Watermelon Fudge


My kids get out of school this week.

It’s a blessing and a curse.

No more schedules, no more homework, no more packing lunches…

In it’s place, I get kids home all day.  Everyday.


Of course I love my children.

But, I am thinking that we need to get some summer activities figured out, so we don’t spiral into dangerous, “I love you, but I’m ready to kill you” territory.


And really,  while the kids are at school my job involves playing in sugar…which I am thinking might not be so good for my kids to help me with all day.

They are notorious spoon lickers, finger dunkers and sugar-high catchers.


So yeah, summer is finally here and I am officially scared.


But before my children officially take over my house for the next 2 1/2 months, let’s talk fudge.

It’s actually summer fudge.

Watermelon fudge.

Weird?  Yes, a little.  Yummy?  Yes, a lot.
You can make it look like watermelon or taste like watermelon…or both!

For flavoring you’ll need this

It’s watermelon oil flavoring and it’s tasty.  Certainly you could just make vanilla fudge and make it look watermelony, either way it’s a good choice.

I used the 2-ingredient fudge method with 1 (12 oz) bag of white chips and 1 (16 oz) can of vanilla frosting.  Here’s the recipe.  I used a smaller pan, an 8×6, because you will want this fudge to be a bit thicker than the original recipe, because of the layered colors.

Spray the pan lightly with cooking spray.

I melted the white chips over a double boiler and removed when the chips were just about melted.  I immediately stirred in the frosting and 1/2 tsp of watermelon flavoring.  You can adjust this amount, depending on how “watermelony” you want your fudge.

You will need pink and green gel coloring…

PhotobucketMeasure out a scant 3/4 cup of frosting/chocolate mixture and using a small amount of green gel coloring, stir until it’s green.

Photobucket* Tip ~ I placed the double boiler to the side (off the burner and cooled slightly) and put the remaining frosting mixture back over the pot to stay warm, and not set up as I was doing each layer.

PhotobucketSpread the green in the bottom of the prepared pan.
PhotobucketPlace pan in freezer for 2-3 minutes, enough to chill the fudge slightly.
Measure out a 1/2 cup of the white frosting mixture and spread that on top of the green layer…
PhotobucketPlace that back in the freezer.
Color the remaining mixture pink.
PhotobucketRemove fudge from freezer and spread on white layer.
PhotobucketSprinkle about 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips on top and press gently into the fudge.
PhotobucketChill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cutting into triangles and serving.


Watermelon Fudge
  • 1 (12 oz) bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 (16 oz) can vanilla frosting
  • ½-1 tsp watermelon flavoring
  • pink and green food coloring
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  1. Spray a 6x8 or 7x7 pan lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Over a double boiler melt white chips. When they are just melted, remove from double boiler and stir in canned frosting and flavor oil until smooth.
  3. Measure out ¾ cup frosting mixture and using gel color, tint it green. Return the remaining mixture back to the double boiler, OFF the heat, to keep it from setting up.
  4. Spread the green mixture evenly in pan. Place in freezer 2-3 minutes.
  5. Measure out ½ cup white frosting mixture and spread that on top of the green layer.
  6. Freeze again for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Tint the remaining frosting mixture pink and spread on top of the white layer. Sprinkle mini chips on top, pressing lightly into fudge.
  8. Chill for at least 30 minutes before cutting into triangles.
You can adjust the amount of flavor oil to suit your taste.
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.


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Rachel Cooks
June 12, 2012 1:35 pm

What a fun idea! My kid isn’t in school yet, but it must be so strange to have them home when you’re used to them being gone all day! I’m sure you’ll find tons of fun things to do.

June 12, 2012 1:35 pm

So adorable! Just picked up watermelon flavoring at Hobby Lobby, too. You’re a genius, m’lady.

June 12, 2012 1:39 pm

What the what?! This is amazing! Summer-time fudge. Heck yes!!!

Glory/ Glorious Treats
June 12, 2012 1:52 pm

So cool!!! Love the idea and the photos are so fun too!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
June 12, 2012 2:01 pm

I was wondering what this would end up looking like when I saw the title. It looks pretty delicious!!

Jersey Girl
June 12, 2012 2:07 pm

I’ve never seen watermelon flavoring but I can’t say as though I’ve looked for it either. Seriously though, you’re killing me, ever so slowly!

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
June 12, 2012 2:08 pm

How cute is this?!!? LOVE it. Perfect for summer picnics.

June 12, 2012 2:15 pm

I immediately pinned this <3

Cat Davis - Food Family Finds
June 12, 2012 2:17 pm

That is insanely adorable! You are so creative!

June 12, 2012 2:22 pm

My children are adults now but I vividly remember those days. Merlot helps. 🙂

June 12, 2012 2:25 pm

my mind is slightly blown. sounds weird but super yummy!

Mal @ The Chic Geek
June 12, 2012 2:34 pm

This is so incredibly cute!

sally @ sallys baking addiction
June 12, 2012 2:41 pm

LOVE x1000. This fudge is so darn cute I can’t even stand it!! I neeeeeeeeeeeeever would’ve thought this up, Shelly. And this is why I stalk your blog. 🙂

June 12, 2012 2:53 pm

The FUNNEST fudge ever!

June 12, 2012 2:54 pm

I don’t think I’ve every thought fudge was cute, but this is pretty adorable! Great idea 🙂

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
June 12, 2012 3:07 pm

This is sooo fun! Love this idea!

June 12, 2012 3:47 pm

I just ordered the watermelon oil so I can make this!!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
June 12, 2012 3:49 pm

I love the strangeness of this! So fun. I’m joining the kids on vacation group for the first time. Wish me luck…

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

This is so fun, and super easy!

Christina @ Ovenadventures
June 12, 2012 4:31 pm

this is like seriously the cutest fudge EVER! can i live in your brain for a while and steal some cute?

June 12, 2012 4:54 pm

Those are adorable.

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons
June 12, 2012 5:48 pm

I love this! Such a great idea!!!!

June 12, 2012 5:48 pm

So cute! You always come up with such fun, creative desserts.

June 12, 2012 6:07 pm

Oh my goodness this is adorable!!!! What a cute idea!!! Perfect for summer!

Live a Sweet Life
June 12, 2012 6:19 pm

Very cute idea! Great idea for summer!

June 12, 2012 6:21 pm

This looks like the perfect summer treat!

June 12, 2012 7:24 pm

Cabela’s makes a watermelon fudge and it is awesome and tastes to much like watermelon it is almost freaky. Delicious stuff–can’t wait to try this recipe.

June 12, 2012 7:40 pm

I’ve never had watermelon like this before. How cute!

June 12, 2012 8:27 pm

I really wish I had summer break so I could spend all day every day dabbling in sugar! I’ll have to console my lack thereof with this fudge! CUTE.

June 12, 2012 8:57 pm

These are super cute! What a great idea!

luv what you do
June 12, 2012 9:24 pm

What an adorable summer fudge!
That is so cute and creative!

June 12, 2012 9:30 pm

Wow, what a cool, creative idea! I had no idea there was watermelon food flavoring.

Julie @ Table for Two
June 12, 2012 9:47 pm

These are adorable and so creative! I had no idea there was watermelon flavoring out there, but why wouldn’t there be, ya know? So awesome, definitely a eye-catcher for summer parties!

Lynna H.
June 12, 2012 9:56 pm

this looks so cute and fun & perfect for a little summer outing!

June 12, 2012 11:09 pm

Just pinned this fudge! Too cute!! Loved meeting you at BHF! We need to hangout more often! Be in touch my friend! xo

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
June 13, 2012 1:00 am

Summery fudge…I love it. I always have trouble melting white chocolate – as soon as I add any liquid to it (like food coloring, etc) it seizes up. Do you have any tips? Great recipe!!

Colleen @ What

Oh my goodness, I love the look of this fudge! Such a fun and fabulous idea! Perfect for summer parties and BBQ’s. 🙂

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

oh so cute, I would so mix the chips into the pink fudge, do you think it would melt them?

Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
June 13, 2012 8:57 am

These are absolutely adorable!!! You are so creative! 🙂

June 13, 2012 9:11 am

What a sweet and cool idea.
Was going to ask where to buy the flavoring at and then read someone got it at Hobbby Lobby so will be making this in the near future.
Thank U 4 the recipe.

Georganne (LilaLoa)
June 13, 2012 9:41 am

Okay…so it does sound a little crazy….but that’s kind of something I like in a treat. There is some serious ingenious thinking going on at your house. I’m kind of just sitting here with my mouth open a little bit. LOVE this idea!!!

Georganne (LilaLoa)
June 13, 2012 9:43 am

PS — WHITE CHOCOLATE WATERMELON?!?! I can’t even fathom what that would taste like. I’ve got to try it!

Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik
June 13, 2012 10:12 am

How cute are these!? Love it – Sarah

meaghan (the decorated cookie)
June 13, 2012 10:31 am

LOVE this! Adorable, yummy, summery perfection.

Erin @ Making Memories
June 13, 2012 12:09 pm

Pinned this because it looks AMAZING!!!! And so summery! I love summer because I’m off from work too. But you are right – all summer to entertain gets a little scary! And tiring. I hope you come up with some great projects to keep them busy!

bridget {bake at 350}
June 13, 2012 12:18 pm

This is the only way I want to eat watermelon.

Jen @ Jen
June 13, 2012 12:24 pm

Watermelon fudge… this is kind of bizarre! I love flavors that are a little unusual, though. I bet I would really like this!

June 13, 2012 12:43 pm

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June 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Ahem….seems in my excitement I got a little punchy lol! What I was trying to say is that this is soooooo awesome!!!! You made it super easy and I love it! You’re so good!!I