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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 one oz serving
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips May substitute one bag of butterscotch chips for half the chips
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped


  • Start with a medium non-stick saucepan over low or medium-low heat.
  • Add two bags of chips. You may use two 12 oz bags of chocolate chips or substitute one bag of butterscotch chips for one of the chocolate.
  • Add one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk to a non-stick pan. Stir continuously until all is melted and mixed.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat. If you used butterscotch chips, you may need to smash some partly melted chips to finish combining.
  • Add one teaspoon vanilla and mix. Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Other things can be substituted or added here.
  • Place into your prepared pan and smooth.
  • Allow to cool. Then cut into serving pieces.


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.
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Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.5mg