Quick and Easy Chocolate Fudge

This Easy Chocolate Fudge recipe is made with just 3 ingredients! Chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla come together to make a homemade fudge that’s bursting with chocolate flavor. It’s a simple treat to put together for gifts and sharing this holiday season.

A stack of homemade chocolate fudge pieces with a bite taken out.

Easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge

I’ve been loving testing out new fudge recipes lately. Did you catch my Easy White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge recently? SO good! Both that fudge and this one are so rich and creamy, it’s hard to stop eating them!

Now, there are two great things I’ve found about fudge lately. One – it can be incredibly easy to make. And two – it’s a delicious treat to snack on when taking care of twins. 😉 The only problem with that is it might be too easy.

Chocolate Fudge stacked on a plate

But of course easy is exactly what we need this time of year. So much going on, so little time and oh my gosh, Christmas is like 10 days away. When did that happen?!? I’m so not ready. And if you’re not fully prepared and need something quick, this fudge is for you. Not to mention, it’s a great chocolate fix if you’re losing your mind a bit and chocolate makes you feel better. 🙂

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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE FUDGE

So to get started making this easy chocolate fudge, you’ll need just three ingredients – chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Hopefully you’re like me and already have those 3 things in your pantry at all times.

Grab a 9×9 inch pan and line it with parchment paper and set that aside. Then put the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave them for one minute, then stir to combine and let the residual heat do as much of the melting as it can. If it needs another 30 seconds or so, go ahead and heat it some more, then stir it until it’s melted.

Once everything is melted together, add the vanilla extract and combine everything. Working quickly, pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Let the fudge cool to room temperature before cutting into squares. You could also let it cool in the fridge to speed up the process, but it doesn’t have to be refrigerated.

THIS FUDGE RECIPE ONLY TAKES 3 MINUTES!

This chocolate fudge is so easy to make, it takes all of about three minutes! A minute to prepare the pan and ingredients, a minute to melt the chocolate and a minute to spread it out into the pan. Seriously – SO EASY! You will be enjoying the best chocolate fudge before you know it! Dense, rich, chocolatey, delicious! What are you waiting for?!

3. pieces of chocolate fudge


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Recipe

Easy Chocolate Fudge

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 pieces
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy chocolate fudge recipe is made with just 3 ingredients and is full of rich chocolate flavor! A simple Christmas or holiday gift you’ll love.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12oz) semi sweet chocolate chips (do not use milk chocolate)
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Line a 9×9 square pan with parchment paper that covers the sides of the pan.
2. Place the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir well to combine and allow the heat to melt the chocolate chips. If needed, microwave for another 30 seconds or so, until the chocolate is completely smooth.
3. Stir in the vanilla extract, then quickly transfer the mixture to the lined pan and spread evenly.
4. Refrigerate the fudge until firm, 2-3 hours.
5. Cut the fudge while it’s still cold (right out the the fridge) and store in an air tight container. Fudge can be stored at either room temperature or the fridge. It will be softer at room temperature.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Piece
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 21.9 g
  • Sodium: 27.2 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.3 mg

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199 Comments
  1. Terry

    DO NOT MAKE THIS !
    (you will eat it up too fast…especially if you add walnuts) but anyways, I bought ALL of the ingredients at aldis and it is just fantastic !

  2. Mark

    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put forth in your knowledge to post your recipes. I followed your instructions exactly as you layed them out. Can you tell me why it came out thin and droopy? You probably don’t have your website anymore.

    1. Lindsay

      If the fudge doesn’t turn out correctly, then you either didn’t add the correct amounts of the ingredients or you used a different ingredient. Be sure to use semi sweet chocolate, not milk chocolate. Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk or some other kind of milk.

  3. Stephanie

    If I desire to make it with peppermint extract, how much would I need, 1/2 TSP? Also, would I need to omit the equivalent vanilla extract in order to do so successfully?

    1. Lindsay

      It depends on how strong you want the peppermint flavor. 1/2 tsp should be plenty. I would still use the vanilla extract. It’ll help the peppermint flavor not seem too toothpaste-y.

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About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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