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Velveeta Chocolate Fudge

Velveeta Chocolate Fudge is a simple treat for the holidays with a wonderful texture and lots of chocolate flavor. You can’t taste the cheese at all but it helps the fudge set up with a wonderful smooth and creamy texture.

Velveeta Fudge


Velveeta cheese isn’t just for nachos. You can even make candy with it. Truly delicious candy.

When I serve this Velveeta Chocolate Fudge, I neglect to tell people it is made with Velveeta cheese. Velveeta Fudge sounds a little off-putting.

Velveeta Fudge


You only need 8 ounces of Velveeta cheese for this recipe. Whenever I buy a 16-ounce block of Velveeta cheese to use 8 ounces for something and don’t know what to do with the other 8 ounces, I remember this awesome recipe. This is a recipe that’s been around for years but I think a lot of people are not familiar with it.

Velveeta Fudge


Velveeta Fudge


Tips for making Chocolate Velveeta Fudge

  • I like to add just a few nuts. One half a cup of either walnuts or pecans. If you want more nuts, double the amount. If you don’t want any nuts, you can leave them out.
  • The Velveeta cheese not only gives the fudge a great texture, it adds plenty of saltiness. You can use either salted or unsalted butter. If you use salted butter, the fudge will be on the salty side. I actually prefer it that way, but if you are not a huge fan of salty foods, use unsalted butter.

Velveeta Fudge

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Chocolate Velveeta Fudge

Velveeta Chocolate Fudge is a simple treat for the holidays with a wonderful texture and lots of chocolate flavor. You can't taste the cheese at all but it helps the fudge set up with a wonderful smooth and creamy texture.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 2 minutes
TOTAL: 12 minutes


  • 2 (16-ounce) boxes powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into pieces so it melts faster
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Place powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl and whisk together.
  • Line an 8-inch or 9-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the Velveeta and the butter. Once melted, pour into the bowl with the powdered sugar.
  • Add the vanilla and nuts. Stir well. Transfer to prepared pan . Press it evenly into the pan. Refrigerate until firm and cut into pieces.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern

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18 thoughts on “Velveeta Chocolate Fudge”

  1. I had to try this recipe and I have to say this is delicious!
    I’ve been making the Fantasy Fudge recipe my whole life and this one is soooo much better! Not so sweet and perfectly creamy. And much easier too! Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Mine isn’t setting up either and I’m thinking I didn’t use enough powdered sugar… did you do two 16 oz packages or 16 ounces total (two 8oz packages)?

  2. This is a very simple recipe. There is no need for a candy thermometer. I also added 2 oz. semisweet good quality chocolate. I used a disposable glove to combine the ingredients which made it easier and faster. CLEAN hands are my favorite kitchen utensils. The fudge was delicious!

  3. Instead of using cocoa powder, can I use chocolate chips instead? If I can use chocolate chips how much would I use for this recipe?

  4. Is there a reason why you don’t use chocolate chips in place of cocoa powder? I would think the chocolate chips would have a more chocolatey taste. Also, is there a big difference between using white sugar and confectioner sugar? For this recipe can you use either sugar or is best to use confectioner sugar?

    1. I’m not the recipe creator but came here because I was given some Velveeta (I don’t like the taste so I wanted a recipe that hides it- so this fudge recipe seems perfect!)

      So the reason for using cocoa instead of chocolate is probably that Velveeta adds a lot of the creaminess to the fudge so you don’t *need* to use chocolate (cocoa powder is cheaper and more people have it in their pantry compared to chocolate, which has a shorter shelf life). Obviously, if you think chocolate has more chocolatey-taste, then you can add it. I personally don’t think this is true since cocoa is more concentrated so the same amount of cocoa powder will have more cacao in it than chocolate which has sugar and/or fat added to the final product.

  5. HOLY SHITE! 2 boxes of sugar and “cheese” product. I really don’t wonder why so many North Americans are overweight anymore.

    1. LindaYelvington

      When fudge is mentioned no one thinks “healthy”. Why are you trolling here? At least this fudge has protein and calcium added to the fat and sugar. Eat a piece and chill, you need it.

    2. Wow. I’m so sorry you’re not a happy person. Bless your heart and have something sweet to TRY to help your personality??!!!

    3. Obviously, a normal person doesn’t eat the whole recipe. Maybe you do. You’re miserable and hateful. Why even bother to reply, other than to troll. Get lost and get a life.

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