3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge Recipe

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If you’re pinched for time but need an absolutely divine treat, this 3 ingredient Microwave Fudge Recipe is a great way to impress! Smooth and creamy chocolate fudge squares are the perfect treat and an easy late night snack when the cravings appear!

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3 Simple Ingredients

Homemade fudge is only a microwave away! Skip the stovetop method and use this super quick 3-ingredient easy microwave fudge recipe. The longest you’ll wait is for the fudge to set, so it’s the best make-ahead dessert. Made with 3 simple ingredients, but with time and experimentation, the possibilities are endless and perfect for the holidays.

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – this is basically milk with the water taken out and sugar added in.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – if you’re more of a dark chocolate person go for it!
  • Walnuts – this is optional and can be switched out for a ton of different mix-ins and toppings. See below for variation ideas.

How to Make 3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge

For full recipe details, see the recipe card down below! This recipe is really simple to make, with little baking skills required.


Line 8×8 glass dish with parchment paper or foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray lightly. Set aside.

Microwave the Fudge Mixture

In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together and microwave in 30-second increments until smooth and completely melted. Stir chopped walnuts into the melted chocolate. Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bring to Room Temperature, Cut + Serve

Bring to room temperature before refrigerating. Once it’s pretty solid, remove from the pan. Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge into small squares – a little bit goes a long way. I told you this was an easy fudge recipe! Serve and enjoy!

FudgeCustomize Your Fudge

Like previously said this delicious Microwave Fudge is super versatile! Here are some ideas to get your fudge ideas flowing.


You can change your chocolate source to be as bitter or sweet as you want. Try different flavors to see what you like best, from dark to even white chocolate.

Mix-Ins & Flavorings

Besides just a variety of nuts you can also mix in mini marshmallows, pretzels, or how about a peanut butter swirl? YUM!

Although this recipe doesn’t use any vanilla extract, you can play with different flavored extracts to up your microwave fudge game. Imagine mint fudge or orange white chocolate.


Sprinkles are always a big hit for my kids, so why not include yours while making this easy fudge? Other topping ideas include different nuts, sea salt, pretzels and to be more adventurous, try potato chips.


Storing Microwave Fudge

At room temperature, stored in an airtight container, microwave fudge can last for one to two weeks. If you refrigerate it, it can extend the shelf life up to three weeks.

Freezing Microwave Fudge

Make this Microwave Fudge ahead of time and then freeze it! This is seriously the best recipe and by freezing it you can have it whenever you want.

To freeze, make the fudge accordingly, refrigerate, and slice. From here wrap the fudge tightly in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil, and then finally place in a freezer bag. I know it’s a lot but no one wants freezer burn treats.

More Fudge Recipes to Try!

I hope this recipe leaves you much less intimidated by the thought of making fudge. Have a great week, friends! 🙂

If you make this recipe, I would really appreciate it if you would give it a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge Recipe

If you're pinched for time but need an absolutely divine treat this 3 Ingredient Microwave Fudge Recipe is for you! Perfect for the Holidays!
servings 36 pieces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes



  • Line 8×8 glass dish with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray lightly. Set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together and microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and completely melted. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour into prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Bring to room temperature {about 1 hour} before refrigerating. Once it's pretty solid, remove from the pan using the foil and cut into squares. Serve.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fudge, Microwave Fudge, Microwave Fudge Recipe
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  1. Brenda Glidewell

    Hi, I also have a good microwave fudge recipe: one container of vanilla icing ,19oz of peanut butter. Spray glass pan 8×8 put both ingredients together in a bowl and microwave for 1 min . Remove stir them together in put in the 8×8 pan refrigerate for 1 hr and then cut into little squares

    1. Lucy

      Sadly no that would not work since sweetened condensed milk is a VERY THICK VISCOUS LIQUID and almond milk is not. But maybe you could find or make a dairy free sweetened condensed milk.