Microwave Fudge

Microwave Fudge
The Spruce
  • Total: 13 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 mins
  • Yield: 32 Slices (32 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
147 Calories
9g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 32 Slices (32 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Our rich, creamy fudge recipe is made with just a few ingredients and comes together in under 10 minutes. Say goodbye to those longer cooks on the stove with candy thermometers, watching your pot endlessly. There's no precise temperature measurement, resting period, nor prolonged stirring for our version.

It's as simple as tossing a few ingredients together into a bowl and microwaving it. This quick chocolate fudge recipe is the only one you'll ever need. And you'll be making it over and over because it is decadent and delicious. Make bigger batches and wrap each candy piece individually; offer them as holiday gifts to friends and colleagues.

Check out our tips at the end of the recipe for a few ideas on how to customize this fudge and make your own version. If you've never made it before, check the following video showing you how easy it is to make microwave fudge. If there any leftovers, keep in the fridge in an airtight container.


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Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Microwave fudge ingredients
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  2. Prepare an 8 x 8-inch pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

    Prepare baking tray with foil
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  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter. Microwave for one minute and stir. Continue to microwave the mixture in 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds, until the fudge is melted, malleable, and smooth.

    In microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter
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  4. Once the mixture is all properly melted, add the vanilla extract and salt. Stir until everything is smooth and well-mixed.

    Stir chocolate mixture, add vanilla and salt
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  5. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer.

    Pour chocolate into foil prepared pan
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  6. Place the fudge in the refrigerator to set, for at least 2 hours. Once set, cut into 1-inch squares and serve at room temperature.

    Finished microwave fudge
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

Flavored Fudge Variations

There are so many different ways in which you can customize this fudge. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Replace the semi-sweet chocolate chips with white chips, peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips to make a completely different flavor of fudge. This switch will change the color and flavor. Make half of the batch with white chocolate chips and a half with dark chocolate chips. Add one to the greased pan, top with the other and make a swirl using a knife.
  • Once you've decided on your base fudge flavor, consider mix-ins. Nuts, dried fruit, coconut, or candy pieces are all great additions. Combine almonds and coconut to make Almond Joy fudge, white chocolate chips and mini Oreo cookies to make cookies and cream fudge. Try peanut butter chips with Reese's Pieces, or white chocolate and pretzels, white chocolate and tart cherries, or dark chocolate with crunchy coffee beans.
  • Experiment with different flavoring oils and extracts. Almond, lemon, lavender, orange, coffee, and coconut add a special flavoring to the fudge. Use them alone or in combination.