With 2 delicious layers, Red Velvet Fudge is a decadent holiday treat that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or Christmas!
Red Velvet Fudge
Fudge is one of those food items that I don’t remember having as a kid. Odd I know, but honestly, it wasn’t on my radar until I was an adult. I’m not sure why we weren’t exposed to fudge but it truly wasn’t anything I remember until I was in my 20’s.
In Michigan, we have quite a love of this sweet treat. If you’ve ever been to the majestic Mackinac Island you’ll understand how important fudge is to Michiganders. I’m going to share a bit of Michigan trivia with you today. Mackinaw City (yes, the name is pronounced the same just spelled differently) is the northernmost city in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Driving into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan requires driving through Mackinaw City and crossing over the Mighty Mac Bridge.
Standing in Mackinaw City or driving across the bridge to the northeast you’ll see in the distance the most amazing Michigan treasure, Mackinac Island. Do yourself a favor and experience it firsthand sometime, you will not regret it. While on the island be sure to buy some fudge, it’s available as soon as you step off the boat onto the island. Let’s just say fudge is the top dog around Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City.
Now, most of the varieties found in fudge shops are of the chocolate variety. We visited Mackinaw Island this past summer and had a couple of samples and bought a 3 pack to nibble on. Ultimately, our hearts were won by traditional flavors: chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, and mint chocolate fudge.
Today though I’m sharing a Red Velvet Fudge that will captivate your sweet tooth. It is the perfect addition to a variety of holidays including Valentine’s Day and even Christmas. This no-bake dessert in the beloved Red Velvet flavor looks eye-popping with its layers.
First, you have a delicious traditional Red Velvet layer which has a hit on chocolate flavor, just a touch. Topped with a cream cheese layer reminiscent of the frosting on the classic Red Velvet cake.
What ingredients do you need to make this at home?
- White baking chips
- Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Red paste food color
- Powdered sugar
- Cream cheese
- Vanilla extract
Some tips that will help you recreate this recipe:
- Chilling time is a total of 4 hours. 2 hours for the first layer and 2 hours for the 2nd layer. If you do not chill in between layers, the result may not be a clear definition of colors.
- The number of pieces is determined by how large your pan is and how large you cut the pieces.
- Cutting the completely chilled fudge with a heated (dry) knife will result in clean cuts.
- If you’d like to add sprinkles to the top layer prior to chilling, you can have a more festive holiday appearance.
- Refrigerate pieces for up to 2 weeks in a resealable container.
Step by step photos (complete directions in the recipe card below):
How about some other great treats for Valentine’s Day?
Sweets galore, we have more to share:
- No Bake Cake Batter Truffles
- Mocha Truffles
- Nestle Crunch Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Homemade Air Fryer Doughnut Holes
- 24 ounces white baking chips, divided
- 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 teaspoons vegetable shortening, divided
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1.5 teaspoons red paste food coloring
- 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and lightly spritz the paper with additional nonstick cooking spray or grease with butter.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, add 3 ¼ cups white baking chips, all of the chocolate chips, and 2 teaspoons of the vegetable shortening.
- Microwave the chocolate on high for 1 minute. Stir thoroughly to allow the chocolate to continue to melt. Return the bowl to the microwave and heat in 15-second intervals stirring well in between until the chocolate is melted.
- Add in the sweetened condensed milk and food coloring. Mix thoroughly.
- Stir in 1 cup of powdered sugar.
- Transfer this mixture to the prepared dish, spread evenly. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- In a clean microwave-safe bowl, ad the remaining white baking chips and shortening. Heat on high for 1 minute. Stir once removed to allow chocolate to continue melting. Return the bowl to the microwave and heat in 15-second intervals stirring well in between until the chocolate is melted.
- Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Slowly add the remaining powdered sugar, beating until smooth.
- Transfer the white chocolate mixture to the prepared pan, spread over the chilled red layer.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
- Remove the fudge from the baking dish by lifting the edges of the parchment paper.
- Heat a large kitchen knife under hot water. Wipe dry and cut fudge into squares, repeating between cuts.
Chilling time is a total of 4 hours. 2 hours for the first layer and 2 hours for the 2nd layer. If you do not chill in between layers, the result may not be a clear definition of colors.
The number of pieces is determined by how large your pan is and how large you cut the pieces.
Cutting the completely chilled fudge with a heated (dry) knife will result in clean cuts.
If you'd like to add sprinkles to the top layer prior to chilling, you can have a more festive holiday appearance.
Refrigerate pieces for up to 2 weeks in a resealable container.