Cream Cheese Fudge

Cream Cheese Fudge

The Spruce / Sonia Bozzo

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Chilling Time: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 22 mins
Servings: 64 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
114 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 64
Amount per serving
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you like cream cheese frosting, you will love this recipe for cream cheese fudge! It has the pure taste of tangy cream cheese, enlivened with a hint of lemon and the toasty aroma of walnuts.

This fudge sets in the refrigerator, but it never gets fully ‘hard’ like some traditional fudges. You will want to store it and serve it straight from the refrigerator. The end result is a wonderfully creamy, smooth, and soft square of fudge.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. white chocolate (finely chopped or white chocolate chips)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 2 oz./1/4 cup butter (unsalted, at room temperature)
  • 22 oz./5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 medium lemon (for zest)
  • 1.5 cups walnuts (toasted, chopped; pecans can be substituted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Cream Cheese Fudge ingredients

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  2. Prepare an 8x8 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

    aluminum foil lined baking pan

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  3. Place the chopped white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Let cool until the chocolate is room temperature but still fluid.

    melted white chocolate in a bowl

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  4. Place the room temperature cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Alternately, you can use a hand mixer. Beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.

    cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer

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  5. Stop the mixer and add the powdered sugar, lemon zest, salt, and vanilla. Mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated, then turn to medium speed and mix until light and silky-smooth.

    powdered sugar, lemon zest, salt, and vanilla added to the cream cheese mixture in a stand mixer

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  6. Add the melted white chocolate and mix until well-incorporated.

    melted chocolate added to the mixture in the stand mixer

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  7. Finally, stir in the nuts by hand until they are evenly distributed.

    nuts added to the fudge mixture in the bowl

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  8. Scrape the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth the top into an even layer. Place in the refrigerator and chill until set, 4 hours or overnight.

    fudge in a prepared baking pan

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  9. Cut the fudge into small squares and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Squares of fudge can be placed in individual candy cups for easier storage and serving.

    Cream Cheese Fudge in a baking dish

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