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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


  • Large Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Spatula
  • spoon
  • parchment paper
  • kitchen spray (optional, helps to keep the parchment paper in the pan)
  • 11x9 or 9x9 pan (depending on how thick you want your fudge)


  • 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


  • 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 8x11 or 9x9 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!


**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