This easy homemade microwave fudge recipe is made in just 5 minutes with 3 simple ingredients!

Easy Microwave Fudge with chopped pecans on parchment paper

This easy chocolate fudge recipe made in the microwave is sometimes called Eagle brand fudge because it is a sweetened condensed milk fudge and Eagle Brand is a popular brand of sweetened condensed milk.

Making this easy recipe for fudge in microwave only requires 3 simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes of your time. Once it’s melted and smooth all you must do is pour it in a pan and wait for it to harden. It is a quick and easy holiday treat that will delight your entire family!

It’s a great homemade candy to make for Christmas gifts and it’s easy enough to make that the kids can help you with it!

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Easy Microwave Fudge ingredients

Ingredients for Microwave Fudge with Condensed Milk

  • Chocolate chips – You can use any chocolate you like, semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate. I usually use a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips!
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Sweetened condensed milk is a very thick, very sweet mixture made from condensing milk by removing the water from it by cooking it away. This thickens the milk making it what we call evaporated milk. Then sugar is added to sweeten it making it sweetened condensed milk.
  • Nuts – Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and almonds are the most common nuts used in fudge.

Other Variations

There are some variations of this easy fudge recipe that you may like to try. You can mix-in white chocolate chips, marshmallows, or caramels. You can even sprinkle powdered sugar or sea salt on top. Just note that adding extras may change the cooking time and consistency of your easy microwave fudge.

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Easy Microwave Fudge made with chocolate chips and condensed milk in a bowl

How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk Fudge

Step 1 – Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk – Place chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate chips and stir together.

Step 2 – Microwave – Place your bowl in the microwave and cook for 1 minute. Stir well and continue microwaving for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the chocolate if fully melted and smooth. This should take approximately 3-5 minutes.

Easy Microwave Fudge with chopped pecans and melted chocolate chips

Step 3 – Add nuts – Add the chopped nuts and stir them in.

spreading Easy Microwave Fudge with chopped pecans and white spactula

Step 4 – Pour fudge – Pour the chocolate fudge into a parchment paper lined 9×13-inch baking dish and smooth out the top with a spatula.

Step 5 – Let cool and serve – Let the fudge cool completely then cut into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!

Have leftover chocolate? Try our decadent chocolate truffles or traditional chocolate salami.

cut squares of Easy Microwave Fudge
How Long Does it Take Fudge to Set?

This fudge sets very quickly. As soon as it starts to cool it begins to firm up. That is why it is important to immediately stir in your nuts and then pour the mixture into your pan. You don’t want it to start to firm up before you have it in the pan and smoothed out.

Microwave fudge is usually fully set within 1 hour.

How Long Does Microwave Fudge Last?

Stored in an airtight container, it will last 1 – 2 weeks. Make sure to keep it as cool as possible. It doesn’t need to be stored in the fridge, but it will start to melt if it gets too warm.pecans in Easy Microwave Fudge

Can You Freeze Microwave Fudge?

Yes! Stored in the freezer in an airtight container, your fudge should last 2 to 3 months. 

Make sure you thaw your fudge outside of its container, so condensation doesn’t form.

holding a piece of Easy Microwave Fudge with pecans

How to Store It

You can store your fudge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. It doesn’t have to be stored in the refrigerator but try to keep it cool or at least room temperature. Don’t place it near a stove or in the path of a heating vent. It will melt if gotten too warm.

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Servings: 40
Cook Time: 5 mins

Easy Microwave Fudge Recipe

This easy homemade Microwave Fudge recipe is made in just 5 minutes with 3 simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 28 ounces Chocolate Chips
  • 2 cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups Nuts, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Place chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate chips and stir together.
  • Place in the microwave and cook initially for 1 minutes then stir well and continue microwaving for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the chocolate if fully melted and smooth. Approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped nuts and stir them in.
  • Pour the chocolate fudge into a parchment paper lined 9×13 inch baking dish and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  • Let the fudge cool completely.
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 143kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 44IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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