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Valentine’s Day Fudge

Valentine’s Day Fudge is such a simple 5-ingredient dessert! Use a boxed cake mix for the easiest fudge recipe topped with red, white, and pink heart sprinkles to treat your special someone.

Valentine's Day Fudge - This vanilla "fudge" is made with a secret ingredient - a boxed white cake mix! This versatile sweet treat can be "changed up" by using different flavours of cake mix! It's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.


I love Valentine’s Day, but you don’t have to break the bank to celebrate your favorite person. This homemade Valentine’s Day Fudge is only five ingredients and uses a boxed cake mix for the easiest fudge.

I have a serious love-hate relationship with fudge. I love it because it is so darn addicting and perfectly decadent. I hate making it though! I’m not fond of using a candy thermometer. 

When I discovered that you could make fudge without a candy thermometer, I said sign me up! I gotta try this stuff. This recipe uses cake mix and requires no stove top stirring and taking the temperature. 

Valentine's Day Fudge - This vanilla "fudge" is made with a secret ingredient - a boxed white cake mix! This versatile sweet treat can be "changed up" by using different flavours of cake mix! It's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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    It is SO easy. I made this batch of Valentine’s day fudge in under 5 minutes and then it has to set and cool for a few hours in the fridge. Make it the night before and surprise your loved one with a sweet treat with that breakfast in bed.

    Ingredients

    • Boxed cake mix — I use white
    • Powdered sugar
    • Butter
    • Milk
    • Sprinkles, of course! I use Wilton’s Valentine’s sprinkles, but anything red, pink, and white will work in a pinch.
    Valentine's Day Fudge - This vanilla "fudge" is made with a secret ingredient - a boxed white cake mix! This versatile sweet treat can be "changed up" by using different flavours of cake mix! It's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    What I used for my Valentine’s Day Fudge

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    • Sprinkles: This bright white fudge is packed with red, white, and pink heart sprinkles and topped with a few more for a pop of color. Change up the sprinkles and make this festive fudge for Christmas, too! 
    • Mixing bowls: I love using glass mixing bowls because I can heat them up easily, unlike plastic. 
    • Baking dish: There’s no baking in this Valentine’s Day fudge recipe, but you’ve gotta put it in something! I use an 8×8 dish for a slightly taller fudge square.

    How to Make Fudge from Scratch

    1. First, mix cake mix and powdered sugar in a microwavable mixing bowl.
    2. Then, add the butter and the milk but do not mix! Microwave it for a couple minutes and stay in the kitchen.
    3. When the timer goes off, immediately stir it all together and add the sprinkles.
    4. Quickly spread the Valentine’s Day fudge batter into a square baking dish, garnish with more sprinkles, and press it into all the corners with your hands. Let it chill until it’s set and done!

    I always butcher the first piece out of the pan. Just an excuse to test this white fudge!

    After it’s out, though, it’s smooth sailing! Creamy, smooth and rich – one piece will satisfy your sweet tooth!

    Valentine's Day Fudge - This vanilla "fudge" is made with a secret ingredient - a boxed white cake mix! This versatile sweet treat can be "changed up" by using different flavours of cake mix! It's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    What’s the Secret to Making Fudge?

    Fudge is such a simple, decadent dessert, but it’s so finicky! There’s nothing worse than gritty fudge.

    But what makes fudge so difficult?

    With traditional fudge, it’s all about the temperature. With this fudge recipe, there’s no thermometer required, though!

    Stir only as much as you need to when making this Valentine’s Day fudge recipe to get everything mixed together. 

    Valentine's Day Fudge - This vanilla "fudge" is made with a secret ingredient - a boxed white cake mix! This versatile sweet treat can be "changed up" by using different flavours of cake mix! It's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    How to Store Fudge

    Unlike many desserts, fudge can live on your countertops with no problem!

    This recipe can last weeks in an airtight container at room temperature, but I never have any long enough to see!

    If the fudge begins to get dry or extra soggy, it’s probably time to toss it. It won’t make you sick, but the change in texture is the first sign of bad fudge.

    What to Serve with Valentine’s Day Fudge

    Valentine’s Day at home can be just as romantic as a night out! Light some candles, dim the lights, and make the perfect dinner at home for a fraction of the cost.

    These garlic steak bites are so delicious and a great kitchen date night recipe. Steak and mushrooms in a garlic herb butter sauce – yes, please! Add some garlic shrimp for an upscale surf ‘n’ turf night.

    Swiss potatoes are super easy and way more impressive than regular mashed potatoes. Sliced potatoes covered in ooey gooey cheese — what’s not to love?

    If you’re doing a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board, add some of this amazing creamy salsa dip for the best veggie dip. Make it in minutes with just 3 ingredients!

    Valentine's Day Fudge - This vanilla "fudge" is made with a secret ingredient - a boxed white cake mix! This versatile sweet treat can be "changed up" by using different flavours of cake mix! It's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Other amazing cake mix desserts to try…

    You’ll also like this Salted Caramel Fudge, Pretzel Hugs and Rainbow Bark.

    Do you have any amazing boxed cake mix recipes? I’m always looking for more recipes to try! Follow me on Instagram @simplystacieblog, on Facebook at Simply Stacie, and on Pinterest @SimplyStacie and let me know how you liked this and my other recipes!

    4.55 from 33 votes

    Valentine’s Day Fudge

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 24
    Prep Time 2 hours
    Cook Time 2 minutes
    Total Time 2 hours 2 minutes
    This vanilla “fudge” is made with a secret ingredient – a boxed white cake mix! This versatile sweet treat can be “changed up” by using different flavours of cake mix! It’s guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 box white cake mix 432g/15.25oz box
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • ½ cup salted butter cut into four pieces
    • ¼ cup milk
    • ¼ cup Wilton Valentine’s sprinkles

    Instructions

    • Add cake mix and powdered sugar to a microwaveable bowl. Mix together.
    • Add in butter and milk. Do not mix. Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
    • Remove from microwave immediately and stir together to combine. Stir in Valentine’s sprinkles.
    • Immediately spread the batter in an 8×8 greased baking pan. Add a few sprinkles to the top and press down with the palm of your hand or a spoon to set in place.
    • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 94mg | Sugar: 17g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Valentine’s Day Fudge

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    1. Easy delicious awesome ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
      Thank you so much
      For your time to get recipe perfect

    2. Jennifer Wiederholt says:

      Would this work with angel food cake mix?

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