmas season is the same without watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas at least a dozen times.

But I will say, that watching that movie is even better when you have the fun Grinch fudge to enjoy while you watch it.

Not only is this recipe fun to make with the kids, it’s an easy treat to whip up in minutes for gift giving or to display at a holiday party.

Pair this easy grinch fudge recipe with our famous Grinch Punch, Grinch Cookies, Grinch Christmas Nougat Candy or any of our other Grinch Party Ideas to make it a fun and festive time.

piece of grinch fudge on white table

Helpful Tips

  • Be careful not to burn your chocolate or it will seize and not make a chewy, fudge. You can use a candy thermometer if you want to ensure you don’t overheat it.
  • To get the vibrant green color of this fudge, you will want to ensure you use green gel food coloring (that is oil-based) and not the regular green food coloring (that is water based). Water based food coloring will cause the melted chocolate to seize.
  • If you want to add a bit more of a vanilla taste, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of clear vanilla extract. You can certainly use regular vanilla extract but it could change the overall color. Clear vanilla will help keep the color of the fudge vibrant.
grinch fudge stacked with bite taken out of it

Storage Tips

Store any green fudge in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve it. Any leftovers can be stored at room temperature, covered in wax paper or plastic wrap and in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

You can also store it in the fridge but you’d want to allow it to become room temperature again before consuming. The fridge’s moisture may also cause the little red hearts to bleed drops of red food coloring onto the fudge. While it is not pretty, it is still edible.

grinch fudge pieces on a white table

Grinch Fudge Ingredients

grinch fudge ingredients in bowls on white table

How to Make Grinch Fudge

Making this no bake Grinch fudge is an easy process and requires just a few steps and a few minutes of your time.

Start by lining a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly spray with baking spray. Set aside.

aluminum foil in baking dish to make grinch fudge

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave using a microwave safe bowl. Be careful not to burn the chocolate (cook on medium heat).

melted white chocolate in large bowl

Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the condensed milk, salt and butter.

Now, this will cause the chocolate to start to set. You want to stir it fast and can stick it back into the microwave to reheat if needed.

melted chocolate with other fudge ingredients to make grinch fudge

Add a couple of drops of green food coloring (about 7-8) until you reach the color you desire. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

green fudge mixture in large bowl

Pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish and smooth out until it is evenly spread in the pan.

Again, work quickly so the fudge doesn’t start to set.

grinch fudge step 5

Add your red heart sprinkles onto the top of the fudge. Spread them evenly apart so when you cut it, there is a single heart on each piece. In my pan I was able to fit 4 across and 4 down for a total of 16 pieces of fudge.

grinch fudge mixture in baking dish

Stick the fudge in the fridge for 3 hours or allow to sit on the counter overnight to set (make sure it is covered in an airtight container).

Once the fudge is set, cut the fudge into even, individual pieces using a sharp knife and serve. Enjoy!

This festive Grinch fudge is sure to be a huge hit for the holidays!

grinch fudge pieces spread on table

Easy Grinch Fudge

4.54 from 62 votes
Brittanie
This Grinch Fudge is an easy fudge recipe that combines 6 simple ingredients to make a one-of-a-kind sweet treat for the holiday season.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag White chocolate chips 14 oz
  • 1 can Sweetened condensed milk 14 oz
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • teaspoon salt pinch of salt
  • Neon Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Red Heart Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Start by lining a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. You can do this by heating for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until they are melted.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the condensed milk, butter and salt. Now, this will cause the chocolate to start to set. You want to stir fast and can stick it back into the microwave to reheat if needed.
  • Add 7-8 drops of neon green food coloring until you reach the color you desire.
  • Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish and smooth out until it is evenly spread in the pan. You can also pick up the pan and give it a few light taps against the counter.
  • Add your red heart sprinkles onto the top of the fudge. Spread them evenly apart so when you cut it, there is a single heart on each piece. In my pan I was able to fit 4 across and 4 down for 16 pieces.
  • Stick the fudge in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight to set.
  • Once the fudge is set, cut the fudge into even pieces and serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Keyword grinch, grinch dessert, grinch fudge
Course Grinch Ideas
Cuisine Dessert
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8 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    These are cute, but the texture is odd, and they don’t have much flavor. Maybe add vanilla extract?

  2. Dorothy Ann Simpson says:

    Can this be frozen?

    1. Hi Dorothy,

      I haven’t ever tried to freeze it. However, I’d be worried it wouldn’t thaw right and would give the fudge a different consistency. If you do decide to try freezing it, let me know how it goes. 🙂

  3. Ruby Stout says:

    Do you use plain condensed milk or sweetened condensed milk?

    1. Sweetened condensed milk 🙂 although I am sure you could use both (especially if you wanted it less sweet)

  4. toll house chips are 12 oz…did you add the additional 2 oz?

    1. Yes! I use Ghirardelli white chocolate chips and those are 11 oz bags so I just used a little more.

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