This Sweetened Condensed Milk Chocolate Fudge is the easiest recipe you can get for homemade chocolate fudge. It takes only 5 to 10 minutes, no cooking involved just some chocolate melting and the result is smooth, creamy and … chocolaty. This recipe uses sweetened condensed milk and is a bit faster than the other recipe of chocolate fudge I’ve made. I would suggest making both recipes and see which one you prefer best.
Feel free to make whatever combinations you like, you can use coffee, nuts, fruits, lavender, orange or lemon zest, and the list can go on.
You can cut it into smaller or larger squares, can even freeze some, and keep for later. I did that and it worked fine.
Don’t forget to let me know how it turned out for you.
Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe adapted after adihadean.ro
Easy Chocolate Fudge
- 14 oz (400 g) sweetened condensed milk
- 10 oz (300 g) bittersweet chocolate (minimum 55% cacao)
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts , chopped
- orange or lemon zest , optional
- dried fruits , optional
- Line a 8X8 inch baking pan with foil. Break or chop the chocolate into small chunks.
- Place the chocolate and condensed milk in a double base saucepan, over low heat, stirring occasionally. Once melted add vanilla extract, cocoa powder and pinch of salt and stir well to combine. Add orange or lemon zest and fruits if used.
- Remove from heat and transfer to the prepared baking pan. Press the toasted nuts over the top.
- Let it chill in the fridge for about 1 hour until set, and cut into squares.
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mmmmm this fudge looks so intensely chocolatey and perfect!!!
Oh me too! I can’t say no to delicious fudge… I like that yours have nuts on it – those are the best! 😀
Extremely tempting! A great treat and gift idea.
I just made my first batch of this type of fudge with sweetened condensed milk this winter. The family loved it! Yours looks divine!!
Wow. This is very delicious. I wanna make this recipe. Thanks very much.
Hi, i can only find sweetened cocoa powder, will that be too sweet?
Yes, it will be too sweet as the sweetened condensed milk is already very sweet. If you don't find unsweetened cocoa powder you'd better live it out. It will work without cocoa powder too. I just love the taste a good quality cocoa powder brings to a chocolate dessert, but in this recipe it can be optional.
Hi, thanks for the quick respond! I made the batch be accidently put 1 TABLESPOON on vanilla instead of 1 TEASPOON. Will it be a problem in terms of it hardening? And if so, what do i do?
No.. it won't be a problem, it will just taste more of vanilla, which is not bad at all 🙂
Hi. So my friends and family had some of the fudge i made. Most of them said they loved it, but some, as well as i, thought it was a bit too sweet (so next time i’ll try to put less cocoa powder or just completely leave it out).
The only problem is that the texture was very sticky. How do i avoid that in the next batch?
Another question: what will happen if i put less then 300 grams of chocolate on the same amount of condensed milk? Will it make the recipe sweeter as the bitter chocolates contradicts the condensed milk’s sweetness?
Yes, if you used sweetened cocoa powder it turned too sweet. Unsweetened cocoa powder takes a bit from the condensed milk sweetness. Keep the fudge in the fridge until ready to serve, it won't be as sticky probably. I don't remember being very sticky, it is important to used good quality chocolate. I wouldn't reduce the chocolate amount, it is the chocolate who takes from the sweetness of condensed milk and who also helps the fudge get harder. If you use less it will be really sticky and sweet. If you like fudge you might like this easy recipe as well, my favorite actually where you can play with sugar quantity and make it more or less sweet. https://www.homecookingadventure.com/chocolate-fudge
I did it as well for my birthday. It was sticky at first because it was so hot. I mean the weather in Algeria was hot. So I kept it in the fridge untill served. It looked just like the foto. Not too sweet. It just melt in the mouth. It was a succes with the young and the old. Every generation loved it. Thank you so much for recipies so easy to make but so so so delicious. I was so proud and really happy to claim I did it myself!
Seems you had a great birthday 🙂 I am really glad you chose my recipes for this special day, and even more happy to hear everybody enjoyed them. Check my new recipe for Chocolate Biscuit Cake, very easy and really delicious.. I am sure you will love it as well.
Ive tried ur recipe.. im just chilling it now. I hope they’ll like it. I prepare this for later. New years eve!!!!! thank you!
Does the fudge melt when it is taken out from the refrigerator?
Hi. I made this recipe and the consistency of the fudge was very sticky and soft. Because of this I couldnt leave them in room temperature afterwards. What can i do to make them stay hard outside? I want to give them as gifts but I am afraid they will melt a little. Thanks