Simplest Fudge Ever


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I got this recipe for chocolate fudge from a college roommate almost 20 years ago. It has been my go to fudge recipe since the day I got it. It is simple to make using simple ingredients. I often refer to it as my 3 minute fudge, as it now takes me about that long to prepare it.

Simplest chocolate fudge ever! This no bake recipe has just 2 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make.

You will need, a microwave safe bowl, a mixing spoon, and a 9 by 9 pan lined with slightly greased wax paper and a kitchen spatula and a wooden spoon.

Ingredients: 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips ,  and one (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk.

Place the 3 cups  semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave safe bowl. Cover with sweetened condensed milk. Stir.

Place in microwave at medium heat setting for 1 minute. Take out and stir. Place in microwave one more minute. Take out and stir. Place in microwave a minute more. Take out and Stir.

At this point all the chocolate chips should be melted (if not try 30 seconds more in the microwave).

Using a kitchen spatula scrape the contents of the glass bowl into the lined 9 by 9 pan, and then smooth out the top of it.

Place the pan in the fridge for about an hour or so. Then using the wax paper, pull the now set fudge out of the pan and place it on a cutting board. Remove the wax paper and then cut into squares.

If you want to make it fancy, you can crush peppermint candies and gently push them into to top of the fudge before you let it set in the fridge. Or just before placing the fudge in the pan to set, stir in marshmallows, crushed nuts, or crumbled cookies. The variations one could invent are endless.

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Simplest Fudge Ever
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Cover with the sweetened condensed milk
  3. Place mixture in microwave for 1 minute on med to high.
  4. Take out and stir
  5. Microwave 1 more minute
  6. Take out and stir
  7. Microwave 1 more minute
  8. Stir and then place the contents into a waxed and greased 8X8 pan
  9. Place in Fridge of Freezer for 1 to 2 hours
  10. Use wax paper to lift fudge out of pan
  11. Take off the wax paper
  12. Cut and serve


  1. Jami Jo Maynus says:

    Is this similar to the recipe you have for the icing on top of your wacky cake? You should post that one sometime, too! I am going to try this fudge today… mmmmm!!

    • NO its not my the icing for my wacky cake. But, yes that is on my list for simple recipe posts, along with the wacky cake recipe.

  2. John loves chocolate fudge…..just saying…..

  3. Yummy I love fudge. This looks really good. And I love easy. I love wacky cake to, easy to make. I use a powdered sugar icing on mine never had the chocolate icing. Pinning and saving, Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love fudge. What an easy recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  5. This is such a great recipe. I love how easy it is. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  6. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE???? Fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  7. Sure sounds simple and looks good. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Potluck!

  8. YES!! We called this Shoebox Fudge. I made it frequently in the dorms, but since we didn’t have a suitable pan, I poured it into a foil-lined shoebox. Since shoeboxes don’t fit in cube fridges, it sat outside in the cold overnight to set. 🙂 If you prefer a more bittersweet chocolate, a hefty dash of cinnamon helps take the edge off the uber-sweetness and bring out the flavor.

  9. I just made this! AMAZING! And i put heath bar bits in it!

  10. Made this fudge yesterday, tasted today. First it is HARD and love the texture! “But” not the fudge flavor I’m looking for. (I will also admit I only had 2 cups of the “semi” sweet chocolate chips, had to use the 3rd cup with milk chocolate chips.) I saw another easy fudge that added butter and vanilla, so not sure if that’s what is missing. It’s good enough to still give out for gifts, but will not be my go-to fudge or make in the future. (But you definitely can’t get any easier than this)

  11. I can’t wait to make this recipe! I can’t believe how easy this is and only two ingredients makes it so much easier. Thank you for sharing it!!

  12. i didn’t have but a few chocolate chips- and they were minis- but i had to try this- i used 2 cups pnb chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips–looks great- in the fridge chillin’oe- taste is great- cannot wait to check the texture– thanks a bunch!!

  13. oh my goodness- had to report in- since white chocolate melts much slower than about anything in the world- i stopped stirring when my ole arm gave out- so i have the teeny tiny white dots in my pnb fudge- the texture is perfect!! the taste is amazing- hubs – who does not like pnb fudge- has eaten almost 1/2 the batch- lol- will pick up chocolate chips tomorrow- perfect – thanks again!!

  14. Made this today using caramel condence milk was great

  15. I was so excited to find such an easy fudge recipe! However, I’m always in too much of a hurry to read an entire blog post accompanying a recipe. Like usual, I scrolled to the bottom & made the recipe via the instructions. I read “place in waxed & greased 8×8 pan. How I understood that instruction, it didn’t make sense to grease the pan then put waxed paper on top. I just used wax paper no grease & threw it in the freezer. After I did, I had time to read through the post & I realized you’d said lightly grease the waxed paper. I’m hoping I’ll still be able to get my fudge out and cut it nicely 🙁

    • My guess is it will turn out okay but you may have to spend a bit more time peeling off the wax paper. I grease the pan lightly then put down the wax paper and lightly grease it so that the wax paper doesn’t move around on me while I am pouring in fudge.

  16. Just made 2 batches in less that 1/2 hour, it doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks!

  17. I tried this recipe for the first time hoping to make a tasty and quick treat for my co workers! It didn’t work the chocolate never hardened enough to cut. Not even when I let it sit overnight. Very disappointed.

    • The only thing I can think of that would have made it go wrong was what size was your can of sweetened condense milk? I always thought there was just one size but perhaps I am wrong and there is a bigger can and that would throw the recipe off. Also did you place it in the fridge or freezer to harden?

  18. Silverstone says:

    What would you use to melt the chocolate if you don’t have a microwave

    • Victoria says:

      A double broiler on the stove would work. Or you can make a DIY one out of one bigger pot with water in it and a smaller pot placed inside.

  19. Mine did not thicken why

    • I haven’t ever had that happen. I am wondering did you use semi sweet chocolate chips? I know I once used 1 cup of milk chocolate chips and even with just one cup the batter was much softer than normal. My other thought was perhaps you mixed in a can of evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk by mistake? I hope these tips help, it is kind of hard to answer your question without seeing the exact ingredients you used.


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