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Making fudge just got easier with this no-fail recipe. No more wasted pans of fudge that do not set properly. Our method of making fudge in the microwave results in perfectly smooth and creamy fudge every single time.
Our recipe makes 32 pieces and costs about $9.86 to make. It costs approzimately $0.31 per piece.
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You’ll Love this Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe!
We’ve spent years perfecting this recipe to make it as simple as possible. With this recipe, you will enjoy a fudge that has a rich chocolate flavor without breaking the bank. There is no need to spend a lot of money to have delicious old-fashioned fudge when you can make it at home with only five ingredients.
Our recipe takes only ten minutes to make and you do not even need a candy thermometer. No more standing over a double boiler waiting to melt the chocolate, trying not to burn it.
Impress your friends and family with this melt-in-your-mouth fudge with very little effort on your part. Your holiday baking just got easier!
Can I use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk for easy chocolate fudge?
Unfortunately, you cannot use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk in fudge. You can substitute evaporated milk for regular milk in many instances, but it will not give the same rich, creamy taste that you get from the sweetened condensed milk.
Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe Ingredients & Cost
RECIPE COST: $9.86
PRICE PER PIECE: $0.31
- 4 cups chocolate chips – $3.99
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk – $3.96
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – $0.34
- 1/2 teaspoon salt – $0.01
- 1 cup walnuts – $1.56
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Easy Chocolate Fudge Tools:
- 8-inch pan
- large saucepan
- measuring cups
- wooden spoon
- measuring spoons
How to Make this Chocolate Fudge Recipe
- Prep the pan.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a large saucepan
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the salt and vanilla.
4. Stir in chopped walnuts
5. Spread the fudge evenly into the prepared pan and chill until set
6. Remove the fudge from the pan, cut into squares, and serve.
Condensed Milk Fudge Recipe Variations
- Flavorings: Feel free to use any extracts that you’d like. Some of our favorites are orange, almond, and peppermint.
- Nut Options: Instead of walnuts, you can use pecans, peanuts, cashews, or pistachios.
- Batch Sizes: This recipe makes a thicker fudge; you can cut the recipe in half if you would like.
How to store Sweetened Condensed Milk Fudge
Store: We like to store the finished easy chocolate fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. You can store the fudge in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, but we find that it gets a little dried out in the refrigerator.
Freeze: Place fudge in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Easy Chocolate Fudge: Get Kid’s Involved
Ages 2-3: Have your little one measure out the chocolate chips. This is a great time to practice counting!
Ages 4-5: Let your child mix in the vanilla, salt, and nuts after melting the chocolate.
Ages 6-8: Your child can assist in measuring out the ingredients for the recipe. They can also help stir the chocolate while it is melting.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Best Condensed Fudge Recipe FAQs
Can you melt fudge?
Fudge will not melt in the same way that a candy bar will melt. This is because fudge is cooked candy. Cooked candies do not actually melt until they reach about 125 degrees. So it may melt if you live in Arizona, like Beth and Jess! Ha Ha! However, it can soften if it is left in the sun or a warm place.
What is the secret to smooth fudge that is not gritty?
We recommend melting the chocolate in the microwave for one minute and then in thirty-second intervals to avoid burning the chocolate. If the chocolate is scorched during the melting process, it can cause a gritty fudge.
How do I know if my fudge is going to set?
The quickest way to tell if the fudge is going to set is to use a candy thermometer to check the temperature. It should be between 235-240 degrees F.
As you melt and mix the chocolate, it should start to become thicker and glossier in appearance. This is a good sign that it is going to set properly.
You’ll notice the fudge start to set around the edges pretty quickly while it is chilling, which is also a strong indication that it is going to finish setting properly.
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Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Fudge Recipe
- 8-inch pan
- large saucepan
- measuring cups
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring spoons
- 4 cups chocolate chips semi-sweet or bittersweet
- 28 ounces sweetened condensed milk (2, 14-ounce cans)
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
- Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides.
- Add chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk to a large, heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until the chips are almost completely melted.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir until the chocolate mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in salt, vanilla, and chopped nuts.
SPREAD AND CHILL:
- Spread the fudge in an even layer into the prepared pan.
- Chill for 2-3 hours or until set.
- Lift the fudge from the pan using the parchment paper overhang.
- Cut the fudge into 32 squares.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
- This recipe makes a thicker fudge; you can cut the recipe in half if you would like.