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Easy Chocolate Fudge comes together with four simple ingredients and very little work. Chocolate chips, condensed milk, almond extract and silvered almonds mix together to create the perfect holiday treat or gift! 

Easy Chocolate Fudge on plate

EASY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Tis the season for holidays treats! 

I don’t know about you but my holidays aren’t complete unless I have some fudge on the dessert tray. Today’s Easy Chocolate Fudge is a simple, 4 ingredient fudge recipe that you can whip up and gift or add to your holiday table. 

What I love most about this easy fudge recipe is that you can add in any type of nut, candy or flavoring to the fudge. Today’s recipe uses silvered almonds and almond extract.

You could try vanilla or even peppermint extract for the flavoring. I like to add chopped walnuts or peans from time to time.

If you are going for the peppermint chocolate theme try adding crushed, chopped candy cane pieces.

I love adding crushed candy canes to treats like in these Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies or in this Peppermint Bark recipe. 

Easy Chocolate Fudge on white plate

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS CHOCOLATE FUDGE?

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: This recipe uses chocolate chips that are melted and turn into the fudge. You could easily use chunks or even mix it up and use white chocolate chips to create a white chocolate fudge recipe. 

CONDENSED MILK: I used condensed milk in this recipe. The nice thing about using condensed milk in fudge is it only requires three ingredients: chocolate, condensed milk and the flavoring or add-ins.

You don’t need a candy thermometer with condensed milk or any fancy candy making abilities which is why I love making it this way. 

ALMOND EXTRACT: Since I added almonds into this recipe I also went with almond extract. You could easily use vanilla or even peppermint extract. 

ALMONDS: Silvered almonds are a nice addition to holiday fudge. You can also use chopped pecans or walnuts, crushed candy canes or other candy. 

Easy Chocolate Fudge ingredients

HOW DO YOU MAKE CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROM SCRATCH?

For this easy chocolate fudge it is just that, easy! You will use your 4 ingredients to create a delicious, easy treat or gift for friends and family. 

Heat chocolate chips and condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir the ingredients continuously.

Easy Chocolate Fudge in pot

Once the chocolate has melted, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the almond flavoring.

Stir in the almond slivers or sliced almonds. 

Easy Chocolate Fudge stirring chocolate

Pour/scoop the fudge into a prepared 9 x 9 square dish. (I like to use silicone because it

pops right out and I don’t need to use parchment paper.)

Easy Chocolate Fudge in pan

Place the fudge into the refrigerator to harden for 2-3 hours until set.

Easy Chocolate Fudge in pan

Remove the fudge from the dish and carefully cut into small bite sized squares.

Easy Chocolate Fudge fudge squares

CAN I MAKE FUDGE IN THE MICROWAVE?

Yes, you can easily make fudge in the microwave. 

Start by putting the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a 2 or 3 qt. microwave safe bowl and heat for about a minute on high.

Remove and let it sit for about 30 seconds. Stir it and heat again in 30 second increments until it is completely melted. Stir until smooth. 

Stir in the extract and any add-ins like nuts and pour the fudge into a square pan. Put in the fridge to cool for about an hour and then cut into 1 inc squares. 

Enjoy! 

Easy Chocolate Fudge on cutting board

IS FUDGE AND CHOCOLATE THE SAME THING?

Chocolate is a made from sweetened cocoa, in an emulsion of cocoa butter and turned into a candy. Fudge is a candy that is made from crystalized sugar.

Fudge is a thicker, chewier consistency than chocolate and more dense. 

MORE HOLIDAY TREATS AND GIFT IDEAS:

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies 

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies 

Easy Candied Walnuts 

Easy Chocolate Fudge collage

Easy Chocolate Fudge on plate

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Yield: 60-64 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Easy Chocolate Fudge comes together with four simple ingredients and very little work. Chocolate chips, condensed milk, almond extract and silvered almonds mix together to create the perfect holiday treat or gift! 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract flavoring
  • 3/4 cup silvered or sliced almonds

Instructions

    1. Heat chocolate chips and condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir the ingredients continuously.
    2. Once the chocolate has melted, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the almond flavoring.
    3. Stir in the almond slivers.
    4. Pour/scoop the fudge into a prepared 9 x 9 square dish. (I like to use silicone because it
      pops right out and I don’t need to use parchment paper.)
    5. Place the fudge into the refrigerator to harden for 2-3 hours until set.
    6. Remove the fudge from the dish and carefully cut into small bite sized squares.

Notes

Store remaining fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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