2 Ingredient Fudge: Quick and Easy Recipe

Are you a fan of easy desserts but don't have the time for complicated recipes? If so, you will love this delicious 2 ingredient fudge recipe. As the name suggests, this smooth fudge is made with only two ingredients, making it a quick treat and simple recipe option that's perfect year round but is a real time saver during the busy holiday season. 

Close up view of chocolate fudge stacked on a white plate with the top square of 2 ingredient fudge having a bite taken out of it.

Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or just looking for a quick and easy dessert option, this fudge recipe is a great choice. In this article, I'll cover everything you need to know about this quick dessert including different types, recipes, and tips for storing and serving.

If you love easy recipes made with minimal ingredients, you can also check out this reader favorite 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake - easy, moist, and delicious!

Squares of 2 ingredient fudge stacked and at an angle on a pretty plate

Key Takeaways

  • 2 ingredient fudge is a simple and easy dessert option that requires only two ingredients to make.
  • There are many different types of 2 ingredient fudge, including variations with creamy peanut butter, white chocolate, frosting fudge (check out my recipe for that here), and more.
  • With a few simple tips and tricks, you can create this easy recipe in no time.
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Ingredients

This 2-Ingredient Fudge is one of the easiest dessert recipes you’ll ever make. Make fudge that tastes just like the stove top version, without all the fuss. Rich, decadent and perfect for Christmas gifts.

Bag of Nestle Chocolate Chips and a can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk used to make two 2 ingredient fudge

See recipe card for quantities.

Instructions

Glass mixing bowl filled with a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips with a can of sweetened condensed milk being added.

Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a medium, microwave-safe mixing bowl.

Melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk being mixed together to make 2 ingredient fudge.

Microwave for 2 minutes or until the chocolate chips turn smooth when stirred.

Stir well to combine all ingredients.

Squares of homemade 2 ingredient fudge on a cutting board

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread even, tapping the pan on the counter to flatten.

Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.

Using a sharp knife, slice the fudge into 1-inch pieces and enjoy!

stacked squares of freshly made 2 ingredient fudge

Top Tips

  • Don’t overcook your chocolate and milk or it will be tough to use after that.
  • Store fudge in a sealed container in the fridge or cool, dry spot for up to 1 week.
  • Swap out the flavor of the chocolate chips to change up the flavor of the fudge.
  • Don’t just use nonstick spray on your pan as it doesn’t work. I know this, because I did it and it was so tough to get the fudge out. Parchment paper is the only way to go.

Substitutions

close up view of a square of 2 ingredient fudge with a bite missing

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate fudge is a classic and easy fudge recipe that you can make with just two ingredients: chocolate chips and condensed milk. You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or a combination of both. Melt the chocolate chips and condensed milk together and pour the mixture into a lined baking dish. Let it cool and set in the fridge for a few hours before cutting into squares and serving.

Peanut Butter Fudge

If you're looking for a two ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe you'll love this easy peanut butter fudge recipe. All you need is peanut butter and a can of frosting. You can get all the details here. 

White Chocolate Fudge

White chocolate fudge is a delicious and creamy alternative to traditional chocolate fudge. To make it, you'll need white chocolate chips and condensed milk. Follow the instructions in the recipe card substituting white chocolate for the chocolate chips. For a fun Christmas Fudge twist add in other flavors like peppermint. 

Experiment with different variations and flavors to find your perfect combination.

Additional Ingredients

While the classic 2 ingredient fudge recipe calls for only chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, you can add a variety of ingredients to customize the flavor and texture of your fudge.

One popular addition is nuts. Chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds can be stirred into the fudge mixture before pouring it into the pan. This adds a crunchy texture and nutty flavor to the fudge.

Butter can also be added to the recipe for a creamier texture. Simply melt a few tablespoons of butter with the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk before pouring it into the pan.

If you want to add some color and fun to your fudge, you can sprinkle some colorful sprinkles on top of the fudge before it sets. This is a great option for a festive occasion or a children's party.

Other add-ins include butterscotch chips, shredded coconut, or even mashed banana bread. Mint extract can also be added to the mixture for a refreshing and cool flavor.

Finally, if you want to make the fudge lighter and fluffier, you can fold in some whipped cream before pouring the mixture into the pan. This will give the fudge a mousse-like texture and a lighter taste.

Variations

Microwave Method

To make this fudge in the microwave, you'll need a microwave-safe bowl and a few minutes of your time. Simply combine a can of sweetened condensed milk with your favorite chocolate chips in a mixing bowl and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. Stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is melted and smooth, then pour it into a prepared pan and let it cool in the fridge for a few hours.

Stovetop Method

If you prefer the traditional double boiler method, you can make this fudge on the stovetop as well. Simply melt your chocolate chips in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in a can of sweetened condensed milk and cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until it's thick and creamy. Pour the mixture into a greased pan and let it cool in the fridge for a few hours.

No matter which method you choose, be sure to closely watch your fudge as it cools to ensure it sets properly. With this shortcut recipe, you can enjoy rich and creamy fudge without all the fuss.

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Equipment

overhead view of homemade chocolate fudge cut into squares

Storing and Serving

Once your 2 ingredient fudge is made, it's important to store it properly to maintain its texture and flavor. In this section, we'll cover the best ways to store and serve your fudge.

Refrigeration

2 ingredient fudge should be stored in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. After cooling the fudge, place it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. You can also place the fudge in a cellophane bag or wrap it in aluminum foil.

Cutting and Serving

When it comes to cutting your fudge, it's important to use a sharp knife to ensure clean squares of fudge. You can also use parchment paper to line your baking pan or dish to make it easier to remove the fudge and cut it.

To serve your fudge, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before cutting. This will make it easier to cut and ensure that it's not too hard. You can serve the fudge on a platter or wrap individual pieces in cellophane for a gift or bake sale.

Refrigerate this family favorite in an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. To serve, use a sharp knife to cut it into squares and let it come to room temperature before serving.

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2 Ingredient Fudge

Craving a luscious treat minus the kitchen chaos? Then this recipe for 2-Ingredient Fudge is for you! No complicated steps, no lengthy ingredient lists—just pure, unadulterated indulgence. Perfect for those moments when your sweet tooth demands satisfaction without the fuss.
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Side view of freshly made 2 ingredient fudge cut into squares and stacked atop each other.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:2 minutes
Chill:4 hours
Total Time:4 hours 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce Sweetened Condensed Milk one can
  • 12 ounce Semisweet Chocolate Chips one bag

Instructions

  • Line an 8 inch by 8 inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a medium, microwave-safe mixing bowl.
    14 ounce Sweetened Condensed Milk, 12 ounce Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Microwave for 2 minutes or until the chocolate chips turn smooth when stirred.
  • Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread even, tapping the pan on the counter to flatten.
  • Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice the fudge into 1-inch pieces and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t overcook your chocolate and milk or it will be tough to use after that.
  • Store fudge in a sealed container in the fridge or cool, dry spot for up to 1 week.
  • Swap out the flavor of the chocolate chips to change up the flavor of the fudge.
  • Don’t just use nonstick spray on your pan as it doesn’t work. I know this, because I did it and it was so tough to get the fudge out. Parchment paper is the only way to go.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 16g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 16
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $6.00
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