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Simple and quick, this easy microwave fudge offers all the delicious, classic homemade fudge taste you crave but is ready in minutes in the microwave, skipping the stovetop!
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Rich, creamy homemade microwave fudge is a simple, delicious that is made in only minutes with a few ingredients. Just like our traditional chocolate fudge, this from-scratch favorite is a classic holiday treat that is the perfect candy to enjoy anytime.

Try our Rocky Road Fudge. For another microwave fudge flavor, try our Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge.

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MORE FUDGE RECIPES:
Layered Peppermint Fudge | Peanut Butter Fudge


Ingredients for Microwave Fudge

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You will need:

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups walnuts

Ingredient Substitutions:

NUTS: You can omit the walnuts if you don’t like nuts, it’s still decadent and irresistible! You could also make it with peanuts or almonds.

TOPPINGS: You could add sprinkles, a drizzle of caramel or a dash of sea salt to the top as well.

FLAVOR: You could add in a little peppermint extract as well for a minty fudge or try a citrus like orange extract.

CHOCOLATE: You could add in butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips. You could also substitute dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.

MIX-INS: You could stir in coconut flakes, dried fruit, pretzels, or candy pieces.

How to Make Microwave Fudge

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STEP ONE: In a large microwave-safe bowl place the chocolate chips. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate chips but do not mix.

STEP TWO: Add the butter cubes on top of the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips.

STEP THREE: Microwave on high power for two to three minutes total, depending on the power of the microwave, stirring every 30-60 seconds until the butter has almost completely melted. Immediately remove from microwave and stir until well combined.

PRO TIP: When you’re done melting the chips, there will probably be a handful of chocolate chips remaining unmelted. Stop at that point and stir because the heat will continue to melt the rest of the chips. You don’t want to overcook and burn them!

STEP FOUR: Stir in vanilla and nuts.

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STEP FIVE: Immediately pour into an 8 x 8 casserole dish lined with foil and spread to your desired thickness.

PRO TIP: You can use your hands to press the fudge into the pan and to be flat and even on top.

STEP SIX: Refrigerate until set, then cut and serve.

How to Store Microwave Fudge

Place fudge in an airtight container for up to a week.

You could also gift it during the holidays in a cute container with a note. Ideal for neighbors, friends, and teachers!

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In only a few minutes and with a handful of everyday ingredients, you can create this magical, rich, delicious microwave fudge. Loaded with creamy chocolate and crunchy walnuts, this is a homemade candy treat everyone will love.

MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE:

EASY FUDGE: Oreo Fudge | Reese’s Pieces Fudge
CHRISTMAS FUDGE: Gingerbread Fudge | Tiger Fudge
BRITTLE: Peanut Brittle | Microwave Peanut Brittle
BARK: Peppermint Bark | Oreo Peppermint Bark

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Microwave Fudge

5 from 3 votes
Simple and quick, this easy microwave fudge offers all the delicious, classic homemade fudge taste you crave but is ready in minutes in the microwave, skipping the stovetop!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups walnuts roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts roughly chopped, for top of fudge (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with foil or an 8 x 8 casserole dish.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl place the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate chips but do not mix.
  • Add the butter cubes on top of the milk/chips.
  • Microwave on high power for two to three minutes total (depending on the power of the microwave), stirring every 30-60 seconds until the butter has almost completely melted.
  • Immediately remove from microwave and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in vanilla and nuts.
  • Immediately pour into prepared dish and spread to your desired thickness.
  • Refrigerate until set.
  • Cut and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg
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