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Homemade Chocolate Fudge (Easy, No-Bake Recipe)

4.41 from 25 votes
Easily make my easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge recipe, a perfect no-bake chocolate dessert for the holidays or anytime of year!
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Homemade chocolate fudge is so easy to make and I’ll show you how to make it with a minimum of two ingredients in just one bowl in the microwave. Then I’ll show you a variety of ways to make these gorgeous bite-sized treats BIG & BOLD. They make perfect holiday gifts that anyone would love. Enjoy!

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Homemade Chocolate Fudge (Easy, No-Bake Recipe)

4.41 from 25 votes
Easily make my easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge recipe, a perfect no-bake chocolate dessert for the holidays or anytime of year!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Easily make my easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge recipe, a perfect no-bake chocolate dessert for the holidays or anytime of year!
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with cling wrap. Set aside.
  • Combine chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in a microwavable bowl.
  • Cook on high (100% power) for 1 ½ minutes or until chips are JUST melted. Take care not to over heat the mix. Stir after 1 1/2 minutes. DON'T STIR TOO MUCH OR THE MIX WILL GET OILY.
  • Gently stir in the vanilla extract and salt (or peppermint extract? orange etc)
  • Pour the thick fudge into your pan. Press evenly into the corners. Sprinkle nuts, peppermint candy canes or candies on top now if desired
  • Leave fudge to set for 4 hours or cover and leave it overnight.
  • Cut into squares or cut out shapes with cutters. Store fudge at room temperature (not in the fridge) and wrap well so it doesn't dry out. This fudge can be made a week in advance 🙂

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Dee Mittie
1 year ago

I’ve made this recipe several times now and each one a grand success! I’ve stretched my ‘bigger bolder baking’ wings and made cookies n cream with white chocolate fudge ( a huge hit!). I made a couple of other dark chocolate fudge batches, one batch I sprinkled with crushed cherry flavored candy canes since I’d tried the crushed peppermint candies before (it was amazing, definitely a keeper), the new variety was a chocolate cherry flavor, much sweeter than I expected but the kids loved it. My grand finale was using crushed caramel candy topping and a sprinkle of kosher salt,… Read more »

Jeanette Pollard
Jeanette Pollard
1 year ago

Can you double this recipe?

Sirat
Sirat
4 months ago

I was just wondering how much this recipe makes because I have a small family and we just like to have little nibbles or drizzle a bit on ice cream, but I usually use the storebought fudge.

Wilna Simmons
7 months ago

It’s 1:30 A.M. and I am making this. Looks Good and easy. Thank you.

Emma Reed
Emma Reed
11 months ago

I made this for one of our Christmas treats this year. Me and my family LOVE it!! WINNER!

Kerry Ningen
11 months ago

This was so easy and tastes like the old fashion fudge i used to make which took a lot longer than this one! Love it!

Edith
Edith
1 year ago

Can if be made with peanut butter instead of chocolate chips

Crazimaz
1 year ago

Hi. So I made this with 3 cups of chocolate chunks and it worked. I have a question: I have been reading a lot about fudge and so many recipies call for butter. If i wanted to add butter for taste and texture…how many tablespoons would one add? And who more importance is the butter to a recipie such as yours? Also instead of the vanilla extract, can it be replaced with Bailey’s or some other liquor?

Trudy Mendez
Trudy Mendez
1 year ago

Gemma,
Baking is not my thing, and it is something I have never looked forward to doing, but your site has inspired me to try again. Wish me luck!

Trudy

1 year ago

The fudge set perfectly and tasted super yummy.
We swapped a few ingredients around. We used 44% coco chocolate instead of 50%-70%. We also used light condensed milk instead of full as we wanted it a little less sweet. We also changed vanilla to the alcohol but had to add a little extra to taste.

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