Chocolate Fudge

Here is a quick and easy recipe for one of the most delicious chocolate desserts. Chocolate Fudge: Here today … gone today!

I’ve been making this fudge for years and every time happens the same thing… it’s gone really fast. I didn’t meet any person who could resist such a treat.

You can make it different each time, add nuts, spices, different extracts, or dried fruits to suit your tastes. This fudge can also make a perfect gift during the holiday season. Hope you will try this Chocolate Fudge and enjoy it as we sure did:)

If you like fudge recipes you may also like this Cranberry Pistachio Fudge without Sweetened Condensed Milk. As chocolate fudge, this one is also made with milk powder and sugar syrup, and no sweetened condensed milk.

For more no-bake chocolate desserts you may also like this Chocolate Biscuit Cake, which also bring childhood memories to many of us. These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are as good as they look and are addictive. This No-Bake Chocolate Tart is an easy decadent dessert, ready in no more than 15 minutes. With an oreo crust and chocolate ganache filling this dessert is simply irresistible.

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5 from 2 votes
Quick and easy recipe for one of the most delicious desserts. Chocolate Fudge: Here today...gone today! Add nuts, spices or dried fruits to suit your tastes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 cups (500g) powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup (60g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 2 cups (400g) sugar
  • 7 fl oz (200ml) water
  • 7 oz (200g) butter
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract

Garnish, optional

  • Toasted walnuts
  • chocolate crispy pearls
  • freeze-dried berries


  • In a medium bowl sift powdered milk with cocoa powder and salt.
  • In a medium sauce pan bring water and sugar to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes then add butter. Stir until butter is melted and then remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Pour the syrup over the powdered milk mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Pour the mixture into a 8-9 inch (20-23cm) square pan, greased with butter. 
  • Let it cool completely at room temperature.
  • Cut into small squares and serve. 



Calories: 4238kcalCarbohydrates: 524.1gProtein: 182.2gFat: 168.1gSaturated Fat: 106.2gCholesterol: 545mgSugar: 482.2g
Calories: 4238kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, fudge, homemade fudge

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  1. Kiri W. Author says:

    Somehow I’m intimidated by the thought of making fudge, but this looks so delectable šŸ™‚ Bookmarked it is!

  2. Sandra Author says:

    Beautiful and tasty looking fudge! Great recipe and your photos!
    Have a great day!!!!

  3. RavieNomNoms Author says:

    Helloooooooo gorgeous fudge! That looks great

  4. Happy When Not Hungry Author says:

    This fudge looks amazing!!!

  5. The Chocolate Priestess Author says:

    It is nice to be reminded that fudge is not just for Christmas.

  6. Will it still work if I substitute milk powder with actual milk??

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      No.. you can not substitute milk powder with milk.. it's the powder that gives its consistency.. and its special taste.

  7. ddub Author says:

    Do you have a weight in grams for 20 tbsp of sugar?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      As I know   20 tbsp of sugar would be around 400 g.   

  8. Peggy Author says:

    Oh this looks great! I love experimenting with fudge – I find it quite the creative outlet =)

  9. Beth Michelle Author says:

    Yum! Who doesnt love a wonderful piece (or 2) of chocolate fudge!

  10. Chilehead Author says:

    This looks so easy, and to think of all the jars of marshmallow fluff I’ve struggled to empty all these years. Thanks.

  11. Di Author says:

    I’ve tried this recipe today and, unfortunately, the quantities, as listed above, don’t seem to be the right ones. The mixture, after adding in all the powder milk and cocoa, it’s just way too thick. You cannot stir it, you can maybe try kneading it :). Can you confirm the quantities? I’m thinking especially about the amount of water &/or butter. That’s what seems to be missing.

    I’ve tried adding in another 100ml warm water, until the mixture has reached the consistency I’ve remembered it having. I’ll let you know if that worked out.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hey Di šŸ™‚ , I don't know why this didn't work right for you, the quantities are enough for 500 g of powdered milk, 200 g of butter and 200 ml of water. It is true you have to move pretty fast until the syrup is hot so to be able to stir it all. Let me know how did it worked for you finally. 

    2. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Just made this recipe over the weekend and it turned out perfect. Just wanted to let you know, that it might be helpful for you to use a hand mixer, after you remove the hot syrup from fire, gradually add the milk powder while mixing. It will definitely work this way. Hope to hear from you:)

  12. Sarah Author says:

    I just whipped this up. Wow – so quick, so easy and really tasty too. I used a hand mixer as suggested above. It did the trick. Perfect! Thank you. šŸ™‚

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Very glad to here that:) Everybody here adore this. It's the kind of dessert that never stay too much on the serving plate. Have an idea for you I've made last week:) Make half black and pour it on the tray and then make the other half white (without the cocoa powder) and put on top. With a knife create swirls .. the result is incredible good looking and tasty too. Before cutting dip the knife in hot water to make sure the squares are cut really nice. 

  13. Mags Author says:

    Hello, will whole milk powder work or do you use fat free you can buy at the stores?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I have used whole milk powder, it worked great.

  14. Tanya Author says:

    I did this today and probably botched something. I think i shouldn’t have added all the milk-cocoa mixture all at once – once i did that the whole thing became really thick and somewhat un-mixable. i ended up with 2 separate consistencies in the same bowl, a main mass of something mostly fudgy, and a leftover of chocolaty liquid that i couldn’t mix in there no matter what. I think the taste is about right, but it wasn’t liquid enough for me to pour into the tray so i had to kind of squish it into place.
    Ill have to try this again, i hate it when my candy fails šŸ˜›

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am not sure why this happened to you.. are you sure you used the exact measurements? It should mix well, without making a problem. Maybe next time use a different milk powder brand and see the difference.

  15. Kiki Author says:

    Hey this recipe looks absolutely delicious! But i do have a question. When you boil the sugar and the water together for further 10mins, what is the stage you’re aiming? Are you making caramel or sugar syrup or maybe any specific temperature?

    Any reply will be very much appreciated šŸ™‚


  16. Sylvia Author says:

    Could you give the measure sizes for Americans?

  17. Sammy Author says:

    I found this recipe while looking for something to do with all the powdered milk I had (I had bought it to make milk chocolate from scratch). I think this recipe tastes great! The only thing is I think I cooked the sugar syrup a little too long, as the texture of the fudge is a little too chewy/gummy for my tastes. I only made half the recipe as a test, but I think I’ll try another half dose where I do more of a syrup than a caramel. Thank you for the recipe!

  18. The recipe looks really good. I would like to ask what cocoa powder do you recommend. Iā€™m sure the quality of the cocoa powder will make all the difference in its taste.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I usually like to us Dutch processed cocoa powder.

  19. Bonnie g Molinari says:

    can you use sweetener sugar instead of regular sugar

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes.. you can try.

  20. Cherie Salzmann says:

    Hi – where did you get the acrylic/plastic pan you poured the fudge into? It looks perfect for easily serving up your fudge

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      It is from Delicake Cakeware Australia, they do international shipping as well.

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