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Easy Patriotic Fudge (Pop Rock Fudge)

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This white chocolate patriotic fudge is topped with Pop rocks so each bite truly pops with flavor. A red, white, and blue fudge that screams 4th of July or Memorial Day with each bite. Try this pop-rock fudge today, for a sweet treat.

A pile of white chocolate fudge with popping candy on top.

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Have you ever made fudge with frosting? If not, you are going to be amazed at how easy it is to make. This canned frosting fudge is one of my go-to’s for those last-minute desserts I want to whip up before my guests arrive.

Consider making these Jack Daniel’s patriotic cupcakes, 4th of July chocolate lollipops, or consider this layered berry cake.

What is Patriotic fudge

This patriotic fudge is a white chocolate fudge that is topped with red and blue Pop Rocks so you have that classic red, white, and blue dessert. This is a creative dessert to make for when you want to serve up a patriotic dessert for your family or a crowd.

This Red White And Blue Fudge Is…

  • This fudge recipe takes just four ingredients to make.
  • Colorful and festive. This is great for taking to your summer cookouts, pool parties, or serving up after summer camp.
  • A kid-friendly treat that your kids will love to snack on. The popping from the candy is so fun.
  • Versatile in flavors and colors you can use, so you can eat it all year round.
  • Make ahead of time and then slice and serve up right before you plan to serve. It makes for a simple dessert to whip up ahead of time.

What’s in Patriotic Fudge

Ingredients for patriotic fudge including vanilla frosting, pop rocks, and white chocolate chips.

Frosting – Reach for your favorite brand of canned vanilla frosting.

White Chocolate Chips – Since this is a vanilla fudge, you want to make sure to reach for quality white chocolate. Otherwise, it can lack a bit of flavor.

Pop Rocks – So I did a red and blue color to create that vintage red, white, and blue dessert. So feel free to change out the colors to fit your theme.

How To Make

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of adding patriotic fudge ingredients to a glass bowl.
  1. Start by lining your pan with parchment paper. I used an 8×8 size pan. Then you will add your chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl. (Photo 1)
  2. Heat in cycles, stirring between each heat cycle till it is melted. (Photo 2)
  3. Next, microwave the frosting, and stir until it is nice and melted.
  4. Pour the frosting into the white chocolate and mix well. (Photo 3)
Collage of adding pop rocks to patriotic white fudge.
  1. Pour the mixture into the pan and then top with the pop rock candy. (Photos 4, 5 & 6)
  2. Let the fudge set up, and then slice and serve. (Photo 7)
Stacked white chocolate fudge with popping candy on top.

Top Tips

  • You could even do a cream cheese fudge instead of a vanilla fudge if you want. Just buy a cream cheese frosting.
  • The quality of the ingredients is key, as there are minimal ingredients it will stand out when you bite into it.
  • Lightly press the pop rocks into the fudge, so they don’t fall off.
  • Make sure to use microwave-safe bowls, and stir between short heat cycles to prevent chocolate from burning.
  • Lining the pan with parchment paper is going to help ensure it does not stick to the pan. You can lift the fudge out once set up, and slice easily.
  • You could always use any flavor of frosting if you are do not need the red white and blue theme.
  • Mix in more white chocolate chips or any type of mix-ins to the fudge before you pour into the pan for added flavor. Nuts, dried fruit, chopped candy, etc.

Storing Tips

Room Temperature

Any fudge you have can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature. Just make sure to store it in a cool, dry place for up to 5 days. Now you can store it in the fridge, and extends the shelf life to up to 2 weeks.

Freezing

Want to freeze fudge? Go right ahead and place it in a freezer container or freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Just thaw the fudge in the fridge or on the counter.

What to serve with this red white, and blue fudge

Serve some nuts or even a watermelon blueberry salad on the side next to the fudge. Or if you want pair it with a wine summer cocktail to sip on next to the white chocolate fudge. Or you could even put a charcuterie board next to it to balance out the sweetness.

Slices of white chocolate fudge with popping candy on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any brand of white chocolate frosting for making fudge?

Yes, you can use any brand of frosting to make. Just make sure it is quality in terms of flavor as it is one of the main flavors of the fudge.

How long does white chocolate frosting fudge need to set?

Fudge can be a little finicky. You might find within 2-4 hours, the fudge is fully set, and sometimes it takes overnight. I always recommend making it at least 6 hours ahead of when you want to serve, or overnight.

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A pile of white chocolate fudge with red and blue pop rocks on top.
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Patriotic Fudge


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Yields 24 pieces
Patriotic Fudge is a white chocolate fudge made with white chocolate, vanilla frosting and colorful pop rocks. A pop rock fudge that is popping with flavor.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl add your white chocolate. Heat for 30-second increments stirring between each heat cycle. Once the chocoalte is fully melted set aside.
  • Then you will open the frosting and remove the seal and lid. Microwave for 30 second increments stirring between heat cycles. until melted.
  • Pour the frosting into the chocolate and mix until combined.
  • Pour into the pan, and then sprinkle the pop rocks on top of the fudge.
  • Let the fudge set up for up to 8 hours or until hardened.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

Make sure to completely remove any foil on top of the frosting container before microwaving it. Failure to do so could result in sparking and flames in the microwave. Removing the foil is a simple task. If you’re concerned, you can transfer the frosting to a microwave-safe bowl and melt it that way.
The number of fudge pieces you get will depend on the size at which you cut them. I typically cut mine into 1-2-inch pieces.
To ensure smooth removal from the pan, it’s important to use parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, at least apply cooking spray to the pan before making the fudge.
Any store-bought white frosting flavor will work for this recipe.
Adding pop rocks to the fudge will create a delightful popping and crackling experience. It’s particularly enjoyable when making this fudge with kids, as it feels like a miniature fireworks show while stirring.
When you mix the frosting with the chocolate, it may initially appear to thicken. Don’t worry, just stir it well, and it will become more fluid.
Store the fudge in an airtight container in a cool, dry pantry for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Ensure the container is tightly sealed to maintain freshness.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 62kcal (3%) Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 4g (6%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg (1%) Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 32mg (1%) Fiber: 0.03g Sugar: 7g (8%) Vitamin A: 4IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 23mg (2%) Iron: 0.03mg

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Such a fun recipe – the kids will love it! I might try this for our upcoming Memorial Day picnic.

  2. 5 stars
    Looks like a fun filled recipe to make, saving this one for when my niece comes over so we can make it together. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    This fudge looks great! I love the idea of using popping candy in it. Will give it a try this weekend with my kids I’m sure they will love it!

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