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Easy Microwave Mint Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

about 3 pounds (117 pieces)

I make these creamy, smooth squares not only for Christmas, but also for Valentine's Day. This easy microwave fudge is just as good as any you'd buy in a confectionery. —Donna Roberts, Manhattan, Kansas
Easy Microwave Mint Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 15 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 7 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Andes creme de menthe baking chips

Directions

  1. Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; grease foil with 2 teaspoons butter.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Add butter and milk (do not stir). Microwave on high 2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave; stir until blended. Stir in vanilla. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with baking chips, pressing chips lightly into fudge. Refrigerate 1 hour or 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.
  4. To Make Ahead: Store fudge, layered between waxed paper, in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.
  5. Freeze option: Wrap fudge in waxed paper, then in foil. Place in freezer containers and freeze. To thaw, bring wrapped fudge to room temperature.
Microwave-1,100 watt
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 56 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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