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Microwave Chocolate Fudge is a quick and easy way to make homemade candy without fancy equipment. Just 3 minutes, 2 ingredients, and a microwave!
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Table of Contents
  1. 2-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge
  2. Why We Love This Homemade Fudge Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Our Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Homemade Fudge Recipes
  11. Microwave Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Our Microwave Chocolate Fudge is the easiest, fastest way to create a smooth and creamy candy at home. Just 3 minutes, 2 ingredients, and a microwave are all it takes to make a delicious homemade fudge that melts in your mouth!

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2-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge

This homemade Chocolate Fudge is quick and easy to make in the microwave in 3 minutes with only 2 ingredients – no thermometer or double boiler needed!

Simply melt the chocolate with sweetened condensed milk, mix, pour the mixture in a pan, place the fudge in the fridge to set, cut into squares, and share with friends and family.

When the craving hits NOW and you can’t wait a few hours, this is the fastest way to make hassle-free fudge at home, and tastes better than the store-bought kind in a box.

Use this simple recipe as a sweet chocolate base and have fun customizing your fudge with your favorite mix-ins, toppings, or natural flavorings.  

For more homemade fudge recipes, check out my Cotton Candy Fudge, Rocky Road Fudge, Buckeye Fudge, and so many more.

Why We Love This Homemade Fudge Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in the microwave in 3 minutes.
  • Only uses 2 ingredients.
  • No-bake recipe, no fancy equipment required, no double boiler, no candy thermometer, and no cooking skills needed.
  • Customize with your favorite mix-ins or flavors.
  • Deliciously decadent dessert that’s full of sweet chocolatey flavor.
  • Perfect for gift giving, potlucks, party trays, or to serve as a snack.
microwave chocolate fudge cut in squares

Ingredients

  • Chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk

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Substitutions and Additions

  • Add Extracts: Feel free to add some extract to create unique flavor combinations. Some of my favorites include vanilla extract, mint, almond, and orange.
  • Mix-Ins: Add some crunch to your chocolate by mixing in pieces of candy, crushed OREO cookies, or chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts and you haven’t lived until you have tried macadamia nuts mixed in). Or drop some peanut butter and swirl it in – check out our peanut butter fudge recipe.
  • Tasty Toppings: You can top your fudge with colorful sprinkles, salted caramel, or a sprinkle of sea salt.
  • Choose Your Chocolate: Feel free to use your favorite flavor chocolate for your fudge. Choose from milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips.
  • 8×8 square pan
  • Nonstick spray
  • Parchment paper
chocolate fudge squares

How to Make Our Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Microwave Chocolate Fudge is the easiest and fastest way to make creamy candy at home. Smooth, rich, decadent, and absolutely delicious!

  1. Melt: Pour the condensed milk over the chocolate chips and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring every 30-seconds, about 3-4 minutes. 
  2. Chill: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and place it in the fridge until the fudge cools completely and sets, about 2-3 hours. 
  3. Serve: Remove the fudge from the pan, cut them into squares, and serve. Enjoy!
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Tips

  • Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk). 
  • I like to line my pan with parchment paper so I can lift out the fudge and cut it on a cutting board instead of in the pan.
  • Be careful not to overcook your fudge or it will become grainy.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: It is best if eaten within 3-4 days if stored at room temperature or in the fridge for up to two weeks
  • To Freeze: You can store your fudge wrapped tightly and placed in a freezer-safe bag or container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to cut through the fudge?

To cut your fudge, it’s best to use a large chef knife. You can warm the knife by running it under warm water, then dry it off with a towel before slicing.

Why do I have to stir the fudge mixture so often? 

If you don’t stir the fudge mixture often, the middle of the chocolate will burn before the outside of the chocolate is melted. You will also end up with a grainy fudge because the crystals in the chocolate will separate.

Is there a certain type of chocolate chip I should use?

The type of chocolate chip you use for your fudge all depends on personal taste. Just make sure you are using a chocolate chip that you like because that will be the flavor of the fudge.
This recipe is so easy, you can make multiple batches with different flavors of chocolate chips.

Can I freeze my fudge?

You can make microwave fudge ahead of time and freeze it.
To freeze, wrap the fudge with 2-3 layers of plastic wrap, then wrap with aluminum foil and place in freezer bag or freezer-safe container.
You can store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
When ready to use place the fudge in the refrigerator overnight to thaw and then let it come to room temperature before serving.

How long does it take fudge to set?

I recommend 2-3 hours in the refrigerator for the fudge to completely set. If you are in a rush, an hour will be good, but it may be on the softer side and harder to cut.

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Other Easy Homemade Fudge Recipes

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Microwave Chocolate Fudge

Serves — 36
Microwave Chocolate Fudge is a quick and easy way to make homemade candy without fancy equipment. Just 3 minutes, 2 ingredients, and a microwave!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 8 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz chocolate chips
  • 14 oz (1 can) sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

  • Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick spray and line it with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Place your chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Pour the condensed milk over the chocolate chips.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave in 30-second increments stirring every 30-seconds until the chocolate is melted, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the pan and smooth it out with a rubber spatula.
  • Place the fudge in the fridge until it sets up, about 2-3 hours.
  • Remove the fudge from the pan and cut them into squares.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: It is best if eaten within 3-4 days if stored at room temperature or in the fridge for up to two weeks
  • To Freeze: You can store your fudge wrapped tightly and placed in a freezer safe bag or container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Tips:
  • Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk).
  • I like to line my pan with parchment paper so I can lift out the fudge and cut on a cutting board instead of in the pan.
  • Be careful not to over cook your fudge or it will become grainy.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    You have amazing recipes, my family loves the taste and I love how easy they are to make. Taste like grandma’s without the hours spent preparing.