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2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

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Super easy 2 ingredient fudge can be made with any type chocolate chips you have on hand and sweetened condensed milk. Chocolate fudge is the perfect treat!

Let’s dive into one of my all-time favorite quick treats – 2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge. This recipe is a sweet little gem that’s close to my heart. It’s as simple as it gets, but oh, does it deliver on taste! We’re talking about just two ingredients here for a simple fudge, luscious chocolate chips (be it milk, dark, or semi-sweet – whatever tickles your fancy) and a can of sweetened condensed milk. You really can’t get any easier than that!

Think of this 2 ingredient fudge as a hug in dessert form. Sometimes you just need some fudge in your life, especially on those days that you swear you’re going to go bald from Momming. And while I can’t promise this 2 ingredient fudge will make your kids behave, it will make you feel a little saner. It’s for those evenings when you need a chocolate fix while hiding in the pantry (or closes) for 30 seconds before you’re found. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and make some emergency fudge!

Recipe Overview

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Number of Ingredients: 2
Total Time: About 2 hours 5 minutes (including setting time)
Primary Cooking Method: Microwaving
Dietary Info: Gluten-Free (depending on the chocolate chips used)
Key Flavor: Rich, chocolatey
Skill Level: Beginner-friendly

Notable mentions

  1. Emergency Chocolate Fix: This 2 ingredient fudge is your go-to for those ‘hide in the pantry’ moments. It’s quick, easy, and just what you need to catch a breath in the midst of mom chaos.
  2. Kid-Proof Simplicity: So simple, even the little ones can help make it without turning your kitchen into a disaster zone. It’s a mom-win on all fronts!
  3. One-Bowl: Everything comes together in a single bowl, meaning you spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your chocolate creation.
  4. Adaptable for All Tastes: Whether you’re a fan of milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate, this fudge can be tailored to your preference, making it a hit with all chocolate lovers.
  5. No Special Equipment Needed: Forget the fancy kitchen gadgets; all you need is a microwave and a fridge to make this indulgent treat.

Ingredients to make 2 Ingredient Fudge

  • Chocolate Chips: Scoop up 3 cups of chocolate chips. I’m partial to dark chocolate myself – it brings a depth and richness that’s just right, especially when you’re pairing it with something as sweet as condensed milk. If you’ve got a soft spot for semi-sweet, feel free to use that instead. Just a little nugget of wisdom: milk chocolate could end up making things a bit sweeter than you might want.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: One 14 oz can will do the trick. This is where the simple becomes spectacular, melding with the chocolate to create a fudge that’s smooth, thick, and so good. No fuss, no muss – just two ingredients doing their thing to perfection.

How To Make 2 Ingredient Fudge

Prepping Your Pan:

  • Line and Prep: Grab your trusty 8 x 8 baking dish and line it with parchment paper. A little spray of non-stick goodness on that parchment will make sure your fudge doesn’t think about sticking.

STEP 1: MIXING IT UP

In a bowl that’s microwave-safe (because who needs extra dishes?), toss in your chocolate chips and pour in that sweetened condensed milk. Give them a good stir – they need to get acquainted before we heat things up.

STEP 2: MICROWAVE

Pop the bowl in the microwave for a quick 30 seconds. Take it out (carefully now, it’s hot!) and give it a good stir. If it’s looking a bit stubborn, give it another 30-second whirl in the microwave. Keep going in 30-second bursts until you’ve got a smooth, well-combined mixture. It’ll be thick, but that’s just right.

STEP 3: SETTING THE STAGE

Pour that chocolatey goodness into your prepared pan. Grab a spatula or the back of a spoon, and gently coax it into an even layer. We’re looking for smooth sailing here.

STEP 4: THE CHILL FACTOR

Let your fudge chill out in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. It’s setting up to be something special.

STEP 5: THE GRAND REVEAL

Once it’s set, it’s showtime! Warm up your knife (it makes slicing a breeze) and cut your fudge into squares. Serve up this little miracle and watch the smiles spread.

  • A Touch More Softness: If you’re craving a fudge that’s a tad softer and more melt-in-your-mouth, feel free to add about 1/4 cup more sweetened condensed milk. It’s a small tweak, but it makes a world of difference in texture.
  • Nutty Delight: Fancy a bit of crunch in your fudge? Stir in a handful of chopped nuts – walnuts, pecans, or almonds. It’s like a little surprise in every bite.
  • Chocolate Swap: Not set on dark chocolate? Swap those chips out for semi-sweet or even white chocolate chips for a different twist. Each brings its own unique flavor to the fudge party.
  • Flavor Infusions: Add a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of sea salt to elevate the flavor. Sometimes, it’s those little additions that take a recipe from delicious to unforgettable.
  • For the Coffee Lovers: A teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder can give your fudge an intriguing depth of flavor. It’s like a coffee-chocolate match made in heaven.
  • Spice It Up: Feeling adventurous? A dash of cinnamon or cayenne pepper can add a warm, spicy kick that complements the chocolate.
  • Go Fruity: If you love a bit of fruitiness with your chocolate, try adding some orange zest or dried fruit like cranberries or cherries to the mix. It’s a chewy contrast that’s yummy to chew on!
  • Add Butter: If you want a richer fudge, try my 3 ingredient fudge recipe that adds butter to the mix.

Tips for Making the Best 2 Ingredient Fudge

  1. Quality Chocolate is Key: The chocolate you choose is the most important. Go for the best you can find – it really does make a difference.
  2. Stir, Stir, Stir: When you’re mixing the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk, stir it like you mean it. You want those two getting along smoothly for that perfect fudge consistency.
  3. Watch the Microwave: Keep a close eye on your mixture in the microwave. Those 30-second intervals are important – you want to heat it just enough to melt, it will burn in the blink of an eye.
  4. Smooth it Out: When you spread the fudge in the pan, take your time to smooth it out nicely. A spatula or the back of a spoon works wonders. We’re looking for that sleek, even layer.
  5. Chill to Perfection: Patience is your friend here. Let that fudge chill in the fridge until it’s just right. It might be tempting to dig in early, but trust me, the wait is worth it.
  6. Warm Knife for Clean Cuts: Run your knife under hot water before slicing the fudge. It’ll glide through like butter, giving you those picture-perfect squares.

How to Store 2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

You can keep this fudge either at room temperature or in the fridge. If it’s a bit warm in your kitchen, the fridge is your best bet. Just tuck it away in an airtight container. Lining the container with parchment paper can keep the fudge from sticking. The fudge should last a week at room temperature.

How Long Will 2 Ingredient Fudge Last in the Fridge?

In the fridge, fudge will keep well for up to 1-2 weeks.

Can I Freeze Fudge Made with Sweetened Condensed Milk?

If you want to save some fudge for later, just wrap it up well or put it in a freezer-safe container. It’ll stay good for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, let it thaw at room temperature or in the fridge overnight.

What to Serve with Fudge

On the off chance that you are making this fudge for guests and not to hoard in the closet, I’ve added the below to give you some ideas of what to serve with it!

  • Coffee or Espresso: Pair this rich fudge with a hot cup of coffee or a shot of espresso. The bold flavors of the coffee beautifully complement the sweetness of the fudge.
  • Fresh Berries: Add a splash of color and a burst of freshness by serving your fudge with strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Their tartness is a lovely contrast to the sweet fudge.
  • Nut Assortment: A side of crunchy nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans can add a texture contrast. It’s also a nice way to bring out the nutty flavors in the chocolate.
  • Dessert Wine: For a more grown-up twist, serve the fudge with a glass of dessert wine like Port or a sweet Riesling. The wine’s sweetness and depth are a great complement to the fudge.
  • Cheese Board: If you’re feeling fancy, pair the fudge with some milder cheeses on a cheese board. The creaminess of cheeses like Brie or Camembert can offer a lovely balance to the fudge.

Frequently asked questions

Is it necessary to line the baking dish?

I highly recommend lining the dish with parchment paper or foil and a bit of non-stick spray. It makes removing and cutting the fudge so much easier.

Why is my fudge too soft/hard?

If your fudge is too soft, it might need more time to set, especially in the fridge. If it’s too hard, it could be due to over-microwaving the chocolate. Remember, gentle heat is key.

Can I Use the Fudge Mixture If the Chocolate Burnt?

Burnt chocolate can give your fudge a bitter, unpleasant taste that no amount of sweetened condensed milk can hide. Plus, it can affect the smooth texture we’re aiming for.

My advice? Keep a close eye on your chocolate when you’re melting it in the microwave. Those 30-second intervals are crucial. If you suspect it’s starting to burn, it’s time to stop and assess. Better to err on the side of caution – chocolate is a precious ingredient, after all!

I hope you enjoy making and savoring this 2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge as much as I do.

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2 ingredient fudge made with chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk
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2 Ingredient Fudge

Super easy 2 ingredient fudge can be made with any type chocolate chips you have on hand and sweetened condensed milk. Chocolate fudge is the perfect treat!
5 from 1 vote
Author Jackie
Servings 16 pieces
Course Dessert
Calories 169
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups chocolate chips milk, dark, semi-sweet
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Lightly spray a parchment-lined 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Combine your chocolate chips of choice and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Place the bowl in microwave heat for 30 seconds. Carefully remove and stir, If needed, heat for an additional 30 seconds, repeating the stirring after. Continue to heat the mixture in 30-second intervals until completely combined. Note, it will be thick.
  • Pour your chocolate fudge into the lined baking pan. Take a spatula or the back of a spoon and gently press into the bottom and smooth into an even layer.
  • Allow to chill and set in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  • Slice with a warm knife and serve.

Notes

  1. Quality Chocolate is Key: The chocolate you choose is the most important. Go for the best you can find – it really does make a difference.
  2. Stir, Stir, Stir: When you’re mixing the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk, stir it like you mean it. You want those two getting along smoothly for that perfect fudge consistency.
  3. Watch the Microwave: Keep a close eye on your mixture in the microwave. Those 30-second intervals are important – you want to heat it just enough to melt, it will burn in the blink of an eye.
  4. Warm Knife for Clean Cuts: Run your knife under hot water before slicing the fudge. It’ll glide through like butter, giving you those picture-perfect squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 0.01g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g, Cholesterol: 0.02mg, Sodium: 0.1mg, Potassium: 97mg, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 0.2IU, Vitamin C: 0.002mg, Calcium: 24mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American

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