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Marshmallow Fudge is quick and easy to make using only 4 ingredients and a microwave. This fuss free, foolproof recipe creates the best batch of chocolate candy with a simple shortcut.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Marshmallow Fudge
  2. Why We Love This Mini Marshmallow Fudge Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. More Fun Fudge Ideas
  6. Recommended Tools
  7. How to Make Marshmallow Fudge
  8. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  9. Storage
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

This easy Marshmallow Fudge recipe requires only 4 ingredients and a microwave and can be made in 8 fast minutes from start to finish.

With a smooth, creamy chocolate base and soft, chewy mini marshmallows mixed in, a fuss-free and foolproof fudge is just as delicious as any long-cooked candy; no cooking on the stovetop or candy thermometer needed.

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Easy Marshmallow Fudge

Homemade Marshmallow Fudge recipes create my favorite kind of candy, especially when they take mere minutes to make and can be customized with your favorite flavors, colors, candy, and cookies.

Preparing this chocolate fudge marshmallow recipe is as simple as melting semisweet chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream in the microwave, then stirring in marshmallows, spreading the mixture in a pan, and chilling it to set.

Making my fudge recipe with marshmallows is so much easier than the original fantasy fudge recipe (aka marshmallow creme fudge), not only because it calls for far fewer ingredients, but it also takes less time.

This microwave chocolate marshmallow fudge never gets grainy but rather gives you the best big batch of marshmallow-filled morsels so you can share with friends and family (and no one will know you used shortcuts).

Why We Love This Mini Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in minutes.
  • Only uses 4 gluten-free ingredients.
  • Smooth and creamy chocolate base is studded with mini marshmallows.
  • Versatile recipe can be made with so many variations. 
  • Great way to get kids involved in the kitchen.
  • Perfect for potlucks, dessert platters, holiday parties, or serving as a snack.

More Easy Fudge Recipes

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Ingredients

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • Sweetened condensed milk: Make sure to use sweetened condensed milk in this recipe, not evaporated milk.
  • Heavy cream
  • Miniature marshmallows

Substitutions and Additions

  • Create Some Crunch: Feel free to add chopped walnuts, pecans, peanuts or another nut of your choice.
  • Choose Your Chip: Instead of semi sweet chocolate chips, you can try milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or peanut butter chips.
  • Customize Your Candy: Fudge is a blank canvas for decorating and customizing with your favorite colorful sprinkles, cookie crumbles, candy pieces, or any food you fancy.

More Fun Fudge Ideas

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  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • Large microwave-safe bowl
  • Sharp knife
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How to Make Marshmallow Fudge

  1. Make The Chocolate Mixture: Microwave the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Allow the mixture to rest for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Mix In Marshmallows: Stir the marshmallows into the melted chocolate. 
  3. Pour In The Pan: Spread the fudge in the baking dish and chill for 45 minutes to 1 hour until set. 
  4. Slice and Serve: Slice into 24 – 1½-inch x 1½-inch squares and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can add chopped nuts to the fudge for added texture.
  • 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.
  • If you are freezing the fudge, wrap the un-cut fudge in wax paper and then plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This can help keep the chocolate from that slight crystallization from forming. 

Storage

  • To Store: Store any leftover fudge in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 14 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the fudge for up to 3 months if wrapped well and placed in a freezer-safe bag.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze fudge?

You can freeze the fudge for up to 3 months. Wrap the fudge in waxed paper first, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped fudge in a gallon-size ziplock bag. Allow the fudge to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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 chocolate mixture so often?

If you don’t stir the chocolate 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.

marshmallow fudge with chocolate chips
5 from 4 votes
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Marshmallow Fudge

Serves — 24
Marshmallow Fudge is quick and easy to make using only 4 ingredients and a microwave. This fuss free, foolproof recipe creates the best batch of chocolate candy with a simple shortcut.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 8 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • cups miniature marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for lifting the fudge out of the baking dish. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Set it aside.
  • Add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream to a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Allow the chocolate mixture to rest for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the miniature marshmallows.
  • Evenly spread the fudge into the prepared baking dish. Chill the fudge in the refrigerator for 45 minutes to 1 hour until set.
  • Use the parchment paper overhang to lift the fudge out of the pan. Slice into 24 – 1½-inch x 1½-inch squares. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Servings: 24 – 1½-inch x 1½-inch squares
Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftover fudge in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 14 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the fudge for up to 3 months if wrapped well and placed in a freezer safe bag.
Tips:
  • You can add chopped nuts to the fudge for added texture.
  • 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.
  • If you are freezing the fudge, wrap the un-cut fudge in wax paper and then plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This can help keep the chocolate from that slight crystallization from forming.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 62mg | 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. Question – Can I make Marshmallow Fudge by just adding mini marshmallows to the two ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge? I never use heavy cream and don’t want to buy it to use 2 T of it. Thanks.