Easy Peasy 2-Ingredient Fudge

Do you already know about this fudge recipe? Do you? Because, if so, you should not have been keeping it to yourself all these years. I cannot believe the amount of time I spent standing over a stove waiting for marshmallows to melt, you guys. That’s time I’ll never get back.

OK, here’s the deal. This recipe was originally created by Eagle Brand or Kraft or some company like that. I don’t know for sure; the internet’s a murky pit of unconfirmed rumors.  All I can tell you is that my mom-in-law let me in on the Great Fudge Secret after I told her I didn’t believe she made her fudge in less than 10 minutes of hands-on time.

“Impossible!” I said. “Everyone knows the major ingredients in fudge are time and danger, stirring pots of bubbling fat and boiling sugar over fire while dozens of tiny children play with balls and Legos and Hot Wheels underfoot. It’s tradition, Judy. Practically one of the doctrines of the Christian faith.”

And Judy said, “Nuh uh.” (Which is a total lie. My mom-in-law has never, to my knowledge, said “nuh uh” because she’s classy. But she meant “nuh uh” in her heart.)

And I said, “Prove it.”

And then she did.

Now, I’ve looked online for this recipe because I was just going to link you to it on Facebook — you know, a quick “hey, check this out” — but every one I found makes this harder on you than necessary. And can I just say? We’re moms. We do not always have time for double boilers or myriad ingredients. We need some things, sometimes, to just be easy, and since that easy thing apparently can’t be communication with our husbands or acquiring self-raising children, I give you:

Easy Peasy 2-Ingredient Fudge

Here’s what you need:

    • 3 cups (510 g) chocolate chips
    • 14 oz (396 g) sweetened condensed milk

And here are some optional ingredients (select some or none but not all ’cause ew) :

    • 1 T. vanilla
    • Nuts
    • Crushed candy canes
    • 1 T. booze, like bourbon or rum or peppermint schnapps
    • Whatever sounds delicious

Step 1: Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl.

Step 2: Microwave until chocolate chips are melted. I microwave on high for one minute, stir, microwave on high for 30 seconds, and stir. When it all stirs smoothly together, it’s done.

If you want to add other ingredients, now’s your chance. Feel free to throw in vanilla, nuts, candy cane bits, sprinkles or booze. Check your cupboards and add whatever looks yummy. One note on liquids, though… don’t add more than 1 tablespoon of those, ’cause you don’t want to change the consistency of the fudge too much and prevent it from setting. Serve the fudge with a sidecar of bourbon, is what I’m saying.

Step 3: Pour into a greased 9×9 pan. Embellish if you must.

What do you want me to say about this? I was feeling very Better Homes and Gardens today. Or Family Fun magazine. It happens sometimes, and then I try to love myself and not feel ashamed. Kind of like when I secretly think that Snuggies look awesome.

Let it set in the fridge for one hour.

Step 4:

Cut and serve.

And that’s it, folks. The easiest peasiest fudge on the planet.

Enjoy!

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Easy Peasy 2-Ingredient Fudge:
the faster, more boring directions

  1. Combine 3 cups (510 g) chocolate chips and 14 oz (396 g) sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave ’til melty (1-2 minutes) and stir ’til smooth. Add other ingredients if you insist on making this complicated.
  3. Pour into a greased 9×9 dish. Let it set for 1 hour in the fridge.
  4. Cut and serve.

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If you’re in the market for other simple, delicious recipes? Check these out:

  1. Easy Peasy FAST Homemade Cinnamon Rolls — yep, from scratch to table in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Like a Christmas miracle.
  2. Easy Peasy FAST Homemade Bread
  3. Super Duper Uber Cheater Pants Cookies
  4. Easy Peasy Apple Cake – or substitute other fruit. A fun, quick holiday treat.
  5. Or, for the full list of Five Kids Blog Recipes, click here.

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AND if you have an easy peasy go-to recipe that works for your family, I would LOVE to hear it. Please add it to the comments below or send me a message via Facebook or email.

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ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
27 comments
  1. Beth– I SOOO appreciate your command of English. Using words like ‘myriad’ correctly, subject verb agreement, participles only left to dangle intentionally.
    Honest to fault, fully expressed, pee-your-pants funny AND you don’t make my eyes twitch from bad grammar — yay!
    My baby just turned twenty – your stories bring back great memories.
    Thank you!

  2. My cobbler recipe is a fave. Takes 10 minutes prep plus 30 minutes to bake.

    Melt 1/2 stick butter in a pan while preheating oven to 350F.

    Whisk in a bowl: 1 cup each: milk, flour, sugar – plus 1 tsp each vanilla and baking powder.

    Pour batter over melted butter, scatter fresh fruit on top (peaches are in season now in Uruguay and I just peel them and chunk them up.)

    Bake approx 30 minutes, depending on how brown and crispy you like it. Batter will rise to mostly cover fruit.

    Works with fresh fruit or berries, canned fruit (drained), stewed apples, pie fillings, etc. etc.

  3. Wonderful blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many
    options out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions?
    Bless you!

  4. Jar of peanut butter
    Jar of cake frosting
    Microwave couple minutes
    Mix together
    Frig
    Done!!!!

    Use vanilla frosting for PB fugde
    Use choc frosting for a ‘no bake cookie’ tasting fudge.
    My moms hubby came up with this recipe & ppl LOVE it

  5. After burning myself and breaking my spatula making fudge I learned of another way. Take any can of frosting and any bag chocolate chips. Melt in microwave set in pan. Amazing!!!

  6. Tried this recipe this morning and it’s an instant hit! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  7. […] also had a couple of goes at 2-ingredient fudge from Beth Woolsey’s blog. I was skeptical about fudge you made in the microwave but […]

  8. Yet another reason to love you. So much for my great-aunt Julia’s five minute fudge recipe, which counted only the five minutes of STIRRING THE COOKING FUDGE AFTER IT BOILED in addition to the rest of the mixing/heating/pouring stuff. My only complaint is that I have to wait an hour to eat it.

  9. I have another 2 ingredient fudge and it’s just as easy. You need 1 bag of baking chips (I have used, chocolate, vanilla, Reeses peanut butter and butterscotch)and a tub of icing (either chocolate or vanilla depending on your flavor combo).
    Pour the bag of chips into a glass/pyrex bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Follow through with two more 30 second microwavings, stirring after each.
    Take the bowl out. Remove the metal cover from the frosting container and microwave for 1 minute. Mix the melted frosting into the melted chips until incorporated. Place a piece of tin foil into a square baking dish. Spray well with butter spray. Pour liquid fudge in. Spread with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Remove and slice.
    ** I used dark chocolate and mint baking chips with peppermint frosting and it was amazing!

  10. Oh! I just found this today. Thanks so much for something fast and easy, and sooooo good! We made it with rum, and toasted almonds, and it’s great! I’m going to try white chocolate with a layer of caramel tomorrow. YUM!

  11. Is that salt on top?

  12. Perfect timing! I live in a country where marshmellows and/or its fluff cost exorbiant, import prices. My husband told me he’d like fudge for Christmas this year. There is no shortage of condensed milk here, so whalah (sp?) fudge it is 🙂 i might try with a dark chcocolate dessert bar. Think it would work?

  13. Beth this is just my kind of recipe!! thanks so much for sharing.
    It’s summer here right now so a simple fave atm is banana and mango ‘ice cream’. http://peculiartreasure73.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/nifty-notion-5-super-simple-guilt-free.html

  14. Done and done.

    p.s. do you think it would work with white choc?

    1. not exactly sure, but if it doesn’t work out you’ll still have a sticky mess that tastes goooood! Can’t loose so worth a shot 🙂

  15. I know I haven’t shown my face around here for a while. We’ve been traveling, and busy, but I’ve been keeping up with your posts via email. But today I just had to click over to your website to comment to thank you for this. Can I just say wow? In the midst of the holiday frenzy, it will be wonderful to have such a simple, show-stopping sort of dessert to whip up! (In Ukraine, any kind of fudge is always a show stopper, because most Ukrainians have never had anything like it.) I’m going to pick up the ingredients the next time I’m at the store and keep them on hand for last-minute entertain emergencies!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sharon

  16. seriously, I love you. because this is an awesome, manageable (as a mother of 4 under 8), recipe for sharing with friends in lieu of Christmas cookies. yum! and thank you….

  17. Snuggies ARE awesome!
    So much so that I gave one to a friend in lieu of naughties at her bachelorette party.

  18. For the record, snuggies are awesome. And I live in S. Florida. Still awesome!

    My dog has one too for when it gets cold (aka below 75 degrees)

  19. Yayyy! I just made a batch today to share with my book club friends! I like dark chocolate, so I also add 3 T. cocoa powder when melting the chocolate chips in the condensed milk. Then I stir in 1 tsp. vanilla after the second round of microwaving. I was never any good at any of the stove-top fudge recipes, scorching it while reading a book when it seemed to take FOREVER to boil.

  20. This is also a VERY easy recipe from Baking Makes Things Better- takes 2 minutes in microwave a quick stir and then just waiting for it to set!
    100g butter, cubed
    ¼ cup milk
    2 teaspoons vanilla, or 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon rum essence
    4 cups sifted icing sugar
    ½ cup cocoa
    ½ – 1 cup chopped nuts, optional

    Place the butter, milk, vanilla, sifted icing sugar and cocoa into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then beat until smooth. Pour into a loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper. Refrigerate until cold. Cut into pieces before serving.

  21. As someone who messed up not one but three attempts at stovetop fudge, and said (shouted), “Never again!” while running outside with a pot of burnt chocolate, you have convinced me to try one more time for the sake of my children and because a side of bourbon sounds good at the moment. Thank you!

  22. I am the 5th generation making fudge in my family. It involves cocoa, milk and sugar. That’s it. Put in pot, stir, bring to boil, turn to medium and let it boil for about 20 mins. Check the consistency (dip a spoon into it and let some of the fudge drip into a glass). If it holds together, it’s ready. If it looks like powder, it’s not done. Once done, through a little vanilla extract, pecans, peppermint extract, etc (whatever you want). Whip it for a few minutes and then place in buttered dish. Now, it may seem like a lot of work, but it is actually less than 10 minutes of hands-on time. My 2 1/2 yr twins boys like it. Happy to think they are the 6th generation!

  23. I am going to try this….NOW! I’ll let you know how it turns out 🙂

  24. We love the crockpot over here. And we (meaning I, who is the cooker and baker at our house) love it even more when I can put frozen food in the crockpot, and just hours later, a meal is nearly ready to go. I have no idea where I got the recipe, but our go-to taco meat recipe is this:
    4-5 small chicken breasts, fresh or frozen
    1 1/2 cups salsa (your fave)
    1 Tbsp lime juice
    1 Tbsp chili powder

    Throw it in your crockpot, and let it cook on low. When it’s done, shred it and if you want, toss in a small can of corn (drain it first). Then let it heat through. Serve with tortillas and your family’s choice of toppings.
    I like setting up a taco bar and letting everyone build their own tacos.

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