The Easiest Fudge Recipe Ever!
Fudge is a holiday staple, and this recipe is foolproof (only requires 5 ingredients). It’s delicious and only takes a few minutes to make.

It can be made on the stovetop or in the microwave!



  • 3 cups (18 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips*

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Butter and line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper (leaving a 1-inch overhang on all sides), butter parchment.


How to Make Fudge on the Stovetop:

  • In a medium saucepan stir together chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt.

  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate chips have melted.

  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and nuts. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.

  • Chill until set, about 2 hours. Lift from pan using parchment then cut into squares.


How to Make Fudge in the Microwave:

  • In a medium microwave safe bowl stir together chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt.

  • Heat in microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring well between intervals, until melted and smooth (it should take about 5 – 6 cooking periods).

  • Stir in vanilla and nuts. Spread into prepared dish and chill until set, about 2 hours. Cut into squares.


  • Don’t use low fat or fat free sweetened condensed milk or it could throw off the consistency and it won’t be as rich.

  • You can also use a blend of semi-sweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate for fudge with a more mild milk chocolate flavor.

  • Can I freeze it? Fudge freezes, well wrap in foil and store in an airtight container in freezer.

*For the milk chocolate version use 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup milk chocolate chips.