Cream Cheese Fudge is made with cream cheese heightened by rich chocolate and pistachios. And is super easy.
I don’t know about you, but I am addicted to fudge. I love making it throughout the winter. I have my eye on a couple here on Food Fanatic - Aimee's white chocolate raspberry swirl fudge and cranberry orange fudge too. However, I find I miss making fudge during the warmer months. I tend to be one of those people who never stands over a boiling hot stove from about May until about November.
I think it’s partly due to our house retaining so much heat - because it’s brick, and partly because I’m an avid griller. If you haven’t visited my grill site yet you should hop on over there and check it out, it’s called Kiss My Smoke. I grill, I smoke and I have a blast teaching other people not to be intimidated by fire.
So a few weeks ago we had a weird heat wave for our area considering it was mid-September. But I really, really wanted fudge. Then I remembered I used to make cream cheese fudge all the time for my dad. So I went scrounging around for the recipe.
This recipe uses milk chocolate so the colour stays really pale, but you can totally swap it out for dark chocolate if you'd like. It would give you a darker colour and a different taste. We just happen to be huge milk chocolate fans in the house, so it tends to be my go-to chocolate.
This is wicked easy to make, which is always a bonus in my world. It’s also quick and fairly inexpensive. You should know it does not firm up as much as traditional fudge though. It stays pretty soft and fluffy. Which I sort of dig.
You can swap out the nuts for any kind you like. We just happen to be huge pistachio fanatics around our house. So I always have some handy for recipes.
Hope you enjoy this one. It’s a fun twist on fudge if you’re in a lazy kind of mood and want a sweet treat.
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