Rich and creamy snickerdoodle fudge with a cinnamon-sugar crunch on top. Made in just 10 minutes with 5 simple ingredients!
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Fudge is one of my favorite holiday desserts. I always make at least one batch during Christmas time, along with cinnamon roll cookies, sugar cookie truffles and eggnog cookies.
Today’s treat is nothing short of indulgent! After all, it’s that time of year when we all get to indulge a little more, right? Right.
For me, there are certain treats that the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without. Like fudge or this recipe for Christmas crack.
I look forward to my grandma’s traditional peanut butter fudge every year. But you can count on me making this snickerdoodle fudge over and over throughout the holidays!
It’s fudge that tastes just like snickerdoodle cookies! Seriously, who doesn’t love snickerdoodles? (If you raise your hand, we probably can’t be friends. Wink.) It’s rich and creamy with a little cinnamon sugar crunch on top. I promise you’ll love it!
Why This Recipe Works
- 5 ingredients: This is such an easy fudge recipe!
- No candy thermometer needed: Using sweetened condensed milk simplifies this recipe.
- Classic taste: The taste of a cookie but in decadent fudge form!
- Perfect for gifts: Having a variety of fudge on hand makes gift giving easy during the holidays.
Snickerdoodle Fudge Ingredients
Even though this fudge has only 5 ingredients, you will be amazed by the snickerdoodle cinnamon sugar flavor!
Find the full recipe with measurements below.
- White chocolate chips: High quality white chocolate will make all the difference! My favorite brands are Ghirardelli, Bakers or Guittard.
- Sweetened condensed milk: This adds a creamy, rich and sweet taste.
- Vanilla extract: A high quality pure vanilla extract will give the best flavor.
- Cinnamon: You can’t have snickerdoodles without cinnamon! Feel free to use more or less, depending on how much you like it.
- Sugar: This gets mixed with the cinnamon and is sprinkled on top of the fudge. For a good ratio, check out my easy cinnamon sugar recipe.
How to Make Snickerdoodle Fudge
I know we all get busy around the holidays, but you only need 10 minutes for this snickerdoodle fudge recipe and just a few ingredients.
- Melt chocolate and milk. Melt the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together in a saucepan over medium-low heat (stirring continuously).
- Add vanilla and cinnamon. Remove from heat once melted, then stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
- Pour into pan, then top with cinnamon-sugar. Pour fudge into a parchment-lined bread pan, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top.
- Chill and slice. Let chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, then cut into one-inch squares.
- Line your pan: For easy fudge removal, you need to line your pan with parchment paper, aluminum foil, or wax paper. You do not need to grease the lining.
- Cool completely: The fudge must be cooled completely before slicing. Cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours or to expedite the process you could place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes then place in the fridge.
- Cut easier: Use a pizza cutter to slice through your snickerdoodle fudge easily! A large knife works, too.
That is the beauty of this recipe for snickerdoodle fudge! No candy thermometer is required since we are using sweetened condensed milk instead of a sugar solution.
Try an 8-inch square baking dish if you do not have a loaf pan.
Semi-sweet chocolate chips may work, but the white chocolate fudge really compliments the cinnamon sugar flavors best.
Storing + Freezing
To store: Place fudge squares in an airtight container and store for up to 2 weeks. It will last for another week or so if stored in the fridge.
To freeze: Store snickerdoodle fudge in an airtight freezer bag or container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
5 star review
Wow, pleasantly surprised! Very easy and no setting issues. I used the sprinkling of cinnamon & sugar topping sparingly. It was great. It was even better on day 2. A hit for the holidays!– Dee
Need more fudge recipes? Try eggnog fudge, easy microwave fudge, or peanut butter and jelly fudge.
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- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-2 Tablespoons cinnamon sugar , for sprinkling on top
- Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat. Stir continuously until smooth and combined.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
- Sprinkle your desired amount of cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
- Let chill in the refrigerator 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch squares.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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Recipe contributed by Kristy from Sweet Treats & More for I Heart Naptime.
This came out tasting more like caramel (no I didn’t cook it too long) and it would not set up even after placing in the fridge for 3 hours and then the freezer for 45 minutes.
I have made fudge before and did not have this problem. I ended up throwing it all out.
Any suggestions as to why it would not set up? I melted it together thoroughly and used the correct amount of ingredients, so what happened?
I’m sorry it did not set up for you. It’s hard to say without being there and seeing it made, but I’m guessing that it wasn’t heated long enough.
When you say chill for 2 hours. Do you mean chill in the fridge or just sit on the counter to chill?
In the refrigerator :)
Wow, pleasantly surprised! Very easy & no setting issues like previously mentioned. I used the sprinkling of cinnamon & sugar topping sparingly. It was great. It was even better Day 2. A hit for the holidays!
I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them! :)
Awh, this is perfect for the holiday season! love the flavors, can’t wait to make it again!
I love the flavor of snickerdoodle cookies turned into fudge! Great idea!
Do we really need 14 cans of milk or was that a typo? I’ve never made fudge before sorry for the probably dumb and obvious question i just want to double check
Hi Raven! It is one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk!
bless your little heart….
I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THIS RECIPE.
WHAT SIZE DO YOU CONSIDER A BREAD PAN?
My bread pans measure 8.5 x 5.5 inches, and three inches tall. :)
Yeah, this would be great for Christmas! And it looks awesome!
my husband and I tried making this for our families around christmas, we followed the recipe to the T but unfortunately it didn’t set. it just stayed a melted milkshake with skin. I thought maybe we just didn’t cook it long enough, so we poured the pans back into a nonstick pot and stirred constantly as it reached hardball temperature. the consistency seemed better, however it didn’t set any harder than pudding… tasted great, but definitely not a fudge. could you detail your recipe a little better so I could see what I did wrong?? I was really bummed out that we couldn’t add this to our bunch and share it with our loved ones for christmas.
Just wondering… Are you sure you used “condensed milk”? I just made it and it was super thick and creamy before I even let it chill.
Hi Donna. Yes it is sweetened condensed milk!
Did you ever figure out what went wrong? I just had the same thing happen! I know it’s a super simple recipe. I’m wondering if maybe it’s the brands of chips and condensed milk I used?
Aren’t you supposed to cook until the chips melt? Hardboil seems way too long.