Velveeta Cheese Fudge Recipe

Today, I am going to share with you my mother’s favorite fudge recipe. Her and I would try that “no fail” fudge recipe on the jar of the whipped marshmallow cream every year, and it would indeed fail us. When she found this recipe, it was like a miracle of holiday candy making!

First, you start with these 5 ingredients:

ingredients for velveeta cheese fudge

I know, right?? Who knew that Velveeta cheese (or the “off brand” as shown here) would be the base of this candy?

Velveeta Cheese Fudge

The Homesteading Hippy
Course Desserts


  • 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 32 oz powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder


  • Melt 1/2 lb. of the cheese with 2 sticks of butter on medium heat.
    melting butter and cheese
  • In a large bowl, mix together 32 oz of powdered sugar (yes, please weigh this for accuracy) with 1/2 cup of the cocoa powder. Stir to get out any lumps.
    powdered sugar and cocoa powder
  • Mix the melted butter and cheese into the sugar/cocoa blend. It'll get really stiff really quick. Add one teaspoon of vanilla as you are stirring.
    stir cheese and butter with powdered sugar and cocoa
  • Place the candy mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and press down with your hands. Let "set" for at least an hour before cutting…if you can.
    press velveeta cheese fudge into greased pan
velveeta cheese fudge pin

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