5 Minute Fudge

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5 from 13 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

This 5 Minute Fudge is the perfect treat. It is so quick and easy to make and is so sweet. You can customized it in so many different ways. It is creamy, chocolatey and delicious.

5 Minute Fudge tied in festive string.

The 5 Minute Fudge is perfect for gift giving. Wonderful for holiday platters or for Saturday movie nights. You will love how easy it is and your family will love how delicious it turns out.

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What We Love About This 5 Minute Fudge Recipe

The feature ingredient in this recipe is of course the chocolate but also sweetened condensed milk. What is that? Find out in Bon Appetit.

  • 5 Minute Candy: Have a delicious candy in just five minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry. Make it any night of the week.
  • Family Friendly: Kids love this fudge recipes with condensed milk.
  • Adaptable: Can add tsp or two of any sprinkles, candies or nuts that you like or even little Christmas cupcake toppers like a wreath etc.
A closeup on the fudge.

Ingredient Notes for Sweetened Condensed Milk Fudge

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips: A 12 ounce bag. You can use any variety of chocolate even sugar free varieties.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: One can.
  • Vanilla Extract: This brings a richness to the fudge.
  • Salt: A nice bit of sea salt on top.
Chips to make the fudge.

Equipment Needed for Old Fashioned Fudge

How to Make 5 Minute Fudge

These are the basic steps for making eagle brand fudge. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper leaving overhang on each side for easy removal.

STEP 2: MELT

Next, place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for one minute; remove from microwave and stir to combine. If needed, heat for an additional 30 seconds to fully melt the chocolate; stir until chocolate is smooth and then stir in the vanilla.

STEP 3: SET

Finally, pour into the prepared pan and cool completely before you slice into squares.

Prep and Storage Tips for Fudge Recipe with Condensed Milk

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This fudge can be made up to two weeks in advance and placed in an airtight container or place in the refrigerator for a month. Therefore, it is a great make ahead treat.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the easy fudge recipe in an airtight container or wrap well with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This chocolate fudge can be kept in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

You can use a sugar free chocolate chip for this basic recipe. Use a low fat sweetened condensed milk.

CAN I ADD NUTS?

Indeed, nuts are wonderful in fudge mixture. Try adding pecans, walnuts, almonds or whatever you like.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, this recipe is great for gift giving. so make extra, especially around the holidays.

CAN YOU USE DIFFERENT CHIPS FOR DIFFERENT FUDGE FLAVORS?

Yes, try using dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips for peanut butter fudge, butterscotch chips or white chocolate chips as your chocolate mixture.

Fudge stacked together.

Expert Tips for Making This Homemade Fudge Recipe

  • Add Candies: Garnish with your favorite candies, marshmallows, green cherries etc. to taste.
  • Variation tip: Currants, dried cranberries or other fruit can be added to white chocolate fudge.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook on the stove over a pot of water on medium heat. Boil water in a saucepan and place a bowl on top and melt the chocolate that way. Use a candy thermometer for perfect consistency.
  • Pan: Use an 8-inch pan for a thicker fudge.
  • Drizzle: Drizzle with different chocolate for a fun look. White chocolate or colored chocolate with different flavor.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Fat free sweetened condensed milk or sugar free chocolate to make it more calorie conscious.

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5 Minute Fudge tied in festive string.
5 from 13 votes

5 Minute Fudge

Yield: 20 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This 5 Minute Fudge is the perfect treat. It is so quick and easy to make and is so sweet and can be customized so many different ways. It is creamy, chocolatey and delicious.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper leaving overhang on each side for easy removal.
  • Place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat on high for one minute; remove from microwave and stir to combine.
  • If needed, heat for an additional 30 seconds to fully melt the chocolate; stir until chocolate is smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Allow to completely cool before cutting in squares.

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Expert Tips

 
  • Add Candies: Garnish with your favorite candies, marshmallows, green cherries etc. to taste.
  • Variation tip: Currants, dried cranberries or other fruit can be added to white chocolate fudge.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook on the stove over a pot of water on medium heat. Boil water in a saucepan and place a bowl on top and melt the chocolate that way. Use a candy thermometer for perfect consistency.
  • Pan: Use an 8-inch pan for a thicker fudge.
  • Drizzle: Drizzle with different chocolate for a fun look. White chocolate or colored chocolate with different flavor.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Fat free sweetened condensed milk or sugar free chocolate to make it more calorie conscious.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, christmas, fudge

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9 thoughts on “5 Minute Fudge”

  1. 5 stars
    My kids can’t get enough of these treats. This 5-minute fudge is so satisfying and so sweet. This is a new family favorite! Must-try!

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  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy! No double boilers, no steam getting into the chocolate to “seize up” the fudge, no grainy sugar granules… LOVE it!

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  3. 5 stars
    This 5-minute fudge is so fabulous! It’s perfect for holiday gift giving. In a few weeks I’ll be whipping up several more batches to send to work with my husband. Thank you so much for sharing this yummy recipe!

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