June 7, 2023Review Recipe
Milky Way Fudge
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This Milky Way fudge is out-of-this-world, and this recipe will make you feel like you’re eating the Milky Way galaxy itself; it’s THAT GOOD. The rich chocolate and creamy caramel flavors fuse together to create a decadent treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
Milky Way Fudge Ingredients
Milky Way fudge is a dream come true for chocolate lovers! The rich and creamy flavor is irresistible, with decadent pieces of sweet, chewy Milky Way candy bars in every bite of this velvety fudge.
To make this decadent fudge, you’ll need:
- 4 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 5 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 2½ cups of Milky Way Simply Caramel fun-size candy bars (10.73-ounce bag), sliced into thirds (divided into 1½ cups and 1 cup)
- 2 cups of halved Milky Way minis (divided in half)
You can chill the Simply Caramel and mini Milky Way bars in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting them into pieces. You can keep the sliced candy in the fridge before you add it to the fudge. This will help ensure the caramel does not ooze out prematurely before slicing the fudge.
Substitutions And Additions
CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips could also be used in this delicious recipe.
How To Make This Milky Way Fudge Recipe
Making your own milky way fudge is such a decadent experience! Start by melting semi-sweet chocolate chips with condensed milk and heavy cream in the microwave.
Layer half of the fudge mixture in the pan before adding a layer of Milky Way bars over top. Pour the rest of the chocolate over the top of the candy bars before sprinkling even more chocolate bars.
Chill the fudge before chopping it into mouthwatering and irresistible bite-sized pieces.
Follow our step-by-step instructions to make this treat.
STEP ONE: Line a 9×9-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray, and set it aside.
STEP TWO: Add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream to a 2 to 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until the chips are melted and smooth.
Make sure you are using condensed milk, and NOT evaporated milk, or your fudge won’t turn out right.
STEP THREE: Spread ½ of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
STEP FOUR: Evenly layer 1½ cups chopped Milky Way Simply Caramel, and 1 cup halved Milky Way minis.
STEP FIVE: Spread the remaining chocolate mixture over the candy layer.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
You can score a grid pattern on top of the warm fudge before refrigerating to help cut clean slices.
STEP SIX: Finally, top the chocolate layer with the remaining candy. Allow the fudge to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before tightly covering it with plastic wrap and chilling in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
To help slice the fudge, run a large sharp knife under hot water. Be sure to dry the knife before cutting.
How To Serve
This rich fudge is the perfect treat for sharing with friends and family. For added decadence, you can also set the serving plate beside a bowl of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for those looking to truly indulge their sweet tooth.
Fudge also makes the perfect homemade gift. Add pieces of the fudge to a fancy gift box tied with a pretty ribbon along with our tiger fudge and our rocky road fudge.
Making fudge is so easy, and we have plenty of recipes to share with you. Our Oreo fudge and cookie dough fudge are two of our favorites.
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IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this delicious chocolate fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this Milky Way fudge for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Label the container with the best-by date to make sure you use it up while it is at its best.
With a layer of chocolatey Milky Way candy bars between luscious milk chocolate layers, this Milky Way fudge is beyond decadent. You will not be able to resist this scrumptious treat, and it will disappear fast once you sink your teeth into it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This easy recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to one month.
To easily slice the fudge, dip a large sharp flat knife in boiling water, dry it completely, and cut one long slice (the heat will help the blade to glide through).
This simple recipe should be stored in the fridge. It may get too soft if you keep it at room temperature.
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Milky Way Fudge
- 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 5 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2½ cups Milky Way Simply Caramel fun size candy bars, 10.73 ounce bag, sliced into thirds (divided into 1½ cups and 1 cup)
- 2 cups halved Milky Way minis, divided into 1 cup and 1 cup
- Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray, and set it aside.
- Add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream to a 2 to 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until the chips are melted and smooth.
- Spread ½ of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Evenly layer 1½ cups chopped Milky Way Simply Caramel and 1 cup halved Milky Way minis.
- Spread the remaining chocolate mixture over the candy layer.
- Finally, top the chocolate layer with the remaining candy. Allow the fudge to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before tightly covering it with plastic wrap and chilling in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
- You can chill the Simply Caramel and mini Milky Way bars in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting them into pieces. You can keep the sliced candy in the fridge before you add it to the fudge. This will help ensure the caramel does not ooze out prematurely before slicing the fudge.
- You can score a grid pattern on top of the warm fudge before refrigerating to help cut clean slices.
- To help slice the fudge, run a large sharp knife under hot water. Be sure to dry the knife before cutting.
I have to try this! I have a pretty basic, simple fudge recipe that I really like. But this looks just as easy, and much tastier! Adding this to my baking list!
I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’ll be using milk chocolate and the UK version of Milky Way and maybe even adding some Malteasers too as they are my favourite!
Wow! How decadent. I think I’d try it with dark chocolate chips and switch the regular Milky Way bars for my favorite Milky Way Midnight bars
Joyce Ollendike says
I do make homemade fudge and look forward to try this one. I wonder what would happen if I used Three Musketeers bars?
Love fudge and love this recipe! I would use milk chocolate when making. Will be making this Christmas.
Micheline Brunet says
I would use milk chocolate
Patricia Cole says
I’ve made fudge before and like to make at Christmas for gifting.
Have you made homemade fudge before?- Yes
and i can’t wait to make more!
I think either dark or milk chocolate would be good in this recipe, but I would use milk chocolate, yum!
Would you use milk chocolate or dark chocolate for this fudge? Milk Chocolate every time!!!
I can’t leave a rating because I haven’t tried them yet but they sound absolutely delicious. I exchange an assortment of cookies and fudge with my family and friends during the holidays and the great recipes I get from this site are always a big hit!!
Deborah Mayeux says
Can’t wait to make, but I would use dark chocolate!!!
Have made many recipes of fudge – am always looking for new recipes and since I LOVE Milky Way bars, I am anxious to try this one.
I think I would try milk chocolate chips instead of the semi sweet chips. I like things sweet and semi sweet can have a bitter taste.
Verna Kay says
Before diabetes, I would have jumped on this recipe almost immediately. But now just reading the recipe makes my blood sugar jump over an Olympic high bar. Looks decadent though. I would use Reese’s cups in mine. I do exchange cookies for the holidays. My speciality is an Austrian sugar cookie which my Austrian mother-in-law taught me. It is labor intensive with cutting shapes and individually decorating with sprinkles. Cookies are rolled extremely thin and those that are not decorated get put togther with red currant jelly to make a sandwich cookie. They are part of my husband’s tradition as he helped his mom make 100s each Christmas so we will continue the process until we are unable. Do not have children to pass this down to.
Yes, I have made fudge previously but not for a long while. Tempted to try some of your recipes, though.
Penny Bunch says
I would definitely use Dark chocolate.
I havent made much fudge before but defiently would go with the dark chocolate milky way as its my wifes favorite candy bar.
Shaunda Snider says
I would use milk chocolate chips.
This recipe looks wonderful!
Teresa Gerber says
I used to make my Grandmother’s fudge, but lost the recipe …bummer!! So I’m always looking for good recipes!! TY!
Katlyn Holt says
I would use milk chocolate for fudge, and I think a heath bar would go great too! I’ll have to try this recipe
I haven’t made this yet but I would probably use dark chocolate since that is my favorite and some kind of candy bars with nuts in them.
Myra Phillips says
I would definitely use dark chocolate in this recipe as I don’t really care for milk chocolate. I would definitely consider using Snickers or even Skor bars for this recipe. Bit I would make just like your recipe the first time before I experimented.
Elissa Gunning says
I would make it with dark chocolate and possibly Snickers…
I HAVE made homemade fudge; often but not recently.
I think this is a great idea. I plan to use dark chocolate and then Caramellos and Snickers!
We do exchange homemade treats but not so much as gifts but as sharing for weekly family dinners.
Thanks for great recipes.
Ohhh, I’ve never made fudge before. I might have to try this one! I wonder how it would be with snickers. 😀
Yum. I have been making fudge forever but since Milky Way is my favorite candy bar this sounds amazing.
Dark chocolate 🍫 with a touch of marshmallow ummm!! 🙌🏻 Done !
I haven’t made fudge in a long time. I would make this with dark chocolate. Anxious to make this now! My daughter is the baker and she usually bakes to give away to family and friends.
I have made fudge before but this one looks better. I would use dark chocolate and maybe try it with 3 Musketeers bars but the caramel sinched this recipe for me.
Would definitely try this and also your marshmallow fudge.
Lois Imel says
This Milky Way fudge sounds Awesome. Yes, I would make it & I would use milk chocolate. I have made fudge from scratch, peanut butter & chocolate. I usually give my fudge as gifts. I love this site. It has a lot of great recipes that I am going to try.
Gabriela B. says
Would you use milk chocolate or dark chocolate for this fudge?
-I’d use Dark Chocolate and add Cashews.
Sherrie Abbott says
I would use milk chocolate! Not a fan of dark chocolate! And I have made fudge before, but not for a long time now.
I would use dark chocolate as I like it better.
Deborah Auble says
I would use milk chocolate. Can’t wait to try it.
Diana B. says
I would use dark chocolate and maybe add almonds or Twix bars. Yes, I always do cookie or “sweets” exchanges around Christmas time with my neighborhood or moms groups. 😀
Bobbie J McLaren says
Milky Way is my favorite candy bar. I am crazy about this recipe for fudge but I think I’m going to use the Milky Way Midnight. I love dark chocolate and the mix will be awesome. I am also going to make it with Snickers for my sister.
Ann Maddix says
I would use milk Chocolate
Possibly try recipe using peanut butter cups or even twix
I have been apart of Cookie exchanges and they are lots of fun.