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Super Easy Chocolate Fudge


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Now with fudge week, I had to include a classic chocolate version.  This super easy chocolate fudge is another one that is so simple and basically foolproof!  The key to this is to cook over low heat until well melted and combined.

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For the chocolate, you use good old chips.  However, you want a combo of chocolate.  I did 2 parts semi sweet and one part milk chocolate.  It was the perfect chocolate level for me.  You can do any combo you want, especially with the variety of chips out there – mint chips, butterscotch chips, dark chocolte, etc.  Just think of the combinations.

You could also change the flavor of this super easy chocolate fudge by adding some extract.  I am liking the idea of some peppermint extract or orange chocolate.  You can also have fun with the way you shape the fudge and give it away as a gift.  All you do is get some metal cookie cutters.  Place each cookie cutter on a piece of foil larger than the cookie cutter.  Then wrap the foil around the outside of the cookie cutter to make a mold.  Then fill with the fudge mixture and you can decorate it with candy if you want to.  I got this idea and picture from Betty Crocker.

Cookie Cutter Fudge
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Super Easy Chocolate Fudge


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  1. Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil and grease with butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, add the condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring often to avoid burning. Cook until mixture is melted and well combined.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla; stir until combined.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Tap few times to remove air bubbles.
  5. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours.
  6. When set, remove from pan using the foil and cut into pieces.
  7. Store fudge in fridge for long storage. Just remove from fridge an hour or so before serving to soften.
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Recipe adapted from the Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen.

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Linda L Johnson January 21, 2022 - 2:01 pm

This is the best fudge recipe…Ever! I skip the stove and make it in the microwave. Heat 1 min., stir and repeat. Then add vanilla and I also add 1 C. chopped pecans. I had to make 3 batches this Christmas as my family kept eating it before I could get the gift baskets ready.

Pamela L Cox July 16, 2020 - 7:32 pm

Can I put walnuts in this fudge?

Laura July 28, 2020 - 9:09 pm


abigail December 24, 2017 - 8:28 am

My Dad’s second wife used to make this and send it to me at Christmas and it was SO GOOD! I got the recipe from her and made it myself, but somewhere along the way lost the recipe. I was so pleased to find this on-line; I’m on my way to get the ingredients now, and was delighted to learn of the possible variations–will certainly try some!
Happy holidays to all you fudge-makers out there, and thank you, Laura Powell!

Marianne Ward December 16, 2017 - 6:34 am

I just made this fudge yesterday for the first time. Actually it was my first attempt at making fudge and it’s an excellent recipe. I read some of the comments before I made up my mind which recipe to use. It was very easy and very good, as good as any i’ve tasted. I highly recommend it.

Brittany December 17, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Can this fudge be shipped?? Or will it be melted blobs by the time it arrives? Thanks!

Collette Gish April 15, 2023 - 5:35 pm

I freeze mine before shipping and use a Food Saver to suck out excess air. Easy Peasy.

Katie balbin December 11, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Do you use salted or unsalted butter

Angela December 8, 2015 - 9:38 am

Does this have to be in the fridge until Christmas

Angela December 8, 2015 - 11:47 am

Ooops… Got it…

Lenoria July 14, 2015 - 10:02 am

I have made this fudge for years and my family love it! It can also be made using the microwave to heat the milk and melt the chocolate.

Loki_Fan_4ever May 30, 2015 - 1:56 am

Can I use regular milk instead?

Nancy December 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Without a doubt, this is the BEST and fastest to make fudge I have ever made. It is open to all kinds of variances. Once I added peppermint flavoring and another time I added orange flavoring. I even added crushed peppermint once and raisins another time. Use your imagination and go for it.

Cassy September 24, 2014 - 6:14 pm

This fudge is awesome! I do have a confession, it was a last minute fudge and I had to run to the convenience store for the ingredients. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the milk chocolate chips, but I got a little creative and used an XL Hershey bar all cut up. It was the most yummiest fudge I have ever had! Thank you for the recipe.

Cherie July 7, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Put it in the refrigerator. It will set.

Angela December 8, 2015 - 9:40 am

Thank yoiu!

efdhfjbjh March 16, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Grease the inside of the molds before putting the fudge in.

Angela December 8, 2015 - 9:41 am

Thank you!

Heather N December 12, 2022 - 8:27 pm

I LOVE this recipe! Has the right amount of chocolate flavor, not too bitter. Not too sweet. I make fudge and give as gifts along with a few other things and I have to say this is the best tasting I’ve made so far! I even sent some to a relative in Canada and it held up beautifully (I haven’t shipped in the middle of summer so I don’t know how it will hold up then)! Thank you for this amazing recipe

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Suny August 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

This is the simplest and most amazing fudge by far!
I have made it several times and you can’t fail this,trust me!
I have brought it to friends and they asked for more. 🙂

Dorathy E. H. Awesome December 27, 2013 - 7:53 pm

I could eat this stuff plain, before it turned into fudge, and like it just as much! DELICIOUS! First time I made it- I now know this will be a re-maker. 🙂

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Katie December 23, 2011 - 10:48 am

When do you add the vanilla?

Betty December 8, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Add the vanilla after removing from heat.

Linda December 13, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Instead of putting pot directly on the burner could I use a double boiler ? Seems like that would cure the burning problem.

Carrie J December 18, 2013 - 11:45 am

Remove from heat and add vanilla; stir until combined.
Recipes always say to add vanilla when you remove the fudge from the heat source. I am not sure why, maybe because of the alcohol content in the vanilla or maybe the excess heat changes the taste or strength of flavor in the vanilla.

Madalena December 21, 2013 - 11:12 pm

Help!! My fudge doesn’t set. 🙁 What can I do to fix it? It tastes great but just didn’t fully set. If I reheat and add more chocolate will it help? Thanks in advance.

Mallory December 12, 2011 - 11:43 am

Huge hit with everyone who tried it! I’ve only tried making fudge one other time and burnt it – this receipe is so simple and very good! Thanks!

Rachel @ Bakerita December 11, 2011 - 11:24 am

My recipe is super similar to this, with a few little changes, but overall this recipe is fabulous as is. A perfect, always creamy, delicious fudge.

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bigFATcook December 9, 2011 - 1:43 am

wow! THis fudge looks sooo perfect!! I love it!

imtnt December 7, 2011 - 7:55 pm

How do you get the molded fudge out without wrecking the sides? I love the idea!

Champa December 7, 2011 - 11:50 am

They look so good. They in fact are so easy, but very addictive too.

jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies December 7, 2011 - 10:54 am

goodness, that is easy! 🙂 and so so yummy!! i have a pb fudge recipe that is fool proof that is really good too!! 😉

dave November 29, 2015 - 6:38 am

Great, simple, delicious!
Let me guess on the pb fudge.
Small jar smooth pb. Melted in micro.
I can vanilla icing. Melted in micro.
Pour the two into a bowl, mix well then pour into a 9 x 13.
Let set and voila!! Pb fudge!