Butterbeer Fudge Recipe for Potterheads

You’re going to love this butterbeer fudge recipe with a deep, rich butterscotch flavor that melts in your mouth. With just a few simple ingredients and 10-minutes to put them together, it will be time to indulge.

This recipe is inspired by the oh-so-popular butterbeer fudge at Universal Studios I had years ago and could never quite get it out of my mind. It’s a perfect dessert for a Harry Potter party, movie night, or just to surprise your favorite Potterhead.

Butterbeer Fudge Recipe squares in front of white plates with additional Butterbeer Fudge on a dark gray weathered wood.
Potterhead sprinkles really jazz up this rich and creamy Butterbeer Fudge Recipe.

Be sure to read through the tips for my must-know for fudge making (including shortcuts). Let’s look at this mouth-watering masterpiece and get started.

Easy Butterbeer Fudge

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we always save room for a deliciously sweet recipe and this easy frosting-based fudge recipe will have your taste buds dancing. I’ve had a ton of requests to make this delightful 4-ingredient fudge recipe by family and friends, so I think it’s a hit.

This Harry Potter-inspired recipe is easy to make and is always a crowd-pleaser because one taste transports you straight to Hogwarts. If you’ve ever been to Universal Studios’ Harry Potter World, this is going to taste a lot like their fudge – after all, it inspired this recipe. Let me know if I did it justice.

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Close up of a Butterbeer Fudge Recipe square in front of white plates with additional Butterbeer Fudge on a dark gray weathered wood.
All you need are a few simple ingredients to make this Harry Potter-inspired fudge recipe.

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Tips for Making Butterbeer Fudge

  • Butterscotch chips are what give this butterbeer fudge recipe its base flavor; don’t make any substitutes for this. The butterscotch layer is rich, creamy, and decadent.
  • You might have learned to melt your butterscotch and white chocolate chips, to stir constantly in a saucepan or double boiler over medium heat (I did). Using the microwave, setting a timer, and removing the chips from the heat quickly will give you the same results faster.
  • Instead of marshmallow crème or sweetened condensed milk, which are used in many recipes, the vanilla frosting is what makes this recipe so light and smooth and a bonus is that it keeps the cost down by limiting the ingredients.
  • Store fudge in an air-tight container on the counter or freeze it for up to 3 months (thaw on the counter).
  • A friend asked me recently which pan I prefer to use when I make my fudge. To be honest, I’m not SUPER picky about my pans but I do like using a square pan like this one so that all of my cubes of fudge are the same and neatly shaped and release quickly from the prepared pan using parchment paper or wax paper.
Butterscotch chips in front of a piece of Butterbeer Fudge with a plate of fudge squares in the back with a dark gray weathered wood.
Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not, this decadent fudge recipe makes a quick and easy dessert.

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How to Make an Easy Butterbeer Fudge

Ready to get started on this mouth-watering fudge recipe? I can’t wait to hear what you think. Use the comments below and remember, if you want to print this, scroll down.

Butterbeer fudge ingredients gathered on a white weathered wood background
Gather ingredients and line a pan with parchment paper. Spray.

Ingredients for your Butterbeer Fudge

Look how few ingredients there are in this easy recipe. I love easy and hope you do, too. For the exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

  • butterscotch baking chips
  • 2 cans vanilla frosting
  • white chocolate baking chips

Detailed Instruction for Fudge (Printable Card Below)

Add butterscotch chips to the bowl and melt. Add in 8 oz vanilla frosting and mix.

Vanilla frosting on top of melted butterscotch chips in a glass bowl on a white weathered wood background.
Step 1-2: Add butterscotch chips to bowl and melt and then add in 8 oz vanilla frosting and mix.

Add mixture to the pan and use extra paper to flatten.

Flattened Butterbeer Fudge mixture in a white baking pan on white weathered wood background.
Steps 3-4: Add mixture to the pan and use extra paper to flatten.

Add white chips to bowl and melt and add frosting.

Melted white chips in a medium size glass bowl and white frosting in a smaller glass bowl on white weathered wood background.
Step 5: Add white chips to bowl and melt and add frosting

Add mixture on top of fudge, flatten with parchment paper and swirl with a toothpick.

Vanilla frosting swirled into the Butterbeer fudge mixture in a white baking pan on a white weathered wood background.
Steps 6-8: Add mixture on top of fudge, flatten with parchment paper and swirl with a toothpick.

Add sprinkles and place in the fridge to set.

Butterbeer fudge with sprinkles in a white baking pan on a white weathered wood background.
Steps 9-10: Add sprinkles and place in the fridge for one hour.

Remove chilled fudge from fridge and remove fudge from pan. Cut fudge into squares.

Chilled Butterbeer fudge cut into squares on a white weathered wood background.
Steps 11-13: Remove chilled fudge from fridge and remove fudge from pan. Cut fudge into squares.

More Easy Fudge Recipes

  • Cotton Candy Fudge – This is a novel, one-of-a-kind party treat that comes together so quickly (and it looks amazing).
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge – The rich dark chocolate and bright peppermint combination is a favorite holiday treat.
  • Rocky Road Fudge – This classic combo is a winner every time and looks great when packaged in a cello bag for a quick gift.
Yield: 16

Butterbeer Fudge

Butterbeer Fudge Recipe squares in front of white plates with additional Butterbeer Fudge on a dark gray weathered wood.

You're going to love the flavor of this butterbeer fudge with the deep, rich butterscotch flavor melting in your mouth. With just a few simple ingredients and 10-minutes to put them together, it will be time to indulge.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 11oz butterscotch baking chips
  • 8 oz vanilla frosting
  • 8 oz white chocolate baking chips
  • 8 oz vanilla frosting

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment or wax
    paper. Spray the pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Add the butterscotch chips in a glass bowl and
    melt in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds, stirring after each time, being careful not to overheat or it will seize.
  3. Add in 8 oz vanilla frosting. Mix until fully blended (no streaks) then pour into a pan and spread it out. Use a second sheet of parchment to flatten it out.
  4. Add the white chocolate chips to a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir, then microwave for 30 more. Remove and stir, then microwave for 30 more seconds, stirring at the 15 sec mark. If all of the chocolate has not melted, return to the microwave for an additional 10-15 secs but be very careful because white chocolate will burn.
  5. Add in 8oz vanilla frosting and stir together until there are no streaks. Pour on top of the butterscotch fudge. To swirl use a toothpick but it is not necessary. Use a piece of parchment to flatten.
  6. Add sprinkles if you'd like. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  7. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy. Store in an airtight container.,

Notes

Remember to cut fudge into small(ish) squares or use small cookie cutters if making for a theme.

If you love fudge, Ruffles and Rain Boots has oodles of yummy easy recipes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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Overhead view of a Butterbeer Fudge Recipe squares in front f white plates with additional Butterbeer Fudge on a dark gray weathered wood.
If you guessed this Harry Potter Butterbeer fudge recipe tastes like the sweet treat at Harry Potter World at Universal, you would be right because it inspired my treat.

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