3 Ingredient Fudge

3 ingredient fudge on cutting board

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Are you a fan of fudge? I love the stuff! It’s one of my favorite decadent treats. There are so many flavors and variations like this simple foolproof peanut butter fudge.  I’ll admit I love simple recipes. This 3 ingredient fudge is the perfect example of a decadent treat. It’s made in the microwave, and with only 3 ingredients it’s one of the simplest recipes you’ll make. 

 This 3 ingredient fudge is perfect to put in treat bags for the holidays with Christmas crack and your favorite cookies. I’ll be posting Christmas Crack soon, so be on the lookout for that recipe. Treat bags are one of my favorite things to make around the holidays for coworkers, family, and friends. They are always well received, and everyone enjoys them. 

If you love chocolate treats then you must try this 3 ingredient fudge. Milk Chocolate Chips, condensed milk, and butter make this fudge simple and easy. Add the fact that it’s made in the microwave and this recipe is an easy win. There are many variations of fudge, and this fudge is no different. The joy of simple 3 ingredient fudge is you can make several different varieties of fudges with this recipe by adding simple mix-ins. Here is how to make 3 ingredients fudge. 

Here are the ingredients you will need: 

  • 3 cups of milk chocolate chips (Can also use semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup butter

Optional Mix Ins: 

Caramel: Make a caramel layer and pour on top. 

 Nuts: Mix in 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans.

Peppermint: Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly butter and set aside. 
  2. In a large microwavable bowl combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk,  and butter. Microwave in 30 second increments until the chocolate has melted. It took mine about two and ½ minutes. Don’t overcook it or it will get gritty. Quickly pour into the prepared baking dish and press down with a spatula. Refrigerate until set. 
  3. If adding a caramel layer, pour melted caramels across and sprinkle with sea salt. Make sure the fudge has hardened first. 

VARIATIONS: 

  • Fudge with nuts: Mix in 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans immediately after the chocolate melted. 
  • Peppermint Fudge: Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top immediately after you pour melted chocolate in the pan. 

HELPFUL TIPS: 

Line your Pan. Make sure to line your baking dish with parchment paper and lightly butter the paper. Doing this will make sure your fudge doesn’t stick to the pan. 

Don’t Overcook. My fudge only took about 2 ½ minutes to melt and become creamy. Be careful not to over your 3 ingredient fudge or it will become grainy. 

Adding More Layers.  If adding the caramel layer, to your 3 ingredient fudge make sure the fudge has hardened completely before pouring the caramel on top. 

Storing: Add to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. Remove from the fridge about 15-20 minutes prior to serving. I find it easiest to cut with a plastic knife. It should keep in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 weeks. 
Freezing: I like to individually wrap the pieces in plastic wrap then store in a ziplock bag. You can also wrap the whole block of fudge.  Once ready to serve just thaw and cut if needed.

3 ingredient fudge on cutting board

3 Ingredient Fudge

If you love chocolate treats then you must try this 3 ingredient fudge. Milk Chocolate Chips, condensed milk, and butter make this fudge simple and easy. Add the fact that it's made in the microwave and this recipe is an easy win.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 32

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Milk chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions
 

  • Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly butter and set aside.
  • In a large microwavable bowl combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk,  and butter. Microwave in 30 second increments until the chocolate has melted. It took mine about two and ½ minutes. Don’t overcook it or it will get gritty. Quickly pour into the prepared baking dish and press down with a spatula. Refrigerate until set.
  • If adding a caramel layer, pour melted caramels across and sprinkle with sea salt. Make sure the fudge has hardened first.

Notes

VARIATIONS: 
 
  • Fudge with nuts: Mix in 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans immediately after the chocolate melted. 
  • Peppermint Fudge: Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top immediately after you pour melted chocolate in the pan. 
 
HELPFUL TIPS: 
 
Line your Pan. Make sure to line your baking dish with parchment paper and lightly butter the paper. Doing this will make sure your fudge doesn’t stick to the pan. 
 
Don’t Overcook. My fudge only took about 2 ½ minutes to melt and become creamy. Be careful not to over your 3 ingredient fudge or it will become grainy. 
 
Adding More Layers.  If adding the caramel layer, to your 3 ingredient fudge make sure the fudge has hardened completely before pouring the caramel on top. 
 
Storing: Add to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. Remove from the fridge about 15-20 minutes prior to serving. I find it easiest to cut with a plastic knife. It should keep in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 weeks. 
Freezing: I like to individually wrap the pieces in plastic wrap then store in a ziplock bag. You can also wrap the whole block of fudge.  Once ready to serve just thaw and cut if needed.
Keyword easy fudge, fudge, simple fudge, three ingredient chocolate fudge, three ingredient fudge

7 Comments

  1. I love fudge! I had no idea it could be this easy to make! The only problem is that I might make it all the time. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this!

  2. 5 stars
    I absolutely love fudge & condensed milk 💜 Can’t wait to try your recipe 🥰

    1. Anything with condensed milk is a must try!

  3. What? I enjoy fudge so much and a recipe this easy is one I am going to try for sure. Can’t wait to try this.

    1. You won’t be disappointed! It was so easy!

  4. 5 stars
    Love a good fudge recipe, this is so quick and delicious treat

  5. These look amazing! I am going to add them to my recipe list for next week 🙂

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