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Homemade Chocolate Fudge (Easy, No-Bake Recipe)

4.22 from 19 votes
Easily make my easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge recipe, a perfect no-bake chocolate dessert for the holidays or anytime of year!
Chocolate, Fudge, Gemma Stafford, Christmas, Recipes

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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)

4.22 from 19 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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Kerry Ningen
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Kerry Ningen
4 days 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!

Dee Mittie
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Dee Mittie
10 months 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
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Jeanette Pollard
11 months ago

Can you double this recipe?

Edith
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Edith
11 months ago

Can if be made with peanut butter instead of chocolate chips

Crazimax
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Crazimax
11 months 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
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Trudy Mendez
11 months 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

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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.

Maysoon
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Maysoon
1 year ago

Can we use chocolate powder instead of chocolate chips?

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Irina Devecioglu
1 year ago

This is like the 5th recepie i have tried from you in the last week. This fudge was fantastic. It hasnt set yet but i tasted it and it was amazing. I want to thank you for all your fantastic and easy to use recepies. I am so happy i found your facebook page. I have not only saved a bunch of videos from your cooking, but also transferred a few of your recepies to my paper recepie book for recepies that i have really tried and loved. Thank you so much again.

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