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Easy Homemade Fudge Recipe 3 Ingredients

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This recipe for homemade fudge is really easy to make and only requires three ingredients! You can certainly add more ingredients but the basic fudge recipe only takes 3. Fudge is a perfect treat for the holidays or any time. It tastes amazing and super simple to make, if I can make it you can make it! Let’s get started!

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Fudge ingredients chocolate chips, butter, and a can of sweetened condensed milk sitting on a wooden table.

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and tools

First, get your ingredients and tools together. For this easy homemade 3 ingredients fudge recipe you will need:

  • Sweetened condensed milk – this will help add flavor and body to the fudge.
  • Butter – Butter is an important part of the fudge it adds a nice flavor. You can leave it out and do this fudge with only two ingredients, but it won’t taste quite as good.
  • Chocolate – and the star of this fudge recipe is the chocolate. I generally like to add a combination of milk chocolate and semi-sweet, but you can use all dark chocolate, all semi-sweet, or all milk chocolate if you like.

Optional Ingredients

  • Vanilla extract – this is optional but will add some additional flavor to the fudge.
  • Chopped nuts – walnuts are a classic choice for fudge so you can certainly add them in if you like.

Tools:

  • Large Microwave Safe Bowl
  • spatula
  • spoon
  • parchment paper
  • kitchen spray (optional, helps to keep the parchment paper in the pan)
  • 11×9 or 9×9 pan (depending on how thick you want your fudge)

Step 2: Sweetened condensed milk and butter

Now combine your sweetened condensed milk and your butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Then heat it up in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot, I usually give it a good stir at the 1-minute mark.

Man holding glass bowl on a brown wooden table with sweetened condensed milk and butter in it.

Step 3: Chocolate time

Now add in your chocolate. This recipe is awesome you can use all semi-sweet chocolate chips if you like, or all milk chocolate, or all dark chocolate, or a combination of all of them, as long as you have around 400 grams total. Place the chocolate in the hot condensed milk and butter mixture, and push it down a little bit with a spoon, then just let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes in the hot liquid. Similar to if you were making a chocolate ganache with hot cream and chocolate.

Bowl of sweetened condensed milk and melted butter with chocolate chips in it sitting on brown wooden table.

Step 4: Stir the chocolate

Next, after the chocolate has bathed in the sweetened milk, take a spatula or spoon and start to mix, the chocolate. It should combine very easily with the liquid. Once all melted and combined, the mixture will resemble a frosting or brownie batter.

White spatula sitting in a glass bowl of chocolate fudge.

Step 5: Pan it up

Now let’s take an 8×11 or 9×9 pan and add some parchment paper to it, I like to spray the bottom of the pan first with kitchen spray, this just helps the parchment paper stick to it. Next, pour your chocolate mixture into the pan and smooth it out with your spatula. Then all you need to do is put it in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours until it sets up completely. Easy as that!

chocolate fudge sitting in a parchment paper lined green glass pan on top of table.

Step 6: Cut and serve the fudge

Now take the large piece of fudge out of the pan and cut it up however you like. This dessert is fairly rich, so I generally cut mine up into small squares. You can store it back in your same pan and just cover it with plastic wrap, or put it in Tupperware, or create little gift bundles and give it away. The homemade fudge can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature. Enjoy!

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Little fudge squares sitting on top of white cutting board on brown table.

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Easy Homemade Fudge (3 Ingredients)

I love chocolate and I love fudge. My mom has an excellent classic fudge recipe that she made all the time during the holidays. But what if you don't have a lot of time but still want to make a great fudge? That is where this easy homemade fudge recipe comes in. And it only requires 3 ingredients. Pretty cool right?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, easy, treats
Servings: 50 pieces
Calories: 75kcal

Equipment

  • Large Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Spatula
  • spoon
  • parchment paper
  • kitchen spray (optional, helps to keep the parchment paper in the pan)
  • 11×9 or 9×9 pan (depending on how thick you want your fudge)

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz or 396 g
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56 to 60 g
  • 2 1/4 cups of chocolate milk chocolate, dark, semi-sweet, or a combination of them all, about 400 g

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • First let's combine our sweetened condensed milk and our butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Then let's heat it up in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot, I usually give it a good stir at the 1 minute mark.
  • Now let's add our chocolate. This recipe is awesome you can use all semi-sweet chocolate chips if you like, or all milk chocolate, or all dark chocolate, or a combination of all of them, as long as you have around 400 grams total. Place the chocolate in the hot condensed milk and butter mixture, and push it down a little bit with a spoon, then just let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes in the hot liquid.
  • Next after the chocolate has bathed in the sweetened milk, take a spatula or spoon and start to mix, the chocolate should combine very easy with the liquid. Once all melted and combined, the mixture will resemble a frosting or brownie batter.
  • Now let's take a 8×11 or 9×9 pan and add some parchment paper to it, I like to spray the bottom of the pan first with kitchen spray, this just helps the parchment paper stick to it. Next pour your chocolate mixture into the pan and smooth it out with your spatula. Then all you need to do is put it in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours until it sets up completely. Simple as that!
  • Now take the large piece of fudge out of the pan and cut it up however you like. This dessert is fairly rich, so I generally cut mine up into small squares. You can store it back in your same pan and just cover it with plastic wrap, or put it in Tupperware, or create little gift bundles and give it away. 🙂 Enjoy!

Notes

**Note these nutritional facts will vary depending on the type of chocolate you use. this based on using all milk chocolate. 
homemade fudge nutritional facts

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge….. yum!

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