Quick & Easy Chocolate Fudge

July 28, 2010

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Sometimes you just want something sweet, fast and easy. Like a three ingredient, five minute chocolate fudge. ZOMG. Got butter? Condensed milk? Chocolate? Congratulations, you are one step closer to having some sweet fudgey goodness in your world. Know what’s even better? It’s another One Bowl Wonder, which means hardly any mess to clean afterwards.

This simple fudge recipe is very easy to customise to your tastes: you could use flavour-infused chocolates such as orange, mint and chilli for a quick flavour change. You could even use semisweet dark chocolate and add dried fruits or nuts like candied ginger or orange, cranberries, glace cherries, macadamias or hazelnuts. Oh my. You might have to try them all, you know, to definitively find your favourite.

If you’re needing to prepare a quick and delicious handmade gift, particularly around Christmas time, this could be your lifesaver. Fudge is so easy to jazz up: you could wrap individual squares in nonstick paper and tie the ends with ribbons. Or present a batch in a giftbox lined with a little festive tissue paper.

Happy baking!

EASY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

YOU WILL NEED

395g Tin Sweetened Condensed Milk
50g Unsalted Butter, cubed
200g Finely Chopped Dark Chocolate (Flavour of Choice)
200g Finely Chopped Dark Chocolate (Plain)

optional: 100g dried fruit of your choice

DIRECTIONS

Line the sides and base of a square cake tin measuring 18cm. In a medium saucepan, gently heat the condensed milk and butter on low heat until melted. Stir continuously to stop the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning. While the mixture is warm, stir in the chocolate until completely melted. Immediately pour the fudge into the cake tin. Smooth the top and refrigerate until firm (2-4 hours). When set, cut the fudge into squares. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Keeps for at least 5 days.

(adapted from Kitchen Classics: Chocolate)
Chocolate (Kitchen Classics S.)

  • http://frigginzombies.blogspot.com Tamz

    How did you know I was looking for a recipe like this?

    Noommm oh but I was looking for the microwave version (the even lazier .. cbf stirring version)

    Thanks and shall be making fudge soon. OK that sounds gross when you read it but I meant.. yeh anyway :D

  • http://frigginzombies.blogspot.com Tamz

    How did you know I was looking for a recipe like this?

    Noommm oh but I was looking for the microwave version (the even lazier .. cbf stirring version)

    Thanks and shall be making fudge soon. OK that sounds gross when you read it but I meant.. yeh anyway :D

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    He he, Fudge :)
    Totes reckon you can nuke the butter and condensed milk in the microwave. Just needs to be warm enough for the chocolate to melt in, then give you enough time to press into a tin before it seizes.

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    He he, Fudge :)
    Totes reckon you can nuke the butter and condensed milk in the microwave. Just needs to be warm enough for the chocolate to melt in, then give you enough time to press into a tin before it seizes.

  • http://www.berrytravels.com Celeste @ Berrytravels

    I never used to like Fudge, always felt a bit too sweet, too heavy for me. Then I came across this place in a tiny town in NZ who sold amazing, amazing fudge. I’m a convert now. ;p

  • http://www.berrytravels.com Celeste @ Berrytravels

    I never used to like Fudge, always felt a bit too sweet, too heavy for me. Then I came across this place in a tiny town in NZ who sold amazing, amazing fudge. I’m a convert now. ;p

  • http://www.foodfourthought.com.au Fiona

    Great recipe Emma. I love that this is os wuick and easy.

  • http://www.foodfourthought.com.au Fiona

    Great recipe Emma. I love that this is os wuick and easy.

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Yeah, done right it’s amazing. Had a great vanilla & coffee fudge at the Beechworth Sweets Co. Best ever was my from my primary school friend’s Mum. She made phenomenal American chocolate fudge, which we’d sneak from the container and make ourselves sick on :)

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Yeah, done right it’s amazing. Had a great vanilla & coffee fudge at the Beechworth Sweets Co. Best ever was my from my primary school friend’s Mum. She made phenomenal American chocolate fudge, which we’d sneak from the container and make ourselves sick on :)

  • http://diaryofaladybird.blogspot.com Ladybird

    No way! That is seriously easy and it looks to die for :)

  • http://diaryofaladybird.blogspot.com Ladybird

    No way! That is seriously easy and it looks to die for :)

  • http://wayfaringchocolate.wordpress.com Hannah

    Oooh, I completely plan to make this with Lindt’s Chilli Excellence chocolate! Or maybe the Sea Salt one… oh, the possibilities are endless! Thank you for this easy recipe; I tried making fudge once as a teenager and failed miserably. It was a recipe that needed a sugar thermometer, which I didn’t have, and I ended up with a caramel sauce rather than caramel fudge… :P

  • http://wayfaringchocolate.wordpress.com Hannah

    Oooh, I completely plan to make this with Lindt’s Chilli Excellence chocolate! Or maybe the Sea Salt one… oh, the possibilities are endless! Thank you for this easy recipe; I tried making fudge once as a teenager and failed miserably. It was a recipe that needed a sugar thermometer, which I didn’t have, and I ended up with a caramel sauce rather than caramel fudge… :P

  • http://www.myrestaurantsmelbourne.com My Restaurants Melbourne

    That recipe is amazing and simple too!!! I have just finished making them. Yum, I’m finding it hard to stop!

  • http://www.myrestaurantsmelbourne.com My Restaurants Melbourne

    That recipe is amazing and simple too!!! I have just finished making them. Yum, I’m finding it hard to stop!

  • http://sallyinthegalley.blogspot.com/ Sally

    Great recipe, putting it on my to-do list! Thanks!

  • http://sallyinthegalley.blogspot.com/ Sally

    Great recipe, putting it on my to-do list! Thanks!

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  • VelvetKisses

    No, no, no, no! Why did say that? Now I want to try it with the entire Lindt range! :)

  • Anonymous

    *gasp* blueberry-choc fudge. Oh my! Now I want too!

  • http://www.moolollybar.com.au Spencer

    Great recipe! The cake looks amazing!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Sandyta. So glad the fudge recipe was a winner! I’ve got a couple of caramel fudge recipes but because I’m away from home at the moment, I don’t have them with me.
    This online recipe is similar and has had great reports. It’s all done in the microwave too! http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/563/creamy+caramel+fudge
    Let me know if you try it. Sounds delicious :)

  • Brandon

    iam going to make this for school

  • fudgelious

    This recipe is so easy and yummy! I have had so many rave reviews from people that received it as part of their christmas basket… including my husband’s CEO… guess he has a few brownie points with the boss now… Thank you so much!

  • rofl

    yummmm…. this is delisious but not as good as my recipe ;P hahah

  • http://nz1010.wordpress.com/ Kelsy

    i’d love to know which town in NZ this was – I am guessing either Hokitika or Nelson??

  • Jessica

    I made this recipe with just good quality dark chocolate and M&Ms on top – it was really good! The M&Ms provide an additional element of crunch too – yum!

  • http://fragment-consider-revising.tumblr.com/ WeAllHaveFranky

    I used this recipe as an addition to a sweet vol au vent dish. Chopped up blackberries and strawberries in the bottom of mini vol au vents (store bought) and this fudge on top! Lovely!

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