How to Store Fresh Fudge

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Pieces of fudge on a paper wrapper. (Image: Ilya Shapovalov/iStock/Getty Images)

Whether you make fudge at home or buy it fresh from a candy store, the storage method affects the quality of the rich treat. Proper wrapping and storage containers slow the moisture loss to keep the fudge tasting fresh and prevent it from drying out. You can store the candy at room temperature for a week or more. For longer storage, store it in the refrigerator or freezer for the best results.

Step 1

Cut the fudge into serving-size pieces, about 1-inch-by-1-inch squares. Adjust the size of the fudge pieces as desired.

Step 2

Tear a piece of wax paper large enough to fully wrap all of the fudge pieces. Arrange the fudge on top of the wax paper. Wrap the edges around the fudge so it is completely covered.

Step 3

Tear a piece of aluminum foil the same size as the wax paper so that it will completely cover the fudge. Place the wax paper-wrapped fudge in the center of the aluminum foil sheet. Fold the edges of the foil around the fudge and seal.

Step 4

Place the wrapped fudge inside an airtight container for additional protection from moisture loss, which may cause fudge to become dry and crumbly. Store the candy at room temperature for two to three weeks. Transfer the fudge to the refrigerator if you plan to store it for longer.

Step 5

Put the wrapped fudge in the freezer to store it for a month or longer. Wrap the fudge up carefully each time you take candy from the package to ensure that it stays protected in the freezer.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife

  • Wax paper

  • Aluminum foil

  • Airtight container

Warning

If fudge is exposed to warm temperatures, it may become very soft. You can firm it up by putting it into the refrigerator.

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