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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

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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. Men do have it easier, if only they knew half of what we go through hehe. This fudge looks super pretty, I love the layers and the cute heart candies – perfect for Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

  2. Pssssh, guys take all of five seconds to get ready. And while I’m usually a quick dresser, I am totally like you — mentally prepping myself about who could possibly be there, what I’ll possibly say to them, what I’ll wear, how I’ll do my makeup, etc. I need like, an entire 48 hours before an event to plan for said event. #girlproblems I am so wanting this fudge!

  3. Your description had me smiling and nodding my head! Its like I knew the next line because I live the same scenario every time my husband and I get ready to go anywhere! πŸ™‚ What do men accomplish in all of that extra time they have?
    Fudge question: Are these firm enough to cut out in heart shapes with a cookie cutter? Fudge hearts with conversation candies would make such a cute gift! I realize there would be fudge scraps left over that I would have to eat….but I would be willing to make that sacrifice. πŸ™‚

    1. I definitely think so! I would cut them when they’re right from the refrigerator, but they’d be perfect hearts!

      1. Dorothy, I wanted to let you know that your fudge recipes were a HUGE success in my Valentine’s Day care package!! I have been drooling over and pinning your fudge recipes for the longest time but never found the right moment to try them…I had never made fudge and wasn’t sure how involved it would be. Not only was your fudge delicious but dangerously easy to make!! I say thank you and my son (the care package recipient) says THANK YOU! I was sure my son would ask why I sent so much fudge (3 different recipes) but instead he encouraged me to send more whenever I felt like it! I made this Valentine’s Day fudge, Amaretto fudge, and Oreo fudge. Yum!!

  4. This fudge is so so pretty! My hubby doesn’t worry nearly as much as I do. Is that a guy thing? He tries to help me be stress free. Sometimes he can dial it down…I’ll take anything! πŸ™‚

  5. I understand the ‘men h ave it ieasier’ thing’ and the fudge looks great. I like the strawberry flavouring for the top layer idea and will be trying that for sure but what I DO NOT get and would like to know is: How can you keep fudge on your counter for 4 days without somebody eating it all on you before you take pictures. In this house fudge (any sweet for that matter) would last only a day or two if I made a large batch. What is your secret?

    1. LOL Deb, I know! I have SO MUCH dessert in the house there are a myriad of choices. My daughter is limited to one a day, and my husband doesn’t eat it. πŸ™‚ I have to be really in control or I’d eat it ALL!!

  6. Men definately have it easier when it comes to preparing for events or parties. It’s totally unfair!

  7. I was late this morning trying to figure out what I feel like wearing, Next thing you know it’s been 15 minutes. Men really do have it easy. This fudge is so pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day!!!