Easy Microwave Fudge

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Easy Microwave Fudge – creamy fudge is always a hit around the holidays. Make it in the microwave in 15 minutes with this fool-proof, stress free recipe.

easy microwave fudge on a plate

 

Tis the season for joy, merriment, and mile-long to-do lists. Whether you’re knee-deep in holiday parties, cookie exchanges, or just juggling the chaos of life, this recipe is going to be a game-changer for you.

Microwave Fudge recipe is my secret weapon. It’s a foolproof bring-along for any holiday gathering and comes together in only 15 minutes! This recipe has officially earned a spot on my stress-less holiday baking list alongside No Bake Avalanche Cookies and Graham Cracker Toffee.

Whether you’re a fudge aficionado or a newbie to confectionery, this Microwave Fudge is your golden ticket to holiday bliss. So, take a break from the chaos, join me in the kitchen, and let’s create memories, one bite at a time.

Why You’ll Love Microwave Fudge

  • Time-Saver: Who has hours to spare during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Microwave Fudge is a lifesaver, and it’s ready in just 15 minutes.
  • Stress-Free: Say goodbye to candy thermometers, sugar stages, and kitchen meltdowns. This recipe is your stress-busting secret. No more fretting over perfection— Microwave Fudge turns out flawless every time.
  • Creamy, Dreamy: Let’s be real; fudge should be an indulgence, not a test of patience. Now, you can revel in the creamy, decadent richness when you need a sweet break from all the holiday chaos. Or, wrap it up, and you have a homemade gift in no time.
  • Customize It: Want to add a personal touch to your fudge? Stir in chopped nuts, sprinkle vibrant candy bits, or experiment with your favorite flavors.
ingredients in a bowl with a spatula

What You’ll Need

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  • Butter – Use unsalted butter for this sweet recipe. I promise that you won’t want salty fudge. 
  • Sugar – Use granulated sugar because it dissolves quickly and disperses evenly into the fudge. This way, every bite has an even level of sweetness throughout. 
  • Evaporated Milk – Evaporated milk is crucial in this recipe. It provides a creamy texture, concentrated flavor, and smooth consistency. You can substitute it with sweetened condensed milk and adjust the sugar to maintain the recipe’s sweetness.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – What’s a classic fudge without chocolate? It provides a rich flavor and ensures that the fudge sets properly. Using high-quality chocolate chips is key to achieving a delicious, decadent result. I used semi-sweet, but you can use dark chocolate if you prefer a more intense flavor.
  • Marshmallow Fluff – Marshmallow fluff is essential because it creates a fluffy texture so the fudge doesn’t become dense when it sets. 
  • Vanilla
  • Andes Mints (Optional) – Andes Mints are my favorite festive topping. They add that cooling peppermint flavor that’s perfect for the holidays. However, you can get creative and swap it according to your preference. Try toffee bits, toasted nuts, or sprinkles!
easy microwave fudge in proccess

How To Make Microwave Fudge

  • Prepare the Pan. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper or grease it to prevent sticking.
  • Melt Butter. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter in 15-second increments until it’s completely liquid.
  • Add Sugar & Evaporated Milk. Stir in the sugar and evaporated milk, ensuring they’re well combined.
  • Heat, Stir, and Heat Again. Microwave the mixture for 3 minutes, then remove it and stir. Then, return it to the microwave for another 2 minutes.
  • Scrape and Cook. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure even cooking. Then, heat the mixture for another 3 minutes.
  • Stir and Heat Once More. Give it another thorough stir and microwave for a final 2 minutes.
  • Combine With Fluff and Chocolate. Take the bowl out of the microwave. Immediately stir in the marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract while the mixture is still hot.
  • Pour into Pan. Pour this delectable mixture into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly.10. Cool and Garnish. Allow the fudge to cool for about 10 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with Andes mints or your favorite topping.
easy microwave fudge on a plate

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Use High-Quality Chocolate Chips. Opt for premium semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips to ensure a rich flavor.
  • Check the Microwave Wattage. Be mindful of your microwave’s wattage, as cooking times may vary. Adjust accordingly to prevent overcooking.
  • Stir Thoroughly. Stir the mixture well after each microwave interval to promote even melting and prevent scorching.
  • Don’t Overheat: Be cautious not to overheat the mixture; it can cause the fudge to become grainy. Inspect the texture between each microwave interval.
  • Experiment with Mix-Ins. Customize your fudge by adding chopped nuts, crushed candy canes, or flavored extracts to create unique variations.
  • Parchment Paper Overhang. When lining the pan with parchment paper, leave an overhang on the sides. These “handles” will make it easier to lift the fudge out once it’s set.
  • Cool Before Cutting. Allow the fudge to cool completely in the pan before cutting. It ensures clean, neat slices.
easy microwave fudge on a plate
Can I Use Regular Milk Instead Of Evaporated Milk?

I recommend evaporated milk for its creaminess. Regular milk is too thin to come together in the microwave. However, you can use heavy cream in a pinch. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor may differ slightly.

How Long Does Microwave Fudge Last?

Stored in an airtight container, this fudge can stay fresh at room temperature for up to a week. Refrigerate for extended freshness or freeze for several months.

How Do You Store Fudge?

Store the fudge in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week. For longer shelf life, refrigerate or freeze. If frozen, allow the fudge to thaw in the fridge before enjoying.

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Yield: 36

Easy Microwave Fudge

Easy Microwave Fudge - creamy fudge is always a hit around the holidays. Make it in the microwave in 15 minutes with this fool-proof, stress free recipe.

Easy Microwave Fudge - creamy fudge is always a hit around the holidays. Make it in the microwave in 15 minutes with this fool-proof, stress free recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (12 oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (7 oz) container marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped Andes mints, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper or grease and set aside.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl melt butter.
  3. Stir in sugar and evaporated milk. Heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir well, and heat for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Scrape down the sides and heat for another 3 more minutes.
  6. Stir well, and heat once more for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the microwave and stir in marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes and sprinkle with Andes mints if using.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 13mgSodium 41mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 0gSugar 21gProtein 1g

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