Glitter Fudge Party!

Hi, Ya’ll! I’m glad to be swinging over from PIZZAZZERIE to share a super cute recipe + favor idea with Swoozie’s! If there is one thing I love, it’s anything SPARKLY! Now, it’s not often you see sparkling food is it? Well, this cute recipe is for GLITTER PARTY FUDGE! Yep, that’s right – glitter + fudge together = a match made in heaven.

I made this recipe in pink (another favorite of mine), but you can make it any color you want. Match your party colors, team colors for tailgates, holiday colors, etc. It’s super easy to customize this recipe to match just about any party theme or event.

GLITTER PARTY FUDGE  (Makes 45–50 fudge squares)
*adapted the sprinkle fudge in my book Candy Making For Kids

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package pink candy melts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Pink disco dust* (you can find it here)

Beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy (electric mixer with paddle attachment). Gradually add powdered sugar and salt. Melt candy melts in microwavable bowl in 30-second intervals until smooth (or in double boiler). Pour into cream cheese mixture and beat until blended (about 2 minutes on medium). Stir in extracts. Spread fudge mixture into 9 x 9-inch pan (quickly spray pan with nonstick cooking spray). Refrigerate until chilled and then cut into squares or use cookie cutters for fun shapes. Pour a small amount of disco dust in a small bowl. Dip fudge pieces into disco dust. Sprinkle excess off.
*Disco Dust is non-toxic but considered for “decorative” use. Someone will inevitably say “it’s not edible”. Well, I would not let children eat this decorative glitter by the spoonful but adding a little sparkle to your fudge? No problem. It was created for the baking industry.

Serve up this glitter party fudge as a sweet favor at a baby shower (think pink for girl’s or blue for boy’s) or birthday party. It makes a deliciously sweet and sparkly favor idea. I love pairing black and white stripes with a bold color so I popped a little glitter fudge piece down into little black and white striped treat bags. Fold over and tie with a big pink bow (bows make everything better). Set these in a little basket or on a tray as guests leave for a sweet favor idea. Or display them on a pretty white cake stand, your choice! Either way, your guests will be wowed when they see sparkling sweet fudge!

Enjoy this recipe + happy partying!


Courtney Whitmore of

Also, Courtney will be joining us September 29th at Swoozie’s Denver to celebrate her brand new book, Candy Making for Kids! Click here to RSVP today.


With a love of entertaining, Courtney Whitmore has quickly become a well-known stylist in the field of party design and décor. Growing up in the South, she attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications and masters in Organizational Leadership. Since March 2010, she has grown into a go-to source for all things entertaining. Regularly appearing on Nashville news broadcasts, Courtney has also been published in several print publications including Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, and has authored two books including Push-Up Pops and Candy Making for Kids. Follow along and say hello at @pizzazzerie.

9 thoughts on “Glitter Fudge Party!

  1. Pingback: Spooky Sparkle Vanilla Fudge « Digital Era Mom

  2. soooo.. if you’re in a country that doesn’t sell candy melts, what is an alternative?
    LOVE this idea, thanks!! My friend who sells me the glitter dust says that as it’s non-toxic, basically it’ll go through your system and come out the other end exactly the same, like eating sand. What can I say.. I have a kid in nappies. She was quite correct!

  3. I made these and they were entirely to sweet! I was worried some one would get sick with all the sugar content. Plus they need something.

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