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Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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You are going to fall in love with this quick and easy chocolate fudge recipe. All you need is 30 minutes and 5 ingredients to make this crowd favorite microwave fudge

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Around the holidays we love making different types of candy like our glass candy, our nougat candy, and our chocolate fudge recipe. This chocolate fudge is one of my favorites for so many reasons. It is quick, easy, and always tastes delicious. Not only that, but one batch makes 48 pieces. I love baking a few batches and giving it to friends and neighbors during the holidays so that they know that I am thinking about them. 

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Once you whip up a batch you will find yourself making it again and again because it is so simple to make. 

Ingredients

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Sea salt

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Fudge 

  • Prepare a 9×9 baking dish by spritzing it with nonstick cooking spray and then lining with waxed or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place both chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute and then stir vigorously to allow the chocolate to continue melting from the residual heat. Return the bowl to the microwave stirring after every 15 seconds just until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  • Add the butter to the vanilla extract and a dash of sea salt. Stir well.
  • Transfer the fudge to the prepared baking dish. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to slicing and serving.
  • Store between layers of parchment paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • I like to use both semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips, but feel free to use all one type of chocolate or other favorite varieties. The most important thing is that it equals 3 cups total. 
  • Use your favorite brand of chocolate chips when making this recipe. 
  • If you want to make thicker pieces of fudge, use an 8×8 pan instead of a 9×9 pan. This will make 36 pieces of fudge. 
  • You can swap out the vanilla for another flavor of extract. Try using orange or mint. 
  • Freel free to stir in your favorite cup of chopped nuts. Some favorites are peanuts, walnuts, or pecans. 
  • For more variation options mix in 1 cup of marshmallows. 
  • While this recipe makes 48 pieces, you can cut bigger pieces if you prefer. 
  • Don’t forget the waxed paper / parchment paper. This helps prevent sticking, allows for easy removal from the pan, and helps you cut it without hitting the sides of the pan. 
  • Sweetened condensed milk is something you may store in your pantry but not use often, be sure it is not expired prior to using it.  
Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Storage

You will want to keep your chocolate fudge in an airtight container. It does not need to be refrigerated (although I prefer keeping mine in the fridge because it does last longer.) This will last up to 2 weeks. 

chocolate fudge recipe
Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You are going to fall in love with this quick and easy chocolate fudge recipe. All you need is 30 minutes and 5 ingredients to make this crowd favorite fudge recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9x9 baking dish by spritzing it with nonstick cooking spray and then lining it with waxed or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place both chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute and then stir vigorously to allow the chocolate to continue melting from the residual heat. Return the bowl to the microwave stirring after every 15 seconds just until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Add the butter to the vanilla extract and a dash of sea salt. Stir well.
  4. Transfer the fudge to the prepared baking dish. 
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to slicing and serving.
  6. Store between layers of parchment paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Yield: 48 pieces

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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