Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

You might not know how easy it is to make your own fudge at home, but this recipe for a Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge will make you a believer!

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Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

  • Prep Time: 10 m
  • Cook Time: 15 m
  • Chill: 45 m
  • Total Time: 25 m
  • Servings:


  • cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 7 ounces marshmallow cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure orange extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest coarsely chopped


  1. Combine the sugar, evaporated milk, butter, marshmallow cream and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the two different chocolates. Stir until the chocolates have melted and are well combined.
  3. Add the vanilla and orange extracts and zest and stir.
  4. Pour the fudge into a 9-inch square pan (either buttered well, lined with parchment paper or coated with a non-stick surface), spread it out until smooth and let it cool. When ready to enjoy, cut into squares and serve. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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  1. Dear Meredith, Every year for the past 4 years I have made one of your recipes to gift for my friends and co-workers. I found this year’s pick. The orange fudge + peppermint choc treat. Your recipes work and always please the crowd.
    As a side bar, I have been an Exec Chef for the past 30 yrs.

  2. My family has been making this fudge since I was a kid. (I am 71 now) This is the best fudge recipe there is. It used to be on the toll house chocolate chip bag many many years ago. I always get complements and am asked to make this for cookie sales. Sometimes we use cherry flavoring for a cherry fudge. Thanks for your recipes. I have tried many and enjoy your emails.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this fudge years ago after seeing (and tasting) it on The 10! Show on NBC10 in Philadelphia. Everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. I haven’t made it for some time and was so happy to find the recipe again here. Guess what goodies my friends will be getting this Christmas? 🙂 Easy to make and extremely delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    I haven’t made fudge in many years and all your fudge recipes look great! I can’t wait to get started. have a friend who loves fudge and guess what I’m giving this year. One question though, can I use all semi sweet chocolate chips in this recipe?

    1. You can but it will be sweeter than if you use bittersweet chocolate which does not contain as much sugar. You can’t reduce the 1½ cup of sugar because it is needed to set up the fudge.

    1. Hi Jody. The recipe calls for 2 cups of bittersweet chocolate which is dark chocolate. It also calls for 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate which adds a little sweetness with out adding extra sugar.

  5. 5 stars
    I actually just finish making two double recipes of this fudge. It will be part of my Christmas gifts.
    This fudge is tastes absolutely fabulous! It’s not cloyingly sweet, It’s just enough and chocolate and orange are great together. No one who tastes it will believe it was so easy to make!

  6. 5 stars
    Meredith: I made your orange/dark chocolate fudge. It’s delicious! Unfortunately a bit lumpy. I bought Giardelli dark chocolate chips; there was no window in the packaging and the chips were huge. I wish I had milled them a bit before stirring them in. I stirred and stirred and stirred. When I started to sweat, I put the pan back on the stove for a bit – still lumps. Darn. I’ve noted on my printout to mill the chips a bit. Hope this tip helps reduce the stirring time for the next person.

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