Easy Turtle Cheesecake Fudge

This easy cheesecake fudge is topped with caramel and pecans for a fun turtle taste!

The holidays are ahead of us.  That means one thing…I want to eat cookies, fudge, popcorn and cheesecake every single day until Christmas.  Who’s with me?  :-)

It would seem that I have a huge sugar problem.

This easy cheesecake fudge is topped with caramel and pecans for a fun turtle taste!

My jeans are starting to realize this addiction and are starting to protest a little bit.

I’m pretty sure sweets for dinner isn’t the best idea…especially when it happens on a regular basis.  Given the choice of soup or some sweet yummy dessert, I will choose the dessert every.single.time.  Don’t judge my sweet loving problem.  I can’t be the only one with this affliction.  Please tell me you have been there, done that too :-)

This easy cheesecake fudge is topped with caramel and pecans for a fun turtle taste!

This fudge was one of those ones that was too good for it’s own good.  I have to sadly admit that I ate my fair share of this one.  I decided it was better if I got rid of this as fast as I could.  It went with us to Thanksgiving, but even there I couldn’t help myself from snagging a piece every time I walked by the dessert table.

This fudge is so perfectly soft.  It isn’t your traditional hard and heavy fudge.  It is actually very soft and light.  Sugar laden, yes, but what fudge isn’t?  The pecans on top help add just a little bit of saltiness to tame the sugar down a bit.

This easy cheesecake fudge is topped with caramel and pecans for a fun turtle taste!

The idea for this fudge came from a little booth we visited at a craft fair earlier this fall.  I have a confession…I don’t usually buy fudge at places like these. Most times I go in these shops for the free samples and for the fun new ideas.  Last year I found this cappuccino fudge at a fair, and I had to come home and make it in my kitchen.  I may or may not have snapped some pictures of the fudge booth while I was in there scoping out some new ideas.

Just means I have a few more fudge ideas up my sleeves for you in the coming weeks and months :-)  It is becoming one of my favorite things to make!!!  I blame thank Aimee for making me love fudge with pudding in it!

This easy cheesecake fudge is topped with caramel and pecans for a fun turtle taste!


Here are a few more fudge ideas for your Christmas trays this year:
Mocha Coconut Fudge from How Sweet Eats
Cinnabon Fudge from Shugary Sweets
Cake Batter Fudge from Ashlee Marie
Mocha Mallow Fudge from BruCrew Life


Easy Turtle Cheesecake Fudge

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: about 49 pieces

Easy Turtle Cheesecake Fudge

Easy fudge recipe made from white chocolate chips and instant cheesecake pudding mix.


3 c. white chocolate chips
1 1/2 Tbsp. butter
pinch of salt
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 c. marshmallow cream (fluff)
1 box (3.4 oz) instant cheesecake pudding mix
1/4 c. caramel baking bits
4 tsp. water
1/4 c. chopped pecans


  1. Combine the chocolate chips, butter, salt, and condensed milk in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in the pudding mix and stir until combined. Stir for another minute while the pudding mix dissolves into the mixture. Add in the marshmallow fluff and stir until melted and smooth.
  2. Pour fudge mixture into a wax paper lined 8x8 pan. Refrigerate until set. Remove from refrigerator and cut into small squares.
  3. Combine the caramel and water in a small saucepan. Heat until melted. Cool slightly and drizzle over fudge squares. Sprinkle with pecan chips before the caramel hardens.

This easy cheesecake fudge is topped with caramel and pecans for a fun turtle taste!


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    • Jocelyn says

      You definitely have to try the fluff and pudding in fudge. There are so many options and the fudge is so soft to bite into. Bring on the stretchy pants:-)

    • Jocelyn says

      You and I have the same pudding addiction now:-) I can’t stop making cookies and fudge with it. It’s more fun to make these things at home with our own twists!!!

    • Jocelyn says

      At least we have someone else to blame for all this fudge:-) I wonder if I can blame someone else for all the cookies and pastries too???

  1. Charlotte Moore says

    I know how you feel about sweets. I could eat them for every meal. The only problem would be I know they are not healthy and I would weigh 300 plus pounds if I did. I really have to watch how much I eat to hold my weight at a fairly decent point. Not easy!!!

    I love what I have seen so far.

  2. says

    I was just wanting to clarify “marshmallow fluff”…. Do you mean marshmallow cream in a jar? It’s what I would assume but the jars here in Texas don’t say marshmallow fluff.

    • Jocelyn says

      Yes, it is the same stuff. I think it depends what brand you have in your stores. I went ahead and changed the recipe to creme because I did use the Kraft jar.

  3. says

    These are beautiful and they look delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
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  4. says

    Oh sweet mercy!!! Please tell me these are gluten free!!! I’d have to make my own caramel probably since “caramel color” is suspect (and I, imagine, in the caramels. it’s been so long since i’ve bought pudding mix, I don’t remember what’s in it. But these look like they’d be worth the reaction lol!
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    • Jocelyn says

      LOL yes they are quite worth any reaction. I just checked the box of pudding and the caramel bits and the only thing I see that would have gluten is the natural and artificial flavoring, but I also don’t do gluten free so you would be better to know if one of the other ingredients has it. I hope you are able to enjoy this:-)

  5. says

    I’m thinking of making these for an upcoming cookie/goodie exchange. I would like to make them a few days in advance. Wondering about storage and time frame they might keep until serving. They look delish!
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    • Jocelyn says

      You could definitely make these a few days earlier than your event. I would keep them in a sealed container so the fudge doesn’t dry out.

  6. Erin says

    Got SOOOOoooo excited when i saw this pinned! I’ve been dying w/o cheesecake for 3 years! (hubby and i even had a cheesecake for or wedding!) Read the recipe, and my heart sank! My 3yo is egg allergic, hence the cheesecake ban. This also means no marshmallow fluff!! Any ideas on an egg free recipe?!? I confess i was never a fudge lover, and a lighter, and cheesecakier version appeals!

  7. Tiffany says

    So, I tried making these today. I don’t know if I didn’t let it set long enough or if I used the wrong brand of something… but it came out soooo sticky I couldn’t cut or handle it in any way. It stuck to the wax paper, it stuck to the knife, it stuck to my hands… I ended up with a big fudge mess. I even put it in the freezer to try, and as soon as it got anywhere near room temperature – BAM, sticky mess. Any ideas what I did wrong? (PS, still tastes good!)

    • Jocelyn says

      Hhhhmmm you’ve got me stumped. I have actually made it several times and never had any problems with it setting up. I even leave it on our counter for a couple days while we munch on it. Brands shouldn’t matter. I have made it using store brands and major brands. The only thing I can think of was your condensed milk…did you read the recipe as 1 can? If you use more than 1 cup of the condensed milk, it will not set at all. I hope that helps. Keep me posted:-)

      • Tiffany says

        Whoops. That’s the problem… I did, indeed use the whole can, all 14 ounces of it! That’ll teach me to read more carefully in the future :)

        • Jocelyn says

          Oh I’m glad we were able to figure it out. That’s an easy one to miss because most people think can when they see condensed milk. I am going to revise the recipe to say cup for future bakers:-) Hope you get a chance to try it again!

  8. Cheryl says

    Cheesecake PUDDING mix? I think I’m totally lost here as I’ve never heard of it…. p.s. I’m Canadian… is it at U.S. product?

  9. Cynthia says

    Since there are no comments on how good they are from other people who actually made them (successfully)…I feel obligated to let anyone who is wondering whether they should make this or not…DO IT! i couldn’t resist giving it a try..made them tonight and OMG…delish!!! thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

        • Jocelyn Brubaker says

          I am so sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. I wish I could be there with you to help you figure it out. I have made this fudge so many times and never had a problem with it setting up. You just used 1 cup of the sweetened condensed milk right? Not evaporated? And then 1 and 1/2 cups of marshmallow cream? If all that is right, it should set up just fine.

  10. Oline says

    Wonder if you could use cream cheese in these instead of the pudding mix might require a bit of cornflour/cornstarch. Thin is not all countries have instant pudding.

  11. raylene says

    i went to make this… but have not been able to find this cheescake pudding everyone has gotten? where did you find it? and if i cant find it , what would you subsitute for it.. its sounds devine!

      • casey says

        I’m sorry but I made these and I do not see what all the hype is. First we can’t even taste the cream cheese pudding and they really only taste like a melted white chocolate bar, I let my neighbor try it and she loves any kind of sweets but did not like these. Sorry but I would not make these again. I tried it because ik love fudge, white chocolate, and cheese cake but it was nothing i was hopikng for!

  12. says

    This recipe sounds fantastic! Can you tell me what you mean by :”caramel baking bits” . I can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. Angel says

    I pinned this fudge because I love anything turtle, but I am disappointed to see the pudding mix in the recipe. I knew that it wouldn’t be “healthy” but instant pudding mix is full of harmful chemicals and artificial flavors. I guess I will have to go without turtle fudge this year or attempt my own recipe without such harmful ingredients.

    • says

      Everyone has different opinions on ingredients. I respect that you don’t want to eat it, but I happen to love instant pudding mixes. You can make the fudge without the pudding mix too. It would just be a white chocolate turtle fudge.

  14. Virginia says

    Ok I made this tonight, and it tasted amazing. However it was still a little gritty like the pudding didn’t mix all the way, any suggestions on how to get it to dissolve better. I do plan on making it again. I also haven’t put the caramel on top yet we were just as happy without the caramel as we wanted to try it. I will try it again, I do suggest trying to make this fudge.

    • says

      Hi, Virginia. The fudge does have a slightly gritty texture because the pudding mix never does fully dissolve in the chocolate and milk mixture. I always stir in the pudding mix and then cook and stir for another minute before adding the marshmallow cream. I also thought the grittiness kind of disappeared the longer the fudge sat in the box. Or maybe I just got used to it 😉

  15. Natalia Hendricks says

    These sound so delightfully delicious! But when I tried making them the pudding mix would not dissolve! And it was incredibly hard to stir! I checked and rechecked the recipe and don’t see what I did wrong. It tastes good.. I just wish it didn’t have the gritty texture. I used Jell-o brand Instant Cheesecake pudding mix. :(

    • says

      The pudding mix does leave the fudge slightly gritty. It shouldn’t be that noticeable though…I thought that texture kind of disappeared the longer the fudge sat in the box. You used the same brand pudding that I did too! I added the pudding into the melted chocolate and condensed milk and stirred quickly for about a minutes. Then added the marshmallow cream and stirred again until that melted.

  16. Jules says

    I made this and brought it into work today. It was a HUGE hit! Absolutely delicious! It now has a permanent place in my holiday lineup. Thank you! :)

  17. Summer says

    I want to try making this but couldn’t find the 3.4 oz. jello cheesecake pudding size. I have a few boxes of the 1 oz. size. Should I use a few of them to equal the 3.4 oz. size or use just one box? I don’t want to mess this up. :0) Thanks!


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