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Easy Microwave Fudge

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Author: maryjane robbins

Easy Microwave Fudge Recipe

A quicker version of traditional stove top fudges, these sweet treats hit the spot when time is of the essence. Melt a little chocolate, make it creamy with condensed milk and jazz up the flavors... BANG! You've got a fudge-y candy perfect for gift giving and holiday cookie swaps. Note: Please read the tip at the end about what kind of chocolate makes fudge with the best texture.

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At a glance

2 pounds candy
Nutrition information


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Basic Chocolate Fudge

  • 2 cups chocolate chips or chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate*
  • one 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • *See "tips," below.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips on high for one minute. Stir, then microwave again for 30 seconds. Be sure to check and stir the chocolate as it melts. Chips will hold their shape and not melt unless stirred.
  2. Add the condensed milk and stir until it is all incorporated into the chocolate. The mixture will thicken up a little as you stir. This is normal.
  3. Cut the cold butter into small pieces, about the size of playing dice. Top the chocolate mixture with the butter and return to the microwave for another 30 to 45 seconds, until the butter is melted. Stir well.
  4. Finally, add the vanilla, stir until smooth and pour into a buttered 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  5. Chill for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving. Store at room temperature or can be frozen for up to 4 weeks.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 19g
  • Servings Per Batch 48
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 70
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.5
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 15mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.