Christmas Fudge (Vanilla Creme Drop Fudge)

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Christmas time is the time for sweet treats and gift giving. Why not combine them?

This recipe makes for a great treat and a great gift. I make this every single year and my family devours them. They are so easy to make and are so creamy and soft. Now, the reason I only make this during the Holiday’s Is because I can only fine the cream drops by Zachary near me during this time. I do know and have ordered them offline from their website and off amazon and they are pretty affordable. I usually wait and make this a “Christmas Tradition” and make them during the Christmas Season, however, you can make them when ever you like. It is completely up to you.

This recipe that I am going to share with you is a version of my mother’s recipe and it is so good and super rich. A little goes a very long way with this fudge and like all fudge you want to eat them in moderation. So let’s get on to the recipe everyone!

Christmas Fudge (Vanilla Creme Drop Fudge)

INGREDIENTS – Single and double recipe

2 pkg zachary vanilla creme drops OR {4 pkg for double recipe}
1 tbsp butter OR {2 tbsp for double recipe}
1/4 cup plain peanut butter OR {1/2 cup plain peanut butter for double recipe}
1 tsp vanilla extract or {2 tsp vanilla extract for double recipe}


  1. Line an 8×8 inch dish with butter and place some parchment in the dish for easy removal later. Butter the parchment. I like to cut the parchment to fit the dish on all sides you do not have to cut the parchment if you do not want to.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter, vanilla creme drops, and the peanut butter. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Microwave for 1 more minute and stir. The mixture should be melted but if not microwave at 30 sec intervals until fully melted.
  3. Remove and stir in the vanilla. At this point you can add in additional ingredients you like. I will leave a few listed below that I like to add or top on the fudge.
  4. Pour the mixture into the buttered and parchment lined dish and press the batter down with a spatula. The mixture will be quite thick. Be patient and it will spread out. At this point you can, if not adding to the batter, you can top the fudge with add ins. Press the add ins gently down with a spatula but not fully into the batter. Press down just enough that the add ins stick on top.
  5. Place the fudge into the fridge for 1 to 2 hours or until completely set.
  6. Remove from the Parchment and carefully cut into 1 inch by 1 inch squares. You can keep the fudge in an airtight container in the fridge.


Dried fruit
Coconut flakes
Flaked Salt

  • You can add in additional items either into or on top of the fudge. I usually put them on top because I think it looks good. But you can do either one. It is up to you. It tastes awesome either way. lol.
  • You can place a few pieces of tissue paper in a decorative tin and add a few pieces of fudge and give them away as gifts. I usually make a huge batch of these and give them to neighbors, friends, and family for the Holidays.
  • Here is the link for the Zachary website —
  • You can also order these online at Amazon. I have bought them from both places. They are both pretty affordable.
  • You can find these at your local “dollar store, walmart, or other stores you may have near you”– during the holidays as I can not find them any other time of year but are easily found online. Hence why I call them Christmas Fudge. lol

I hope you all give this recipe a try and make it part of your Christmas traditions!

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