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, 0 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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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 249168
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 219045
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

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

LeslieH User ID: 191346 215510
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."

kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 121751
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"Delicious and oh so easy!"

hkkeener User ID: 2585785 121750
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

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

Chumley5 User ID: 6210995 191480
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"I've made this for years with all semisweet chips but have never used butter. Lining the pan with plastic wrap works just as well as foil. This fudge is quick, easy, and hard to stay away from once it's finished."

proberts14 User ID: 1767183 153882
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Excellent - easy to make and yummy."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 141415
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"If I had to name this recipe, I'd call it happy children! And it was really easy to make. I was out of vanilla and used almond extract instead."

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 200704
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"Absolutely amazing! This fudge is so quick to make and tastes fabulous!"

LCS456 User ID: 7088740 185475
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"I love fudge and all things pumpkin spice so I had to try this recipe. I was skeptical about the combination; but the addition of the pumpkin spice to the fudge gave it a unique flavor that was very good and a nice change from the usual fudge recipes. This recipe is very similar to one I have used for years and I always add a tablespoon of strong brewed coffee or a 1/4 teaspoon of espresso powder to my fudge recipes - you won't even know the coffee is there but it enhances the flavor of the chocolate."

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