It’s (Harry Potter!) Christmas in July!

Well, maybe you like fudge all year round, but I usually think of it as a holiday treat. And who wouldn’t love a holiday package of goodies from Mrs. Weasley? Seriously, I want to be a mom just like her when I grow up…

Anyway, you can enjoy a little taste of Mama Weasley’s love with this week’s Treat of the Week, a super easy fudge recipe, which is also gluten-free. It seriously takes about 10 minutes to whip up, all you need is a couple of ingredients, your cauldron and wand. Er, I mean pot and whisk.

Why, is that a Christmas bow lurking in the back or a Pygmy Puff? Hmm...

Mrs. Weasley’s Magically Easy Fudge

Because we are addicts, I added a bit of peanut butter to this batch, but you can add nuts or just go au naturel. I make this fudge in a little 6×8 pan and the pieces aren’t super thick. If you use a bigger pan or want thick fudge, I suggest making at least 1 1/2 batches or 2. Darn, don’t you just hate having more fudge?!

1 cup organic sugar (I use raw sugar for a deeper flavor)
1/4 cup milk of choice
5 tbsp. margarine
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teas. vanilla
optional: 2 tbsp. peanut butter
optional: sea salt

Line a small pan (see notes in recipe intro) with parchment or foil. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk and margarine. Whisking constantly, bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook until the sugar is dissolved completely. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate chips and vanilla until smooth. Spread into prepared pan. If using peanut butter, scatter blobs of it around the pan and swirl with a butter knife. Sprinkle salt on top.

Let fudge set in fridge for at least an hour before cutting. Because this fudge must stay refrigerated, I do not recommend sending by owl.

For more Harry Potter foodie goodness, check out my previous recipes here! And don’t forget to stop by Dumbledore’s Vegan Army!

19 Responses to Mrs. Weasley’s Magically Easy Fudge

  1. Traceluna says:

    This looks divine! I am *so* bringing it to movie night tonight (with peanut butter, thankyouverymuchyum). 😀

  2. Leigh says:

    Ooh, Ken loves fudge even more than me. I will surprise him with a batch of this yummy stuff.

  3. There needs to be more gluten free recipes. Thanks for your efforts.

  4. Courtney says:

    Yay for Harry Potter! I am soooooooooooooo SO excited…one week from today. yay! I need to watch the first half again to remember where they left off… :-)


  5. Josiane says:

    Fudge is a sweeter treat than I’m usually comfortable making and eating, but… resistance is futile! The texture of yours looks absolutely perfect. Oh well, it’s a once in a while kind of treat anyway – I’ll have to try it! :)

    • Kris says:

      I agree, it’s sweeter than I usually can handle, but in little bites it quickly satisfies the sweet tooth!

  6. Louzilla says:

    Loving the HP-inspired posts as always!!

  7. Hi Kris,
    Love the new recipes. I have been off the proverbial blog grid launching a new website for my studios but I am back. My kids and I love the Harry Potter theme. Can’t wait to make the fudge. It must be time to send you more mula for my sponsorship. You and your blog are so worth it! Thanks for everything. Let me know again the best way to pay. Peace out, Mimi

  8. Meg says:

    Soooooo good, I could eat the whole tray. And easy enough to make a couple batches a day!!

  9. Paula says:

    This fudge looks so great! I’m seeing deathly hallows 2 at 10am on Saturday morning, but I might just have to bring some of this along.

  10. Lexi Rodrigo says:

    I made this for my food allergic son, because he was so envious as he watched his sisters eat chocolate bars (he’s got a sweet tooth, like me).

    It was super easy to make and only uses a few ingredients. The hardest part was waiting for it to be firm enough to eat. Meantime, I let DS “clean” the pot I cooked in.

    When he finally got to eat it, he said, “Deeee-licious!”

    Now I tell my daughters to keep away from their brother’s chocolate. I, however, can’t resist sneaking a bite or two every time I open the ref.

    Thanks very much for sharing this recipe. You made this Mom and her little boy very happy.

  11. Thanks for sharing this. I love Harry Potter! My friend made all kinda of delicious vegan treats when the last movie came out. It was a fantastic evening.

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  13. Johanna says:

    This looks perfect! Any thoughts on making day-ahead and keeping in the fridge? Will it dry out too much?

    • Kris says:


      This fudge needs to stay refrigerated, so you are safe! It lives well in the fridge up to a week, so a day ahead is more than fine. Enjoy!