Spiced Cider Fudge
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Spiced Cider Fudge – Easy white chocolate fudge flavored with apple cider and toffee bits.
Hey! It’s Jen from Baked by an Introvert again, and today I’m here to share a super easy fall treat.
How many of you like apple cider? I don’t particularly care to drink it, but I used it to make this homemade spiced cider fudge and it turned out amazing!
Now, before you take off running in fear from candy making, let me just say, this is easy fast fudge. You do not need a candy thermometer or any other special tools or equipment. The only thing this recipe requires is one large pot and a silicone spatula or wooden spoon.
If you’ve never made fudge before, this recipe is the one for you. It requires minimal effort and takes 15 minutes at most to make.
A combination of sugar, marshmallows, melted white chocolate chips, butter, and apple cider make up the base for the fudge. Since the cider is the star of this recipe, it is best to use one of great quality. There’s nothing worse than ruining a recipe by using substandard ingredients.
You can also use this base for a variety of different fudge flavors, simply swap out the apple cider for evaporated milk and mix in any add-ins you desire.
Once the base is melted down, stir in the add-ins, and allow the fudge to cool completely. Waiting is the hardest part when it comes to this easy fudge. After it is set, slice it into small squares and enjoy!
You get the aroma of spiced apple cider as the fudge melts across your tongue. I’m telling you, this is one divine fudge!
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Spiced Cider Fudge
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup quality apple cider
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 12 large marshmallows
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped toffee bits
- In a large sauce pan, combine the sugar, apple cider, butter, cinnamon, and allspice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to boil. Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes, continue stirring. Remove from heat.
- Add in the white chocolate chips and marshmallows. Stir until the white chocolate is fully melted. Stir in the vanilla and toffee.
- Spread the mixture evenly into a buttered 8x8 inch pan. Cool completely. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 25
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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16 Comments on “Spiced Cider Fudge”
I had two big problems when I made this fudge. First of all, it was way way too sweet, and this is coming from someone who likes things on the sweeter side. Also the consistency was too runny and not fudge like so I had to keep it in the freezer. It’s unfortunate that I can’t figure out a way to make this recipe set up correctly because the flavor itself is amazing. If anyone has had this same issue and fixed it, please let me know =)
Hi Kira, You can try reheating the fudge to the soft-ball stage, which happens at 235 to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. I hope this helps!
I have made this fudge twice and cannot get it to set-up firm… I make fudge all the time and never have issues. However, I have never made fudge that uses marshmallows or chocolate chips. What am I doing wrong with this “simple” recipe?
Hi Lori! It is really hard to say what you are doing wrong since I’m not in the kitchen with you to see you make it. How much time are you allowing for it to set? Have you tried popping it in the refrigerator? That usually sets fudge fairly quickly for me.
The first batch looked like it would set-up but after more than 24 hours in a chilled room it still was not firm. The second batch I used a candy thermometer and brought it to 234 degrees and this batch stayed almost runny. We really love the flavor but I just cannot get the texture correct. Any other suggestions before I attempt to make it again, I’m not one to give up easy… And it does make good ice cream topping!
I honestly have no clue what is going wrong with your fudge. There’s no need for a candy thermometer since this isn’t made like “traditional” fudge. The marshmallows and white chocolate is what gives it the fudge-like texture as well as hold it together. It should firm up, it always has for me. I wish I could be more helpful but it’s nearly impossible for me to know what is going wrong when I’m not there to see you make it.
This fudge was WAY too sweet! And the texture was off. I make fudge every year for Christmas and I wanted to try a new flavor. I was a little scared with this recipe since the evaporated milk that is usually present in recipes of this type was missing. I’m not sure if that is why it was so crumbly and didn’t hold together like the creamy fudge I was hoping for. Maybe I needed to use a candy thermometer? Even if I did something wrong that altered the texture, it would still be just too super sweet to even nibble on. 🙁
I’m so sorry to hear that Candice. I’m no fudge expert, but maybe you can grab a few of Jen’s ideas from this post and incorporate them into a fudge recipe you are familiar with and can alter the ingredients to get the spiced cider flavor you were hoping for here.
This looks amazing! Apple cider is one of my favorite fall drinks!
Thanks, Mallory! I usually prefer to drink juice over cider but loved the cider in this recipe. I think I ate the majority of the batch.
I am seriously in love with this fudge, Jen! I’m a sucker for apple cider AND fudge, so this is right up my alley! Love how easy this sounds!
Thank you, Sarah! It really is too simple not to make.
Whoa spiced cider fudge? This sounds delicious! I’ve never made fudge (well, maybe a really long time ago), I want to attempt it this year!
Yes, Yvonne! You must attempt it. Especially with how easy this one is. And the flavor is out of this world.
I am a sucker for fudge and apple cider! This looks irresistibly amazing! I love that you don’t need a candy thermometer too! So easy and delicious – can’t wait to try this – pinning!
Thank you, Kelly! It really is amazing. I couldn’t believe how well it turned out.