HOW TO STORE FUDGE
How Long Does Fudge Last
It's hard to resist fudgy goodness in flavors like Peanut butter, Milk Chocolate, and Oreo Cookie Breakup. The texture is incredible, and it's beautifully rich and creamy. Although you can enjoy a few pieces at a time or share with a friend, chances are you won't eat all of your homemade fudge at once. What is the shelf life of fudge?
How should I wrap my fudge so it lasts
It is possible to keep fudge fresh for several months depending on the storage method. Fudge needs to be packaged properly to avoid air drying it out and temperature changes. That is why we package our fudge in resealable containers. Fudge can change in flavor and texture due to these factors. The good news is that once you know how to store your best fudge recipe, you'll be able to keep it available at all times.
How Long Does Fudge Last at Room Temperature?
1 to 2
Fudge is best stored at room temperature for 1 to 2 months wrapped up in its original container. NEVER REFRIGERATE your fudge, as this will draw out the moisture and leave you with dry, crumbly fudge.
Can Fudge be Refrigerated?
DO NOT REFRIGERATE YOUR FUDGE! This will dry it out quickly, and this will draw out the moisture and leave you with dry, crumbly fudge. Also possibly cause it to pick up other scents from inside the fridge (and no one wants to eat chocolate-mint-zucchini-casserole fudge!)
Where should I Store my Fudge?
Room Temp, Sealed in a Dry Place.
If you’re planning to keep your fudge at room temperature, it’s essential to keep it from moisture, light, and temperature changes. Layer the fudge with waxed paper and store it in an airtight container. It’s best to keep the fudge somewhere cool and dry to avoid any possibility of it melting. Putting the airtight container in a cupboard or tucked away in the pantry is best, rather than leaving it out on the counter.
What Type of Container Works Best?
Air Tight is the BEST!!
What type of container is most suitable? Any kitchen/food storage container, as long as it has a tight lid! Think Rubbermaid-type options, glass with silicone lined lids, plastic snap-on lids, etc. A Ziplock baggie is not the most suitable way to store your fudge, but a silicone bag with a reliable seal will keep it fresh for longer.
Can you Freeze Fudge?
To store fudge in the freezer, wrap it in waxed paper first. Then, cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap to be sure the elements can't reach it. Store the wrapped fudge in an airtight container or freezer bag. Fudge stored properly in the freezer will last for 2 to 3 months. Some fudge can last for up to a year in the freezer.
How Long to Thaw Fudge?
Two to Three Hours
Changing temperatures too rapidly can have undesirable effects on texture and flavor, so keep the frozen fudge in a plastic bag and thaw it in the refrigerator. Refrigerating will also help preserve the fudge until you know you are ready to eat it. When you're ready to enjoy the fudge, remove it from the freezer and allow it to thaw for two to three hours before eating.
Can Old Fudge Make you Sick?
The possibility of fudge making someone sick is very slim. If fudge turns sour, it’s most likely due to exposure to air, moisture, or a temperature change. Even though these elements can affect quality, the high sugar content in fudge keeps it stable for a long time. Therefore, it's unlikely that old fudge could cause anyone to get sick.
Does Fudge Go Bad?
Yes, It Can
The potential for spoilage is present, but not necessarily in the same way as with other foods. A change in texture, appearance, or flavor can undoubtedly affect fudge quality, although it isn't considered potentially hazardous.
If fudge experiences a temperature change, it can melt or develop a slimy texture on the surface. If it is exposed to the air, it can dry out and become stiff. If fudge contains specific ingredients that are prone to growing mold or giving off a foul smell, it should be avoided.