Rich, creamy, and sweet- fudge is the perfect treat anytime of the year, but it’s a must-have during the holiday season. Making this chewy and decadent dessert is actually much easier than you may think. With just a few ingredients and some patience, you can make homemade fudge that’s better than what you’ll find at your favorite candy store.
A Family Tradition
Making fudge is something that has been passed down for generations. I’m sure you’ve heard all about your great-great-grandmother’s amazing fudge recipe, but it all seemed like a big family secret- until now.Read More »
This recipe will become a family favorite for more than just its delicious taste. It’s also super easy to make and practically foolproof. It’s tough to mess it up if you follow the instructions carefully. Once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t even need to use a recipe because it’s that easy to make!
Even kids can get in on the fudge-making fun, as long as an adult is present to help handle the hot chocolate. That’s what makes it the perfect recipe for the holiday season. It’s an activity that can bring the whole family together to both make and eat this delicious treat.
Three Ingredients Away
The recipe for this fudge couldn’t be simpler. It requires just three common pantry ingredients, very little time, and no extra tools like thermometers are required. You can even make it in the microwave for an even easier process.
The key to making the best tasting fudge is to use quality ingredients. Since there are only 3 ingredients, they should be the best of the best. Made with semi-sweet chocolate chips, unsalted butter, and sweetened condensed milk, this fudge is rich, creamy, and so decadent. You and your loved ones will be hooked after just one bite.
Foolproof Microwave Fudge Recipe
This homemade fudge is great for gift-giving at the holidays because it’s so easy to make and is allergy-friendly for those with many different sensitivities. Since it’s made in the microwave, you can even the youngest members of your household involved with making this sweet treat.
- 18 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1. Place the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
2. Microwave for 2 minutes, watching to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn.
3. Stir it together quickly to melt the chocolate chips, then add the sweetened condensed milk immediately.
4. Stir the mixture until it’s just combined to avoid your chocolate seizing up on you.
5. Pour the mixture immediately into a baking dish with high sides that has been lined with parchment paper.
6. Smooth out the mixture and place it in the refrigerator, uncovered, for at least 4 hours, or until the chocolate firms up enough to cut.
7. Remove the parchment paper and cut into squares or slices, whichever you prefer.
8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
The best thing about this recipe is that it can be changed up in many different ways! You can heat the chocolate over a double boiler on the stove if you prefer, instead of microwaving it. You can also use dairy-free ingredients if you have a favorite dairy-free butter and condensed milk alternative.
You can also add many different ingredients to spruce up this basic fudge recipe. Nuts, marshmallows, and colored chocolate candies are some favorites. Be sure to add these ingredients after mixing the melted fudge ingredients together, but before you pour the mixture into the baking dish to chill.
Perfect for Gift Giving
While fudge is an easy recipe to make any time of year, it’s also perfect for gift giving at the holidays. You can package it up in all different types of boxes, bags, or baskets and give it as a gift on its own or as part of a larger gift. Be sure to include the recipe so the gift recipient can make it for themselves, as they are sure to fall in love with it and want to make it often!
Foolproof fudge will quickly become a staple in your kitchen, both at the holidays and all year round. It’s so easy to make, but it tastes like you’ve been cooking it for hours. No one will guess that the recipe is that simple- unless you share it!
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