Fudge is best stored at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks wrapped up in its original wax paper. NEVER REFRIGERATE your fudge as this will draw out the moisture and leave you with dry, crumbly fudge.
Most of the time fudge is consumed within the first week...however, if you plan on keeping it past the 3 week shelf life then you can freeze your fudge for up to a year by following this simple process.
- Wrap your fudge in an air-tight container. Several layers of saran wrap, vacuum seal, Tupperware should all keep the moisture locked in pretty good.
- A couple hours before you would like to enjoy your fudge, take it out of the freezer and allow it to thaw out on your counter.
If fudge is left unwrapped or accidentally put in a cold area/refrigerator then the result can be hard fudge. It is possible (but not guaranteed) to reverse this process by wrapping up your fudge in several layers of clear wrap. This allows the moisture to re-permeate into the fudge & make it soft again.
If this doesn't work then a yummy alternative is to melt your fudge on ice cream. To do this place your fudge in a sauce pan with a splash of milk. Constantly stir until the fudge warms & softens up. Pour the fudge sauce on your ice cream and get ready for some amazing ice cream.