10 Stupidly Delicious Kinds Of Fudge You Should Make (Recipes)

Do you find yourself wondering what on earth to make for dessert this weekend?

Pies and cakes are great, but it can be a bit of hassle getting them to look just-so. Plus, what if you want to sneak a slice? What do you do then?

Well, if you're craving something thick, rich and easy to present, why not make something that works equally well for a Netflix weekend as it does for a big party? Cook up some smooth, versatile fudge and watch the magic happen.

Note: Fudge doesn't do well when overcooked -- it can tend to get crumbly. To avoid this, make sure to take it out just when (or a minute before) you think it is done and err on the side of undercooking it.

1. World’s Smoothest Chocolate Fudge

No, that title is not making baseless claims. This back-to-basics recipe is a perfect foundation you can use to mix in all your favorite additions, if you want. Or just keep it simple and marvel in the fabulous texture that comes from using creamy condensed milk instead of granulated sugar. You'll love this one!

2. Easy Salted Caramel Fudge

A spoonful of bourbon, a bit of butter and a beautiful scoop of dulce de leche make this easy fudge absolutely glorious. (Leave the bourbon out if you want, but it's quite tasty!) Plus, this recipe includes a helpful how-to when it comes to keeping your fudge from sticking to the pan.

3. Sea Salt and Nutella Fudge

You can leave out the sea salt if you want, or top with some finely chopped dark chocolate and/or hazelnut pieces. Either way, you have a fabulously easy, dense fudge that just about makes itself.

4. White Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge

As if this eggless cookie dough wasn't enough of a draw, you get to make your white chocolate fudge (or milk, or dark, if you'd rather) with a glorious tub of marshmallow fluff that surprisingly ensures that everything stays fluffy and smooth.

5. Easy Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels

Who doesn't love this delightful sweet and salty combination? Crunchy pretzels are an absolutely spellbinding addition to a classic, gooey chocolate treat.

6. White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

Craving something a little fruitier? Try this fresh version that's tasty with just about any dried fruit. Blueberries? Mango chunks? They are all a perfect match!

7. Butterscotch Fudge

Only five ingredients, and two of them are different-flavored candy chips. Note: If you don't have rum extract, you can sub it out for vanilla extract, actual rum (or cook it down a little to let out the harsh alcohol taste if you prefer) or whiskey.

8. Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge

Crushed sandwich cookies make just about every dessert better, don't they? This recipe only requires three ingredients, and it really couldn't get any easier. So go ahead and knock yourself out with this one, especially if you forgot to go grocery shopping but need something to serve to guests pronto!

9. Salted Dark Chocolate Toffee Fudge

Want something a little darker? With velvety dark chocolate, crunchy buttery toffee and flaked sea salt, you'll adore this easy five-ingredient fudge that would be just fabulous with a nice coffee.

10. Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge

The best sandwich ever, back to life as a fabulous dessert that will please kids and adults alike! Not into jelly? You can use chocolate (or similar) ganache or even a dollop of Nutella instead.