These recipes offer everything you love about fudge...except the fudge. Because, I mean, you can't always be eating fudge, right?

Six fudgy foods that aren't fudge, they're just fudge-like.

This rich and creamy martini is like drinking liquid fudge. "Excellent!" says Holiday Baker. "I really liked how the chocolate flavor came through without a strong liquor taste."

Chocolate Martini
Chocolate Martini | Photo by Meredith

Fudgy Wudgy was a bear. Fudgy Wudgy had no actual fudge. But as foodelicious says: "These mini teddy bears chill out in toasted marshmallow hot tubs filled with super-easy chocolate bourbon ganache edged in graham cracker crumbs."

Teddy Bear Hot Tub
Teddy Bear Hot Tub | Photo by Vanessa Greaves

Chef John explains the legend of this cake with the rich, melty-chocolate center: "It was the result of a major catering disaster. The dessert for this particular event was to be individual chocolate cakes, but someone took them out of the ovens too soon and the centers were not cooked enough and still liquefied. Well, there was no time to take them off the plates and bake them more, so the chef simply had his wait staff introduce the dessert as Chocolate 'Lava' Cake!"

Chocolate Lava Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake | Photo by Meredith

You cannot survive on fudge alone. Everyone needs a cookie from time to time. "A very dark, rich chocolate cookie for the true chocoholic. This recipe uses relatively little flour, resulting in dense, fudge-like cookies." -- Kevin Barr

Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Chocolate Truffle Cookies | Photo by SavedByGrace

"This recipe is awesome. Easy to follow and the brownie-like fudge cupcakes taste great." -- anita

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes | Photo by Meredith

How about one more liquid dessert cocktail? It combines chocolate-flavored liqueurs with vodka and half-and-half for one boozy, decadent drink.

Chocolate Martini
Chocolate Martini | Photo by Meredith

See how to make a rich chocolate cake that's dense, moist, and fudgy. "This cake is worth every star," says BenzGal.

And when nothing but actual real-life fudge will do, check out How to Make Fudge.