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Fudge is a creamy, smooth chocolate square made from just two ingredients and takes about two minutes to make! This Fudge Recipe comes out perfect every time. Quick, easy and delicious!

Fudge Recipe that is fast and easy, finished and plated.

What is Fudge?

Fudge is a type of sweet, creamy candy known for its rich, indulgent flavor and smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture. It can be shaped into various forms, such as squares, rounds, or logs, and is often enjoyed as a treat or gift during holidays and special occasions.

Why you will love this Easy 3 Ingredient Fudge

This fudge recipe will absolutely, positively blow your mind! Two ingredients and two minutes is all you need to prepare this fudge recipe.

I’ve always really liked fudge, it reminds me of Christmas for some reason. Okay all things homemade candy like Mexican milk fudge, Homemade Caramels and nut clusters always remind me of Christmas. As I am prepping for the upcoming holiday season, I figured I’d better get working and perfect my fudge recipe.

After eating way too much fudge, I’ve finally perfected the easiest, tastiest fudge recipe!

I combine two different types of chocolate chips, which really gives this fudge the perfect richness. It’s not too sweet, but definitely not too rich. It’s just right, so you’ll be able to eat about 12 pieces without getting tired of it.

Easy Fudge Recipe, finished cut and stacked.

Fudge Recipe with Condensed Milk Ingredients

  • 1 cup guittard milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14.5 oz can sweetened condensed milk

How to make Microwave Fudge

Like I said earlier, this recipe only calls for 2 ingredients. Chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.

I will always and forever use a mix of half milk chocolate and half semi-sweet chocolate chips. So, I guess technically I use 3 ingredients. You can be the judge of that one!

I always splurge on the chocolate chips when making fudge. Don’t get me wrong, I am usually a store-brand, cheapity-cheap kind of gal.. but don’t mess around with the chocolate in any fudge recipe. You want high quality stuff! It melts better and tastes better.

I always use Guittard Milk Chocolate Baking chips (they are my absolute favorite milk chocolate chip!) and then good quality semi-sweet chocolate chip. I’m not as picky with brands when it comes to semi-sweet.

milk chocolate and semi sweet chocolate chips in a bowl
  1. Pour 1 cup of each into a medium sized microwave safe bowl. I like to use my 4 cup liquid measuring cup.
  2. Next, pour a can of sweetened condensed milk into the bowl. No need to stir.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stopping at 30 second intervals to stir. So you’ll want to stop at 30 seconds, stir. 1 minute, stir etc.
  4. Stir vigorously, until the chocolate chip and sweetened condensed mixture is smooth. You will need to work quickly, as the fudge will start to set.
  5. Pour the fudge onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Roughly spread the fudge into a rectangle, keeping the fudge about 1 inch thick.
  6. Pop the fudge into the refrigerator and let it sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour before cutting.
  7. To cut, first cut the edges off to create a nice, clean edge. Then proceed to cut the fudge into 1 1/2 inch squares.
chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl to make the fudge recipe
fudge recipe before being poured into the pan
finished fudge recipe

How to harden fudge

If fudge has cooked long enough, it will harden on it’s own. To speed up this process you can put your fudge in the fridge.

How to store Fudge with Sweetened Condensed Milk

Does fudge need to be refrigerated?

No, the only reason the fudge is put into the fridge to begin with is to help it set faster. This fudge is completely safe at room temperature.

How long is fudge good for?

The fudge will stay good at room temperature for up to 3 days. If kept in the fridge, the fudge will stay good for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze fudge made with condensed milk?

Yes! It freezes extremely well! Simply wrap the fudge pieces in parchment paper and freeze them in an air tight container or baggie. When thawing, just let the fudge sit at room temperature for a few hours.

Microwave Fudge Recipe FAQs

Can I double this Fudge Recipe?

Yes! It will most likely require more time the microwave though. Just keep microwaving in 30 second intervals until the fudge is creamy and smooth.

When is the Fudge ready to cut?

The fudge should be firm to the touch before it is cut. If the center still feels soft when gently pressed, it needs to sit for longer before cutting. The fudge can be refrigerated to help speed up this process.

What is the easiest way to cut Fudge?

Definitely use a sharp knife! I like to heat the knife a little by running it under hot water, dry off the knife and then cut the fudge. The hot knife will slide through the fudge like butta. Reheat the knife under hot water then dry, in-between each cut.

Why is my microwave fudge grainy?

Microwave fudge can sometimes turn out grainy if the sugar in the recipe is not dissolved properly. Luckily, we use sweetened condensed milk in this recipe so we avoid this issue.

Why did my microwave fudge not set?

This happens if your fudge doesn’t get hot enough, next time microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

Can you microwave hard fudge?

You can, but it will only temporarily solve the problem and once the fudge cools it will just get harder.

How long does fudge take to set?

Usually about 30 minutes is all. You can speed the process up by placing the fudge in the fridge.

What other desserts would you recommend to pair with the fudge for Christmas Plates?

I am definitely a classic chocolate chip cookie fan! If you want to get a little creative, my Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies are ta-die-for!

easy fudge recipe


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5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Fudge Recipe with Condensed Milk

Fudge is a creamy, smooth chocolate square made from just two ingredients and takes about two minutes to make! This Fudge Recipe comes out perfect every time. Quick, easy and delicious! 
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 30 -36 squares of fudge



  • Pour all ingredients into a medium sized microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave in 30 second intervals for a total of 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring at each 30 second mark.
  • Stir the fudge vigorously until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Using a silicone spatula, spread the fudge into a square, keeping the fudge about 1 inch thick.
  • Refrigerate the fudge for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the center of the fudge feels solid under light pressure.
  • Cut the edges off of the fudge to create a clean edge. Proceed to cut the fudge into desired number of squares.
  • Sprinkle finished squares with sea salt, if desired.
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About Karli Bitner

This blog is a little glimpse into my kitchen, family & life. I hope you’ll giggle the days away with me and enjoy the craziness that goes on at my house. If you are Cookie obsessed like I am, check out my Sister Site, Cookies for Days.

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  1. 5 stars
    I stumbled by this online when looking for fudge recipes for Christmas. It was one of the BEST finds EVER! I have made this several times since Christmas, and just yesterday for a family member. She LOVED it, so I shared the recipe with her!

    Thanks for sharing this, and all of the recipes that you share. They are all great!