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Milky Way Fudge is rich, creamy and comes together in minutes without a candy thermometer or fancy equipment. Candy bar fudge is anything but boring because it is loaded with layers of Milky Way candy bars both above the base and on top of the chocolate covering.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Milky Way Fudge
  2. Why We Love This Milky Way Fudge Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Milky Way Fudge
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Homemade Candy Recipes
  11. Milky Way Fudge Recipe

This quick and easy Milky Way Fudge recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare using only chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and 2 kinds of Milky Way candy bars.

Better than anything made in a fudge factory and cheaper than something store-bought, this homemade fudge is ideal for holiday gifting or placing on party platters and trays of sweet treats.

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Easy Milky Way Fudge

Our Milky Way Fudge is the easiest homemade fudge recipe because it doesn’t require a thermometer or special equipment.

Instead, this stovetop method simply melts 3 ingredients in a saucepan (melting in the microwave works too!) to create a creamy chocolate fudge that’s filled with layers of chopped Milky Way Simply Caramel candy bars and mini Milky Ways, both in the middle and above the chocolate mixture.

This recipe has a rich and creamy fudge that sits both at the base and above a layer of chunky chocolate nougat and caramel candy and then adds even more candy bar pieces on top!

Milky Way fudge is the ultimate sweet treat that combines the classic candy bar flavors with my Easy Chocolate Fudge to make a rich chocolate confection for any fudge fan.

Why We Love This Milky Way Fudge Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses simple ingredients to create a foolproof fudge that tastes fancy.
  • Recipes requires no candy thermometer or candy-making skills.
  • Delicious no-bake dessert that can be enjoyed year-round or dressed up for the holidays.
  • Candy bar pieces are packed into every bite.
  • Perfect for a party platter, a sweet snack, potlucks, or for packaging as homemade edible gifts.

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Milky Way Fudge ingredients

Ingredients

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk: Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk! If you use evaporated milk, your fudge will not set up.
  • Heavy cream
  • Milky Way Simply Caramel candy bars
  • Milky Way minis

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate: Feel free to make your fudge with semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or even dark chocolate chips.
  • Customize Your Candy: Fudge is a blank canvas for decorating and customizing with your favorite colorful sprinkles, cookie crumbles, candy pieces, marshmallows, or any food you fancy.
  • Fun Fudge Ideas: Check out my other fun fudge recipes, from Cookie Dough Fudge, Rocky Road Fudge, Cookie Monster Fudge, Christmas Sugar Cookie Fudge, and so many more!
bitten Milky Way Fudge
  • 9×9-inch baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Heavy-bottomed saucepan
  • Plastic wrap
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How to Make Milky Way Fudge

  1. Make The Fudge Mixture: Melt the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream on the stovetop, stirring constantly.
  2. Assemble: Spread ½ of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the baking dish, add a layer of chopped candy, cover with the remaining chocolate mixture, and top with more candy.
  3. Set And Serve: Allow the fudge to set at room temperature for 30 minutes, then cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for another 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can chill the Simply Caramel bars and Milky Way minis candy in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting them into pieces.
  • You can keep the sliced candy in the fridge before you add it to the fudge. This will help ensure the caramel does not ooze out prematurely before slicing the fudge.
  • You can score a grid pattern on top of the warm fudge before refrigerating to help cut clean slices.
  • You can also line your pan with parchment paper so you 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

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the fudge for up to 3 months if wrapped well and placed in a freezer-safe bag.
Milky Way Fudge cut into squares

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk for my fudge?

No, you can’t substitute evaporated milk for sweetened condensed milk in this fudge recipe. Sweetened condensed milk is evaporated milk with sugar added to it. Because of its thicker consistency and additional sugar, sweetened condensed milk is necessary for this Milky Way fudge recipe.

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.

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.

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.

Can I melt the chocolate mixture in the microwave instead of on the stovetop?

Yes, you can use the microwave to make your melted mixture. Simply microwave the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.

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4.88 from 8 votes
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Milky Way Fudge

Serves — 25
Milky Way Fudge is rich, creamy and comes together in minutes without a candy thermometer or fancy equipment. Candy bar fudge is anything but boring because it is loaded with layers of Milky Way candy bars both above the base and on top of the chocolate covering.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Rest and Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 13 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • cups Milky Way Simply Caramel candy bars sliced into thirds (divided into 1½ cups and 1 cup)
  • 2 cups halved Milky Way minis (divided into 1 cup and 1 cup)

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray, and set it aside.
  • Add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream to a 2 to 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until the chips are melted and smooth.
  • Spread ½ of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Evenly layer 1½ cups chopped Milky Way Simply Caramel and 1 cup halved Milky Way minis.
  • Spread the remaining chocolate mixture over the candy layer.
  • Finally, top the chocolate layer with the remaining candy. Allow the fudge to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before tightly covering it with plastic wrap and chilling in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • 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 chill the Simply Caramel bars and Milky Way minis candy in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting them into pieces.
  • You can keep the sliced candy in the fridge before you add it to the fudge. This will help ensure the caramel does not ooze out prematurely before slicing the fudge.
  • You can score a grid pattern on top of the warm fudge before refrigerating to help cut clean slices.
  • You can also line your pan with parchment paper so you 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.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg
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
    Thank you for these easy fudge recipes. I am going to make several kinds and give them to coworkers for christmas