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This 5-minute recipe for 3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge is so creamy, delicious, and versatile! I’ve prepared an eggnog fudge here, but you can use the base recipe for any flavor that you choose — and it makes a great edible homemade Christmas gift!

Stack of microwave fudge on a plate with text overlay

I love to share homemade treats with friends at this time of year, but I often find myself a little bit too ambitious in the kitchen! I have all of these great ideas and recipes that I want to make, but not enough time to execute them. Sound familiar? We’re all super busy right now!

But guess what? Even YOU have time to throw together a batch of this microwave fudge with condensed milk! In fact, in the time that it takes you to read this post, you could practically be done with it! Ready to get to the good stuff?

Child's hand picking up a square of microwave fudge for Christmas

How to Make Microwave Fudge:

I’m going to show you how to make the base 3-ingredient microwave fudge recipe here, along with an eggnog-flavored twist! You can use the same method for standard milk chocolate fudge, or get creative with your own fun mix-in’s!

For any version of microwave fudge, you will need to start with chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter.

I’m using white chocolate chips in this eggnog fudge, but you can use regular milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips if you prefer a traditional fudge recipe.

Just combine these 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat in the microwave for a total of about 3-5 minutes (stirring every minute or so) — just until everything is melted together.

3 ingredients for microwave fudge condensed milk

For that classic eggnog flavor, you’ll then stir in rum extract and spices. Skip this step if you’re not making the eggnog version!

Seasoning and rum extract for eggnog fudge

At this point, you can also add in any other fudge mix-in’s that you like, such as chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, cinnamon chips, or holiday sprinkles.

Melted chocolate for microwave fudge

Transfer the chocolate mixture to a greased 8-inch dish. I added some sprinkles to the top at this point, but you’ll need to work quickly because the fudge starts to set almost immediately.

Microwave fudge cooling in pan

Refrigerate the fudge for at least 1-2 hours (or until completely cool), then slice into squares and serve. You won’t believe the smooth, creamy, and decadent texture!

Eggnog flavored microwave fudge on a Christmas plate

How long does microwave fudge last?

In general, microwave fudge that is kept in an airtight container at room temperature will last for one to two weeks. Refrigerating fudge can extend its shelf life to two to three weeks.

Can you freeze microwave fudge?

Yes! You can freeze microwave fudge that is made with condensed milk. To do so, wrap the fudge in airtight plastic wrap. Next, wrap the fudge in aluminum foil, and store in a large freezer bag. You can wrap up individual squares so that it’s easy to grab one or two when a craving strikes!

Bite taken out of a piece of microwave fudge

COOK’S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS — MICROWAVE FUDGE:

  • Stir chocolate mixture every 30-60 seconds when microwaving.
  • Use any flavor chocolate chip that you prefer: white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or semi-sweet chocolate chips;
  • Add any mix-in’s to the fudge after the chocolate mixture is melted in the microwave. Good options include chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, sprinkles, or cinnamon chips;
  • Allow the fudge to cool completely in the refrigerator before slicing.

Close up image of microwave fudge on a plate made with condensed milk

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3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total: 8 minutes
Servings 36 pieces
Calories 122 kcal
This 5-minute recipe for 3-Ingredient Microwave Fudge is so creamy, delicious, and versatile! I've prepared an eggnog fudge here, but you can use the base recipe for any flavor that you choose -- and it makes a great edible homemade Christmas gift!

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups (18 ounces) chocolate chips I used white chocolate chips, but any flavor will work
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg optional
  • ¼ teaspoon rum extract optional
  • Optional mix-in's: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chopped pecans; sprinkles; cinnamon chips

Instructions

  • Spray an 8-inch square dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, stirring every 30-60 seconds, just until the chocolate mixture is melted and completely combined.
  • Stir in any mix-in's, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, rum extract, and sprinkles. Transfer chocolate mixture to prepared dish. Add sprinkles on top, if desired.
  • Refrigerate until set and completely cool. Slice into squares and enjoy!

Notes

COOK'S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:
  • Stir chocolate mixture every 30-60 seconds when microwaving.
  • Use any flavor chocolate chip that you prefer: white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or semi-sweet chocolate chips;
  • Add any mix-in's to the fudge after the chocolate mixture is melted in the microwave. Good options include chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, sprinkles, or cinnamon chips;
  • Allow the fudge to cool completely in the refrigerator before slicing.
How long does microwave fudge last?
In general, microwave fudge that is kept in an airtight container at room temperature will last for one to two weeks. Refrigerating fudge can extend its shelf life to two to three weeks.
Can you freeze microwave fudge?
Yes! You can freeze microwave fudge that is made with condensed milk. To do so, wrap the fudge in airtight plastic wrap. Next, wrap the fudge in aluminum foil, and store in a large freezer bag. You can wrap up individual squares so that it's easy to grab one or two when a craving strikes!

Nutrition

Serving: 1squareCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 40mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword: microwave fudge, microwave fudge recipe, microwave fudge recipe condensed milk
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

This recipe was originally published in December, 2014. It was updated in November, 2018.

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  1. I’ve used a very similar recipe and used mint chocolate chips…unfortunately they aren’t available any longer here. Any suggestions for the best way to get that same flavour? I’ve tried a few different extracts, but I can’t seem to get the right minty flavour.

    1. Hey, Heather! Have you tried using an equal amount of Andes chocolate mints? I imagine that they might work in the same way the chocolate chips work — I just haven’t tested it myself. Otherwise, my solution would be the same that you’ve already tried — regular chocolate chips with a drop or so of peppermint extract or candy flavoring. Just be really careful when using those extracts because they’re super strong and a little goes a long way. 🙂

  2. Love to try this easy fudge recipe but would love the version using eggnog )can’t seem to find it on this site) I have leftover candycane flavored eggnog and thought that it would make a tasty fudge….please help. Thank you ~ M. Smith

    1. Hi, Maureen! This is the eggnog flavor — it’s just not made with actual eggnog in the recipe. 🙂 I use the rum extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon to give it that eggnog flavor. Hope that helps to clarify. Enjoy!

    1. I love that idea, Janet! I never thought about using the strawberry extract to make strawberry fudge, but I’m sure it was absolutely delicious (and perfect for Valentine’s Day or Easter)!

  3. 5 stars
    Walmart has mint fudge flavored baking chunks. They are delicious with just enough mint flavor. You will not be disappointed. So good better than Andes Mint is not over powering. The cookies made like chocolate chip recipe. Can’t wait to try the fudge. Thanks Flair