Escape to summer no matter the weather with this delicious Orange Creamsicle Fudge. This simple orange fudge recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients, and the flavor will transport you to a tropical place.
But don’t take our word for it, make a pan for yourself and see why this no fail fudge is so popular.
Orange Creamsicle Fudge
A few weeks ago I made some pans of fudge, a few sugar cookie bars, and a lot of cheesecake parfaits for a school luncheon that we helped host.
As I was developing the recipes, I decided to go with all summer related desserts. It’s almost summer, and I want to make and photograph some recipes ahead of time, so I can spend less time in the kitchen during the hot summer months.
We absolutely love the flavor from this Dreamsicle Cake, so I decided to use the flavors to make a simple two ingredient fudge. Adding just a little orange extract and a swirl of color made this Orange Creamsicle Fudge my new favorite fudge.
You are going to love how easy it is to make this no fail fudge and how it tastes like an orange creamsicle bar. The bonus is that this creamsicle candy will not make your teeth chatter when you bite into it.
Two Ingredient Fudge
Fudge is one of those treats that can be made in just a few minutes, and it is a hit with everyone. Over the years, I have come to love making easy two ingredient fudge.
Have you heard of this easy fudge recipe? All you need is a bag of chocolate chips and container of canned frosting to make fudge. This simple fudge base is so fun to embellish with different flavors and combos.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- White Chocolate Chips – you will need one full bag of chips
- Butter – use a little bit of unsalted butter to help the white chips melt easier
- Canned Vanilla Frosting – melts with the chips to give the two ingredient fudge its sweet and creamy texture
- Orange Extract – gives the fudge a delicious orange flavor
- Orange Food Coloring – adds a bright splash of color
How to make Orange Creamsicle Fudge:
This orange creamsicle fudge made with frosting is so easy to put together in minutes. Simply melt the ingredients together, add some flavoring and color, and then swirl in a pan. Easy, peasy!
- Add the white chocolate chips and the butter to a saucepan and heat it over low heat until it melts into a paste like dough.
- Remove the foil lid from the canned frosting and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and pour it into the white chocolate mixture.
- Continue to stir over the low heat until the fudge is melted and creamy.
- Divide the hot fudge mixture into two separate bowls.
- Add the orange extract and and a little bit of gel food coloring to one bowl and mix it in very thoroughly.
- Drop spoonfuls of vanilla fudge and orange fudge into a foil-lined pan. Spoon about half of each color into the bottom of the pan, then swirl it gently with a knife.
- Repeat this step with the remaining fudge. Swirl the top one more time and then let it cool for about 10 minutes
- Add the orange jelly candies, if desired. Do not add them too soon, or they will sink down into the orange cream fudge too far.
- Line a pan with foil or parchment paper, so you can lift the orange swirl fudge out easily once it is set.
- Heat the white chocolate chips and butter over a very low heat to avoid scorching or burning the chocolate.
- Use a toothpick to add the orange gel coloring a little bit at time. Gel colors are very concentrated, so you will only need a little bit.
- Let the creamsicle fudge completely cool before cutting it into squares.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you store orange fudge?
- Counter: This easy fudge will keep on the counter for 3-4 days in a tightly sealed container.
- Refrigerator: Keep this orange creamsicle fudge in an air tight container in the fridge for 6-7 days.
- Freezer: Wrap the entire block of fudge in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer safe bag or container for 1-2 months. To serve, remove and thaw overnight in the fridge; cut into squares right before you need it. Freezing it whole keeps the fudge from drying out.
Can you make two ingredient fudge ahead of time?
Yes, this fudge is a great dessert to make early because it needs time to cool and set up before you can cut it.
More easy orange desserts:
- Orange Cream Cheesecake
- Raspberry Orange Slush
- Orange Bars
- Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pineapple Orange Juice Punch
Other simple fudge recipes:
- Fruity Marshmallow Fudge
- S’mores Fudge
- Snickers Fudge
- Sprinkle Fudge
- Rocky Road Fudge
- Cappuccino Fudge
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- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 - 16 ounce can vanilla frosting
- 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
- Orange Gel Food Coloring
- 12 orange slice gummy candies
- Line an 8x8 pan with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
- Place the white chips and butter in a large pan and heat over low heat until melted. (It will look more like a creamy paste.)
- Peel off the metal liner on the canned frosting. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Pour into the melted white chocolate mixture. Stir until melted and creamy. Divide the mixture evenly into two bowls.
- Stir the orange extract into one bowl of fudge. Use a toothpick to add a little bit of orange gel food coloring at a time to the same bowl. Stir it in and look at your color. Add more if you want it darker. Make sure to use a new toothpick each time if you continue to add color.
- Drop spoonfuls of both fudge mixtures randomly into the prepared pan. Swirl with a knife every so often, then continue spooning more of each color into the pan.
- Use the knife to swirl the top a little bit. Be careful not to over swirl, or you will lose the white color.
- Let the fudge cool for 10 minutes. Cut the gummy orange slices into 3 pieces and press them into the top of the fudge.
- Let the fudge completely cool and set up before cutting into 36 pieces.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
*The post for Orange Creamsicle Fudge was first published May 17, 2017. The post was updated and republished May 10, 2021.