This easy 2 Ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe is tasty and super easy! It is the #1 most popular recipe on our website for good reason! I guarantee you will love it (and hate me) for making it so easy to make!!! Smooth, chocolatey and delicious and just a few minutes’ work! We’ve tried all the different variations of these 2 ingredients easy fudge recipe and NONE of them have ever failed. This is the best easy fudge recipe you will ever make! Enjoy!
2 Ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe
2 cups of chocolate chips*
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
2 Tbsp. butter (optional)
Pour both ingredients into a microwave-proof bowl. Melt in 30-second increments. Stir after every 30 seconds. When melted, pour into a greased 8×8 inch pan. Let cool in the fridge and then cut into pieces.
- Add Nuts as desired
- Cherry Mash: Use cherry chips to make to the fudge. Then pour melted chocolate chips on top with peanuts.
- Peanut Butter: Use peanut butter chips to make to the fudge. Then top with chocolate or don’t, if you prefer not to.
- Dark Chocolate: Use dark chocolate chips
- Mint- Use mint chips, mint pieces or 1 tsp. mint flavoring
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry: Stir in 2-3 Tbsp. of strawberry jam
- Rocky Road: Stir in 1/2 cup marshmallows and 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- Vanilla Fudge: Use White chocolate chips instead
- Candy Cane: Use white chocolate chips and stir in crushed candy canes
- M&M: Stir in 1/3 cup of M&M’s
- Spicy Mexican: Add 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Caramel: Swirl on top 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- Smore: Layer graham crackers on the bottom then put fudge on top and top with marshmallows or marshmallow cream.
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Wow…this couldn’t be easier…may as well give it a go!
What size can of milk, please?
This is great! And I LOVE your other, more “labor-intensive fudge, too! I make it at Christmas. But, of course, fudge is good any time of the year!
For sure Jan – a lady after my own heart :):) Fudge in any form, any time :):)
Just wondering….if I made the 2 ingred. fudge. Put it into the fridge to cool, and then did another batch with peanut butter chips..& poured this onto the cooled batch, would this become 2 individual layers, or would they both just meld together? Please advise. Thank you.
Tina if you put the first batch in and let it cool until it is slightly firm then put the next batch on top that should be enough to hold them together but not cause them to mix together. If you want them to mix or marble together make the first batch, let it sit on the counter while you make the second then pour it on top and use a knife to swirl.
Can you melt on stove top
Yes you can Opal. Just keep it on medium or low. I do it both ways.
Tina, I have a recipe called Double Decker Fudge. It uses one bag of chocolate chips, one can of sweetened condensed milk, and one bag of peanut butter chips. Mine is actually a microwave recipe (didn’t read directions here yet) but you melt all the chocolate chips with HALF the milk, pour in prepared pan, and chill. Then repeat with peanut butter chips and rest of milk and pour over the chocolate layer. And chill again.
Someone made this and brought it to church and it was awesome, going to make some myself.
Thank You for such an easy was to make fudge.
I made the chocolate fudge and the peanut butter fudge for Christmas. They were both delicious and very easy to make. My husband and our son really loved the peanut butter fudge. Thanks for making it so easy.
Have you ever made fudge using peanut butter and canned frosting?
1 lb. peanut butter (I like smooth peanut butter)
16 oz. frosting, any flavor that you like.I like dk. choc.
Place in microwaveable bowl…2 qt. size
Microwave for 3 minutes on high 1100 (watt oven)
Mix well and pour into pan lined with parchment paper.
Cut into squares and serve.
We have made this and it was to much like eating peanut butter. No flavor of the chocolate was there. Was very diappointed.
There is no peanut butter in the original recipe so if you added peanut butter you probably added too much and just need to cut back on it or don’t add any at all if you want more chocolate flavor.
Phyllis was referring to Sharon’s recipe using frosting and peanut butter, not the original fudge recipe.
Is there another way to make this without using the condensed milk. It was way to sweet and rich for even my husband which LOVES fudge. I was just curious. If not I will have to make it from scratch. I LOVE you site.
Most fudge recipes are pretty rich but if you have one you make from scratch then you might want to use it.
Or they could use unsweetened chocolate?
No it would not taste quite as good and much more bitter with unsweetened chocolate.
You could try using unsweetened chocolate chips for baking to cut down the sweetness from the sweetened condensed milk just a thought.
Should the chocolate chips be semi sweet or milk chocolate?
It can be either it really depends on which ones you like best. You could even do dark chocolate too. I have even in the past mixed semi sweet and milk chocolate and it was really good too.
Do I need to keep this refrigerated after it has set up? I like to make and ship out of state for Christmas and don’t want it to ‘melt down’. (send to NY and NM in December)
You don’t need to keep it refrigerated and it should ship just fine.
Can you freeze this type of fudge
I am not sure Cherie.I have never frozen it but the thing is I have taken candy making classes and things and what they always tell us is that candy is not like most foods where it spoils. You can keep candy on the shelf for months. I have kept my fudge for 6 weeks (it hasn’t lasted any longer because it gets eaten :)) But if you think about it how long do you keep chocolate chips sitting on your shelf before you have to use them. Probably quite awhile and the same goes for this fudge.
Heidi E. Marquis
I’d like to ask a question. I need to make this tonorrow for an event this weekend and tomorrow is the only day I will have any time.
I’m going to use Hershey kisses, but how do i measure them? Melted, whole, crushed in the food processor?
If i do them whole, the amount of candies with vary depending on how they lay in the measuring cup.
Does anyone know how many kisses are in a cup? Tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! !!
The recipe calls for a 12 oz bag of chips. Look on the bag of Hersheys kisses and see how many oz is on that bag. If it is 24 oz then use about a 1/2 a bag. If it is 6 oz use 2 bags. Another way to do it is to eyeball it and lay a pile out that look like the amount of about 1 -12oz bag of chocolate chips. It really doesn’t need to be exact just as close as you can get. You could just dump them in a measuring cup until you get about 1 1/2 cups. It doesn’t matter if they don’t fit in the cup exactly just add 3-4 extra if you want to make up for the space between
Have a question I tried this for the first time and I used 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips and 1/2 bag of milk chocolate and peanut butter chips together. I measured everything to what was listed and I melted it for a minute and stirred it really good and poured into my prepared pan put in frig and 2 hours later was still just barely set and after another 1/2 hour took out of frig and out of pan and tried to cut and it was still too gooey to cut into squares. Can you tell me where I went wrong? I’m really disappointed because it didn’t turn out for me?
Boy Kathy I am not sure what to tell you because I don’t think I have ever had anyone have a problem before. It may have been something in the peanut butter chips but I wouldn’t think that is it and you say you did use the exact measurements. I really don’t know. I don’t know if this would taste good with the peanut butter in it but I do use this fudge to make hot chocolate with so don’t throw it away and put a couple of large spoonfuls in some milk and heat it up for a hot drink so it isn’t totally wasted. Sorry without seeing it and all I don’t know what to tell you.
look on the bag and see if it says that it won’t firm up or not good for fudge, etc…. Some of the peanut butter chips won’t set up because of the oils in them. Coconut oil ans sometimes palm oil will only get semi-firm in the fridge and as soon as they reach room temp they soften. Many times mixing too many oils(check bag content) together will do this.
The white chips don’t work with this recipe. The fudge mixture remains semi-soft…it doesn’t firm up. I repeated the recipe, thinking I didn’t thoroughly melt the chips. Same semi-soft result. :(
I saw this all the time with friends and a family member. It would leave me scratching my head and trouble shooting for hours at a time. What I finally found it to be was two things. One thing was the Chips. She would use Chips that were not real but instead fake chocolate. I felt awful for my friend that this happened to because as I’m sure we all feel the pressures of the purse strings during the Holidays my friend was running short on money there for she cut cost with artificial chips. For the 2nd case, this was even more heart wrenching. The expiration date on the condensed sweetened milk had expired by a year. She had just bought it at the Grocery Store along with 5 other cans. All of them were expired. We just have to do a better job of looking on cans and boxes but we need to take it a step or two further, if we see products in the stores on the shelves for sale that are expired take them off the shelf and give them to the checkout person. You are protecting my Mom, your Mom and the Seniors everywhere. Proactive these days says a lot.
a half a bag of the 12oz chips would only be 1 cup so you still needed to add 1 more cup of chips
I am so glad you post this each year, I always lose my recipe! thanks Jill. I’m going to be trying all different chips this year to get rid of some older chips! new flavors may abound! Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from cold and raw New England! My best to your whole family!
Thank you Donna and the same to you and your family. I have started mixing dark and milk chocolate chips when I make our fudge now and it really makes the flavor so good.
I find the peanut butter chips may have a little too much oil and that’s why folks are having a little difficulty. I had trouble with one recipe where I used white chips instead of white baking chocolate and it didn’t set up. This year I’m mixing dark/milk chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, so I think the consistence will work fine. If not, it makes an awesome ice cream sauce in a gift pint jar!
Can you use the candy melt wafers?
I have never tried them Joan and I am not sure the texture would be quite the same because the melts tend to firm up more for use to coat things. I guess you could try it and see.
I LOVE THIS POST& WOULD LIKE TO KNOW A EASY WAY TO MAKE CHOLATE PENUT BUTTER BALLS?THANK YOU SO MUCH,ANN DANIEL.
Here is a peanut butter ball recipe from our website https://www.livingonadime.com/peanut-butter-cups-and-toffee-recipes/
What kind of container should i store this in?
Any kind of an air tight container
I’ve used reeses peanut butter chips to make peanutbutter fudge, and also did half peanut butter chips, half chocolate chips to make peanut butter chocolate fudge. both times it set up just fine, in fact those two were praised far more than the regular fudge.. particularly the straight peanut butter. I tried using white chocolate discs, but i couldn’t get them to melt properly, so this year i used white chocolate chips, and they melted fine. hopefully it sets okay, because i read someone else had trouble with the white chocolate setting firm.
Can marshmallow fluff be added to this recipe to make it a little creamier?
You know I have never tried it but I can not imagine why it wouldn’t work so I would say yes try it – it might make it really yummier
Can unsweetened condensed milk be used instead? I’m diabetic and trying to keep my carb intake as low as possible.
I can create diabetic chocolate by adding Stevia and/or Monk Fruit sweetener so no worries there, but will it still work with unsweetened condensed milk?
Bill I can’t say for sure. The main difference I think between using unsweetened condensed milk and sweeten would obviously be the sweetening so I would think if you added Stevia or what ever you can use for sweetening to the recipe you could go ahead and use it. In a case like this I would just experiment and see what happens. You could even half the batch if you wants. If it doesn’t work you won’t be out that much expense or time and if it does work you will have a yummy fudge recipe to use.
We add a tsp of almond extract or a Tablespoon of ameretto and voila ameretto fudge. Love this recipe. :)Jen
Rose Mary Tanner
Before I start to make the fudge, just checking…..2 different amts of chips were mentioned above….is it 3 cups OR a 12 oz bag……a 12 oz bag equates to 2 cups. Thank you!
Rose sorry for the mix up use a 12 oz bag of chips and you will be fine.
Why did my fudge turn out sticky?
Joyce you might check and see if the chips you used was 12 oz. The large bags of chips all use to be 12 oz but the have now made them slightly less to keep the price down. Don’t toss the sticky fudge away. I love to put 2 Tbsp. of this fudge in a mug with a cup of milk and heat it up for hot chocolate. It is the best tasting hot chocolate.
I made this and it was awful,,,Used 2 bags of chocolate chips (12 oz each which is 3 c) so maybe that is why since the recipe isn’t correct.
Plus was hard as a rock, maybe I did not do it right but what a waste, just saying. I do love you recipes so any help you can give is appreciated.
You didn’t do it right. You can’t say a recipe is awful if you didn’t follow the directions. Hundreds of thousands of people love this recipe.
I came to get the recipe today after watching your show on 2 ingredient candy a few weeks ago, but I think the recipe here on your website is incorrect. It says 3 cups of chips (there is even an asterisk by it but I can’t find a side note to explain the asterisk anywhere). There are 2 cups in the 12 oz bag I have. I went back and watched that part of your show you said you must use 12 oz or it won’t come out correctly. I think using 3 cups is 6 oz too many.
Thank you for letting us know Lisa. It was a typo so I will change it and the asterisk is for the variations section.
Each bag of chocolate chips works out to 2 cups!
You may have seized the chocolate. Depending on your micro wave 30 secon intervals may be too much. When you stir in between, if the mixture feels like icing and here are no lumps, STOP
Love this…too easy…tastes great. Family loves it too
After this has set up, would it be best to store in the fridge or in a container on the counter?
You can really do either Nicole although I usually make mine so far ahead of time that I store it in the fridge so the family can’t see it as much and eat it. : )
Thank you so much. I ended up storing it in the fridge for safe keeping and it was loved by all my friends. And especially my husband. I have a Christmas party this weekend so im going to try making some of the variations!
Can I use wax paper instead of grease pan?
You could Christine.
I messed up and did 3 cups of chocolate chips! I used giradilli chocolate chips. It still turned out AMAZING!! Thank you for this recipe.
It depends on how severe a death threat you have made to keep the other members of the house out of them. Around here, they rarely last out the day. 😋
If I want others to have some I sometimes have to make 2-3 batches.
Can you use peanut butter instead of peanut butter chips?
You could try it but not sure what the consistency would be
I used white chocolate bark instead. My fudge didn’t set. Can anyone help me figure out why?
Sam the chocolate bark maybe made of different ingredients than the chocolate chips also you could try adding a little more of the bark. Don’t through out what didn’t set up. It is good softened and poured over desserts and cookies and I like to put 2-3 Tbsp. in a mug with some milk – heat it and make hot white or chocolate hot chocolate.
How would the fudge differ using the (optional) butter and do you just add it in along with the other two ingredients? TY
The butter just gives it an even creamier texture and yes you just dump it all together.
I’ve made this for years. Has never failed.
Coming back to this again this year, my husband thinks my fudge is amazing, THANK YOU!
I saw the recipe with the cherries added on youtube last night and made some. My boys and I tested the scrapings left in the bowl. YUM!