5-Ingredient Fudge Recipe
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5-Ingredient Fudge Recipe

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You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. Sue Tucker, Edgemoor, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 59 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Line a 9-in.-square pan with foil; grease foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and remaining butter, stirring after 1 minute and every 30 seconds thereafter. Stir in milk and vanilla. Spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/3 pounds (81 pieces).
To make Pie-Spice Sugar: Mix 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and 1/4 teaspoon baking cocoa. Dust fudge with sugar mixture just before serving.
Originally published as 5-Ingredient Fudge in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p13

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"Just like my grandma always made! Great tip with lining the pan, makes it so much easier."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"The kids declared this their new favorite homemade fudge. A cinch to make."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Creamy, delicious fudge. I would love to try to make this fudge with different kinds of chips and adding things in, such as vanilla chips and candy cane bits or oreo cookie pieces. Easy to make, but found that it thickens up quickly. If you have an extra body to spread it in the pan, it helps."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"Delicious and oh so easy!"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"This is SOOOO good. I have to force myself to only eat one small piece at a time."

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