Orange Julius Fudge: From Drink to Dessert

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets

This orange julius fudge recipe is topped with chocolate morsels and possesses an orange zest in the base. It's sweet, it's tasty, it's a must-make dessert!

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Remember those delicious Orange Julius drinks that you can get in the mall? Yeah, well, I took that delicious flavor and made you all some Orange Julius Fudge. You’re welcome!!

My kids did something funny last week. They watched Saved by the Bell. I don’t think they realized that it was an “old” show.  I was afraid to tell them that I grew up loving this TV show for fear that they would turn it off.

Although, admittedly, I think they were confused about why I was sitting and watching the show with them. I don’t seem to care about Wizards, Austin and Ally or Good Luck Charlie.

Orange Julius Fudge Picture

Of course, as I was watching the show little things hit me, like how much I loved hanging out with MY teenage friends. And one of the things we did was go to the mall and buy some Orange Julius drinks. Anyone remember those? I can still taste them in my mind. Weird?

Hopefully by now I’ve convinced you that fudge isn’t just for Christmas (remember this Cookies and Cream Fudge recipe?).

This fudge recipe has orange zest in the base of the creamy fudge. I topped it with some white chocolate morsels, and a mixture of zested orange and granulated sugar. OMG, guys. Seriously. Want to impress someone? Someone who loves the 80s as much as I do? Make this fudge!

    32 Servings

Ingredients

Fudge Base:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • dash salt
  • 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 3 large oranges, zested
Garnish:
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 large oranges, zested
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare garnish first by mixing orange zest (for garnish) with granulated sugar, using a fork. Mix in the white chocolate chips (not melted). Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter with cream, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Once boiling, stir continuously for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl (with a stand mixer or hand held electric), add white chocolate morsels (not melted), marshmallow cream, orange extract and orange zest. Pour hot, boiling cream mixture over all of this and using the whisk attachment beat for about 1-2 minutes. The chocolate will melt and become creamy.
  4. Pour mixture into a 9-inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper.  Immediately press the garnish mixture over the fudge. Refrigerate and allow to set about 2 hours. Cut into small squares.

These are very tasty when eaten cold! ENJOY!


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Rating: 2.9 / 5.0 (165 Votes)
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Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.

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    How in the world did this only get 2.9 stars?!!?!!? I went to a party tonight and tried this for the first time then ran home to find it so I can replicate it and hole up for the winter with a giant pile of it. Amazingly yummy.

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    Yes I did. And it's just like I remember it.

    Pmary-novak

    I told her about it. (The DQ-OJ merger)

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    I know the 80s were about the malls but many of us liked orange Julius in the 70s at the malls! We raised all of you 80s people (my daughter included) and drove you to the malls. Fudge looks wonderful, can't wait to try it. Good to hear DQ has joined up with OJ!

    Christina-lane
    dessertfortwo.com

    Oh my gosh. This looks fantastic. You've definitely convinced me fudge is for everyday! Now there goes my waist line! ;)

    Brooklyn-farm-girl
    brooklynfarmgirl.com

    Orange Julius takes me back to so many mall memories, thanks for the smiles this morning!

    Aimee-shugarman
    shugarysweets.com @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    You're quite welcome!!

    Pmary-novak

    Orange julius® has merged, with"DQ"(dairy Queen®) and now, can be perchased at most DQ® outlets.

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    @ Mary.

    Have you tried it? Are they the same?

    Aimee-shugarman
    shugarysweets.com @ Mary.

    Oh I had no idea! I am totally going to check our DQ next time I go!!