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Orange Creamsicle Fudge

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Give in to your sweet tooth with the irresistible temptation of Orange Creamsicle Fudge. This creamy dessert is a nostalgic throwback to the classic childhood treat that everyone loves. With its luscious orange flavor and smooth texture, each bite is a delightful burst of citrusy goodness. Whether you’re savoring it on a warm summer day or enjoying it as a cozy winter indulgence, this fudge is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

Made with real orange extract and white chocolate chips, Orange Creamsicle Fudge delivers a one-of-a-kind taste that will transport you back to carefree days spent chasing ice cream trucks. Its vibrant orange color and creamy consistency make it a visually stunning dessert that is as delightful to look at as it is to devour. Whether you’re serving it at a birthday party or gifting it to a loved one, Orange Creamsicle Fudge is sure to charm everyone who tastes it.

Indulge in the creamy wonders of Orange Creamsicle Fudge and experience the pure joy of this beloved childhood flavor.

This orange Creamsicle fudge is an easy fudge recipe made with marshmallow cream, white chocolate chips, and butter.

Items needed to make this creamy Orange Fudge

One of the beauties of this recipe is there is very little equipment needed to make this creamy fudge. I have listed some of the items that I used to make this Creamsicle Fudge. I have included a link to these items on Amazon to make them easier for you to locate them.

  • 1 9×13 inch Baking Dish This is my favorite baking dish. This dish is glass and comes with a lid that makes it easy to store items such as this orange fudge for extended periods of time.
  • 1 Medium Sauce Pan
  • 1 Wooden Spoon I find that this is the easiest to use when making a candy like fudge. Sometimes metal spoons can change the taste of candy while it is boiling on the stove. Using a metal spoon may also increase crystallization which will create lumps of sugar.

Ingredients for Orange Creamsicle Fudge

If you’re a fan of indulgent and creamy treats, then this marshmallow cream fudge is here to satisfy your sweet tooth. This homemade orange fudge recipe combines the richness of white chocolate with the refreshing citrusy flavor of oranges, resulting in a delightful treat that will leave you craving for more. Let’s dive into this easy-to-follow fudge recipe and indulge in some mouthwatering goodness!

  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 3 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Package White Chocolate Chips (10-12 ounces)
  • 1 7 ounce Jar of Marshmallow Cream
  • 3 teaspoon Pure Orange Extract
  • 7-10 Drops Orange Food Coloring If you cannot find orange food coloring use 12 drops of yellow food coloring and 5 drops of red food coloring instead.

Step-by-step instructions to make Orange Creamsicle Fudge

  • Take a 9×13 inch baking dish and spray it with non-stick cooking spray such as Pam.
  • In a medium saucepan add: Granulated Sugar, Heavy Whipping Cream, and Butter.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and continuously stir until the ingredients are melted and blended together. I prefer to use a wooden spoon to stir the ingredients, Using a metal spoon may increase crystallization which will create lumps of sugar, and sometimes metal can cause candy to take on a metallic taste.
  • Bring the contents of a saucepan to a light boil and allow it to boil for 4 minutes.
  • Continuously stir the contents of the saucepan to keep them from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.
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  • Remove the Saucepan from heat and stir in the white chocolate chips and marshmallow cream until they are melted.
  • Remove 3/4 cup of the mixture and set it aside. This will be the white fudge that will be mixed with the orange as the final step.
  • To the remaining mixture add the orange extract and orange food coloring until it is a desired orange color. I like a vibrant orange and will add at least 10 drops of orange food coloring.
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  • Pour the orange colored fudge mixture into the 9×13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Take the 3/4 cup of the white fudge mixture that you had set aside previously and drop it in tablespoon dollops over the top of the orange fudge mixture.
  • Taking a spatula run it up and down longways through the fudge weaving the white and orange fudge together.
  • I typically go up and down longways then back and forth the shorter length on the baking dish.
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Tips and tricks for perfect Orange Creamsicle Fudge

– Use high-quality white chocolate chips for the best flavor and texture. The same is true for the marshmallow cream. Using a generic or cheap off brand will definitely affect the taste of this fudge recipe.

– Make sure to stir the fudge mixture well throughout the heating process to avoid sugar crystals from forming and to keep the mixture burning on the bottom of the pan.

– For an extra burst of citrus flavor, add a bit more orange zest to the fudge mixture.

– Experiment with different food coloring shades to create a customized look for your fudge. I prefer a deeper and brighter color to the orange in this fudge recipe. For me seeing a high contrast in color between the vanilla and orange fudge makes this an even prettier dessert to serve to guests.

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Variations and creative twists for Orange Creamsicle Fudge

While the classic Orange Creamsicle Fudge is a divine treat on its own, there are endless possibilities for adding creative twists and variations to this beloved dessert. Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination:

1. Chocolate-Dipped Orange Creamsicle Fudge: Dip each square of Orange Creamsicle Fudge into melted dark chocolate for a decadent twist on this already indulgent treat. The combination of creamy fudge, zesty orange, and rich chocolate creates a flavor explosion that is simply irresistible.

2. Orange Creamsicle Fudge Swirl: Create a stunning visual effect by swirling a ribbon of orange fudge into a base of Chocolate Fudge. The contrasting colors and flavors make this variation a showstopper at any gathering.

3. Nutty Orange Creamsicle Fudge: Add a crunchy element to your fudge by mixing in chopped nuts such as almonds or pecans. The combination of creamy fudge, zesty orange, and the nutty crunch will take your taste buds on a delightful journey.

4. Orange Creamsicle Fudge Ice Cream: Transform your Orange Creamsicle Fudge into a frozen delight by combining it with vanilla ice cream. Simply mix chunks of fudge into softened ice cream, then refreeze for a refreshing twist on a classic summer treat.

Serving and storing Orange Creamsicle Fudge

Orange Creamsicle Fudge is best served chilled, straight from the refrigerator. Arrange the squares on a platter or in individual serving cups for a visually appealing presentation. This delightful treat is perfect for parties, birthdays, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a nostalgic and delicious dessert.

To store Orange Fudge, place it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to two weeks, although it’s unlikely to last that long once you take your first bite. If you want to extend the shelf life, you can also freeze the fudge for up to three months. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container.

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FAQs about Orange Creamsicle Fudge

What makes fudge hard or soft?

Crystallization Process:
Crystallization refers to the formation of sugar crystals within the cooled fudge mixture. It can occur either as small crystals for softer-textured fudges or large crystals for harder ones. Stirring vigorously during cooling disrupts crystal formation, resulting in smoother and softer fudges. On the other hand, less stirring encourages larger crystal growth which contributes to harder textures.

Fat Content:
Fat acts as a tenderizer in fudges by inhibiting crystallization and creating a smoother mouthfeel. Higher fat content from sources such as butter or heavy cream helps maintain softer consistency by interfering with crystal formation while adding richness.

What makes high quality fudge?

  1. Quality Ingredients:
    a) Chocolate: The type of chocolate used greatly impacts the flavor profile of fudge. Opt for high-quality chocolate from a name brand such as Nestle Tollhouse or Ghirardelli for a more rich and intense flavors.
    b) Dairy: Butter adds a creaminess to fudge. Use real butter instead of margarine for an authentic taste.
    c) Sugar: Choosing pure cane sugar helps achieve a smoother texture in the final product. However granulated sugar that you get from the grocery store is easier to find and works just fine.
  1. Precise Measurements:
    Accurate measurements are crucial when making high-quality fudge. Be sure to use a reliable kitchen scale or measuring cups/spoons to ensure precise amounts of ingredients. When you purchase your bag of white chocolate chips and container of marshmallow cream.
  1. Proper Cooking Technique:
    a) Slow Heating: Gradually heating the mixture over low heat prevents scorching while allowing time for flavors to develop fully. Cooking at too high a heat may cause the ingredients to cook unevenly or burn.
    b) Consistent Stirring: Constantly stirring during cooking helps distribute heat evenly, preventing lumps and ensuring smoothness.
Orange Creamsicle Fudge

Creamsicle Orange Fudge

Give in to your sweet tooth with the irresistible temptation of Orange Creamsicle Fudge. This creamy dessert is a nostalgic throwback to the classic childhood treat that everyone loves. With its luscious orange flavor and smooth texture, each bite is a delightful burst of citrusy goodness. Whether you're savoring it on a warm summer day or enjoying it as a cozy winter indulgence, this fudge is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Equipment

  • 1 9×13 inch Baking Dish
  • 1 Medium Sauce Pan
  • 1 Wooden Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 3 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Package White Chocolate Chips (10-12 ounces)
  • 1 7 ounce Jar of Marshmallow Creme
  • 3 teaspoon Pure Orange Extract
  • 7-10 Drops Orange Food Coloring If you cannot find orange food coloring use 12 drops of yellow food coloring and 5 drops of red food coloring instead.

Instructions
 

  • Take a 9×13 inch baking dish and spray it with non-stick cooking spray such as Pam.
  • In a medium saucepan add: Granulated Sugar, Heavy Whipping Cream, and Butter.
    Place the saucepan over medium heat and continuously stir until the ingredients are melted and blended together. I prefer to use a wooden spoon to stir the ingredients, Using a metal spoon may increase crystallization which will create lumps of sugar, and sometimes metal can cause candy to take on a metallic taste.
    Bring the contents of a saucepan to a light boil and allow it to boil for 4 minutes. Continuously stir the contents of the saucepan to keep them from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove the Saucepan from heat and stir in the white chocolate chips and marshmallow crème until they are melted.
    Remove 3/4 cup of the mixture and set it aside. This will be the white fudge that will be mixed with the orange as the final step.
    To the remaining mixture add the orange extract and orange food coloring until it is a desired orange color. I like a vibrant orange and will add at least 10 drops of orange food coloring.
  • Pour the orange colored fudge mixture into the 9×13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
    Take the 3/4 cup of the white fudge mixture that you had set aside previously and drop it in tablespoon dollops over the top of the orange fudge mixture.
    Taking a Spatula run it up and down longways through the fudge weaving the white and orange fudge together. I typically go up and down longways then back and forth the shorter length on the baking dish.
  • Cover the Orange Creamsicle Fudge and place it into the refrigerator until it is set, this can take about 2 hours.
    Remove the fudge from the refrigerator and cut into 2 inch square pieces.
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