Three pieces of shamrock fudge on a green shamrock shaped platter.

St. Patrick's Day Fudge

Melt in your mouth St. Patrick's Day fudge with the original Fantasy Fudge recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author The Savvy Age


  • I use the Original Fantasy Fudge recipe not the imposter! recipe
  • Metal Shamrock cookie cutters
  • Parchment paper or sheets
  • Cooking Spray


How To Cut Fantasy Fudge With Cookie Cutters

  • The key to cutting fudge with a cookie cutter is making sure the inside of the cookie cutter and the edges of the cookie cutter are continuously greased with cooking spray. This is very similar to dipping a cookie cutter in flour when making cut out cookies. Not enough flour = cookie dough stuck in cookie cutter. Not enough cooking spray = fudge stuck in cookie cutter which is something you definitely want to avoid.
  • Make your favorite fudge recipe (I use the Original - not the imposter! - Fantasy Fudge recipe).
  • Let the fudge set according to the directions. I put the fudge into the refrigerator to ensure a solid set after the fudge has cooled.
  • Section the fudge into a large square or rectangle.
  • Spray the shamrock cookie cutter with cooking spray.
  • Firmly press the shamrock cookie cutter into the fudge and lift out of the fudge.
  • Gently remove the fudge shamrock from the cookie cutter.
  • Repeat!

TIP: Practice makes perfect! Along with using cooking spray it is necessary to get a feel for the pressure needed with your batch of fudge and your cookie cutter. The first shamrock may be a throwaway which means a yummy snack for you! By the third shamrock things will be rolling quickly along. I use the parts of the sheet of fudge which may have air pockets to test out the cookie cutter and the pressure needed for to cut a clean shamrock.

    I store the Shamrock Fudge in the refrigerator to keep the shape intact and protect the fudge from changing temperatures in the kitchen. I do prefer metal cookie cutters, but did try a plastic cookie cutter and it does work... but does take a wee bit more labor.