When I had the brilliant idea to create a Neapolitan Fudge I was SO excited to get started!  Then I googled it and realized that everyone has made a Neapolitan Fudge and alas, “my” idea was not so brilliant after all.

My next mission was finding the best possible recipe.

Neapolitan Fudge! A Great NO BAKE dessert!

 

It’s actually rather odd how I decided upon this particular fudge.  I found the recipe on Taste of Home and it actually didn’t get a great review.  People were complaining that:

“Tastes like frosting in a cube. I wish I had read the reviews before I spent the money on the ingredients!”

Not fudge!!! More like cream cheese frosting!! Very disappointing!”

“Tastes good but should not be called Fudge…maybe “Looks Like Fudge”, but definitely is not Fudge.”

Neapolitan Fudge! A Great NO BAKE dessert!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?

I mean… a fudge that tastes like FROSTING?  Cream Cheese frosting?  

Frosting in a Cube?

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT.

It’s like those complainers were speaking my love language.

Neapolitan Fudge! A Great NO BAKE dessert!

 

At the end of the day, I was super happy with this “fudge”.  I put the fudge in quotations because I am not sure why someone thought it wasn’t fudge because that is exactly what I thought it was after my first bite.  What makes something not-fudge-like?

Normally for Neapolitan I use all things strawberry, and you certainly still can in this instance, (as the flavoring is from raspberry extract, it can easily be switched out for strawberry) but I have to tell you, I really liked the raspberry!

Neapolitan Fudge! A Great NO BAKE dessert!

 This fudge is a fabulous way to get a delicious treat on a hot summer day.  Plus it’s just plain pretty.

Check out some of my other Neapolitan Desserts!

Neapolitan Fudge! A Great NO BAKE dessert!

Neapolitan Fudge

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
chilling 2 hrs
Total Time 1 hr
When I had the brilliant idea to create a Neapolitan Fudge I was SO excited to get started! Then I googled it and realized that everyone has made a Neapolitan Fudge and alas, “my” idea was not so brilliant after all.

Ingredients

Chocolate Layer

  • 1/2 pkg 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
  • 8 oz milk chocolate melted and cooled

Raspberry Layer

  • 1/2 pkg 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
  • 8 oz white baking chocolate melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp. McCormick Raspberry Extract
  • 2 drops red gel food coloring optional

Vanilla Layer

  • 1/2 pkg 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
  • 8 oz white baking chocolate melted an

Instructions

  • Line a 9-in. x 9-in. baking pan with parchment and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat 4 ounces cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and then add in the melted milk chocolate.
  • Spread into prepared pan. (I pressed the layer down as flat as I could.) Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Raspberry Layer

  • In a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar.
  • Beat in melted white chocolate and raspberry extract. Tint with food coloring if desired. Spread over top.

Vanilla Layer

  • In stand mixer, beat 4 ounces cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Beat in melted white chocolate.
  • Carefully spread over chocolate layer, trying to get layer as flat and even as possible. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Using parchment paper, lift fudge out of pan. Cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Reader Comments

  1. In answer to your question, “real” fudge is, in a nutshell, chocolate and re-crystallized, under-cooked caramel. “Real” fudge doesn’t have cream cheese, evaporated milk, or a whole host of other things that people like to put into fudge.

    But the more important question is, who cares? If it tastes good, it tastes good.

    1. According to dictionary.com fudge is “a soft candy made of sugar, butter, milk, chocolate, and sometimes nuts.”

  2. Oh man, I just made this for a house party this weekend, and it was amazing. I did the pink part on top, because I didn’t want to clean out the bowl again between colors, but otherwise did this recipe exactly. Thank you~

  3. you can also make a quick fudge. you add a can of frosting melted, and i forget the second ingredient. thats exactly what fudge is, thickened frosting! <3

  4. Thank you I love the look of the wonderful things you have made I am going to try and make them and am sure it will be as delicious as they look.

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