Chocolate Orange Fudge
Chocolate Orange Fudge is the perfect holiday treat. Easy to make and full of the classic chocolate orange flavor! Thick, creamy, dark chocolate fudge kissed with fresh orange flavor.
No need to search for Terry’s Chocolate Orange candy, this fudge can be made any time of the year.
Why You’ll Love This
- Ideal for the holidays with the classic flavors of chocolate and orange. It’s great for snacking or gifting.
- Oh you guys, this stuff is to-die-for! It just melts in your mouth. Thick, creamy, dark chocolate kissed with the zest of an orange, and voila! You have the best Christmas fudge you’ve ever eaten.
- So simple to make you will be making it all season!
- Use good quality chocolate like Guittard or Ghiradelli.
- I like to use dark chocolate chips but you can use semi-sweet chocolate chips or even milk chocolate chips. You can also use white chocolate chips for White Chocolate Orange Fudge.
- You can use chopped chocolate bars in place of the chocolate chips. Be sure to use 12 ounces.
- The fresh orange zest adds enough flavor that you don’t need orange extract in this chocolate orange fudge recipe.
- Dark chocolate orange fudge would taste amazing with chopped nuts such as pecan, almonds, or walnuts.
How to Make Chocolate Orange Fudge
We love these classic holiday flavors. So I decided to transform my favorite dark chocolate fudge recipe into chocolate orange fudge.
Line an 8″ or 9″ square pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Butter the foil and set it aside.
Place marshmallow creme, sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in a heavy-bottom saucepan, bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat, and stir in chocolate chips, orange zest, and vanilla. Stir to melt the chocolate chips thoroughly and the mixture is smooth.
Pour into the prepared pan and let set until firm before cutting into desired pieces.
Cut into desired size squares and garnish with additional orange peel, if desired. The garnish just tells people this is Chocolate Orange Fudge.
Enjoy and share with friends and neighbors.
Once the fudge has set up, cut into pieces and store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Place in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
More Fudge Recipes
Chocolate Orange Fudge Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 7 oz marshmallow creme
- 5 oz evaporated milk
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest (plus additional for garnish)
- Line an 8″ or 9″ square pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Butter the foil and set aside.
- Combine, marshmallow creme, sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a heavy-bottom saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat to a full boil, stirring constantly.
- Once to a boil, cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat, stir in chocolate chips, orange zest, and vanilla.
- Stir until chips are melted thoroughly and smooth, immediately pour into the prepared pan.
- Let set until firm.
This turned out so well. I didn’t have orange zest so I used 1/4 tsp orange extract and it was such a hit at work.