The Easiest Foolproof Fudge

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge – Look no further than this recipe for the EASIEST and most FOOLPROOF fudge that takes less than 3 minutes to make!! Customize it with your favorite add-ins like cranberries and walnuts! Great for gifts and cookie exchanges!!

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge - Look no further than this recipe for the EASIEST and most FOOLPROOF fudge that takes less than 3 minutes to make!! Customize it with your favorite add-ins like cranberries and walnuts! Great for gifts and cookie exchanges!!

If you’re a fudge fan but have not had success with other recipes or have been afraid to try making it because it seems complicated, this is the recipe that will put all of that to rest.

The fudge is so incredibly easy and literally comes together in couple of minutes in the microwave with just a handful of key ingredients.

You don’t have to worry about boiling anything, candy thermometers, or it not setting up. I promise you this is the easiest and foolproof fudge ever with a rich, luxurious taste.

What’s In The Fudge

There is chocolate of course, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. From there, you can customize the fudge with your favorite add-ins.

I added dried cranberries and Fisher Walnut Halves and Pieces to the fudge for flavor and texture. The dried cranberries add chewiness and the walnuts add crunch to the otherwise silky smooth fudge.

Fisher recipe nuts are a wonderful way to add flavor and texture to any dish without adding preservatives or salt. All Fisher recipe nuts are non-GMO Project Verified.

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge - Look no further than this recipe for the EASIEST and most FOOLPROOF fudge that takes less than 3 minutes to make!! Customize it with your favorite add-ins like cranberries and walnuts! Great for gifts and cookie exchanges!!

Look for their stand-up resealable bag and enjoy the lovely flavor these high-quality walnuts will add to all your recipes.

I’ve been working with Fisher Nuts for years. Check out this Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan ToppingSea Salt Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies, Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake, and Salted Caramel Candied Pecan Carmelitas that I’ve made using their pecans.

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge - Look no further than this recipe for the EASIEST and most FOOLPROOF fudge that takes less than 3 minutes to make!! Customize it with your favorite add-ins like cranberries and walnuts! Great for gifts and cookie exchanges!!

How Long To Cook The Fudge

I cooked mine for 2 1/2 minutes in a large, glass, microwave-safe bowl. Because all microwaves vary in their intensity, and all ingredients and bowls vary, microwaving time can vary. To be safe, I would start checking to see if you can stir the ingredients smooth after 2 minutes, but don’t be surprised if it takes longer.

It’s better to heat in shorter bursts and check often than it is to accidentally overcook it because the chocolate could harden and seize up and you’d have to start over.

For Gifts And Cookie Exchanges

Fudge always makes great hostess gifts and works well in cookie exchanges in decorative bags because it keeps fresh for a long time.

I have stored it at room temp for about a month and in the fridge for even longer, at least two months. You do not need to store it in the fridge and it’s stable at room temp but if you want it extra-firm or you live in a warmer climate, you may want to store it in the fridge.

As always, use your best judgment, but I am just sharing my personal experiences with storing it.

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge - Look no further than this recipe for the EASIEST and most FOOLPROOF fudge that takes less than 3 minutes to make!! Customize it with your favorite add-ins like cranberries and walnuts! Great for gifts and cookie exchanges!!

Fudge Customization Ideas

There are so many ways to get creative with this fudge including:

  • sprinkling sea salt on the top
  • incorporating Fisher Chopped Pecans rather than Fisher Walnut Halves and Pieces
  • marshmallows
  • chopped chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies
  • holiday sprinkles
  • chopped candy canes or peppermint bits
  • toffee bits
  • diced peanut butter cups

I wouldn’t try them all at once (peppermint and peanut butter would be pretty, ummm, interesting together) but if you’re a fudge fanatic, those are some easy variations to try.

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge – Look no further than this recipe for the EASIEST and most FOOLPROOF fudge that takes less than 3 minutes to make!! Customize it with your favorite add-ins like cranberries and walnuts! Great for gifts and cookie exchanges!!

Here’s a video that shows you exactly how I make the fudge.

Favorite Easy No-Bake Christmas Recipes:

  • Buckeye Fudge – Easy, no-cook, no-fuss, foolproof fudge that’s ready in 1 hour! Dense, chewy and full of rich peanut butter flavor with a smooth, fudgy chocolate topping! It’s irresistible!
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacks – Easy, no-bake treats that are a holiday favorite! They have it all: Salty, sweet, crunchy, and gooey with chocolate and peanut butter! Great for cookie exchanges or impromptu parties!
  • Loaded Christmas Bark – This easy, no-bake chocolate bark is loaded with goodies! Oreos, M&M’s, peanuts, pretzels, and sprinkles! Great for holiday parties and cookie exchanges! Salty, sweet, and addictively good!
  • Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) – This stuff lives up to it’s name and is extremely addictive! Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy and a holiday favorite everyone loves! Easy recipe!
  • Graham Cracker Toffee (aka Graham Cracker CRACK) – Sweet, buttery, caramely, perfectly chocolaty, topped with toffee bits for extra crunch! Lives up to its name and extremely addictive! An easy holiday and party fave!

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge

The Easiest Foolproof Fudge – Look no further than this recipe for the EASIEST and most FOOLPROOF fudge that takes less than 3 minutes to make!! Customize it with your favorite add-ins like cranberries and walnuts! Great for gifts and cookie exchanges!!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (18 ounces or 1 1/2 bags chocolate chips)
  • one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced into pieces
  • 1 cup Fisher Walnut Halves and Pieces
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8-inch pan with foil or parchment for easier cleanup; set aside.
  2. To a large, microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter, and heat on high power to melt, about 2 1/2 minutes but all microwaves vary in intensity. Stop to check and stir after 2 minutes and heat from there in 30-second intervals, if necessary, until the mixture can be stirred smooth.
  3. Add the walnuts, cranberries, and stir to combine.
  4. Turn mixture out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula as necessary. Place on the counter to cool and set up fully, about 4 hours. If you are in a hurry, you can place the pan in the fridge to expedite it. Slice and serve after fudge has set up. Fudge will keep airtight at room temp for up to 1 month or in the fridge for at least 3 months. It is stable at room temp but if you prefer it firmer or live in a warmer climate, I recommend the fridge.
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22 comments on “The Easiest Foolproof Fudge”

  1. Fudge is probably my favorite sweet treat. Cranberry walnut sounds like a good combination and what could be easier than 3 ingredients!!

  2. Not all of us have a microwave oven. What are the directions using standard stovetop burners?

  3. hey girl- this is right up my alley! yummy!

  4. How much candy cane / toffee bits would you add to this recipe ?

  5. Can you recommend the best way to cut it so it looks as pretty as yours???

  6. I was thinking of incorporating gingerbread spices, cookies, and molasses. I know that the additional liquid might prevent it from firming up properly. Do you think a workaround would be to swap a tablespoon of molasses for a TB of butter? Or the condensed milk?

  7. I made your foolproof chocolate fudge recipe. I have to say it is the best recipe. I would never use another recipe for fudge. It is not overly sweet like other recipes. I have made fudge using marshmellow in the jar and have found it to be very sweet. I also like the fact that you don’t add any sugar to the recipe. The sweet condensed milk is sweet enough. The only think that I did different was add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. I don’t have a microwave. It came out perfect in a double boiler on top of the stove. I am so happy that you shared this recipe with everyone. It was easy to make and no mess.

    Rating: 5
  8. The Easiest Fudge is the BEST !! So easy too. Now I have a request. My favorite is peanut butter.
    Is there an easy way to make it into Easiest chocolate/peanut butter Fudge ! Or just
    a peanut butter fudge.

    Thanks much,
    Dave Grindel from NY (Cloudy Skies)

  9. Easy, simple & great to give as a gift.

    Rating: 5
  10. I made this and took it into work everyone loved it so much they had 2 pieces and husband had 3! :) Ultra quick and easy. Just the way I like treats to be. Thank you.

    Rating: 5

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