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Leftover Fudge Recipes: 10 Delicious Ways to Use Up Your Sweet Treats

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  • If you must leave them somewhere like that for a short amount of time (say less than five minutes), wrap up each piece tightly in plastic wrap first before placing into a baggie or container so they don’t get too soft while they’re away from refrigeration.
  • If you want to make sure the consistency is right, try tasting it and adding more milk if needed—it should be thick enough that there are no lumps when stirring but not so thick that it’s difficult to drink (unless you like drinking through a straw).
  • If you have leftover fudge and want to make a sundae, simply add some caramel syrup or hot fudge to the top of your milkshake.

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly-baked fudge wafting through your home.

And it’s not just a delicious scent; it also means you have leftover fudge that can be used in a variety of ways.

Here are some ideas for using up your leftover fudge:

How to store leftover fudge

Storing your leftover fudge is easy.

The most important thing to remember is to keep it in an airtight container in the fridge and away from heat, light, and other foods.

This will help keep your fudge fresh for longer!

If you’re looking for a way to store your fudge in the freezer, it can be done! However, this method is not ideal and will result in a softer texture.

If you plan on freezing your fudge, make sure that it has been chilled before doing so.

For best results, you should use plastic wrap to cover the fudge and then place it in a freezer bag.

You can also use wax paper or aluminum foil if you prefer.

Once your fudge is ready to be eaten again, simply thaw it out in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for several hours before digging in!

9 ideas for leftover fudge

Keep it in the fridge

Because fudge is such a precious, delicate treat, it’s important to take care of the leftover fudge so that it doesn’t melt.

Here are some tips:

  • Keep your leftover fudge in an airtight container.
  • This will help keep out any moisture and keep your fudge fresh as long as possible.
  • Don’t store your leftovers near strong smells, like onions or garlic.
  • The smell may transfer to the fudge (and you don’t want that).
  • Don’t leave them out on a hot countertop or near an oven or stovetop for too long; these areas are likely to get warm enough to melt your precious treat! If you must leave them somewhere like that for a short amount of time (say less than five minutes), wrap up each piece tightly in plastic wrap first before placing into a baggie or container so they don’t get too soft while they’re away from refrigeration.
  • If none of these options are available at all times, just be sure not store anything else with them—especially not meat products–as this can cause spoilage over time and make everything go bad faster than usual.

Make chocolate fudge milkshake

If you have leftover fudge, you can make a chocolate milkshake with it.

First, add a few scoops of vanilla ice cream to a glass.

Then add some milk, about three tablespoons for every two scoops of ice cream.

Next, add the chocolate fudge and blend together with an electric hand mixer or blender until smooth.

If you want to make sure the consistency is right, try tasting it and adding more milk if needed—it should be thick enough that there are no lumps when stirring but not so thick that it’s difficult to drink (unless you like drinking through a straw).

Finally, pour into glasses and serve!

If you have leftover fudge and want to make a sundae, simply add some caramel syrup or hot fudge to the top of your milkshake.

This will be delicious!

Make a peanut butter fudge brownie

You can make a brownie in less than 5 minutes.

Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can bake them from scratch.

For this recipe, we recommend using a boxed brownie mix (or homemade version).

Simply add peanut butter to your batter and stir until smooth.

Stir in some chocolate chips for good measure!

Bake the brownies for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until they look done.

Cool slightly before serving with some ice cream on top—the perfect end to any leftover fudge!

Share it with somebody

Sharing your fudge is a great way to spread some holiday cheer.

You can share it with your friends, family, pets and even kids (if you have any).

If you’re feeling super generous, consider sharing it with neighbors or a charity.

Make 5-minute microwave chocolate fudge

If you have leftover fudge, this is the recipe for you.

It’s so simple and quick to make that it’s almost ridiculous.

All you need are three ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

That’s it! Melt your butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add in your chocolate chips and sugar.

Stir until smooth and creamy, which will only take 5 minutes or so (depending on how much fudge was left over).

Pour into a pan lined with parchment paper or waxed paper, then let cool at room temperature until firm enough to cut into squares—about an hour.

You can store these treats in an airtight container at room temperature for several days without them getting too hard!

Use it in a chocolate and ice cream sundae

If you have leftover fudge, you can use it to create a chocolate and ice cream sundae.

You’ll need to add other ingredients such as chocolate sauce, whipped cream and nuts.

The key is to make sure the fudge is soft enough that it’s easy to scoop out for serving in your sundae.

You can also use leftover fudge to create an ice cream sundae bar at home or as part of an event such as a birthday party or office party.

The key to making this a successful party is to have plenty of toppings and ingredients on hand so people can create their own sundaes.

You’ll also need to make sure you have enough ice cream in the freezer for everyone.

Make a chocolate cake

If you have leftover fudge, use it to make a cake! It’s easier than you might think.

You can either use your favorite chocolate cake recipe and replace half or all of the butter with fudge (if there are other liquids in the recipe, like milk or water, reduce that proportionally as well), or use one of these easy recipes:

  • Fudge Cake Recipe with Chocolate Chips
  • Fudgy Chocolate Cake for Two

Shave some off to make chocolate fudge icing

This is a great way to save money and use up that last bit of fudge.

All you need to do is shave some off into a bowl, add some milk or cream and mix it up until you get the consistency of icing.

Top with ice cream for an indulgent treat!

If you’re going to have ice cream, it might as well be homemade.

This is a great way to use up the last of your fudge and make something even more delicious.

All you need to do is shave some off into a bowl, add some milk or cream and mix it up until you get the consistency of icing.

Top with ice cream for an indulgent treat!

Have it for breakfast with muesli and yoghurt

So, you made way too much fudge and now it’s sitting in your fridge like a sad puppy.

Don’t worry—you can still use it!

Here are some ideas:

  • Have it for breakfast with muesli and yoghurt.
  • This is a great way to pack in extra protein, fibre, calcium, iron and vitamin A (the last two of which are important for bone health).
  • As an added bonus, the yoghurt will help prevent the fudge from being too dry.
  • Add fudge to porridge instead of honey or maple syrup.
  • Again this will give you an extra dose of fibre as well as calcium and iron—but steer clear if you’re trying to lose weight because the fat content might make things worse than before!

Conclusion

So there you have it, the many things you can do with leftover fudge.

I hope this has inspired you to try some of these recipes out and find something new to love!

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Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of Cookindocs.com. With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for Cookindocs.com is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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