There’s nothing quite like homemade fudge for a sweet treat and as much as I love traditional fudge made with sugar, cocoa and boiled on the stove top, this easy microwave chocolate fudge is quick, rich and hits the spot when you’re in a hurry.
I don’t ever buy special ingredients when making sweet treats or baking but rather use what I have. I nearly always have chocolate melts or a block of chocolate in my pantry to add to baking. I always have a tin of condensed milk in my pantry which can be used for so many things and with the addition of a small bag of marshmallows that I had used for something else, this fudge came out really good.
First start by emptying the can of condensed milk, 60gm butter (approx 3 tablespoons) and a block of your favourite chocolate, broken up, into a microwave safe mixing bowl.
All microwaves are different so test by melting ingredients together, on high, in 30 second increments. Once chocolate has melted, stir ingredients well to combine.
Line a 9 inch square baking pan with baking paper. I sprinkled the marshmallows onto the bottom of the pan. If I would’ve added them to the melted chocolate fudge mixture they would’ve melted. Pour melted fudge mixture into pan and allow to set in fridge for at least 2 hours.
This batch of fudge was destined to be a ‘Rocky Road’ version with the addition of peanuts but because my daughter doesn’t eat peanuts, I didn’t add them. There are so many variations to this basic recipe you could try. You could try flavoured chocolate, white chocolate, add chopped cookies for a “Cookies & Cream” fudge, nuts, dried fruit etc. Really anything you have in your pantry that needs using up.
- 200gm block of chocolate or chocolate buttons
- 1 can condensed milk
- 60gm (or 3 tablespoons) butter
- Line 9 inch baking pan with baking pan.
- Combine all ingredients in a microwave save bowl.
- Microwave on high in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted.
- Mix melted ingredients together and pour into lined baking pan.
- Allow to set in the fridge for approximately 2 hours.
- Use white chocolate
- Use flavoured chocolate, eg peppermint, rum’n’raisin, caramel, etc
- Add nuts and marshmallow for ‘Rocky Road’
- Add nuts of any kind
- Add dried fruit
- Add chopped cookies
- Add coconut
- Top fudge with ingredients you used in fudge, eg cookie crumbs for a Cookies & Cream fudge
- Add chopped candy
You’ll find more great recipes for easy sweet treats right here.
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