Quick and easy homemade fudge. A fun seasonal treat that is perfect for gifting!

Quick and easy homemade fudge recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A seasonal treat perfect for gifting!

I tried making fudge once and it didn’t work out so well. That was many years ago. I swore off making it since then even though I love it so much. I’m not sure what went wrong. I wasn’t as much of a baker back then. But given that I’m blogging now and fudge is a staple in many homes this time of year, I figured it needed to be done. I searched high and low, asked friends and fellow bloggers what their favorite recipes are. I had many to choose from but ended up on one that I’d bookmarked a while back.

It’s simple, I was honestly skeptical because of how simple it was. It calls for five ingredients, two of which are chocolate plus any add in items you might want. No butter, no sugar and not even a dollop of fluff. If you can melt chocolate, you can make this. I worried that it wouldn’t taste fudgey enough, maybe it wouldn’t set or maybe it’d end up being too hard. Those are perfectly normal things to worry about when it comes to chocolate. You don’t want rock hard fudge and you certainly don’t want it to be floppy. Neither is acceptable.

Thankfully this turned out wonderful. The perfect fudgey taste, not too soft and not too hard. Though of course if you leave it out of the fridge too long it will soften up substantially leaving you with lickable fingers, but I’m not complaining. I decided to switch things up a bit with this and make some fun shapes with mini cutters instead of the traditional square pieces. Very fun to make and the kids can even get involved with this. The shapes make them even more giftable – bonus! Who doesn’t like receiving yummy and pretty treats?

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Easy Fudge

Total Time: 3 hours
Yield: 9 plus
Quick and easy homemade fudge. A fun seasonal treat that is perfect for gifting!


  • 2 C semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 C milk chocolate
  • 1 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Prepare an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang on two sides. 
  • In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and salt over medium low heat. 
  • When the mixture is completely smooth, remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir well until fully combined. Pour into prepared pan. Chill for at least 2-3 hours.Carefully remove from pan, cutting into squares using a sharpe knife. Alternately, use mini cookie cutters for fun shapes. Store any food safe gift boxes or storage boxes in the fridge until ready to serve or gift.


Calories: 477kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 453mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 50g, Vitamin A: 146IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 163mg, Iron: 3mg
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most accurate data, use your preferred nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you used to make this recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Chocolate