Circus Animal Cookie Fudge

This Circus Animal Cookie Fudge is as adorable as it is delicious. Rich, creamy white fudge is loaded with chopped frosted animal cookies and topped with whole frosted animal cookies to create a decadent fudge that’s as at home at kids’ parties as it is at holiday gatherings.

pieces of circus animal cookie fudge stacked on a piece of marble.

Does anyone remember animal cookies? We do. Even though it’s just us in the house, we keep a stash of them in the pantry at all times. Those rich, buttery cookies with that sweet, colorful frosting is a combination that we just can’t get enough of.

A few years back, we needed something to bring to our niece’s birthday party, so we got creative and added frosted animal cookies to a basic white fudge, and we’ve been making it ever since. It was geared toward the kids, but even the adults in the family ask if we’re bringing it!

pieces of circus animal cookie fudge stacked on a piece of marble.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s an easy, no-bake fudge recipe that requires no cooking or candy thermometer.
  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s a festive fudge that’s decadently sweet and always a big hit at any event.


This recipe only requires a handful of simple ingredients, most of which are probably in your kitchen right now. Anything you don’t have is just a quick trip to the grocery store away!

All the ingredients are listed here, but you’ll find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Sweet cream butter
  • Funfetti sprinkles
  • Chopped frosted animal cookies
  • Whole frosted animal cookies

Making this fudge is a breeze. Because it’s no-bake, there’s no need for boiling or monitoring temperatures. You just melt, mix, and let the fudge set. That’s all there is to it!

Step 1: Prep

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.

white chocolate being melted in a saucepan.

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate

Combine the white chocolate chips, milk, and butter in a medium pot and cook over low heat until the mixture is melted.

melted white chocolate, sprinkles, and cookie pieces being mixed together in a large saucepan.

Step 3: Add the Cookies and Sprinkles

Fold in 1/2 cup of sprinkles and 1/2 cup of chopped animal cookies.

fudge in a parchment lined baking pan ready to be cut.

Step 4: Decorate and Let Set

Pour the fudge into the baking dish and top it with animal cookies and more sprinkles. Let the fudge harden overnight, cut into 2-inch squares, and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • For even sweeter fudge, frost it with buttercream frosting, then decorate with cookies and sprinkles.
  • You can use vanilla or chocolate animal cookies for this fudge.
  • Use semi-sweet chocolate chips for chocolate animal cookie fudge.

If you love the idea of combining cookies and fudge, then check out our sugar cookie fudge.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Pot
  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Spoon
  • Parchment paper
pieces of circus animal cookie fudge stacked on a piece of marble.

🥫 Storage

Store this fudge in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature. For longer storage, wrap the fudge pieces in plastic wrap, place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Serve this fudge alongside your other favorite sweet treats like cookies, brownies, candies, and other hand-held options for a larger dessert spread. It’s also delicious with coffee, red wine, or fresh fruit.

💭 Tips

  • Cook the white chocolate mixture over low heat to prevent scorching as you melt it.
  • Leave an overhand of parchment paper around the edge of the baking dish to easily remove the fudge.
  • For clean cuts, use a large sharp knife to limit the amount of strokes it takes to cut up the fudge.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is fudge?

Fudge is a sweet confection made with sugar, butter, and milk. No-bake fudge is often made with chocolate as a base.

Why is my fudge dry?

If you melt the chocolate over a too-high heat, scorching it, your fudge could become dry and crumbly. Refrigerating fudge will also make it dry and crumbly.

How do you freeze fudge properly?

Wrap the fudge pieces tightly in plastic wrap. Then, freeze them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag. Defrost fudge by leaving it on the counter for a couple of hours.

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pieces of circus animal cookie fudge stacked on a piece of marble.

Circus Animal Cookie Fudge

Circus animal cookie fudge is a rich, easy, no-bake fudge recipe loaded with chopped frosted animal cookies for a fun, festive treat.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24 Pieces
Calories: 231kcal


  • 8×8 baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • Saucepan


  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • ½ cup funfetti sprinkles
  • ½ cup chopped frosted animal cookies
  • Whole frosted animal cookies to decorate the top of the fudge
  • ½ cup funfetti sprinkles to decorate the top of the fudge


  • Line a 8×8 square pan with parchment paper
  • Add the white chocolate chips, milk, and butter into a medium pot over low to medium heat
  • Stir mixture until melted
  • Fold in the 1⁄2 C of sprinkles and 1⁄2 C chopped animal cookies
  • Pour the fudge into the baking dish
  • Decorate the top of the fudge with the animal cookies and more sprinkles
  • Allow the fudge to harden overnight before cutting into 2in squares
  • Enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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