2 Ingredient Fudge

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5 from 3 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes

2 Ingredient Fudge is seriously the easiest dessert you can make this holiday season. This sweet treat is great to make last minute but truly no one has to know, it is so good.

2 ingredient fudge.

Not only is this 2 Ingredients Fudge simple in terms of the ingredients, but it is also a super easy process compared to traditional fudge. All you need is 2 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time to make this easy fudge.

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What We Love About This Easy Dessert Recipe

This easy fudge takes such little total time but is so rich and delicious. It is the perfect Christmas fudge.

  • 5 Minute Prep Time: This easy fudge only requires 5 minutes of active work and 4 hours to set. No need to bake.
  • Easy Ingredients: As the title states, all you need is 2 ingredients to make this easy fudge recipe.
  • Adaptable: Use this recipe as a base to make it your own recipe, you can add nuts, crumbled cookies, marshmallow, peanut butter to your taste; you name it.
  • Gift: A perfect candy to give as a gift.
A tin of 2 ingredient fudge.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chocolate Chips: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips to make this fudge, you could also use milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.
  • Condensed Milk: It is important that you use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk. You can also make your own sweetened condensed using this recipe from Add A Pinch.
Chocolate Chips.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Additions – You could add in walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts, creamy peanut butter, marshmallow swirl, crushed candy canes, caramel, potato chips, pretzels, M&M’s, cookie crumbs, etc. You can get super creative and use this recipe as a base to make our own unique sweet treat.
  • White Chocolate Chips – Use white chocolate chips in place of the semi-sweet to make mouth water white chocolate fudge. You can add a bit of vanilla extract for added flavor.
  • Stove Top – If you not have a microwave, you can also make this recipe on the stove top using the double boiler method. For this method you will need a glass bowl, a saucepan, and about an inch of water over medium heat, you can watch this tutorial video on how to set up a double boiler. Add the condensed milk and chocolate chips to the bowl and remain over heat until the mixture is completely smooth.

How to Make Christmas Fudge

These are the basic steps for making this Easy Fudge Recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP THE PAN

Start by lining an 8 x 8-inch square pan with parchment paper or tin foil, you will need 2 pieces. Overlap the pieces so that the sides drape over one another. Spray with a non stick cooking spray for easy removal.

STEP 2: MELT THE MIXTURE

In a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, make sure to stir every 30 seconds. If chocolate chips still not melted, continue to microwave and stir in 30 second intervals until completely smooth.

STEP 3: ALLOW TO SET

Pour chocolate fudge mixture into the prepared baking pan and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.  Once completely set, lift the overhanging parchment paper to remove the fudge from the pan and place on a cutting board.

STEP 4: CUT INTO SQUARES

Use a hot, sharp knife cut into 2×2 inch squares of fudge, you should get a total of 16 perfect slices.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This recipe is perfect to make ahead of time as you will need at least 4 hours for the fudge to set completely. I recommend making this recipe 1-3 days ahead of time.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store Christmas fudge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can freeze this easy fudge recipe, by storing in an freezer bag for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT’S THE MAIN INGREDIENTS IN FUDGE?

The main ingredients in this easy fudge recipe are chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN PLACE OF SEMI-SWEET?

If you’re more of a milk chocolate person, you can absolutely make milk chocolate fudge by using milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can be doubled or halved, if doubling use a 16 x 9-inch pan and if you are halving use a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Proportionally increase or decrease ingredients.

CAN YOU REMELT YOUR FUDGE IF IT DOESN’T SET PROPERLY?

If your batch of fudge is not setting right, either it hasn’t hardened or it set and is now crumbly, you can actually remelted it to try again, you can add a bit more of condensed milk as needed to bring to the correct consistency.

A stack of 2 ingredient fudge.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Warm Knife: Using a warm knife will help you easily slice into the fudge when cutting. Simply fill a glass up with hot water and allow your knife to sit in the hot water for 30 seconds to a minutes, remove wipe off the water and slice the fudge.
  • Even Fudge Slices: To get the perfect even squares, start by cutting in half vertically, then those halves in half, repeat on horizontally and you will have 16 perfect 2×2 inch fudge squares.
  • Grease Edges Well: Ensure you grease the edges of pan down well so the chocolate fudge will slide right out of the pan.
  • High Altitude Directions: If you live at a higher altitude, for the best fudge results, you should lower the temperature when cooking. To be more precise, reduce the temperature 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet above sea level.
  • Decorate: Try decorating this two ingredient chocolate fudge with chocolate frosting or cream cheese frosting or festive sprinkles.

What to Serve with 2 Ingredient Fudge


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2 ingredient fudge.
5 from 3 votes

2 Ingredient Fudge

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
2 Ingredient Fudge is seriously the easiest dessert you can make this holiday season. This low-effort treat is great to make last minute.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by lining an 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper or tin foil, you will need 2 pieces. Overlap the pieces so that the sides drape over one another.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, make sure to stir every 30 seconds. If chocolate chips still not melted, continue to microwave and stir in 30 second intervals until completely smooth.
  • Pour chocolate mixture into the prepared baking dish and chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Once completely set, lift the overhanging parchment paper to remove the fudge from the pan and cut into squares.

Expert Tips

  • Warm Knife: Using a warm knife will help you easily slice into the fudge when cutting. Simply fill a glass up with hot water and allow your knife to sit in the hot water for 30 seconds to a minutes, remove wipe off the water and slice the fudge.
  • Even Fudge Slices: To get the perfect even squares, start by cutting in half vertically, then those halves in half, repeat on horizontally and you will have 16 perfect 2×2 inch fudge squares.
  • Grease Edges Well: Ensure you grease the edges of pan down well so the chocolate fudge will slide right out of the pan.
  • High Altitude Directions: If you live at a higher altitude, for the best fudge results, you should lower the temperature when cooking. To be more precise, reduce the temperature 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet above sea level.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate chip, condensed milk, easy dessert, fudge

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