Easy Fudge Recipe

This EASY Fudge Recipe is possibly the easiest candy recipe I've shared yet! Just 5 ingredients, no candy thermometer, and prepped in under 30 minutes! 
Be sure to check out the quick how-to VIDEO below the recipe! 
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chocolate fudge, easy fudge recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 32 pieces
Calories 113kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips¹ (340g)
  • 1 14 oz can condensed milk 396g
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground sea salt (you can substitute regular table salt if needed)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, salted or unsalted will work, use whichever you have on hand plus additional for buttering pan
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract I like using vanilla bourbon extract whenever I have it on hand


  • Prepare an 8x8 or 9x5 pan by lining with foil and lightly greasing the foil with butter. Set aside.
  • Combine chocolate chips, condensed milk, sea salt, and butter in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat. Keep the heat low (or at most, medium low) and stir continuously because if the chocolate gets too hot it will seize and your fudge will not turn out.
  • Stir constantly until chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth and all ingredients are well combined.
  • Once ingredients are melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Immediately pour into prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth out fudge.
  • Allow fudge to cool completely and allow several hours to set and firm up completely (this can be expedited by placing your fudge in the refrigerator). Once firm, slice and enjoy!



¹Make sure you buy a quality brand of chocolate chips or your fudge may not set up properly. I am not affiliated with Ghirardelli but always have the best results when using their chocolate chips to make this fudge.

Can I add Nuts to my Fudge?

Yes! Stir in 1 cup (105g) of chopped nuts once all of your ingredients are melted together and just before removing from heat. Walnuts are so good in this chocolate fudge! 


Serving: 1square | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg