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A fool proof homemade fudge recipe that is quick and easy to make with only three ingredients!

Squares of easy homemade fudge recipe lined up on parchment paper.

Fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats and I include it every year on my Christmas Cookie plate, along with my Melt Away Christmas Cookie,  Gingerbread Sugar Cookies, and Microwave Soft Caramels, that I make for my friends and neighbors. But with all of the baking that I do during the holidays, I needed a fudge recipe that didn’t require me to stand over the stove watching a candy thermometer.

That’s where this fudge recipe has become a life saver! Yes you have to stand over the stove, but it’s only for a minute or two to melt the butter and the chocolate chips. It seriously comes together in less than ten minutes!

A piece of easy homemade fudge recipe with a bite taken out.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it pretty easily. Like dark chocolate? Use dark chocolate chips. Like pecans? Chop some up and add them to the fudge. Want to add some holiday flare? Add some peppermint extract and crushed candy canes. The possibilities are endless!

Ingredients

-Butter

-Sweetened Condensed Milk

-Chocolate Chips

Helpful Kitchen Tools

-Saucepan

-Silicone Spatula

-Square Dish

-Parchment Paper

How to Make Easy Fast Fudge Recipe 

Parchment paper lining a square baking dish to make easy homemade fudge recipe.

Begin by first. spraying your square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Measure and cut a piece of parchment paper that will cover the bottom and come up the sides of the pan. This makes it easier to remove the fudge to cut it into squares later.

Chocolate chips, melted butter, and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan with a spatula.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, pour in the sweetened condensed milk and add the chocolate chips. Reduce the heat to low and continue to stir the fudge until the chocolate chips are completely melted and the mixture is smooth. 

Chopped pecans being stirred into melted chocolate to make easy homemade fudge recipe.

Remove from the heat and add any custom ingredients at this time. I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and use your silicone spatula to spread it around so that it is level. Refrigerate the fudge for at least two hours.

Easy Homemade Fudge Recipe being poured into baking dish.

When the fudge has set, remove the dish from the refrigerator. Carefully run a butter knife around the edges of the pan to loosen any fudge that is touching the side of the dish. Use the ends of the parchment paper to lift the fudge and place it on a cutting board.

Cut the fudge into your desired size. I ended up with 64 squares of fudge which fit perfectly into mini cupcake liners!

A block of fudge cut into squares.

I hope you enjoy this fudge as much as I do and I hope that it will save you some time! Make sure to pin this recipe for later.

Easy Homemade Fudge Recipe

Easy Homemade Fudge Recipe

Yield: 64 Pieces
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

A fool proof homemade fudge recipe that is quick and easy to make with only three ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Can (14 ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 Cups Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Spray a square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Measure and cut a piece of parchment paper that will cover the bottom and come up the sides of the pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, pour in the sweetened condensed milk and add the chocolate chips.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and continue to stir the fudge until the chocolate chips are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and add any custom ingredients at this time. I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.
  5. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and use your silicone spatula to spread it around so that it is level. Refrigerate the fudge for at least two hours.
  6. When the fudge has set, remove the dish from the refrigerator. Carefully run a butter knife around the edges of the pan to loosen any fudge that is touching the side of the dish. Use the ends of the parchment paper to lift the fudge and place it on a cutting board.
  7. Cut the fudge into your desired size. I ended up with 64 squares of fudge which fit perfectly into mini cupcake liners!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 64 Serving Size: 1 Piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 5g Protein: 0g

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