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3-Minute Fudge Recipe
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3-Minute Fudge

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"Easy-to-make-and-tastes-amazing fudge, but that's a pretty long title so we just call it 3-Minute Fudge. It's only 3 minutes to cook and 3 ingredients! Great to cut up and put in ice cream."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    3 hrs 8 mins


  1. Grease an 8x8-inch square baking dish with butter.
  2. Place sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and baking chocolate in a microwave-safe dish; cook in microwave on low power until chocolate has melted, about 3 minutes. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour fudge into the prepared baking dish; let stand until set, 3 to 4 hours. Cut into squares to serve.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 19, 2013

Spoiler Alert: This takes longer than three minutes. ;) If you're pressed for time, can't find or don't have a candy thermometer, it's a great no-fail fudge recipe to have on hand. I've been making a version of this for years with excellent results. You don't have to stick to just chocolate either - this will work with any "chip" flavor you have. Today I made peanut butter and dark chocolate, and I was about to make a pan of white chocolate when disaster struck and I dropped my last can of condensed milk on the floor. Bummer. That must have been the Universe intervening to save my poor thighs! If you want this to feel extra fancy, use a higher quality chocolate chip, like Ghiradelli to give a better depth of flavor. You can also top with chopped nuts, festive candies or sprinkles, or some unmelted chocolate chips. Get creative. ProTip: Skip the step where you grease the pan. Just line with a single piece of aluminum foil instead (grease it with cooking spray if you want this to be extra simple.) and when it's time to serve the fudge, just lift the entire thing out of the pan, peel off the foil and cut into squares. Voila! Clean up is easier now too. I skip the 1 oz square and just use extra chips. Remember to work quickly once you've removed your mixture from the microwave. It's going to thicken up & get ooey-gooey very fast, so you need to get it smooth & spread it into the pan immediately. The last thing I've found is that this fudge does best when kept in the fridge.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2013

Need to add some fluff to mellow out semi chips..

Nov 21, 2013

I would add a pinch of salt to this.

Feb 22, 2015

This was super easy and very tasty. I made 3 different versions, using different chips as another reviewer suggested: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate (for Mom), and Mint Chocolate. All were excellent!!

Jan 10, 2015

I have a 1000 watt microwave. I put it on for 5 minutes at 30%. I used Reese's pieces. I added one teaspoon of vanilla. I licked the spatula and it tasted great. I will definitely experiment around with this recipe with different flavors.

Aug 08, 2014

This recipe sounds good but I have never tried to make and I wish it didn't take 3 hours to set.

Nov 21, 2013

Very good! I have made many times. You can add walnuts, peanuts and even add mini peanut butter cups to the mixture right before pouring fudge into pan!! I am going to add some chopped candy canes to the fudge I make for Christmas.

Feb 16, 2015

Too chewy/rubbery, not at all like "real" fudge.


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  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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