I love coming up with fun twists on our no-cook fudge recipe and with Spring finally here I thought a pretty No-Cook Rainbow Fudge recipe would be a cute and easy dessert to make with the kids.
I first shared this Rainbow Fudge recipe on my friend’s blog, Amanda’s Cookin’.
This rainbow fudge is a cute addition to almost any party – especially a Unicorn or Rainbow theme – or as a special dessert at a baby shower for a rainbow baby.
My kids got to enjoy it for Saint Patrick’s Day, but really, when are kids not excited to eat rainbow-colored treats?!
This recipe uses a microwave rather than the stovetop so it’s easy to let the kids help – and they can give it out for a classroom treat, too!
There are two ways that you can make this rainbow fudge – with color candy melts or adding dye to white chocolate chips.
We tried it a couple different ways and I like a mix – adding 2-3 candy melts per 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips. It’s easier than using food dye to get those vibrant colors, but it tastes better than a fudge made only with candy melts. (The kids didn’t mind the candy-melt only fudge, though.)
Ingredients to Make a Rainbow Fudge
- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 3-5 red candy melts
- 3-5 orange candy melts
- 3-5 yellow candy melts
- 3-5 green candy melts
- 3-5 blue candy melts
- 3-5 cup purple candy melts
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, optional
Tip: You can simply use red, yellow and blue candy melts and mix to make the secondary colors if you don’t have the different colors on hand already.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Loaf pan
- Small microwave-safe bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp kitchen knife
How to Make a No-Cook Rainbow Fudge
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place your red candy melts along with 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a small microwavable bowl along with 2 Tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.
Heat in the microwave for 25 seconds, stir well, and reheat as needed to achieve a smooth texture.
Pour the red fudge mixture into the bottom of the loaf pan and smooth down to an even layer with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
Place the fudge in the fridge for at least an hour, until set and solid to the touch.
Repeat process with the orange candy melts, then the yellow, green, blue, and ending with the purple. (You can mix primary colors of candy melts to get the secondary colors.)
When all layers are added and set, pop the fudge out of the loaf pan and pull off the paper.
Use a sharp kitchen knife to cut into squares and serve.
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