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Valentine’s Fudge: guaranteed to make someone smile! This cute holiday layered fudge recipe is easy fudge with just a few ingredients. Plus it’s so cute everyone will love it!

stack of pink and chocolate layered fudge with conversation hearts on white cake stand


Easy Fudge Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Easy fudge with sweetened condensed milk is my go-to recipe. This one has a few extra steps because it’s layered fudge with white chocolate and milk chocolate – but it’s worth it because it’s so pretty. Top it with conversation hearts to make it perfect for Valentine’s Day!

I made a layered Halloween Fudge, and y’all loved it, so I wanted to do it again for Valentine’s Day. Even though it’s layered and that does involve an extra couple of steps and an extra dish to wash, it’s still super easy. And, well, it’s fudge. With a cute conversation heart on top. And it’s part pink. Everyone will love it!

layered pink and chocolate fudge piece with conversation heart that says soul mate.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Chips: The bottom layer is made of semi-sweet chocolate chips (or you can use milk chocolate chips). The pink layer uses white chocolate chips.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: I use fat-free for this recipe but you can use regular as well. You need a 14 ounce can (it’s 14 ounces by weight, not volume). You’ll use half the can for each layer, approximately 5 liquid ounces (just over 1/2 cup).

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

How to make Valentine Fudge

  1. Melt the chocolate chips with half the sweetened condensed milk until smooth and melted. Stir in a pinch of salt and half the vanilla extract. Place it in a 9×9 or 8×8-inch baking pan lined with foil.
  2. Once the chocolate layer is in the pan, you chill it about 30 minutes, so the pink layer won’t mix with it. The pink layer is the rest of the SCM mixed with white chocolate chips. At the end, when you add the vanilla extract, you add a few drops of red food coloring to give it the pink hue.
  3. Once you pour the pink layer on top the chocolate, you quickly place the conversation hearts in even rows on the top.
  4. Once it’s set you cut it into squares. My pink fudge layer was a little softer than normal, but it still set up.
stack of pink and chocolate layered fudge with conversation hearts on white cake stand

Expert Tips

  • Use any flavor extract in place of the vanilla. Cherry, Strawberry, or Raspberry extract would be delicious in the pink layer.
  • Be sure to prep all your ingredients and pan before starting. Fudge making is fast!
  • Line your pan with foil or parchment for easy removal and slicing.
  • Chill the fudge to set completely.

FAQs

Why didn’t my fudge set?

Make sure you’re using half the can of sweetened condensed milk for each layer (5 liquid ounces or 7 ounces by weight). Chill and store in refrigerator if it’s soft.

How long does fudge last?

This will last 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

stack of pink and chocolate layered fudge with conversation hearts on white cake stand

Valentine’s Day Fudge

5 from 1 vote
A layered fudge that's guaranteed to make someone smile for Valentine's Day.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Yield 36 pieces
Serving Size 1 piece

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ cups (255g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk , divided
  • 2 pinches salt , divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract , divided
  • 1 ¾ cups (298g) white chocolate chips
  • Red food coloring
  • 36 conversation heart candies

Instructions

  • Line a 9×9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place chocolate chips and half the can of sweetened condensed milk (5 liquid ounces; just over 1/2 cup) in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture melts together and becomes smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and one pinch of salt.
  • Quickly pour and spread in prepared pan. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • When chilling is up, remove pan from refrigerator. Add white chocolate chips and remaining sweetened condensed milk to a clean medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture melts together and becomes smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, one pinch of salt, and red food coloring (about 3-4 drops for a light pink).
  • Quickly pour over chocolate layer and spread. Immediately top with conversation hearts in a 6 x 6 grid. Let cool to room temperature and then chill until set.
  • Slice into squares (1 conversation heart per square) and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Use any flavor extract in place of the vanilla. Cherry, Strawberry, or Raspberry extract would be delicious in the pink layer.
  • Be sure to prep all your ingredients and pan before starting. Fudge making is fast!
  • Line your pan with foil or parchment for easy removal and slicing.
  • Chill the fudge to set completely.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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This fudge is the perfect gift to give this Valentine’s Day! It’s so cute you’ll get a smile from your sweetheart, I promise.

Last Updated on January 30, 2023



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  1. Love the idea of this fudge. Bought pure strawberry extract to make try a twist on choc strawberry fudge. Fingers crossed

      1. So I put 2 TBSP of the strawberry extract and made strawberry fudge with the chocolate fudge on the bottom. He actually liked it and said it tasted like a chocolate covered strawberry – exactly what I was striving for. Thank you for the idea I will be making this again!!!

  2. It is SO true — guys have it waaay easier than us ladies sometimes! The whole shower/clothes/make-up routine takes so long compared to theirs. And I love the part about socks without holes; I’ll have to remember that for the (far-off) future with my kids! 😉 I love, love, love this fudge too. Seriously adorable with that gorgeous pink hue. You picked the good conversation hearts too; I always seem to get the ones with the awkward messages!

  3. This sort of reminds me of Jocelyn’s neopolitan fudge which I still dream of. Now I will dream of this, too 🙂 pinned

  4. Love your Valentine’s Day Fudge! I just can’t wait to make it. I want to maraschino cherry juice in the pink layer and maybe even some chopped up cherries. Yum!

  5. Haha, you nailed it! It takes me forever to pick out a simple outfit. And don’t get me started on hair. Blow dry? Yes. Whoops, too much. Bring on the flat iron. Whoops, too flat. Bring out the ponytail holders and bobby pins *I could’ve done this style without the dryer and iron* *faceplant*
    That is why I need this fudge! So while I’m slaving over my hair which I already know won’t cooperate, this fudge can be chilling in the fridge and be ready to take the attention off my ponytail and onto the cuteness of this fudge!