This creamy fudge recipe has a secret ingredient in the mix- Velveeta cheese. Yes, that one. It’s easy to make and combines two favorite ingredients: chocolate and cheese. What’s not to love? Keep reading to see why on earth we opted to combine chocolate and cheese in this easy creamy fudge recipe.
When thinking up fun fudge recipes for the holidays your mind doesn’t go straight to cheese, but maybe it should. If you don’t know in advance that there was cheese in the mix you may not even notice the flavor, but the texture- that’s something you’ll notice right away! Smooth, silky, and absolutely delectable, this Velveeta fudge with chocolate combination truly works in your favor for the best flavor and consistency in every bite.
What is Velveeta Fudge?
This creamy cheese fudge recipe combines a box of Velveeta cheese with chocolate to make for an intriguing fudge. You will leave your guests guessing what your secret ingredient is! There really isn’t anything in world quite like Velveeta, it’s smooth, creamy & melts like a dream. This cheese fudge has been around since about the 1950s and people are still enjoying it today.
Fudge made with cheese might sound unusual but that’s what the Velveeta brand has been about since the beginning. Some original Velveeta recipes include melting cheese over peanut butter and pickle sandwiches make this fudge recipe look tame. [Read more weird facts about Velveeta]
A fudge recipe with Velveeta cheese is the solution you didn’t know you needed, the creamy smooth result will pleasantly surprise you and your guests. The combination of chocolate and cheese will overcome the initial shock and awe of this recipe, we swear it’s really good (which is why we’re sharing it with you today).
Velveeta Fudge Ingredients
-Velveeta: You will need 12 ounces of Velveeta cheese cut up into cubes.
-Butter: Use one cup of butter (2 sticks) for a rich-tasting fudge. Salted or unsalted butter is fine!
-Chocolate: Use 6 ounces of unsweetened chocolate squares that have been broken up into smaller pieces.
-Powdered sugar: You will need 32 ounces (a typical 2lb bag) of powdered sugar to get a sweet and smooth texture.
-Pecans: Use 1 ½ cups of chopped pecans for a subtle crunch in every square. You can also swap these out for walnuts or chopped almonds. For a deeper flavor, toast your nuts before adding them.
-Vanilla: 1 teaspoon of vanilla helps this fudge to taste incredible.
How to Make Creamy Velveeta Fudge
Melt and Mix
In a medium size bowl melt together the Velveeta cheese, butter, and chocolate in 30-second intervals in the microwave. Stir well between each interval, until fully melted and smooth.
In a separate large bowl pour all of your powdered sugar.
Using an electric mixer, combine the melted chocolate and cheese mixture with the powdered sugar. Combine a little at a time, until all has been incorporated.
Add the vanilla extract.
Once everything has been combined, use a spoon to stir in the pecans.
Pour and Chill
Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. If using foil, spray with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
Pour your fudge into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
Place in the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours.
Once firm, cut into 1-inch sized pieces and then serve. Enjoy!
- 12 ounces Velveeta cheese cut into cubes
- 1 cup butter
- 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares broken up
- 2lb bag powdered sugar 32 ounces
- 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. (Foil: spray with non-stick spray) Set aside.
- In a medium microwave safe bowl melt together the Velveeta cheese, butter and chocolate in 30 second intervals until all melted. Stir until well combined and smooth.
- In a separate large bowl add powdered sugar.
- Using an electric mixer add the melted chocolate and cheese mixture to the powdered sugar a little at a time until all incorporated. Add in the vanilla.
- Once everything is combined, use a spoon to stir in the pecans.
- Transfer fudge into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Once firm, cut into 1 inch pieces and serve!
How to store Velveeta fudge
Keep your fudge stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. If you don’t think you can use it all up by then, then you can freeze it for up to 2 months. Make sure to wrap it well and store it in an airtight container to keep it from drying out.
How do you salvage fudge that didn’t Harden?
In many cases, adding more melted chocolate will help Velveeta fudge that didn’t set. Simply re-heat the fudge, then add another 2 oz chopped, melted chocolate. Stir once more, then return to the pan to set.
When was Velveeta Cheese Invented
In the early 1900s, the Monroe Cheese Company was one of the country’s most flourishing cheese makers. However, many of the cheese wheels that came out of its Pennsylvania factory were broken or askew. The company sent some of the damaged product to a Swiss immigrant. This gentleman tinkered around with the cheese pieces on his stove at home, and one day found that by adding byproducts like whey back into the cheese, he could create a smooth, flexible food product. When melted, it had a velvety consistency to it, hence the name Velveeta was born.
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This creamy Velveeta fudge recipe is one your guests will never forget. Made with cheese and chocolate it’s interesting & unique with a texture and richness that will have you going back for another square! This easy fudge recipe will quickly become a family favorite!