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My Best Homemade Fudge Recipe

This week, I made some bright and colorful white chocolate Unicorn Fudge that is guaranteed to brighten up anyone's day. If you haven't noticed, the Unicorn trend has taken the Instagram baking world by storm.

I can't say I am surprised. Unicorns are pretty cool. I should know because I have spent the better part of the last 26 years trying to become one. I'm not talking about the mythical horses with the horn in the middle of their head (although that would be awesome), I'm talking about what the idea of "being a Unicorn" represents in our culture.

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Today, to be a Unicorn is to be something truly special. A beautiful and majestic creature that is unique in all the right ways. You know what I am talking about - the kind of person that can't help but stand out in a crowd. Someone that everyone looks at and just thinks "Wow. That person is AWESOME."

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My whole life I have been working to be the best at everything I did. Things like better grades, higher test scores, more followers - whatever it was, I was always killing myself to be something more than I was. But after years of constantly beating myself up for not being better, I have learned that trying to be a Unicorn kind of sucks.

I will let you in on a little secret, no matter how amazing you are, there is always going to be someone who is smarter, faster, or just better than you are...damn unicorns. And no matter how good you get, those people will always be there to make you doubt yourself.

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So in 2017, I have decided to give up on trying to be something that I am not. To stop comparing myself to others and to just live my life the best I can and be the best I can be. But don't worry. Just because I have given up on my dreams of becoming a Unicorn doesn't mean I am going to stop making Unicorn themed sweet treats. Enjoy the fudge!

Step By Step Guide For Do It Yourself Fudge

Unicorn Fudge

Unicorn Fudge | Sprinkles For Breakfast


  • 24 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Purple food coloring
  • Sprinkles (the most unicorn looking ones you can find)


  1. Prepare an 8x8 inch pan with parchment.
  2. Place white chocolate, heavy cream and vanilla extract into a a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second intervals until smooth.
  3. Add a few drops of purple food coloring. Keep adding until you get the desired color.
  4. Pour in prepared pan and smooth with a knife or offset spatula.
  5. Add sprinkles. Press lightly into fudge.
  6. Place in the fridge for at least an hour and cut into squares.
  7. Let the fudge come to room temperature before serving.

*Makes about 25 pieces

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Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.

Comments (36)


I have been grounded from baking SO many times. You’re not alone????

Lindsay Nathanson

You just made my day!


thank you, that's perfect ..making this for a school bake sale


just wondering if this recipe is peanut free..thanks

Lindsay Nathanson

Yep! This recipe is peanut free!


You should publish a recipie book,id pay good money for it

Madeline Syvret

Ok... I was making blue raspberry fudge and I couldn't find it either. Please let me know if you find out where to get it in Canada, or if you find an alternative that works and tastes the same.

Lindsay Nathanson

Ok! I will let you know if I find something!

Madeline Syvret

Could I get a link for Pillsbury blue raspberry flavoured frosting

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Madeline! I actually don't think i have ever used the Pillsbury Blue Raspberry I am not sure where you would be able to get it. But this recipe does not require any kind of frosting to make. If you have any other questions, please let me know!


I don't have a microwave... Do you think I could make it with a double boiler? I'm not very experienced with fudge... :P Thanks! It looks amazing!

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Bethany! You should be able to use a double boiler no problem! Let me know if you have any further questions!

Misty Childs

I'm totally making these for my daughter's birthday this weekend! How long do they stay fresh? Can I make them the day before the party and they still taste amazing the next day??

Lindsay Nathanson

This is great for a birthday party! This fudge will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. Have fun at the party this weekend!


Hi, this is a great recipe! I was wondering, can you combine multiple colours before putting it into the fridge? I would like to make mine rainbow! Thanks

Lindsay Nathanson

Yes! Swirling them is a bit tricky, but the different colors stack really well! Take a look at this Spring Fudge where I stacked two layers:

Lol girl

Omg they look soooooooo good. I'm going to make these

Lindsay Nathanson

You definitely should!


Hi thanks for thw quick response - , we have done a trial run tonight ! Unfortunatley when it came out the microwave it was very oily and clumpy. We drained off the oil which seemed to help but we were left with a 'dough' like consistency. Ive managed to put it in silicone molds to see how it sets. What should the consistency be like when it comes out the microwave ?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Leanne! That is actually exactly what the consistency should be! Once it comes out of the microwave, it is very thick and dough-like. But, if for some reason it does not set, let me know and we will figure out what the issue it!


Hi there i would like to make these for my daughters birthday party. Can i ask - how long do they keep in the fridge ? Can you use a 'lighter' version of heavy cream? How much in oz is needed of the heavy cream ? Thank you !

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Leanne! I am so glad you are going to make this for your daughters birthday party! It's a perfect party treat! You can keep the fudge in the fridge for 2-3 weeks after you make it. And unfortunately, there is no way to make it 'lighter'. The 1/2 cup of heavy cream or 4 oz is what makes this fudge work so well! And thank you for pointing out the butter and sugar comment! It is from a different recipe but somehow got on here when we switched my website platform. Please let me know if you have any further questions!


Would this recipe work without the heavy cream? I have a box of fudge that just needs to be baked. Can I just add in the food coloring & vanilla extract before putting it in the oven or is heavy cream needed for this recipe to work?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hello Simonne! I have never made fudge from a I am not sure how it works. But, if the instructions do not require heavy cream, then it is ok to skip it! Also, is it white fudge? If so, I think you sold be able to add the food coloring and vanilla no problem! Let me know if you have any further questions!

Bethany Ashley

Wait I'm making this for my daughter's class and she has a classmate who is dairy free is this dairy free?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Bethany! Unfortunately, this is not dairy free :(


I can't find any sprinkles compared to these creations. Please tell me where I can get them :)

Lindsay Nathanson

Hello! This is a combo of Fancy Sprinkles (, mini Marshmallows and some edible glitter!


So 2-3weeks in the fridge? Is freezer fine too? How long?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Xana! Yes, 2-3 weeks in the fridge and about 3 months in the freezer. Let me know if you have any further questions!


Hi, I want to make this for my daughter's unicorn themed birthday party. I want to be sure I get as close to the color purple in the photos as possible, it's so beautiful! There are so many different kinds and tints of purple coloring out there - would you share what brand/shade you used? Thank you!

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Alison! I would use the Americolor Soft Gel Paste in the "Violet" color. Start with two/three drops and mix thoroughly to see what color it is. Keep adding one drop at a time and mixing until you get the desired color! If the fudge begins to harden, you can throw it back in the microwave for 15 seconds or so! Let me know if you have any more questions.


Hi, I followed directions exactly but the fudge isn’t solid, it’s still really soft and it sat in the fridge all night. Can you help me please

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Tammy! Sorry for the late response! Because this is a fudge recipe, it is supposed to be somewhat soft. But was it too soft to cut? If so, what kind of white chocolate did you use?


Hi, just made this, but it went horribly greasey, any ideas where I went wrong??

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Kristy! This is probably due to the butter and sugar getting separated. I'm not exactly sure why this happens - sometimes it is the quality of the ingredients, and sometimes is it the temperature at which they are heated up - but it happens. The best way I have found to fix this problem is to add 2 - 4 tablespoons of warm water and then reheating the mixture slowly. Let me know if you have any further questions!


Months ago I made this for my team at work and they loved it! Today I made it a bright green and put red and silver sprinkles and white snowflake sprinkles and I'm serving it as "Elf Fudge!" Such a great recipe! Merry Christmas!!

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Ashley! I am so glad you like this recipe! But I absolutely LOVE the idea of Elf Fudge! Thanks so much for sharing!


Thanks for this. Just made a batch to give to my sons nursery teacher. Loads left over. I have a very sweet tooth and I found that a little does the trick. Love it!

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Vicki! I am so glad you liked this recipe! And you are right...a little does go along way with this one!


Hi I was wondering do I use double cream or condensed milk for this recipe? thanks

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Anna! You should use heavy whipping cream or double cream!


I have a question. Is the heavy cream actually heavy whipping cream or sweetened condensed milk!

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Ancha! I am so sorry I am so late in getting back to you! The heavy cream is heavy whipping cream! Let me know if you have any other questions!


Made 4 different color batches today! Wish I could post a pic to show you. They’re super cute. Thank you! I’m having a tea party/cookie exchange and this is what I’m giving out. My guests are gonna flip! ????

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Kallie! This makes me SO happy! Your guests are really going to love it. Also, I would love for you to send me a picture if possible. You can email it to [email protected] or send it to me on instagram (@sprinklesforbreakfast). If not, no problem! Enjoy the party.


This looks delicious, but is this really fudge? Fudge is a crystalline candy made when you bring the sugar, milk and butter to the soft ball stage after boiling off the excess water.

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Joe! According to the official definition of fudge, I think this would be considered "faux fudge". But it has the same texture and taste as a classic vanilla fudge!


This is very fun! I'm going to attempt this for my daughters 4th birthday. Thank you for your amazing ideas x

Lindsay Nathanson

You are so welcome! Happy Birthday to your daughter!


I’m sorry, it’s me again, but I was wondering, did you make this recipe? And how did you become such a good cook?

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Izzy! I did make this recipe! And I got better by doing a LOT of practice over the years!


This is awesome, my class will love this. They love when I cook! Last time I made Oreo Bars and they ate them up! I am actually a student in the Sixth... I find this awesome! You are the best. Also, I just want to tell you, your work is amazing!

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Izzy! Thanks so much for the kind words. I hope this is a big hit with your class! Happy Baking!

carolyn cartner

i just have to make the unicorn fudge my grandkids will eat it up i make pbfudge and chocolate at christmas but have been looking for a little some thing extra

Lindsay Nathanson

They will love this!


Is there a video tutorial

Lindsay Nathanson

Unfortunately there is no video tutorial :( But I can answer any questions you might have!


wonderful for a unicorn themed party

Lindsay Nathanson

It would be perfect for a unicorn themed party!

Allie J.

This looks so amazingly awesome and delicious! PS... what you may not know about posting this was that by no longer comparing yourself to others to be ‘as good as’ or ‘better than’.... you finally became your unicorn, unique in your own right. That, after all, is what unicorns are all about! Thanks for the recipe, gonna try it this weekend!!!

Lindsay Nathanson

Hi Allie! Sorry for the delay in responding, because this might be the best comment I have ever received on here! Thank you for making my day <3


Could this be made in candy molds?

Lindsay Nathanson

I have never tried it, but I am sure it would work!


How long, if giving as gift, can it be stored for please?

Lindsay Nathanson

Great question! This fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for abut a week. But, if you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it can last 2 to 3 weeks.

Ericka C.

Do you only place the parchment paper on the bottom of the pan? Do you place strips of parchment paper around the sides? Also, do you spray any non stick spray before piuring the fudge inti the pan? Thank you.

Lindsay Nathanson

I used a large piece of parchment so it covered the bottoms and the sides. For this recipe, you do not need to spray the pan with non-stick spray.


Doesn't this fudge need some sugar?

Lindsay Nathanson

No added sugar needed! You get plenty of sweetness from the heavy cream and white chocolate!