If you love Terry’s Chocolate Oranges then this easy fudge recipe is for you. It’s made with the zest of orange rather than orange extract flavouring so tastes deliciously rich and with the semi-sweet chocolate, it’s got a little bit of darkness to it that is perfect for Christmas. So here you go my favourite recipe for an easy chocolate orange fudge that you can make at home.
Chocolate Orange Fudge Recipe
For years I stepped away from making homemade fudge as the recipes that my grandmother made involved careful temperature monitoring. As a busy mom, I seem to spend a lot of my cooking time sorting out a million problems with the kids as well as the cooking!
Then I discovered how to make easy fudge and I was able to make it from scratch this delicious treat which is an ideal gift for friends and families is so simple it’s nearly foolproof.
In this simple fudge recipe for Christmas treats I made it extra special with a sprinkle of orange zest right on the top, which is perfect for adding just before packaging as Christmas gifts for friends and family.
I then gift wrap it either in little gift bags or in mason jars with some ribbon around them.
What are ingredients for Chocolate Orange Fudge
We’ve made the ingredients as easy as possible to make this fudge, the are as follows.
- 2 1/2 C Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 can sweeten condensed milk ( 14 oz)
- 2 Tbsp of unsalted butter.
- I tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp fresh orange zest
Is it Like Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge?
When you do a search for chocolate orange fudge what often comes up is Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge. It’s generally an easy chocolate fudge with slices from the chocolate orange laid in it.
Yes, it tastes delicious but the orange flavour is restricted to the Terry’s Chocolate Orange slice rather than the fudge itself.
This recipe though uses fresh orange zest in the fudge making the whole thing taste just like a fudgy Terry’s Orange.
How to Make Homemade Easy Choc Orange Fudge
So how do we make it? Well, it’s ever so easy just carry on reading to discover how.