Easy 2 Ingredient Fudge (Soft + Creamy Recipe!)

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Impossibly creamy 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge with the easiest microwave method. Try this simple recipe and find out why everyone LOVES it!

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Why You’ll Love This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Recipe

With just chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, you can whip up a batch of creamy, melt-in-your-mouth fudge that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

No fancy equipment or hours of simmering required. Just a few minutes in the microwave and a quick chill in the fridge, and you’re rewarded with squares of pure chocolatey bliss. It’s so much easier than traditional fudge, and makes a perfect christmas treat (or gift!).

Here are the highlights:

  • Effortless to Make: With just two ingredients and a few easy steps, this recipe is super straightforward and one of the simplest desserts to make.
  • Rich Chocolate Flavor: Combining dark and milk chocolate creates a perfectly balanced, rich chocolate taste.
  • Perfect Creamy Texture: This fudge sets beautifully, giving you that classic, firm yet creamy fudge texture everyone loves.

Here’s What You Need for this 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Whip up this heavenly 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge with just a few essentials, some creative variations, and basic kitchen tools.

chocolate chips and condensed milk

2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Ingredients

This recipe is all about simplicity:

  • Chocolate Chips or Chopped Chocolate: The core ingredient that gives the fudge its rich, chocolatey flavor and smooth texture.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Adds sweetness and creamy consistency, helping the fudge to set perfectly.

Variations and Substitutions

Feel free to get creative with these ideas:

  • Different Types of Chocolate: Experiment with various chocolate types like white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or mint chips for different flavor profiles. If you love peanut butter, you must also try my ultra-creamy 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe.
  • Mix-Ins: Add nuts, dried fruit, or mini marshmallows for texture and variety.
  • Flavor Extracts: Incorporate a few drops of mint, orange, or almond extract for an extra flavor kick.
  • Toppings: Sprinkle sea salt, crushed candy canes, or toasted coconut on top before the fudge sets.
condensed milk can for fudge recipie

Grab these Tools

You’ll need the following tools to make your fudge-making process smooth:

  • 9×5” Loaf Pan: Ideal for shaping and setting the fudge. You can use and 8×8″ baking dish instead, but the fudge will be much thinner. I prefer a thicker fudge.
  • Parchment Paper: For lining the pan and easy removal of the fudge.
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl: Essential for melting the ingredients if using a microwave.
  • Spatula: To mix and spread the fudge mixture evenly.
  • Sharp Knife: For cutting the fudge into neat squares.
  • Stove and Heatproof Bowl (optional): If you prefer the stovetop method, use these for melting the chocolate over simmering water.
adding condensed milk to choco chips

How to Make 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge: An Easy Guide

This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge is not only a chocoholic’s dream but also incredibly easy to whip up with minimal effort.

Preparing the Pan

  • Line the Pan: Start by lining a 9×5” loaf pan with parchment paper, ensuring there’s an overhang for easy fudge removal later.
mixing chocolate chips and condensed milk

Melting Chocolate and Milk

  • Combine Ingredients: In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Microwave Process: Microwave the mixture for 2 minutes on 50% power, then stir. Continue microwaving for 30 seconds or until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture has thickened.
  • Stovetop Alternative: If you prefer, combine the ingredients in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until melted and smooth.
preparing fudge mixture to microwave

Transferring and Smoothing the Mixture

  • Fill the Pan: Once the chocolate and milk are fully combined, pour or scrape the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Smooth the Top: Use a spatula or a flat utensil to smooth the top of the fudge. For a really smooth surface, use pressing motions rather than spreading back and forth.
adding mixture in pan

Chilling to Set

  • Refrigerate: Place the pan in the refrigerator and let the fudge set for about 2 hours, or until it is completely firm.
chiiling the chocolate fridge

Cutting and Serving

  • Remove from Pan: Use the parchment paper overhang to lift the fudge out of the pan.
  • Slice: Cut the fudge into squares, making them as big or as small as you like.
  • Enjoy: Serve the fudge as a delightful chocolate treat.
cutting the fudge

Follow these steps for a foolproof and delicious batch of 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge, a perfect sweet indulgence for any occasion or just a cozy night in.

Make Ahead and Storage

Plan and store your 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge effectively for lasting enjoyment.

  • Make in Advance: This fudge is perfect for preparing ahead of time, ideal for gatherings or as a ready-to-eat treat.
  • Room Temperature Storage: Store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Refrigeration: For longer storage, keep it in the refrigerator where it can last for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freezing Option: Freeze the fudge for up to 3 months, wrapped well in plastic wrap and placed in an airtight container.
  • Thawing: If frozen, let the fudge thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature before serving.

How to Serve This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Enjoy this simple yet luxurious chocolate fudge in a variety of delightful ways.

taking fudge piece

Serving the Fudge

  • Room Temperature or Chilled: Serve the fudge at room temperature for a softer texture or chilled for a firmer bite.

Toppings and Add-Ins for Chocolate Fudge

Elevate your fudge with these simple additions:

  • Sea Salt: Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top before setting for a sweet-salty flavor contrast.
  • Nuts: Add chopped walnuts or pecans for a crunchy texture.
  • Dried Fruit: Mix in dried cranberries or cherries for a tart complement to the rich chocolate.
  • Drizzle: Top with melted white chocolate for an extra layer of sweetness.
Fudge pieces in white plate

FAQs About This Easy Fudge Recipe

Just skimming through? Here are some quick answers to the commonly-asked questions about 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge:

Can I use any type of chocolate for this recipe?
Yes, you can use different types of chocolate such as semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate, but the flavor and sweetness will vary.

How do I prevent the chocolate from seizing while melting?
To prevent chocolate from seizing, melt it gently on medium power in the microwave or use a double boiler, and avoid contact with water. Melt only until 80% melted (you’ll still see chunks). The residual heat and stirring will finish the melting.

What’s the best way to get a smooth texture in the fudge?
For a smooth texture, stir the chocolate and condensed milk mixture thoroughly until well combined and smooth before transferring to the pan.

Can I add nuts or other mix-ins to this fudge recipe?
Absolutely, you can add nuts, dried fruits, or even marshmallows to the mixture before setting for added texture and flavor.

Why is my fudge too soft or not setting properly?
If your fudge is too soft, it may need more chilling time. Make sure it’s refrigerated long enough to set completely.

How long can I store this chocolate fudge and how?
Store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks for longer freshness.

How long does this fudge last at room temperature?
It can last at room temperature for a few days, but for longer storage, refrigeration is recommended.

Is it necessary to line the pan with parchment paper?
Lining the pan with parchment paper makes it easier to remove and cut the fudge, but you can alternatively use foil or just grease the pan.

Why won’t my 2-ingredient fudge set?
If your fudge isn’t setting, it might be due to underheating the mixture or not chilling it long enough.

What is the secret to good fudge?
The secret to good fudge is the right balance of ingredients and proper chilling time to achieve the perfect texture.

How do you make fudge creamy not grainy?
To ensure creamy fudge, heat the mixture just enough to blend smoothly and avoid overcooking, which can cause graininess.

How do you fix unset fudge?
If fudge is unset, try reheating it gently, then re-chilling it for a longer period. For extra insurance, melt in another handful of chocolate chips.

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2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Experience the delight of homemade fudge with this effortless 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge recipe. It’s a perfect blend of rich chocolate and creamy sweetness, ideal for satisfying your chocolate cravings.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 13 minutes
Servings: 36 pieces


  • 2 ¼ cups chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (I like to use 1/2 semisweet and 1/2 milk chocolate)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz or 300 mL
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  • Prepare a 9×5” loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Microwave the mixture for 2 minutes on 50% power, stir, then microwave again for 30 seconds or until chocolate is fully melted and the mixture has thickened.
  • Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Refrigerate the fudge for 2 hours or until it is completely set.
  • Remove the fudge from the pan using the parchment paper and cut into squares.



  • Sweetened condensed milk comes in different measurements depending on where you are. In the US, a can is labeled as 14 oz by weight. Elsewhere, it’s marked as 300 mL by volume. Don’t worry, though; both cans contain the same amount of milk. The difference is due to how weight and volume are measured – ounces for weight and milliliters for volume – and these measurements can vary based on the density of the product.
  • I love to use half semisweet and half milk chocolate. I find this creates a really delicious flavor that’s perfectly rich and chocolatey in line with the creamy texture.  You could do all semi-sweet chocolate, but this makes a very rich dark chocolate flavor.
  • Avoid overheating the chocolate to keep it from becoming grainy.
  • For a stovetop method, melt the ingredients together over a double boiler, stirring constantly.
  • To achieve a smooth surface on your fudge, use pressing motions with a spatula instead of spreading back and forth.
  • Store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for longer freshness.
  • To add a topping like sprinkles, sea salt, nuts, or mini chocolate chips, sprinkle it over the fudge while it’s still warm, before setting. 


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.002g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 0.01mg | Sodium: 0.04mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Aisha says:

    5 stars
    This was so easy and delicious! I made it with my kids this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sophia says:

    5 stars
    I love how you only need two ingredients. Thanks for sharing! 

  3. Charlotte says:

    5 stars
    So good!

  4. Emily says:

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this with my kids! They’ll love how simple it is to make. Do you think I could use dark chocolate instead?

    1. Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD says:

      Yes, for sure!

  5. Isabella says:

    5 stars
    This is amazing! So quick and easy. I keep it in the freezer for when I have a chocolate craving.

  6. Jess says:

    5 stars
    Tried this recipe for Christmas and it was perfect chocolate fudge. I’m never making any other recipe.