Surprise Fudge Recipe

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Santa himself would never guess that the secret ingredient in this amazingly smooth and creamy fudge is cheese! The recipe is simply delicious and is my husband's Yuletide favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 57 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, cook and stir the cheese and butter over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla and nuts. In a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Add the cheese mixture and beat until combined (mixture will be stiff). Spread until a greased 9-in. square pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator. Yield: About 2 pounds.
Originally published as Surprise Fudge in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p28

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wosesmom User ID: 6914994 67710
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Probably the easiest, creamiest fudge I've ever made. Took less than 10 minutes. NEVER would have guessed the surprise ingredient! Next batch, I'll try adding some almond extract!"

jlmagoon User ID: 1083621 155058
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"We loved this recipe. It tastes great. We passed it on to my dh's professor."

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