White Chocolate Pretzel Fudge

I’ve been a fudge fiend ever since I was little. It’s just so sweet and sugary and delicious. My grandma always made the best chocolate and peanut butter fudge at Christmas.

I, on the other hand, had never even attempted fudge before now.

First of all, I might eat it all if I have a big pan of it beckoning me from the kitchen.

Second of all, candy thermometers cost five whole dollars and sometimes I’m extremely stubborn and cheap.

Third of all, I’m a wee bit lazy.

Then my husband mentioned dipping pretzels in the white chocolate concoction I had whipped up for him to make his daily white chocolate mocha. I knew then that it was just a matter of time.

I can’t resist making that man treats. I like him. I like him a lot.

So, here it is. Easy peasy, no candy thermometer required (although I bought one while at the store for the ingredients, anyway – because I’m insane). Seriously, if all fudge making is this easy, we are in some serious trouble.

This has a bit of a cream cheese frosting taste, but then it’s got a shot of the white chocolate and the crunch of the pretzels (they do stay crunchy, I’m pleased to say) to liven things up.

Happy holiday baking season, y’all. I’m so excited to get this party started.

White Chocolate Pretzel Fudge

White Chocolate Pretzel Fudge


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 15 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped pretzels


  1. In the bowl of your mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and no lumps remain.
  2. In the top of a double boiler (or just a glass bowl set over a pot) over lightly simmering water, heat white chocolate, stirring until melted and smooth.
  3. Stir the melted white chocolate and pretzels into the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Spread into a parchment lined 8x8 baking dish and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Cut into 1-inch squares (or smaller - this stuff is rich!) and serve!

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17 Responses to “White Chocolate Pretzel Fudge”

  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 2, 2011 @ 12:27 pm (#

    cream cheese and sugar in a no bake treat? Yes, I am game for that…for sure!!


  2. what katie's baking December 2, 2011 @ 1:24 pm (#

    omg!! fudge, cream cheese, and white chocolate are three of my favorite foods.
    this looks insanely good. i’m going to have to try this asap!


  3. Alanna December 2, 2011 @ 3:43 pm (#

    Holy cow.
    You just won’t be happy until I weigh a full ton, huh? Another nommy nommy recipe to try :) Thanks!


  4. Jules December 2, 2011 @ 7:31 pm (#

    White chocolate fudge!!!! Love fudge too. So what is the white chocolate concoction you make for his daily white chocolate mocha ???? Please share your conncoction!!!


    • Karly replied: — December 2nd, 2011 @ 10:26 pm


      It’s just sweetened condensed milk melted together with white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds or so and then added to a cup of coffee. I’m not a big fan of white chocolate, but the husband loves it! :)


  5. DessertForTwo December 2, 2011 @ 7:58 pm (#

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love white chocolate and I love sweet & salty together! If I made this, I would eat it all in 1 sitting!


  6. Joanne December 2, 2011 @ 9:00 pm (#

    Ohhh yeah. THese sound dangerous. At least with other types of fudge, you sweat a little from worrying about heating it up to 235 or whatever its. But these? Almost too easy.


  7. Jules December 3, 2011 @ 3:58 pm (#

    Oh that sound just yummy!! I never thought of doing that to coffee!! I love chocolate in my coffee, and I will have to try this! Thank you!


  8. Barbara December 4, 2011 @ 5:40 am (#

    That looks delicious, Karly! And what an easy recipe. I haven’t made fudge in ages.


  9. Elizabeth December 4, 2011 @ 10:31 am (#

    Sounds good. Have you tried making this in the microwave instead of a double-boiler?
    I know milk chocolate melts beautifully in the microwave (don’t melt fully because the heat will melt the rest as you stir).


  10. Michelle December 4, 2011 @ 1:10 pm (#

    Bet the salty sweet combo is delish.


  11. Angie Walker December 5, 2011 @ 7:44 am (#

    I know exactly what I’m going to do with my pretzels….YUMMM-O


  12. grace December 6, 2011 @ 2:59 am (#

    i’m all about both the sweet/salty combination and white chocolate in general, so i’m pretty excited about this. winner, karly. winner.


  13. Rachel December 18, 2011 @ 7:50 pm (#

    Just made two batches! Put them into little gift bags with some festive ribbon. The BF is taking them to his work and we’ll use the left overs to give to our neighbors with our Christmas card. He just asked, “Can we eat the fudge for dinner?” It’s yummy and very sweet!

    Have an easy one for chocolate?



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