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Microwave Chocolate And Orange Fudge

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Chocolate and Orange Fudge has a classic flavor pairing and comes together so fast in the microwave that you’ll be snacking on rich fudge in no time.


Hi Bold Bakers!

Some things are just meant to be, like Chocolate and Orange. Tangy citrus and rich chocolate really compliment each other as chocolate often has fruity notes that are enhanced by the flavor of fresh orange.

My microwave Chocolate and Orange Fudge is one of my favorite ways to combine these two flavors — perfect for the holidays or just because.

How to Make Orange Flavored Fudge

Besides how the flavors compliment one another, one of the best things about chocolate and orange fudge is that it’s so easy to make. To make this lovely flavor variation, you simply make my Microwave Fudge base, then add in fresh orange zest.

If you want to take it a step further, you can even add in orange liquor for that extra hit of citrus.

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How Long Does Chocolate and Orange Fudge Last?

My Microwave Fudge is so great to make over the holidays, as it stores wonderfully in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for up to four weeks. I love to make a batch in advance and keep it handy all holiday season, this way chocolate and orange fudge is always waiting for me and I am never waiting for it.

Note: This fudge has the best flavor and texture when stored at room temperature.

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Chocolate and Orange Fudge
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

Chocolate and Orange Fudge has a classic flavor pairing and comes together so fast in the microwave that you'll be snacking on rich fudge in no time.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 3 cups (18oz/510g) bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 can (14oz/395g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) butter
  • 1 orange, zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange liquor, optional
Instructions
  1. Butter and line an 8X8 inch pan with parchment paper, set aside.

  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Microwave for 2 minutes or until the chocolate is just melted. This timing is a based on my microwave which is 1200 Watts, so your cook time may very. (You can also make the fudge over a bain-marie) 

  3. Once melted, stir to combine and whisk in the orange liquor and zest. Do not be tempted to over-mix the fudge as this can cause it to separate. 

  4. Transfer the fudge to the prepared tin, smooth out the top then garnish more orange zest.

  5. Allow to set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight. 

  6. Remove from the fridge and cut into 16 squares. Cover and store in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

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  1. Kathleen Bell on May 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Gemma
    I made this last Christmas, it was a big hit with my family. I tried the orange version it was great. I’m going too try the mocha as someone suggested. Sounds like it should be wonderful.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2019 at 2:24 am

      Thank you Kathleen, I will be looking forward to hearing how you get on with it, thank you for this kond review,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Lorie Kennedy on January 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Hi, i like your fudge recipes. Can you add mint to the base ingredients to have chocolate mint?

  3. Elizabeth on December 11, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Hi Gemma I love your recipes, I have one question can I substitute coffee liquor for the orange liquor?
    thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on December 11, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Hi, yes that is a great idea and would make a mocha flavored fudge, YUM!

  4. mmasterman93 on December 8, 2018 at 2:59 am

    can you use a chocolate thats less than 60%?

    • Gemma Stafford on December 8, 2018 at 4:58 am

      Hi there,
      Yes! it will be best to stick with a chocolate of 50% or over. A milk chocolate does not melt so easily, and the flavor will not be so good.
      I hope this helps,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Meghan Masterman on December 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    hi can you replace the liquor with juice from the orange and if so how much?

    • Gemma Stafford on December 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Hi there, yes you can use orange extract i would use 1/2 teaspoon. Enjoy!

  6. Regina on December 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Hello, can i add orange flovouring if i dont have the liquor?

    • Gemma Stafford on December 7, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Hi! Yes, that will work too!

  7. Wendy Schneider on December 3, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Good Day Gemma: I made your orange chocolate fudge but mistakenly added 2 Tablespoons of orange extract instead of orange liquor. In your opinion, can the fudge be remelted and made into something else or can pecans or walnuts be added to cut the bad orange taste? I would be very appreciative of any suggestions you may have.

    • Gemma Stafford on December 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Hi there, i would not suggest remelting it but you can press in some additional toppings to the top that might balance out the flavor. I would suggest pecans or walnuts.

  8. Lisa Thompson on December 3, 2018 at 6:45 am

    How would I amend this recipe to make it rum and raisin please

    • Gemma Stafford on December 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Great idea, you can add 2 tablespoons of rum and 1/4 cup of raisins!

      • Lisa Thompson on December 4, 2018 at 1:26 am

        Fabulous. Thank you. Came across your site on facebook. Best find I have made. Thank you so much and for your prompt and encouraging replies. My friends in Cornwall UK, will be eating lots of fudge this festive season 🙂

        • Gemma Stafford on December 4, 2018 at 2:20 am

          Hi Lisa,
          We are delighted you found us too! Yes, this is such a versatile thing, you can make this your own. Watch out too for Olivia’s healthy option coming this week.
          Thank you for being in touch, happy Christmas to you and yours,
          Gemma 🙂

  9. Josie on November 30, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I’ve made this before and poured the mixed ingredients into a wreath pan and sprinkled Christmas candy colours on top. Great as a hostess gift.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 30, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      What a lovely idea! Happy holidays!

  10. Wendy booth on November 30, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Hi Gemma
    I am not sure what bitter sweet chocolate is?
    Would it be something like bourneville or a high percent dark chocolate ?
    Wendy

    • Gemma Stafford on November 30, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Hi, great question. Bittersweet is anything with more that 60 % cocoa 😀

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