Hot Cocoa Fudge

Hot Cocoa Fudge

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love hot cocoa.  It doesn’t just taste like chocolate – it has it’s own unique flavor that you immediately recognize as soon as you taste it. There are so many hot chocolate desserts out there, and while they are chocolatey and delicious, they don’t taste like hot chocolate.  But this fudge tastes just like hot cocoa!









My favorite thing about this recipe is that you can get creative with it.  Instead of the vanilla, I used marshmallow vodka.  I bet whipped cream vodka would be delicious as well!  I also topped the fudge with tiny marshmallows, because who doesn’t want marshmallows in their hot cocoa!?

Hot Cocoa Fudge

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 25 pieces


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups hot cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 5 oz evaporated milk
  • 7.5 oz jar of fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla can substitute marshmallow or whipped cream vodka here
  • 12 oz marshmallow or vanilla melts


  • Line 8x8 pan with nonstick foil
  • Mix sugar, cocoa, salt, butter, milk, and fluff in a large saucepan
  • Heat over low heat, stirring till blended, then increase to medium heat bringing to a boil
  • Stir constantly for 5 minutes - the cocoa will burn to the bottom of the pan if you don't keep stirring - stir, stir, stir!
  • After 5 minutes, remove from heat and stir in vanilla (or vodka) and melts until melts are melted and smooth
  • Pour into pan and refrigerate for at least hours
  • Once chilled, cut into pieces


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