Velveeta Fudge

Velveeta fudge is all the rage right now. I can’t even count how many times I’ve seen it pop up in my TikTok feed in the past few weeks. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking it sounds pretty disgusting. I mean, who makes fudge out of cheese (that is if you even consider Velveeta to be cheese). Let’s call it what it really is…processed cheese food. It does serve its purpose, I suppose. I use it on occasion for certain things, but if I want real cheese I’m not reaching for the Velveeta.

Anyway, back to the fudge. Believe it or not, this is not a new recipe. It is just making a big comeback, mostly thanks to TikTok. Velveeta fudge originated in the 1980’s. I have vague memories of hearing about it back then, but without the modern-day internet, we did not have “viral recipes.”

I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous about tasting this one. But I also couldn’t wait to make it. I had to find out if you could really make fudge out of “cheese”.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12 oz Velveeta cheese
  • 2 lbs powdered cheese
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 c chopped pecans (optional)

You will also need a large mixing bowl, a medium saucepan, a prepared 9×13 pan (line with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray), and an electric mixer.


Combine powdered sugar and cocoa in large mixing bowl. Gently combine until cocoa powder is thoroughly mixed with powdered sugar. Set aside and add butter and Velveeta to medium saucepan. Cook over low to medium heat stirring constantly until completely melted and smooth. Next, add cheese sauce to powdered sugar mixture. Stir gently with wooden spoon or beaters from mixer, just until powdered sugar is moistened. Now, turn mixer on and mix on medium to high until thoroughly combined. Now, using wooden spoon add in vanilla and nuts. Pour into prepared pan and spread. Place in refrigerator for 3 hours. Remove and cut into 1-inch squares.

So, there you have it. A very simple recipe. But, what about the taste? Well, as shocked as I am to admit it, this is an incredible fudge! The flavor and consistency are both amazing. If you watch the TikTok video, you’ll probably hear me say it seemed like too many nuts, but now that I’ve tried it, I would not change a thing. It is the perfect amount.

Alright, y’all. That’s it. I tried this crazy fudge recipe and I loved it. If you’ve tried it, we would love to hear your thoughts on this Velveeta fudge recipe! Or, if you have another viral recipe you’d love to see us try, leave a comment below.