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This delicious Grinch Fudge is easy to make and festive enough for any holiday gathering. Top it with red hearts, and voilà – a yummy treat that might just make your heart grow bigger!

I LOVE fudge recipes! There are so many different combinations and flavors. It’s all so delicious! Check out my favorite Fantasy Fudge, this festive Eggnog Fudge or this simple Cookies and Cream Fudge.

A stack of grinch fudge.

Homemade Grinch Fudge Recipe

Watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a holiday tradition at our house and I try each year to make a new treat to go with that fun story! This year, this Grinch fudge was a HIT!

So delicious and easy to make, this will be the hit of any holiday party. It even has little heart sprinkles to really take it up a notch. If you want to make even more Grinch treats to add to the table, try out this yummy Grinch punch or these Grinch cookies that your kids will love, too!

What Ingredients Are in Grinch Fudge?

This recipe is made up of simple, pantry staple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for all of the exact measurements.

  • White Chocolate Chips: I always like to use Ghiradelli chocolate chips when I am baking. They are so smooth and creamy.
  • Marshmallow Cream: This binds all of the ingredients together to give it a fudge texture.
  • Vanilla: This splash of sweet flavor may turn your white mixture a bit tan, but that’s ok! It will taste the same!
  • Sugar: This makes the Grinch fudge taste nice and sweet.
  • Evaporated Milk: If you don’t have this on hand, you can use heavy cream instead.
  • Butter: I used unsalted butter in this recipe.
  • Bright Green Gel Food Coloring: I use this food coloring, but if you can’t find it, liquid green and yellow food coloring will mix up just fine!
  • Red Heart Sprinkles: This final touch really takes this recipe over the top!

How to Make Grinch Fudge

You will love how this fudge turns out. It’s so creamy and delicious!

  1. Prep: Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. Add chocolate, marshmallow, and vanilla: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. Boil: In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, add the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Heat over medium, stirring with a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients. Once it comes to a low boil, stop stirring and let it boil for 10 minutes without stirring it. Don’t be alarmed if the mixture looks a little caramelized in color.
  4. Combine: After 10 minutes, remove the sugar mixture from the heat and pour over the white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and vanilla. Let this sit together for a few minutes before stirring with the wooden spoon to incorporate the ingredients.
  5. Add food coloring: Add a few drops of bright green gel food coloring and beat with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until almost set. Add more food coloring as needed to get a bright, Grinchy green.
  6. Pour into pan and add sprinkles: Pour into your prepared 8×8-inch pan and top with heart sprinkles. Place into the fridge for a couple of hours to set. Once set, remove from the fridge. Use the parchment paper to lift the fudge from the pan and cut into 1 ½ inch squares.

How to Make Green Food Coloring

The best green food coloring for the Grinch green is this neon green food coloring, but it’s easy to mix up a good color if you don’t have time to buy this! You can make this color with green and yellow liquid food coloring that most of us have on hand!

  1. Add several squirts of yellow coloring to a small bowl, then add 4-5 drops of green.
  2. Stir together and then drip a few drops of the mixed color to a small bowl of water to test the shade of green. Add more yellow or green as needed for your desired shade of Grinch green.
  3. Once you’re satisfied with the color, use the color in the recipe as directed.

3 pictures showing how to mix ingredients, add food coloring and pour into a pan to set.

Tips and Tricks

This delicious and cute Grinch Fudge is perfect for any occasion. Here are a few frequently asked questions that I have answered to make sure yours turns out just right!

  • Use a Candy Thermometer: to make your life easier, you can use a candy thermometer! Cook the fudge until it reaches 234-237 degrees Fahrenheit and then remove it from the heat.
  • Use a Wooden Spoon: Wood is a poor conductor of heat, so it won’t affect the cooking temperature of the sugar and won’t cause accidental crystalization.
  • Why is my fudge grainy? Fudge turns out grainy because it was stirred, and sugar crystals were formed. To achieve a nice silky texture, do not stir the fudge once it simmers. Instead, stir only until it simmers and then stop completely. Only resume stirring once it has cooled slightly in the bowl with the chocolate chips.
  • Use a Hand Mixer: For best results, use the hand mixer until the fudge loses its shine and becomes matte. Then, pour it into the pan. Top with sprinkles quickly, as they have trouble sticking to the fudge as it cools. You may press the sprinkles into the fudge a little to ensure they will stick as it sets.
  • Why is my white chocolate fudge a tan color? Don’t worry if your fudge isn’t white but more of a tan. This could be because of two things: the caramelization of the mixture or if you used a dark vanilla extract. Both are totally normal and won’t change the flavor. Plus, you won’t be able to tell after you add the green food coloring!

The top view of Grinch fudge on parchment paper cut into cubes.

Storing Leftovers

You can store leftover fudge in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge. It will still be edible after that time, but it may become dry and crumbly.

A piece of Grinch fudge with a bite taken out of it.

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  • Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and set aside.

  • In a medium mixing bowl add the white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and vanilla. Set aside.

  • In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan add the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Heat over medium, stirring with a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients. Once it comes to a low boil, stop stirring and let it boil for 10 minutes without stirring it. Don’t be alarmed if the mixture begins to look a little caramelized in color.

  • After 10 minutes, remove the sugar mixture from the heat and pour over the white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and vanilla. Let this sit together for a few minutes before stirring with the wooden spoon to incorporate the ingredients.

  • Add a few drops of bright green gel food coloring and beat with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until almost set. Add more food coloring as needed to get a bright, Grinch green.

  • Pour into your prepared 8×8-inch pan and top with heart sprinkles. Place into the fridge for a couple of hours to set. Once set, remove from the fridge Use the parchment paper to lift the fudge from the pan and cut into 1 ½ inch squares.

Calories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 223IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.





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