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Watermelon Fudge Recipe

This Watermelon Fudge recipe is only two main ingredients (plus a couple embellishments). It only takes a couple minutes to make this summer fudge, which will wow your friends.

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Two pieces of fudge decorated like a watermelon with the words "Watermelon Fudge" digitally written on top.

Sometimes the easiest recipes pack the biggest punch. That’s the case with this Watermelon Fudge recipe. It’s a simple two ingredient fudge recipe, decorated to look like a watermelon.

I made it for a pot luck recently and everyone was so impressed with it. I felt bad telling everyone how easy it was to make.

But not you guys. I don’t feel bad telling you how easy it is. You can have the secret and then impress your friends or backyard barbecue guests.

Watermelon Fudge Recipe

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This is named Watermelon Fudge because it’s decorated to look like a piece of watermelon. It doesn’t taste like watermelon.

You might be able to add a watermelon extract to flavor this fudge. I haven’t tried that and don’t know if the extract and melted chocolate would play well together, but you could definitely try it on a small piece, see what happens, and then decide if you want to add it to your full batch.

Two bowls with chocolate chips, two food coloring bottles, and a can.

Watermelon Fudge Ingredients:

How To Make Watermelon Fudge:

White chocolate chips and condensed milk in a bowl.

Melt together 1 cup of the white chocolate chips and 1/3 of the can of sweetened condensed milk.

The easiest way to do this is to microwave it for one minute on high and stir. That should be long enough to completely melt the chips, but if they’re not melted enough, put the bowl back in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

Green food coloring in melted white chocolate chips.

Add in 10 drops of green food coloring and stir until combined.

A spoon spreading green fudge in a pan.

Pour the green fudge in a foil-lined 8- x 8-inch pan.

Use the back of a spoon to smooth the fudge into an even layer.

Put the tray in the fridge and let it cool for about 20 minutes.

Red food coloring in melted white chocolate.

Melt together the remaining white chocolate chips and the rest of the sweetened condensed milk. Stir until combined.

Add in 10 drops of red food coloring. Stir until the color is completely dispersed.

A spoon spreading pink fudge in a pan.

Pour the red fudge on top of the green fudge using the back of a spoon to smooth out the red layer.

Mini chocolate chips being poured into pink fudge.

Spread the mini chocolate chips across the top. Very carefully and very quickly use the back of a spoon to push them down into the fudge.

If you don’t push them down, they won’t get stuck and will fall out when you cut the fudge. But, if you push them down too long, the warm fudge will cause them to melt and make a mess. So you definitely need to work quickly.

Put the tray in the fridge overnight.

Watermelon Fudge being cut into pieces.

Remove the foil from the tray and cut the fudge into pieces. You can get 64 1-inch pieces of fudge out of one tray. Of course, you can cut them larger if you want.

Two pieces of watermelon fudge.

Watermelon Fudge: Frequently Asked Questions

Can you mix the chocolate chips into the red fudge to look more like a watermelon?

No, you can’t mix the chocolate chips into the red fudge. It would be so cool if you could because then, when you cut the fudge, there would be “seeds” all through the red and it would look like a real watermelon.

I tried this. I tried it a few different ways because I really wanted it to work. But it doesn’t.
The mini chocolate chips start melting almost instantly. And when they melt, they smear. So instead of the chocolate chips holding their shape, you end up with brown lines throughout your fudge. It’s not cute.

What kind of food coloring can you use in Watermelon Fudge?

You want to use a gel-based food coloring in this fudge. That will stir into the melted chocolate no problem.

If you se a water-based food coloring, that water will cause the chocolate to cease and you won’t be able to spread it. Plus, when you serve it, the texture will be off.

How can you store Watermelon Fudge?

Store cut Watermelon Fudge in an airtight container in the fridge and it will last up to two months.
If you don’t have any room in your fridge, you can keep it at room temperature for about a week. But keep in mind that if you’re making this in the summer (which would make sense), your home may be hot and could cause the fudge to melt. That’s why our true suggestion is to store it in the fridge.

Can you freeze Watermelon Fudge?

You can freeze fudge. Wrap it in foil, put it in a freezer-safe bag or container and you can keep it for up to three months.

We suggest defrosting it before eating because you don’t want to hurt your teeth on frozen fudge or mini chocolate chips. Give it a little squeeze to decide if it’s soft enough to eat.

Watermelon Fudge.

Purchase Watermelon Fudge Online:

These are so easy to make, but if you don’t want to make it, I get it. Sometimes it’s just nicer to order things online. And, you can actually order similar versions of this fudge online at the following stores:

Pink and white fudge with heart-shaped sprinkles.

More 2 Ingredient Fudge Recipes:

We have some other 2 Ingredient Fudge recipes that you might want to try as well:

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More Watermelon Treats:

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Yield: 64 Pieces

Watermelon Fudge

This Watermelon Fudge recipe is only two main ingredients (plus a couple embellishments). It only takes a couple minutes to make this summer fudge, which will wow your friends.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Melt together 1 cup of the white chocolate chips and 1/3 of the can of sweetened condensed milk.
  2. The easiest way to do this is to microwave it for one minute on high and stir.
  3. Add in 10 drops of green food coloring and stir until combined.
  4. Pour the green fudge in a foil-lined 8- x 8-inch pan. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the fudge into an even layer.
  5. Put the tray in the fridge and let it cool for about 20 minutes.
  6. Melt together the remaining white chocolate chips and the rest of the sweetened condensed milk. Stir until combined.
  7. Add in 10 drops of red food coloring. Stir until the color is completely dispersed.
  8. Pour the red fudge on top of the green fudge using the back of a spoon to smooth out the red layer.
  9. Spread the mini chocolate chips across the top. Very carefully and very quickly use the back of a spoon to push them down into the fudge.
  10. Put the tray in the fridge overnight.
  11. Remove the foil from the tray and cut the fudge into pieces. You can get 64 1-inch pieces of fudge out of one tray.

Nutrition Information

Yield

64

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 48Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 1g

Have you made this Watermelon Fudge recipe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Create With Joy

Sunday 24th of July 2022

Fabulous photo and fun recipe.

Julie

Saturday 23rd of July 2022

Thank you for sharing this.

Barbara Finnical

Friday 22nd of July 2022

This is such a cute and fun idea! I think it sounds just as good without the watermelon extract. I’m pinning it and hope to make it soon!

Kerryanne

Friday 22nd of July 2022

This fudge looks so lovely and fun! Hugs, Kerryanne

Cindy Handy

Wednesday 20th of July 2022

For watermelon flavoring, you can use some watermelon jello powder. It works well in the red section of fudge, cookies (I do Watermelon Slice Cookies ~ an icebox log with red in the center and a thin layer of white around it, then green on the outside; rolled in green sugar ~ to slice & bake as needed. Chocolate jimmies or mini-morsels for seeds).

drugstore diva lisa

Friday 22nd of July 2022

Ooooh, I didn't even think of watermelon jello. What a great idea. I'm going to try that with my watermelon cake pops and see how that comes out. The watermelon slice cookies sound adorable. I have a great slice and bake recipe for pinwheel cookies, so I'm going to have to try that too. Maybe I'll blog it if they come out well.

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