Are you ready to embark on a mouthwatering adventure in the world of sweet delights? Get your little chefs’ aprons on and gather around, because we have a scrumptious treat in store for you: White Chocolate Oreo Fudge! Picture this: smooth and creamy white chocolate swirled with crunchy Oreo cookie pieces, creating a delightful dance of flavors that will make your taste buds sing with joy. But that’s not all!
The best part is that this delightful concoction is a cooking with kids recipe, meaning your little ones can take the lead and whip up this indulgent fudge with ease. So, get ready to dive into a world of deliciousness while bonding with your children in the kitchen – a recipe made with love and loads of fun!
Ingredients you will need
The following is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to prepare this fudge. For a detailed list of items and amounts, see my recipe card at the bottom of this page.
- White chocolate: Choose the best white chocolate you can afford, and your kids enjoy eating independently. Because chocolate is an essential ingredient, quality, and flavor are both essential in this recipe.
- Oreos: 12 Oreo cookies for folding into the mixture, plus a few extra for topping.
- Vanilla extract: For flavoring.
- Condensed sweetened milk: Gives the chocolate mixture with substance.
How to make Oreo fudge
- Start by placing the white chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20-second intervals, stirring, until melted and smooth.
- Stir in the vanilla extract and the sweetened condensed milk until almost combined.
- Then stir in the chopped Oreos. At this point, the mixture will be very thick.
- Spread the mixture into a parchment-lined 8 x 8-inch square baking pan and smooth the top.
- Top with chopped oreos, then refrigerate for 2–4 hours or overnight until completely set.
#Note: Speed up the cooling time. Place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour and your fondant will be set and ready to cut into pieces. For neater slices, heat a sharp knife in hot water, dry, and then cut the fondant. Repeat after each slice.
Here are some exciting recipe variations for the White Chocolate Oreo Fudge that will add a delightful twist to this already scrumptious treat:
- Mint Chocolate Oreo Fudge: Add 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract to the fudge mixture for a refreshing and cool minty flavor. You can also sprinkle some crushed candy canes on top for a festive touch.
- Peanut Butter Oreo Fudge: Mix 1/4 cup of smooth peanut butter into the melted white chocolate before adding the condensed sweetened milk. This will create a delightful peanut butter swirl throughout the fudge.
- Raspberry Swirl Oreo Fudge: Swirl in 1/4 cup of raspberry jam or preserves into the fudge mixture before pouring it into the baking dish. The fruity raspberry flavor will complement the sweet white chocolate and Oreos.
- Almond Crunch Oreo Fudge: Add 1/3 cup of chopped almonds to the fudge mixture before pouring it into the baking dish. The crunchy almonds will provide a nice texture contrast to the smooth fudge.
- Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge: Use both crushed Oreo cookies and whole Oreo pieces in the fudge mixture. This will give you a cookies-and-cream effect, with the crushed cookies blending into the fudge and the entire cookies adding a fun surprise.
- Chocolate Swirl Oreo Fudge: Melt some dark or milk chocolate and drizzle it over the fudge mixture in the baking dish. Use a toothpick or a knife to create swirl patterns for a visually stunning fudge.
- Mocha Oreo Fudge: Dissolve 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules in 1 tablespoon of hot water and add it to the fudge mixture. This will create a delightful mocha flavor that coffee lovers will adore.
How long does oreo fudge last?
Oreo fudge, when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, can last for about 1 to 2 weeks. The cold temperature of the fridge helps maintain its texture and prevents spoilage. For an extended shelf life, freezing the fudge is an option, where it can stay fresh for several months.
As with any food, use your best judgment and discard it if it shows any signs of spoilage. Enjoy the delectable treat within the recommended storage time to savor its delightful flavors.
White Chocolate Oreo Fudge
- 12 Oreos, chopped
- 18 oz (525 g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 can (14oz/397g) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Crushed Oreo cookies
- Chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.)
- Drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce
- Mint extract or peppermint extract for a minty twist
- Raspberry jam for a fruity flavor
- Line an 8-by-8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
- Stir in the vanilla and then the sweetened condensed milk until almost combined. Stir in the chopped Oreos. The mixture will be very thick.
- Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
- If you're adding any optional toppings, such as crushed Oreo cookies, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce, sprinkle them over the top of the fudge.
- Refrigerate for 2–4 hours or overnight until completely set.
- Once the fudge has set, use the parchment paper overhang to lift it out of the baking dish.
- Transfer it to a cutting board and slice it into small squares or desired shapes.
- Serve the delectable White Chocolate Oreo Fudge on a platter.
- Quality Ingredients: Always use high-quality white chocolate and fresh Oreo cookies for the best results. The taste of the fudge heavily relies on the ingredients used, so don’t skimp on the good stuff.
- Melting the Chocolate: When melting white chocolate, use a double boiler or a microwave to ensure it melts smoothly without burning or seizing. Stir constantly to avoid overheating and clumps.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: Use sweetened condensed milk to add creaminess and sweetness to the fudge. This will help bind the ingredients together and give it a smooth texture.
- Oreo Cookie Chunks: Break the Oreo cookies into small chunks for added texture. Don’t crush them too fine; having some larger cookie pieces in the fudge will make it more enjoyable for kids.
- Mix-ins: Get creative with mix-ins if you want to enhance the flavor and texture. Mini marshmallows, sprinkles, or even colorful chocolate chips can add fun and excitement to the fudge.
- Setting Time: Allow the fudge to set properly before cutting it into squares. Refrigerate it for at least 2–3 hours, or overnight, to ensure it holds its shape and doesn’t crumble when sliced.
- Cutting Techniques: To get clean, even slices, use a sharp knife and run it under hot water before each cut. This will prevent the fudge from sticking to the knife, giving you neat, professional-looking pieces.
- Get the Kids Involved: If your kids love this fudge, why not involve them in the process? Let them help with breaking the Oreos, stirring the ingredients, or decorating the fudge with sprinkles. It’s a great way to bond and make sweet memories together.