Gingerbread Fudge

5 from 2 votes

This Gingerbread fudge tastes just like gingerbread cookie dough!

Gingerbread Fudge stack on parchment paper with title

My post today was going to be all about Thanksgiving and Black Friday. But, some things don’t always happen as planned. Holidays don’t always go like you think they will.

I try to be all bubbles and happy smiles here on Crazy for Crust. And, 99% of the time I am. We all have bad days, and when we turn to the internet for entertainment, we want happy.

Instead of writing all about how I’d hoped to be mowing down other women in my quest for a Lego Friends house that costs more than it should, I’m going to dedicate this post to my Father-in-Law, Mark, who passed away last Tuesday.

Mark loved sweets. His favorite thing at the holidays were sugar cookies. Every Christmas I make a double batch of cut-out sugar cookies, because I have to give him his own tin, or he’d eat all of the ones of the platter on the dessert table.

A few years ago I started getting creative for him at his birthday. Sugar cookie bars, sugar cookie bark, Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles. Whenever we’d go up to see him and my mother-in-law I always brought dessert. Always.

He would have loved this fudge. It’s like gingerbread cookie dough. But in fudge.

Over head shot of Gingerbread Fudge in a white bowl

After I made the Pecan Pie Fudge last week, I started thinking. What else could be substituted for sweetened condensed milk in the easy fudge recipe? (You know, chocolate chips + sweetened condensed milk = fudge.)

Well, guess what? Molasses can. Molasses and brown sugar and evaporated milk and spices and white chocolate chips.

Melt it all together…and it becomes fudge. That tastes like gingerbread cookie dough.

You can cut it into squares. Or be cute…and cut it into gingerbread men.

Gingerbread men on parchment paper

This fudge kind of blew me away. Like, it’s gingerbread fudge. It’s fudge…that tastes like gingerbread. *Mind blown*

Note that it’s a little softer than regular fudge, so you need to keep it chilled until ready to serve. But I actually prefer it this way. Regular easy fudge can sometimes get too hard. This has a distinctive chilled cookie dough flavor and texture.

Here’s a gift idea: buy some cookie cutters and cover the bottoms with foil, creating a sort of pan. Pour the hot fudge into the cookie cutters and let it chill, then wrap them up as gifts. You could give gingerbread fudge that look like gingerbread men in gingerbread men cookie cutters!

And since I’m totally obsessed with gingerbread at the moment, this is my favorite fudge ever.

Gingerbread Fudge stack on parchment paper with title

It would have been Mark approved, for sure. And it will be approved by the sweets lover in your family, I promise!

Gingerbread Fudge

5 from 2 votes
Serving Size


  • 3 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles if desired


  • Line a 9x9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place white chocolate chips, brown sugar, molasses, evaporated milk, and all spices in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine, then place over medium-low heat. Stir almost continuously until melted and smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  • Chill fudge to set. Note: this fudge is a little softer than normal fudge, so it should be kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Serving suggestion: cut into gingerbread men shapes for a fun treat!
  • Gift suggestion: Buy cookie cutters in desired shapes. Line the bottoms with two laters of foil so the bottom is sealed, almost like a cookie-cutter shaped pan. Pour fudge into cookie cutters and decorate with sprinkles. Let set, then wrap in cellophane and give as gifts!

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

We love you Maka, and we’ll miss you.

Maka and Jordan painting at a table

Thanks for reading! And go give your loved ones a hug. <3

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  1. I just made this and it’s now cooling. I can tell it’s going to be awesome just from licking the spoon. Thanks!

  2. I just made this and put it in the fridge. I tried something a little different that might help to firm it up. We’ll see! I used only 2 cups of white chocolate chips and about a half of stick unsalted butter. I admit, I am obsessed with butter. I’ll let you know if it works! 

    1. I haven’t frozen this fudge, but I have frozen other fudge with success. It may loose it’s luster a little bit upon thawing.

    1. You can bake them longer, but they’re still good for giving even made as directed. I’ve packaged them before, no problem!

  3. Shazam! Just ate a few pieces after making this earlier today. It’s SO good! My husband and son both love it. It’s going to be our new Christmas treat for sure. Thanks again!

  4. I’m SO happy I found your site! I ran right out and bought the ingredients to make gingerbread fudge for Christmas. My dad is going to love it! Thank you!

  5. Dorothy, I’m sorry for your family’s loss. It’s heartbreaking to lose a loved one, especially around the holidays. I hope your family can still find some happy memories to celebrate during the Christmas season. And your stepfather-in-law is definitely smiling down at you and your cute fudge; I bet he wishes he could have an entire tin of that along with your sugar cookies!

  6. Omg, I need this gingerbread fudge in my life! I love gingerbread and these will be the perfect treats to hand out to family and friends (hoping I don’t eat it all myself!).

  7. I love this recipe and I plan on making it as teachers’ gifts? I wwant to cut it in squares. Do you know where I could purchase a few small candy boxes? Or any ideas on how to present the squares?

    1. I love putting squares of fudge in mini muffin cups. You can even buy holiday colored ones at craft stores (like Michael’s or JoAnn’s). Those stores would also have boxes. If you want to buy lots of boxes, I love – they have fast shipping too!