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Easy Fudge
As easy as fudge recipe gets. With just a few ingredients and 5 minutes, you have great homemade fudge. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions.
image of fudge on a white plate
Easy Fudge
As easy as fudge recipe gets. With just a few ingredients and 5 minutes, you have great homemade fudge. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions.
  • CourseSweet
  • CuisineAmerican
  • KeywordCandy, Christmas Candy, Fudge
Servings Prep Time
32one oz serving 5minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Servings Prep Time
32one oz serving 5minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Ingredients
  • 24oz semi-sweet chocolate chipsMay substitute one bag of butterscotch chips for half the chips
  • 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1cup walnutschopped
Instructions
  1. Start with a medium non-stick saucepan over low or medium-low heat.
  2. Add two bags of chips. You may use two 14 oz bags of chocolate chips or substitute one bag of butterscotch chips for one of the chocolate.
  3. Add one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk to a non-stick pan. Stir continuously until all is melted and mixed.
  4. While the mix is melting, prepare a pan for the fudge. You may use a 9X9 square pan with some parchment paper. Or coat with butter.
  5. Remove from heat. If you used butterscotch chips, you may need to smash some partly melted chips to finish combining.
  6. Add one teaspoon vanilla and mix. Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Other things can be substituted or added here.
  7. Place into your prepared pan and smooth.
  8. Allow to cool. Then cut into serving pieces.
Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. Quality matters, use good ingredients.
  2. You can use 2 bags of chocolate chips or one bag each of chocolate and butterscotch.
  3. If using butterscotch chips, they don’t melt as well as chocolate and will need to be smashed some at the end.
  4. A nine-inch square pan lined with parchment paper or a well buttered.
  5. If using parchment paper, a few dots of butter helps hold it in place.
  6. If using a buttered dish, the setting it in warm water for a few minutes will loosen the fudge for removal.
  7. Decorate of desired immediately after placing in pan.
  8. Cool before removing from pan. You may need to set the pan in hot water to loosen the fudge.
  9. For fudge wreath instructions, see the text of the post.