How to Make Armpit Fudge

armpit fudge

I have to admit that when I first heard the phrase “armpit fudge,” I was pretty grossed out! But after reading the recipe, I knew that the boys in my den would LOVE this! It tastes great, and it’s fun to make. Throw in the gross factor, and you have a winning combination!



You can watch this video for instructions. The recipe is below the video.

Armpit Fudge

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Put all of the ingredients in a recloseable plastic bag. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal it. Knead the bag until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. You can use your armpits, your knees, your hands–anything you can think of to smush the bag!

After the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, open the bag and eat with a spoon. The consistency will be more like thick frosting than fudge.

If you have a Scout with a dairy allergy, check out the recipe for dairy-free armpit fudge.

This activity isn’t only yummy, it counts toward requirements and electives too.

Tiger Adventure Tiger Bites 6 – With your adult partner, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den.

Wolf Adventure Code of the Wolf 1c – Do five activities at home, at school, or in your den that use mathematics, and then explain to your den how you used everyday math.

Bear Adventure Bear Picnic Basket 3 – Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself, your family, or your den.

OK, so armpit fudge might be stretching the definition of good and nutritious snacks just a bit!  🙂


Yours in Scouting,

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28 thoughts on “How to Make Armpit Fudge

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  2. Cris

    Looks absolutely AWESOME! I’m planning on doing this with my Bears at our next Den Meeting so we can wrap up Achievement #9.

    1. Sherry Post author

      Great! Hope your Bears have fun. But I can’t imagine boys that age not having fun with something like “armpit fudge!” 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

  3. Jessie

    We did armpit fudge for our pack meeting tonight. It was a hit. We gave out rice crispie treats for them to squeeze the fudge on and they loved the sugar high! It was also very delicious.

    1. Sherry Post author

      What a great idea! I hadn’t thought about putting the fudge on anything. You could probably do sugar cookies also. Thanks for reading and for sharing your great idea!

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  5. Carolbaryl

    We are going to make this tonight in our Wolf Den! It’s going to be a hit! I just wanted to say that video totally made me smile! Future star right there! 🙂

  6. Tony Veroeven

    I’m trying this for our pack meeting on Monday. Thanks!

    I converted the measurements to 50 kids, in case someone wants to do this at the pack level:

    Armpit Fudge for 50 kids
    8 lbs of powdered sugar
    7 sticks of butter
    18oz of Cream Cheese
    3 oz Vanilla Extract
    3 cups of Cocoa powder

    (note, I rounded up because you will probably have many kids not measure too precisely 🙂 have their parents help.)

  7. Madison

    I’ve done this before! It tastes delicious,but make sure you don’t put too much cocoa! I made the mistake once.

  8. Michael

    Tried this out prior to springing it on my cub scouts . Worked great . My son loved it. We DID experiment with the amounts but nothing worked like the original recipe . Gonna try to use smaller baggies so we don’t end up with fudge all over while trying to scoop it out

  9. Kristen

    We did this last year with our Pack and they LOVED it!!
    It even got the parents involved! (which is hard sometimes)
    Thanks so much!

  10. Carrie

    Love this idea. We will be trying out soon. Thanks for sharing. There’s only one thing that I don’t agree with though, this is Not a nutritional snack. But other than that, great video and idea.

    1. Sherry Post author

      Carrie, you’re right. It isn’t that nutritious, but it sure is fun! I think that leaders and parents need to decide if they think making it would qualify as meeting the requirement. Even if you don’t use it for a requirement, it’s still a great activity. Thanks for your comment!

      1. Monica

        Maybe if you had celery sticks or something like that to spread it on it would be healthy?? Trying to think of a healthy twist 🙂

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