Easy No-Cook Fudge

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Growing up, I only knew one kind of fudge. That’s this fudge. It wasn’t until my teenage years that I realized that there are cooked fudge recipes out there. And even then, I didn’t realize that traditionally, fudge is not only cooked, but also cooked to the right temperature using a candy thermometer. But despite that and all the different fudges I’ve made and eaten over the years, I still go back to this goody.

It’s always soft and never crumbles. You don’t have to worry about getting it to the right temperature or cooking it for the right amount of time. You just mix all the ingredients together, shape it, and refrigerate it.

So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy fudge to delight your family and friends with this holiday season, give this one a try.

Easy No-Cook Fudge

1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
4 cups powdered sugar

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. The easiest way to do this is with your hands. Just get your hands in there and squish and squeeze until it’s mostly together, then turn it out onto a clean counter top and knead until everything is combined and smooth. It will be very stiff.

Divide in two and shape into two logs. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.

Slice and serve.