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Easy Fudge Recipe

This simple Fudge Recipe is made with just three ingredients and takes only a few minutes to make too. Super easy and there's no candy thermometer required!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, Christmas, fudge
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Author Danielle


  • 3 cups (525 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) butter
  • 1 cup (125 grams) chopped walnuts or pecans optional


  • Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving some overhang for easy removal. Set aside.
  • Add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter to a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir continuously until the chocolate chips are fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and scoop the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread around into one even layer.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until fully chilled and the fudge is firm. Remove from the pan using the overhang from the parchment paper or foil, slice the fudge into pieces, and enjoy.


Store leftover fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. 
Freezing Instructions: Fudge will freeze well for up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
Chocolate chips: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips will work fine too.
Chopped Nuts: Feel free to mix in your favorite nuts or leave them out if you prefer.