Chocolate Cheese Fudge

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Chocolate Cheese Fudge Chocolate Cheese Fudge

Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 lb processed cheese, sliced or cubed
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts
2 16-ounce boxes confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup cocoa





Spray lightly the bottom of a 9x2 inch square pan with a nonstick spray.

Using a saucepan over medium heat, melt the cheese and butter together, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and nuts.

In a large bowl sift together the sugar and cocoa. Pour the cheese mixture into the sugar and cocoa mixture and stir until completely mixed. The candy will be very stiff.

Using your hands, remove candy from bowl and press evenly and firmly into pan. Because of the amount of butter in this recipe, pat the top of the candy with a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Place pan in refrigerator until candy is firm.

To serve candy, cut into squares.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking
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Publication: Just Desserts/ Christmas with Paula Deen/ Nov/Dec 2006 issue

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Thanks Paula, with mom not here with us, I can finally make dad his fav.. I should have looked you up along time ago.. again thank you!! Have a great and blessed weekend!!

By janace davis on August 30, 2013


Thank you, Bobby, for your lighter recipes. It's always good to have my favorite recipes with less guilt! Do you have any for red beans and rice? I'm missing my mother-in-law's recipe. She hand ground and rolled her spices into suet the in Saran Wrap.

By Janet Mila on February 15, 2013


I love to make your peanut butter and chocolate cheese fudge every year. But for the years of 2010 and 2011 I was not able because I was told I had cancer. I am better now and I am going to try and ma ke the fudge again.

By Anthony on December 12, 2012


I make this fudge every year for Christmas. I switch it up I used Dark Cocoa in some, add coconut & almonds to some, or drain and chop Marachino Cherries(that one taste like cho covered cherries) just play around and find all kinds of variations. I do the same with the Peanut butter fudge recipe too some creamy some chunky.I've learned not to tell them the cheese secret till after they've tried it, some people are just stuborn to trying new things. Happy Holidays

By Jenny on December 11, 2012



By CLAUDETTE COX on August 03, 2012


I am making your out of this world fudge for a fund raiser for 4 adams county boys that were in a horrible accident on June 2,2012. 2 of those boys passed away, 1 is still in ICU at York hospital,1 is at home but needs alot of recovery. how can i keep the fudge at its best, im making it the day before the event. please help i want this to be a awesome day. thank-you Linda Blosser

By linda blosser on June 21, 2012


I was a Lady and Sons on Jan. 25 2012 for Lunch with 2 of my friends. We were in Savannah for 2 days and really enjoyed the city. We had the Buffet and it was so good. I was disapointed to hear you and your sons are no longer involved with the cooking and such.

By CAROL SANNER on February 09, 2012


I have had a similar recipe for years and years that my mom gave me but was afraid to use - I made this and took to work - now they want it all the time. I work in a school system and have for 25+ years. We have a Friday AM mtg wkly at 6:45. I have been making something from your cookbooks each week this year. I now have the title of 'Paula'. Last week I was unable to make anything and bought donuts instead - wow was their disappointment. I love your cook books. I love to bake and quilt but the baking is my first love. I have Type one diabetes and have been on an insulin pump for over 20 years. Despite this, I make bread weekly, bake every Thursday night, and continue to do the things that 'normal' people do - just sneak a little good stuff now and then. I just wanted you to know how much everyone loves your recipes. I've asked the librarian to look into getting your cookbooks in the library because of the Stories. Between the stories you have in your books and Eleanor Burns (Quilting) has in her books - we could teach the entire school a lot. Anything that helps a Middle Schooler is worth while - anything that helps teachers is worth while too. Sorry - off subject - thanks for everything - hang in there and keep cooking and writing those books - I'll keep baking on Thursday nights for the crowd. Pat Ross - an avid fan and fellow person that just happens to have diabetes! (it just makes us a little more special)

By Pat Ross on February 02, 2012


question on your fudge recipe. How can you just have a 9 x 2 pan????

By Maryann Stubitsch on January 18, 2012


This was so fast and easy and boy is it good! BUT... Paula, you didn't warn me about having fudge fingers when I mixed it all together with hands like you did! LOL! It was still great, thank you for the great recipe!

By Raechal on January 12, 2012


omg im in love!!!

By Anonymous on January 09, 2012


Made this last night. It was wonderful! I was amazed at the simplicity of the recipe considering the results! If y'all are concerned about the cheese, don't be. It is so creamy and super delicious. Big hit! P.S. I used velveeta processed cheese

By TKerr on December 22, 2011


Made this last night. It was wonderful! I was amazed at the simplicity of the recipe considering the results! If y'all are concerned about the cheese, don't be. It is so creamy and super delicious. Big hit! P.S. I used velveeta processed cheese

By TKerr on December 22, 2011


Hi Mariana, Any processed cheese product will work, like Velveeta.

By Jonathan Able on December 15, 2011


First of all I love you and your cooking! It is just the way I like it because I am born and raised in Texas! Anyhow my husband loves fudge. It's not something that I typically make because I do not like it - selfish I know. I found this recipe and even though it sounded "deranged" to put cheese in fudge I HAD TO try it out. It makes the best fudge recipe ever! Of course my husband has no clue that I get the Velveeta out for this or he would just die! Thank you for making this easy peas-y. This is a great recipe for people just starting out making their own candy. Try it!

By Christa on December 13, 2011


Hi Paula I just wanted to tell u that I watch your show alot and the show u had on about your hoilday cookies stuff I was trying to find the fudge stuff that u made cuz I was wanting to try and make some for christmas and I was wondering if u could please email me the ingredients for it...

By Brandee on December 08, 2011


What type of cheese do you need? it just says cheese. what kind? please help!

By mariana on December 05, 2011


I have made fudge for many years using my mothers recipe ,but have never made any with cheese! Me and my wife and two kids just love it . Thank you very much!

By Thomas shepherd. on December 02, 2011


I saw your fudge when you and Cat Cora won the Iron Chef competition for Christmas. My first thought was 'why put cheese in fudge'. Then I figured why not. I just made my first batch. For my taste, it was a little cloyingly sweet. I remedied that by adding 3/4 cup of peanut butter. It tempered the taste, and gave the fudge a slightly creamier texture. Let's just say that I'll be putting this fudge on the plates I give to various offices this year. Thanks for having the courage to think outside the box for the rest of us.

By Helen on November 20, 2011


i made the fudge but it was no stiff what did i do wrong, i went by the receipt

By ethel hardy on November 09, 2011

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