How to Make the Best and Easiest 2-Ingredient Fudge

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This 2-ingredient fudge belongs in your recipe box. It's the easiest candy recipe EVER!

Whipping up a batch of old-fashioned fudge involves candy-making tools and closely-watched pots—a fun time when you’re in the mood for it but not if you want fudge fast. So imagine our delight at discovering this 2-ingredient fudge! Not only does this no-fail candy require literally two ingredients, but it also comes together in minutes. No candy thermometer is needed.

Once the mixture is cooled and sliced, you’ll have a batch of luscious, smooth chocolate fudge that’s wonderful for wrapping up as a gift, selling at bake sales or storing in your secret candy stash.

How to Make 2-Ingredient Fudge

2 Ingredient Fudge IngredientsNancy Mock for Taste of Home

When made in an 8×8 square baking pan, this recipe can be sliced into 36 pieces that are 3/4-inch thick.

Ingredients

  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Tools You’ll Need

  • Medium Saucepan: This Taste of Home cookware conducts heat evenly and has a nonstick surface.
  • Sturdy Spoon: The fudge mixture gets thick, so choose a kitchen tool that can handle the stirring.
  • 8×8 Square Pan: We like this 8×8 pan for its blue hue, plus the straight sides make perfect cubes of fudge.

Directions

Step 1: Prepare your pan

Cut two 8-inch wide pieces of wax paper or parchment paper that are long enough to extend over the edges of the pan. Fit the pieces cross-wise over each other in the pan. (This way you can lift the fudge from the pan when it’s ready.)

Step 2: Combine the chocolate and condensed milk

Chocolate Chips And Condensed Milk For 2 Ingredient FudgeNancy Mock for Taste of Home

Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a heavy, medium-sized saucepan. Heat the milk on the stovetop over medium heat until it’s warm—this will only take a minute or two. Pour in the chocolate chips, and stir them into the condensed milk until they’re completely melted. The mixture will be thick.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into the pan

2 Ingredient Fudge In PanNancy Mock for Taste of Home

Spoon the fudge mixture into the lined baking pan. Use the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula to smooth the mixture evenly into the pan. Press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the fudge. Allow the fudge to cool for 2 hours.

Step 4: Slice the fudge

2 Ingredient Fudge sliced into squaresNancy Mock for Taste of Home

Use the edges of the parchment or wax paper to lift the fudge from the pan. Peel the paper off and place the fudge on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to slice the fudge into 36 pieces.

Store your fudge tightly sealed at room temperature for up to 1 week.

2-Ingredient Fudge Variations

Since this 2-ingredient fudge is so easy, we’re sharing a few fun twists!

Cherry Hazelnut Fudge

Make the recipe as above. When the chocolate chips are melting into the warm condensed milk, stir in 1 cup of chopped, dried cherries and 1/2 cup of toasted, chopped hazelnuts. Spoon the mixture into the pan and let cool for two hours before slicing.

White Chocolate Fudge

Reduce the sweetened condensed milk to 1 cup and warm it in a saucepan. Stir in three cups of white chocolate chips until they’re melted and smooth. Spoon the mixture into the pan, and allow it to cool and set for 4 hours or overnight.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Make the white chocolate fudge as above. Then, when the white chocolate chips are melted, gently stir in 1-1/2 cups of chopped, mini peanut butter cups. Spoon it into the pan and let the fudge cool and set for 4 hours or overnight. (You’ll need about 25 mini peanut butter cups.)

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Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.