White Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels

White chocolate fudge with pretzels mixed in!Five chunks of white chocolate fudge with pretzels on a folded napkin

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.

A few bits of white chocolate fudge on a red napkin

White chocolate fudge made easy

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.

white chocolate fudge loaded with pretzels on a wooden table

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.  In addition to this white chocolate fudge I am making some pomegranate and oreo fudge too.  Still not needing the candy thermometer.


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!


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 5598kcal Calories from fat 1972
% Daily Value
Total Fat 219g 337%
Saturated Fat 127g 635%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 339mg 113%
Sodium 3304mg 138%
Carbohydrate 876g 292%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 732g
Protein 55g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g