How To Make Microwave Fudge

Contributed By: Parker


1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Prepare the Pan
Before you begin, line a 9×9 square pan with foil. Then spread about 1-1/2 teaspoons of butter over the foil, paying special attention to the corners. This will make the fudge much easier to remove once it has set.
Step 2: Melt the Chocolate
To a large, microwave-safe bowl, add the remaining butter and chocolate chips, then microwave for one minute. Remove the bowl and give the butter and chocolate a good mix. Continue to microwave and stir the mixture in 30-second intervals until the chocolate chips have completely melted.
Step 3: Add Remaining Ingredients
While the melted chocolate is still hot, stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract, and mix until they’re fully incorporated.
Step 4: Transfer and Cool
Spread the fudge in your prepared pan and place it in your refrigerator until the fudge is firm.
Tip: If you’d like to add any toppings to your fudge, like chopped nuts, do so before putting it in the fridge.
Step 5: Slice and Serve
Once the fudge has set, use the foil lining to lift it out of the pan. Cut the fudge into bite-sized pieces and treat your sweet tooth!

Helpful Hints:

Yield: About 81 pieces
9-in. square pan
Spoon or silicone spatula
How to Store Microwave Fudge
If you have leftover fudge, place it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to three weeks. Here’s more info on how long fudge lasts at different temperatures.
How to Customize Your Microwave Fudge
Once you’ve mastered microwave fudge, make it your own. Here are some of our favorite fudge toppings:
Chopped peanuts, almonds or walnuts
Crushed cookies or candy bars
Peanut butter or marshmallow fluff swirl
Dried fruit
Glazed bacon
Almond or orange extract

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