Easy Fudge Recipe You Can Make At Home

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Searching for easy fudge recipe to make at home? Then definitely give this article a read as we have listed some easy fudge recipes for you to make at home.

Fudge is a rich, dense confection usually made with milk or cream, sugar, butter and chocolate. There are other types of fudge as well, like caramel fudge or walnut fudge. Fudge is made by boiling the base of fudge until it reaches 135 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or softball stage.

Then the mixture of cream or milk is beaten as it cools down so that sugar crystals formation is minimized. This leads to a smooth and creamy texture concoction with a hit of sugar crystals. As the mixture cools down and solidifies its cut into bit-size squares or slabs.

Easy fudge Recipe You Can Make At Home

Easy fudge Recipe You Can Make At Home  

This fudge recipe is one of the easiest recipes to make chocolate fudge. You can make this easily at home with just three ingredients. Its delicious as well as smooth in texture and nothing can go wrong while making this three-ingredients chocolate fudge.



Now let’s know what ingredients are need in this easy fudge recipe.

  1. Chocolate Chips

You will need chocolate chips to make this fudge recipe. It can either use milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe based on your preference. You can purchase any brand of chocolate as per your liking. But to get the best tasting fudge go for a higher quality chocolate chips.

  1. Vanilla Extract

Try using pure vanilla extract for this recipe as it adds flavor to the fudge and don’t skimp on it.       

  1. Sweetened Condensed Milk

The last ingredients you need for this chocolate fudge recipe is condensed milk. Try using Early Brand or Carnation condensed milk if available in your local supermarket.

Now that you know about the ingredients let’s jump to the making process of chocolate fudge.

Utensils For Making Fudge  

Utensils needed for making this fudge recipe are sauce pan, silicon spoon for stirring, 8×8 inch pan, and sharp knife.

How to Make Chocolate Fudge

How to Make Chocolate Fudge

This chocolate fudge recipe is best made on stove-top so try using stove-top to make this fudge recipe.

  1. Start by putting your burner on low heat.
  2. Next in your sauce pan combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Then put the sauce pan on the stove-top and see that your pan is evenly heating in the low flame from the stove top.
  3. Stir the mixture constantly over the stove-top as the chocolate melts with the sweetened condensed milk. After the chocolate melts add the vanilla extract while stirring the mixture. Stirring the mixture on low heat is a crucial part of this fudge recipe as it does not let the mixture form any sugar crystals instead create a smooth and creamy texture.
  4. Continuously stir the mixture until the mixture becomes smooth and shiny.
  5. Then pour the mixture on a 8×8 inch pan and let the mixture set in room temperature. Set the mixture for at least 4 or more hours. Cover the tray so that the mixture is not contaminated with anything.
  6. As the chocolate mixture cools it hardens and creates chocolate fudge. Now you need to cut this fudge slab into bit-size pieces or square slabs using a sharp knife.

Easy Caramel Fudge Recipe

Here’s how you can make Caramel Fudge using this simple fudge recipe.


You will need 4 ingredients for making caramel fudge.

  1. Condensed milk
  2. Milk
  3. Butter (regular salted butter or unsalted butter)
  4. Light brown sugar, demerara sugar and turbinado sugar.
  5. Optional ingredients you can add in this caramel fudge recipe for more flavor are vanilla extract, sea salt flakes, peanut butter, roasted or salted nuts, including pecans, walnuts, or peanuts, and chocolate chips.

How To Make Caramel Fudge?

  1. Start by placing a pan over low heat burner and add the ingredients, milk, condensed milk, sugar, and butter.
  2. Stir these ingredients so that the sugar and butter melt and mix with the ingredients.
  3. Continue stirring the mixture until it becomes smooth and creamy in texture.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes, continuing to stir the mixture in the pan.
  5. Scrape the pan bottom and sides while stirring so that the mixture does not stick to the pan.
  6. If you have a candy thermometer or infrared thermometer at home, then the mixture temperature should be 240 degree Fahrenheit or 120 degrees Celsius.

But if you don’t have a thermometer at home, then take a bowl of ice water and try dropping a spoon of hot mixture into it and if it forms a softball of fudge, then your fudge is ready. This soft fudge ball will not be sticky and can be shaped into perfect fudge balls.

If the mixture is sticky and cannot be formed into a ball, then simmer the mixture for a few more minutes and repeat the process of making softballs.

Few More Steps To Go:
  1. Once the mixture is ready, take it off the burner and then cool it for a few minutes.
  2. This step is optional, so you can skip it if you don’t want to. While the mixture is cooling, add in your optional ingredients like vanilla extract for flavor or chocolate chips, peanut butter, or different kinds of nuts. These ingredients need to be added before you whisk the mixture.
  3. Once the mixture cools down enough then whisk the fudge until it thickens. It might take 10 minutes or more to thicken the mixture and the more you whisk, the mixture will start losing its shine and start setting.
  4. Now transfer the thick mixture into an 8×8 inch pan, spread the caramel fudge evenly on the tray, and cover it lightly with parchment paper or any dish. Let the tray cool to room temperature before placing it in the fridge.
  5. Once the fudge sets fully in the fridge cut the fudge into bite-size pieces.

How To Cut Fudge?

How To Cut Fudge?  

Once the fudge has set you have to cut it and here’s how you can do it properly.

  1. Using a sharp knife cut the chocolate fudge from the edges of the pan to make a large square or rectangle slab. By doing this your fudge will have a excellent shape and flat bottom.
  2. Now cut the fudge into equal size bites. Usually fudge are cut square shape blocks.
  3. You can cut the fudge into equal pieces by cutting the large block of fudge into equal sized blocks. Then cut these blocks into smaller sizes by cutting nine pieces from each block of fudge.
  4. You will get a total of 36 pieces if cut properly.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts  

Here are the nutrition facts about chocolate fudge.

Nutrition FactsServing Size(Per Piece)                                                                                         17 g
Amount Per Portion Calories                                                                                                            70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.8 g                                                                                           2%
Saturated Fat 1.1 g                                                                                    6%
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 2.4 mg                                                                                      1%
Sodium 7.7 mg                                                                                                     0%
Total Carbohydrate 13 g                                                                                                             5%
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g                                                                                      1%
Sugar 12 g
Protein 0.4 g                                                                                                 0%
Potassium 22.8 mg                                                                                      0%
* The percentage of Daily Value (DV) refers to the amount of nutrients per food serving contributes to a daily diet. In general, 2000 calories a day is normally advised.


Hope this article was able to offer you some easy fudge recipes that you can enjoy making at home. Fudge can be made easily and stored up to 3 weeks in the fridge so that you can enjoy it for some time. Just store your fudge in airtight containers or pack each cube separately and store them in refrigerator within a airtight container.

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