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Orange Fudge: the easy, smooth fudge recipe

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 15 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
Sugar
400 g (2 cups)
Heavy Cream
175 ml (3/4 cups)
Butter
170 g (3/4 cup)
Salt
a pinch
Marshmallow fluff
190 g
white chocolate chips
300 g
orange extract
2 tsp
orange food coloring

This is an easy and unique fudge recipe. Usually, fudge is available in caramel, chocolate, or vanilla flavors. This Orange Fudge is something different, and just as tasty. It is orange in color, with each bite bursting with orange flavor. The bottom layer is a basic vanilla fudge, with the orange top layer being delicious orange, both in color and taste. The texture is smooth and creamy.

If you know someone that loves orange desserts, make sure to whip up a batch of this Orange Fudge for them. It’s the perfect summery dessert, bursting with fruit flavor. We also have some yummy tips to add variations.

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Orange Fudge Ingredients

White Chocolate Chips – this adds a creamy sweet taste to the fudge.

Sugar – while you can use granulated sugar for this recipe, you can also use powdered or confectioner’s sugar; this will make for a creamier fudge.

Heavy cream, marshmallow fluff – these two ingredients create the creamy texture in the fudge. Make sure to use heavy cream and not light cream, otherwise, the fudge might come out grainy.

Orange Extract – gives the fudge its orange flavor.

Orange Food Coloring – adds a bright orange color.

How To Make Orange Fudge

Start by melting together the fudge ingredients. Divide the mixture in half, pouring one part into a baking tin. Add orange extract to the other half and pour the orange layer on top of the other. Allow the fudge to set in the fridge, and cut into blocks.

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Recipe Tips

This recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.

You can also make the bottom layer with dark chocolate chips. Dark chocolate and orange are a classic combination. Add orange zest for extra flavor and specks of color.

Make a keto version of orange chocolate fudge by mixing together 1 cup heavy cream, ¼ cup swerve sugar replacement, orange extract, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1 cup dark chocolate. Set in the fridge.

Orange Fudge Variations

Strawberry – use strawberry flavoring instead of orange extract.

Lime – use lime juice and zest instead of orange.

Chocolate and Orange – make the fudge with condensed milk. For the bottom chocolate layer: Melt together 2 cups dark chocolate chips, one cup condensed milk, 1 tablespoon butter, and salt in the microwave. For the top layer, melt together 1 cup white chocolate chips, 1/3 cup condensed milk, 2 teaspoons orange extract, and orange food coloring.

How To Store Orange Fudge

Store the fudge in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Creamy Lemon Fudge

Instructions

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Pour chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff into a bowl.

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Pour sugar, heavy cream, butter, salt into a pan and mix until melted. Pour into the bowl with the chocolate chips.

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Beat with a whisk, then pour half into a tray and let it rest for 15 minutes.

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Add a few drops of orange food coloring and orange extract to the other half of the mixture.

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Mix again with a whisk and pour over the previous mixture.

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Refrigerate for 4 hours. Cut into small pieces.

Notes

If you want a more natural colored fudge, you can omit the orange food coloring.

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