Easy Milk Chocolate Fudge

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4.96 from 25 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes

This milk chocolate fudge recipe only has four ingredients. It only takes about ten minutes to make and is a wonderful addition to any Christmas or dessert platter.

A stack of the easy milk chocolate fudge.

Easy milk chocolate fudge recipe is perfect when you want to make something homemade and special but do not have a lot of time. Plus the end result is a rich, decadent candy that will have everyone reaching for more. Fudge has been around for over a century, due to it’s ability to be made at home, The nibble has the breakdown on this sumptuous candy.

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What We Love About This Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Who do you know that loves chocolate? This easy 4 ingredient fudge comes together in just 5 minutes. Then you can chill it, cut up the squares, and wrap up the treat in a pretty container for your favorite friend, teacher or loved one.

  • 5 Minute Dessert: This recipe is so quick and easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Easy enough for your big kids to make and give to special people in their lives.
  • Adaptable: Can make it in so many variations.
  • Makes Great Gifts: So special to give to give. Everyone loves a handmade surprise, especially when it is decadent chocolate.
A close up on a piece of the milk chocolate fudge.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chocolate Chips: In this recipe, milk chocolate chips is the chip of choice, however you can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even peanut butter chips for peanut butter fudge.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Chopped Walnuts – Any kind of nuts will work, such as pecans, peanuts, macadamia nuts etc. Or use no nuts.
  • Vanilla Extract – Any extract will work for flavor, try adding a little peppermint to the mixture to make a mint fudge.
  • Stove Top – Cook over medium heat in a heavy saucepan, stirring constantly until chocolate chips melts. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and nuts. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.

How to Make Chocolate Fudge

These are the basic steps for making condensed milk chocolate fudge. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information. Find more great recipes on Facebook and Pinterest.

STEP 1: PREP

First, line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper, then in a large microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk.

STEP 2: MELT

Next, cook on 50% for 3-5 minutes, stirring after 1 1/2 minutes (my microwave only needed 3 min total on low heat).Stir until it is a smooth texture, then add nuts and vanilla and mix again.

STEP 3: COOL

Finally, spread evenly in a prepared pan and chill for two hours in the refrigerator. Lastly, lift out parchment and cut fudge into squares.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make this fudge in advance. Two to three weeks. Keep in an airtight container. Do not place in the fridge as it will cause all the moisture to leave your fudge which will make it crumbly.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store at room temperature in an airtight container or festive tin. Or wrap well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It will stay good up to three weeks.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Yes, you can store your fudge in the freezer in an airtight container for two to three months..

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE DIFFERENT?

Try adding other ingredients such as mini marshmallow to the fudge for rocky road fudge, or use dark chocolate chips and make dark chocolate fudge.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHOCOLATE MELTS FOR CHOCOLATE CHIPS?

Yes, of course, they are a good substitute for the chips in the fudge?

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, I recommend doing this recipe in batches so that the chocolate is easier to melt and you can control the tempering of the chocolate.

DO I NEED TO USE A CANDY THERMOMETER?

No, it is not necessary with this easy fudge recipe. However, if you are using a traditional method of fudge it should cook to 232-234°F (111-112°C). Anything more or less will change the texture completely.

WHAT IS SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK?

It is a milk product, that most of the water has been removed from and then sweetener has been added making a condensed milk. It’s sweeter, darker in color and has a thicker, creamier texture. Sweetened Condensed milk is evaporated milk that has been sweetened.

Top shot of the fudge.

Expert Tips for Making This Christmas Fudge Recipe

  • Add Sprinkles: Festive Christmas Sprinkles are wonderful to add to the old fashioned chocolate fudge.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt add complexity to the homemade fudge.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate ingredient: Coated chocolate candies on top of the easy fudge add a colorful touch.

What to Serve with Easy Milk Chocolate Fudge Recipe


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A stack of the easy milk chocolate fudge.
4.96 from 25 votes

Milk Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Yield: 24 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
This milk chocolate fudge recipe only has four ingredients. It only takes about ten minutes to make and is a wonderful addition to any Christmas or dessert platter.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8X8 square pan with parchment paper, extending the paper over the edges of the pan.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk. Cook on 50% for 3-5 minutes, stirring after 1 1/2 minutes (my microwave only needed 3 min total).
  • Stir until smooth, then add nuts and vanilla and stir again.
  • Spread evenly into pan.
  • Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Lift out of pan and cut fudge into squares.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Sprinkles: Festive Christmas Sprinkles are wonderful to add to the old fashioned chocolate fudge.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt add complexity to the homemade fudge.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate ingredient: Coated chocolate candies on top of the easy fudge add a colorful touch.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, christmas, fudge

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7 thoughts on “Easy Milk Chocolate Fudge”

  1. Very simply , creamy & rich. I tried dark chocolate, mint fudge. Milk chocolate also peanut butter / white chocolate chips. All turned out. Yummy….

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  2. 4 stars
    I made this and it tastes amazing, however mine stuck to the tin foil terribly. I cut it all and leaving out on the counter to see if it will harden up. I used non-stick foil and buttered it to. Keeping my fingers crossed because it’s extremely easy and tastes great!

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  3. 5 stars
    It was easy, and came out great…my microwave isn’t reliable so I cooked it in a pan on the stove for double the time and til it but about 160 degrees. Everything else I followed and it was amazing.

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