Valentine’s Day Fudge

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An easy Valentine’s Day Fudge recipe made with white chocolate. The perfect sweet treat for your Valentine’s Day celebration!

Square of creamy white chocolate Valentines fudge with a bite mark and heart sprinkles.

White Chocolate Fudge for Valentine’s Day

Sweet treats and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand. And it doesn’t get any sweeter than this sweet fudge recipe!

With a pink layer, white layer, and lots of festive sprinkles, this sweet treat is as beautiful as it is delicious.

White Chocolate Valentine Fudge topped with small heart sprinkles.

For another one of our favorite Valentine’s Day treats, give these delicious heart shortbread cookies a try.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: Uses a handful of common pantry ingredients.
  • Easy Fudge Recipe: No candy thermometer is needed.
  • Fun & Festive: A pretty pink layer and fun sprinkles make it perfect for Valentine’s Day.
  • Great Make-Ahead Recipe: Ideal for preparing a day in advance.

Valentines Fudge Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Valentine's Day Fudge Ingredients: white chocolate chips, heart sprinkles, can of sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, salt, and red food coloring.
  • White Chocolate Chips – We used white chocolate chips, but feel free to use white chocolate melting wafers for a smoother texture.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Be careful not to grab a can of evaporated milk accidentally as they are often beside each other on the shelf.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt – A pinch enhances the flavors. Salt can be omitted, if desired.
  • Food Coloring – We used just a little bit of red good coloring to get the festive pink color. You could also use pink gel food coloring for a very bright pink color fudge.
  • Sprinkles – Add a playful and colorful touch. Grocery stores and big box stores often stock pink and red and/or heart-shaped sprinkles in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. If you can’t find any in-store, ordering this Valentine’s Day sprinkles variety pack on Amazon may be a good option.

You will also need an 8 x 8 baking dish or pan and parchment paper for lining.

How to Make Valentines Fudge

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Three image collage of chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk before, during, and after being melted and combined.

Step 1: Combine half the white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and salt. Microwave in short bursts, stirring in-between, until melted and smooth.

Three image colage of white melted mixture being dyed pink and poured into lined square pan.

Step 2: Stir in vanilla extract and 2 drops of red food coloring. This should give your fudge a nice pink color. You can add more drops of food coloring if you would like to give your fudge a deeper color. If you add enough food coloring it will turn red, which would work for Valentine’s Day too!

Step 3: Once you reach your desired color go ahead and spread the fudge mixture evenly into an 8-inch pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 4: Set the pan aside and allow it to cool for 30 minutes. This will ensure that the two colors of fudge don’t mix together.

Three image collage of melted white fudge mixture being poured over the set pink layer, sprinkles being added, and the fudge removed from pan and cut into small squares.

Step 5: Repeat the first steps (combining ingredients and microwaving) to prepare the 2nd half of the fudge. Stir in the remaining vanilla extract, but this time do not add any food coloring. Spread the white chocolate mixture over the pink fudge.

Step 6: Sprinkle generously with Valentine’s Day sprinkles. I like to lightly press them into the top of the fudge ever so slightly to help them stick.

Step 7: Place the pan in the refrigerator to chill until firm. This should take about 2 hours. Once set, slice into squares and serve.

Square piece of white chocolate Valentine's Day fudge with Valentines sprinkles on top.

How to Store

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Just be sure to keep it in a cool, dry place. For longer storage, keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

To freeze, wrap the fudge tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer baggie or freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Tips for the Best Valentine’s Day Fudge

  • Opt for high-quality white chocolate for smoother melting and better taste.
  • Stir regularly while microwaving to prevent burning and ensure even melting.
  • Allow the fudge to set thoroughly before cutting to achieve clean slices.
Six pieces of pink and white fudge staked on top of each other to make a tower.

Recipe Variations

  • Conversation Heart Fudge: Skip the sprinkles and press conversation hearts gently into the top layer of fudge.
  • Dark Chocolate Layer: Replace the white layer with dark chocolate chips for a rich contrast.
  • Berry Swirl: Gently swirl in 1-2 Tablespoons of raspberry or strawberry jam on the top layer before adding sprinkles for a fruity touch.

More Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts

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Piece of Valentines fudge with pink and white layers and topped with festive pink and red sprinkles. A bite has been taken out of the fudge.
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4.70 from 13 votes

Valentine’s Day Fudge

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Set Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Total: 2 hours 50 minutes
A rich and indulging white chocolate fudge recipe for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups white chocolate chips divided
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk divided
  • 2 pinches salt divided
  • 2-4 drops red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract divided
  • valentine's day sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large microwavable bowl, combine 1½ cups of white chocolate chips with ½ of the can of condensed milk and a pinch of salt. Microwave for 25 seconds and stir well. Reheat in additional 20-second intervals as needed until you get a smooth consistent texture, making sure to stir the mixture well in-between each interval.
  • Stir in ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 drops of red food coloring. Add additional drops of food coloring if desired to achieve a darker color.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and allow to set for 30 minutes.
  • Add the remaining white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk to a large microwavable bowl with a pinch of salt. Repeat the process of microwaving in 20-second intervals until the chocolate has melted and has a smooth consistency. Stir in ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Spread into the pan on top of the pink fudge layer. Immediately add valentine sprinkles, lightly pressing them into the top of the fudge if necessary to help them stay in place.
  • Chill until firm (about 2 hours). Cut into small squares.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Piece of Valentines fudge with pink and white layers and topped with festive pink and red sprinkles. A bite has been taken out of the fudge.

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3 Comments

  1. Hello Jacln, you give me cravings l can’t resist each time l visit your blog.

    Now l don’t know what I’m baking this Valentine’s day; Sugar cookie truffles or white chocolate fudge.

    I love chocolates and vanilla extract.

  2. Could you add strawberry extract or strawberry puree to the pink fudge, and if so, how much?

    1. I haven’t tried this myself so I can’t say for sure but I think you would be fine to add a small amount of strawberry extract, maybe 1/2 teaspoon. Please come back to let me know how it comes out if you decide to give it a try!!

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