Easy Chocolate Fudge

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Watch the video for this recipe:

Can you resist chocolate fudge? Not me.. that's for sure.


This is the easiest recipe you can get for an 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 to make both recipes and see which one do 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 in 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 for you.


Related Posts:
Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Recipe adapted after adihadean.ro

Prep time clock
Cook time clock
Total time clock
  • Makes about 9-12 servings
  • 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, optional
  • orange or lemon zest, optional
  • dried fruits, optional
  1. Line a 8X8 inch baking pan with foil. Break or chop the chocolate into small chunks.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to the prepared baking pan. Press the toasted nuts over the top.
  4. Let it chill in the fridge for about 1 hour until set, and cut into squares. 


Easy Chocolate Fudge-1
Easy Chocolate Fudge-2
Easy Chocolate Fudge-3
Easy Chocolate Fudge-4
Nutrition facts 1 Serving (about 78g) - Calories:274, Fat:13.0 g, Saturated Fat:6.9g, Carbohydrates:34.6 g, Sugar:31.7 g, Fiber:1.7 g, Protein:5.9 g, Cholesterol:17 mg, Calories from Fat 117, Sodium 73mg, Potassium 273mg, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 15%, Iron 5%, Nutrition Grade C-, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On March 25, 2014 at 01:26 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
mmmmm this fudge looks so intensely chocolatey and perfect!!!
On March 26, 2014 at 12:50 am, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
Oh me too! I can't say no to delicious fudge... I like that yours have nuts on it - those are the best! :D
On March 27, 2014 at 08:16 am, Rosa said...
Extremely tempting! A great treat and gift idea. Cheers, Rosa
On March 28, 2014 at 08:01 pm, Liz said...
I just made my first batch of this type of fudge with sweetened condensed milk this winter. The family loved it! Yours looks divine!!
On May 06, 2014 at 01:59 pm, bucatarulpriceput.ro said...
Wow. This is very delicious. I wanna make this recipe. Thanks very much.
On April 02, 2015 at 06:46 am, ronit said...
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. 

On April 02, 2015 at 09:25 am, Ronit said...
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 :)

On April 04, 2015 at 05:22 pm, Ronit said...
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? Thanks!

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. http://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/chocolate-fudge

On August 29, 2015 at 03:54 pm, Jija said...
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.

On December 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm, lala said...
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!
On April 06, 2016 at 09:36 am, Thimali said...
Does the fudge melt when it is taken out from the refrigerator?
On June 13, 2016 at 10:55 pm, Michelle said...
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

Post a comment

5 - 1 =
Home | About | Recipes | Contact
© Copyright 2021 Home Cooking Adventure