Orange Dream Fudge

When I think of Christmas, one of the smells I always think of is the smell of oranges.  Santa always left an orange in the toe of our stocking!  Since oranges remind me so much of Christmas I had to do an orange fudge for fudge week.

This is a cooked version, but an easy version for the cooked variety.  No need for a candy thermometer on this one.  This fudge also has a fun look, you leave part of the mixture white and swirl it into the orange.


Orange Dream Fudge
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (10-12 oz) package vanilla or white chips
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow crème
  • 1Tbsp orange extract
  • 12 drops yellow food coloring
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  1. Line a 13×9 in. pan with foil and grease with butter; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, heavy cream, and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved (this is a key step)
  3. Once sugar is dissolved, bring to a boil over medium heat; cook & stir for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in chips and marshmallow crème till smooth.
  5. Remove one cup from the mixture and set aside.
  6. Add orange extract and food coloring to remaining mixture; stir until blended.
  7. Pour the orange mixture into prepared pan.
  8. Drop reserved marshmallow mixture by tablespoonfuls over the top; cut through with a knife to swirl.
  9. Cover & refrigerate until set. Using foil, remove from pan and cut into squares.

Recipe adapted from Studio 5.

7 comments on “Orange Dream Fudge

  • I made this fudge last year for Xmas and am ready to make it again. I made it a cple of times in the year. It is so good, I can’t get enough of it. Kids love it too.

  • This was my first attempt at making fudge of any kind. Although I made the mistake of rushing and not waiting for my sugar to completely dissolve, at least it’s an edible oops. I added 1/2tsp vanilla to the cup of vanilla fudge. Other than for being a little grainy, it’s still really flavorful and so much reminds me of the ice cream I had as a kid. Now that I’ve found the Peanut Butter Fudge recipe, I have a few ideas i want to try out. LOL

  • Santa use to leave an orange in our stockings too…along with an apple, a clementine and some mixed nuts in the shell. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the fudge recipe! It looks yummy and oh so pretty!

  • Wow! I’ve never seen fudge like this before; looks so yummy.

  • So pretty! I love this idea! =)

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