Easy Chocolate Fudge (2024)

Home Recipes Desserts Easy Chocolate Fudge

5 from 60 votes

Jump to Recipe

By: Julie Evink30 Comments

Posted: 12/12/20

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

This easy Chocolate Fudge recipe is made with just a three ingredients and it comes out perfectly every single time! You don’t need a candy thermometer or any fancy tools either. This is perfect for a beginning fudge maker. Make a few batches of this easy fudge and stick them in the freezer for the holidays!

Easy Chocolate Fudge (1)

There are thousands of different homemade fudge recipes and it can be very overwhelming when it comes to choosing which one to make. I’ve made quite a few fudge recipes over the years spanning from super easy 3-ingredient fudge recipes to semi-complicated recipes but this easy three ingredient chocolate fudge recipe is my favorite!

There are only a three ingredients in this recipe and it’s pretty much impossible to mess up. If you’ve been nervous about making your own homemade fudge for the holidays don’t be. This easy recipe will walk you through it and become your go-to recipe every year!

Contents show

Why this recipe works:

  • Super simple and easy to make no matter your skill level.
  • Makes a great treat to share with family and friends during the holidays. Edible gifts are the best kind of gifts!
  • Can be made ahead of time and frozen which is perfect for less stress during the holidays.
Easy Chocolate Fudge (2)

Only 3 Ingredients Needed!

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla Extract
Easy Chocolate Fudge (3)
Easy Chocolate Fudge (4)
Easy Chocolate Fudge (5)
Easy Chocolate Fudge (6)
Easy Chocolate Fudge (7)

Steps to Prepare

  • PrepLine a 9×9 inch square baking dish with parchment paper making sure it covers the sides of the pan. Set aside.
  • MeltPlace the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute. Stir well to combine and allow the heat to melt the chocolate chips. If the mixture isn’t smooth, microwave mixture for an additional 30 seconds or until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • Mix – Stir in vanilla extract and stir until just combined.
  • Pour – Quickly pour the fudge into the prepared pan.
  • SetLet the fudge cool and set at room temperature before cutting. To cool it quicker, place in the refrigerator. If the fudge is sticky at room temperature place the pan in the refrigerator before cutting.
  • Enjoy – Cut into square and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks!

  • Line your baking pan with non-stick foil. You can just lift the fudge out of the pan, which makes cutting the fudge so much easier.
  • Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk not evaporated milk. Evaporated milk is used for a lot of fudge recipes, but this recipe requires sweetened condensed milk. Sweetened condensed milk is much thicker and helps this fudge set up properly.
  • Let’s talk about chocolate fudge with nuts. If you’re a huge fan of chocolate fudge with nuts, then I’d suggest mixing the nuts directly into the fudge. Finally, if you’re a semi-nut fan, then you can sprinkle nuts on top of the fudge.
  • Fudge should always be stored in an airtight container to seal out an extra moisture and prevent it from drying out. It can be stored at room temperature but I will usually pop it in the fridge so it doesn’t get warm and melt.
  • Need to make this ahead of time? This is the perfect treat to make ahead because you can freeze it. Simply warp it in plastic wrap and place in resealable container. It’s best to freeze in a whole block as individual pieces tend to dry out when they are frozen. When ready to enjoy thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. It should be enjoy within a week of thawing.
Easy Chocolate Fudge (8)

More delicious fudge recipes!

  • Love eggnog? Enjoy it in fudge form with this easy Eggnog Fudge!
  • Red Velvet Fudge is not only pretty but delicious!
  • I can’t stop with one piece of this super easy Biscoff Fudge!
  • Biscoff Fudge – Only TWO Ingredients! It doesn’t get much easier or quicker than this!
  • Fantasy Fudge is an absolute game changer! You’ve just gotta try it!

Love this? Me too! If you have a moment be sure and comment below and leave me a five-star rating!

And if you can, snap a photo and be sure to tag me on Instagram @julieseatsandtreats or just #julieseatsandtreats! I’d love to see your photos of this tasty treat!

Did you make this? If you snap a photo, please be sure tag me on Instagram at @julieseatsandtreats or #julieseatsandtreats so I can see your yummy treat!

Easy Chocolate Fudge (9)

5 from 60 votes

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Made with just a three ingredients and it comes out perfectly every single time!

Prep:5 minutes mins

Cook:2 minutes mins

Cooling Time:2 hours hrs

Total:2 hours hrs 7 minutes mins

Print RecipeRate Recipe

Save Recipe

12

squares

Ingredients

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Line a 9×9 inch square baking dish with parchment paper making sure it covers the sides of the pan. Set aside.

  • Place the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a large microwave safe bowl.

  • Microwave for one minute. Stir well to combine and allow the heat to melt the chocolate chips. If the mixture isn’t smooth, microwave mixture for an additional 30 seconds or until the mixture is completely smooth.

  • Stir in vanilla extract and quickly pour into the prepared pan and spread out evenly.

  • Let the fudge cool and set at room temperature before cutting. To cool it quicker, place in the refrigerator. If the fudge is sticky at room temperature place the pan in the refrigerator before cutting.

  • Store fudge in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Tips

  • Line your baking pan with non-stick foil. You can just lift the fudge out of the pan, which makes cutting the fudge so much easier.
  • Make sure you use sweetened condensed milknotevaporated milk. Evaporated milk is used for a lot of fudge recipes, but this recipe requires sweetened condensed milk. Sweetened condensed milk is much thicker and helps this fudge set up properly.
  • Let’s talk about chocolate fudge with nuts. If you’re a huge fan of chocolate fudge with nuts, then I’d suggest mixing the nuts directly into the fudge. Finally, if you’re a semi-nut fan, then you can sprinkle nuts on top of the fudge. You can use chopped pecans or walnuts. I’d recommend about 1 cup of the nuts in this recipe.
  • Fudge should always be stored in an airtight container to seal out an extra moisture and prevent it from drying out. It can be stored at room temperature but I will usually pop it in the fridge so it doesn’t get warm and melt.
  • Need to make this ahead of time? This is the perfect treat to make ahead because you can freeze it. Simply warp it in plastic wrap and place in resealable container. It’s best to freeze in a whole block as individual pieces tend to dry out when they are frozen. When ready to enjoy thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. It should be enjoy within a week of thawing.

Video

Nutrition Information

Calories: 281kcal (14%), Carbohydrates: 34g (11%), Protein: 4g (8%), Fat: 14g (22%), Saturated Fat: 8g (50%), Cholesterol: 13mg (4%), Sodium: 45mg (2%), Potassium: 293mg (8%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 29g (32%), Vitamin A: 103IU (2%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 113mg (11%), Iron: 2mg (11%)

© Julie's Eats & Treats ®

We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box is calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.

Meet Julie Evink

I'm here to help you win in the kitchen again! Life is Busy, Life is Crazy, but that doesn't mean you can't make your family dinner! Julie's goal is to provide you with easy, family, friendly recipes that use pantry staples. Dinnertime will be stress free again!

Read more...

Easy Chocolate Fudge (10)

FREE DUMP & GO CROCK POT RECIPES!

You May Also Like...

  • Biscoff Fudge

  • Red Velvet Fudge

  • Eggnog Fudge

  • The Best Fudge Recipes!

Reader Interactions

Leave a Comment

  1. Antoinette. Mary Egan says

    Easy Chocolate Fudge (15)
    can i add my chocolate fudge to a chocolate moose as my fudge did not set ?!?

    Reply

  2. Shirl says

    Easy Chocolate Fudge (16)
    First time I made Fudge…it turned out great…. So easy.

    Reply

Older Comments

Easy Chocolate Fudge (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Edwin Metz

Last Updated:

Views: 6335

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (58 voted)

Reviews: 89% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Edwin Metz

Birthday: 1997-04-16

Address: 51593 Leanne Light, Kuphalmouth, DE 50012-5183

Phone: +639107620957

Job: Corporate Banking Technician

Hobby: Reading, scrapbook, role-playing games, Fishing, Fishing, Scuba diving, Beekeeping

Introduction: My name is Edwin Metz, I am a fair, energetic, helpful, brave, outstanding, nice, helpful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.