The only thing better than one Microwave Fudge recipe… is three different flavors! Using this one base recipe, you’ll be able to create fudges like Chocolate & Orange, Cookie Butter, and Praline!
Hi Bold Bakers!
When it comes to holiday gifting, I adore giving gifts you can eat. I love everything that goes into homemade treats, and even more so, I love to personalize my edible goodies based on what I know my friends and family like.
This is a base recipe for my 3 Ingredient Microwave Fudge Recipes: Chocolate and Orange, Cookie Butter, and Praline! Rich melt-in-your mouth fudge filled with all kinds of festive flavor — and made in minutes in the microwave? Sign me up!
How can fudge be made in the microwave?
Classically, a fudge recipe is made by melting chocolate and condensed milk over a double boiler or bain-marie. Fast forward to modern times, though, and there’s a magical new device called a microwave, and all of this can be done with one!
The thick sweetened condensed milk warms the chocolate through, and after you give them a whisk they come together into the most lovely and rich chocolate fudge base. While you could use this on its own to make plain chocolate fudge, I love to give this mixture lots of pizzazz by adding in fresh orange zest for chocolate and orange fudge, or streak through cookie butter for cookie butter fudge. I even use this base chocolate fudge to make a Praline fudge!
Does Microwave Fudge Have The Same Consistency?
After melting together the chocolate, condensed milk, and butter in the microwave, the mixture takes on the exact same consistency as if it were melted over a double boiler — there is truly no difference in results for my 3 Ingredient Fudge Recipe here, except it’s way easier clean up!
Make My Fudge Recipe On A Stovetop
If you don’t have a microwave, you can of course do it the old fashioned way. It’s still a fairly quick treat to whip up. Once the fudge is melted and you’ve added in the desired flavor, its only a matter of allowing the fudge to set up in the fridge. Once set, the fudge can be cut into uniform squares (or other shapes!) and wrapped up to the 9’s to be given away.
The finished fudge will be gorgeous, decadent, and satisfying.
How long does microwave fudge last?
One of the best things about my fudge recipe is how long it will last. It will last covered at room temperature for up to four weeks. Perfect for sharing and treating yourself all holidays season long! A word to the wise, though: the flavor and texture of fudge are at their best when stored at room temperature, so no need to put it into the fridge.
Get my Chocolate & Orange Fudge recipe — and enjoy this classic pairing!
It’s hard to think of things that taste better than cookie butter, so here is my Cookie Butter Fudge recipe!
Praline is crunchy, chewy, and a perfect addition to fudge. Get my Praline Fudge recipe and make a batch!
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The only thing better than one Microwave Fudge... is three different flavors! Using this one base recipe, you'll be able to create fudges like Chocolate & Orange, Cookie Butter, and Praline!
- 3 cups (18oz/510g) bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1 can (14oz/395g) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons (1oz/28g) butter
Butter and line an 8X8 inch pan with parchment paper, set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Microwave for 2 minutes. This timing is a based on my microwave which is 1200 Watts, so your cook time may very. You just want to heat the mixture until the chocolate is fully melted.
Transfer the fudge to the prepared tin, smooth out the top and add additional garnishes.
Allow to set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight.
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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