One of our favorite Christmas treats to make is this Easy Fudge recipe. It only requires 3 ingredients and it comes together in minutes.
As much as we love to bake a variety of cookies for the holidays, there are just sometimes that you need an easy to make, quick and delicious recipe to share with your family and friends.
And that is where this recipe comes in handy! We have added bite size pieces of this creamy easy fudge to Christmas cookie trays, tins and as edible gifts for coworkers, teachers, service workers and more!
Other Favorite Christmas Cookie Tray Recipes
- Soft Oatmeal Cookies
- Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
- Hot Cocoa Cookies
- Thumbprint Jam Cookies
- Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- Sugar Cookie Cut-Out Cookies
Easy Fudge Recipe
The biggest tip that when making this recipe is to have all the ingredients and equipment ready to go before you start. As mentioned above, this recipe comes together very quickly and being prepared will help you out tremendously.
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- sweetened condensed milk
- unsalted butter
The first step in making this fudge is to get parchment paper in your baking dish. We use an 8 x 8 dish for this recipe so that we end up with thick pieces of fudge.
However, if you prefer thinner pieces, you can use a 9 x 11 baking dish instead. However, regardless of the pan we find it crucial to line the pan with parchment paper.
This makes it extremely easy to pull the fudge out of the pan for easy cutting after it has hardened. However the key to this step is to line the dish with parchment paper overlapping the edges of the dish.
Then set the dish aside and now you are ready to make the fudge!
Add all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until the butter and chocolate chips have completely melted.
Once the easy fudge mixture is nice and smooth, quickly pour it into the prepared pan. Now using a silicone spatula, smooth it out as much as possible, pushing it into the corners as best you can.
The top will not be completely smooth, and that is okay. Just place it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to harden.
When it is nice and hard, remove the fudge brick by lifting up on the parchment paper. Cut into desired pieces. *Hint, when cutting, it is best to clean the knife between cuts so that the fudge doesn’t stick to the knife’s edges.
How To Store Fudge
Store the easy fudge pieces in an air tight container at room temperature or in the freezer. However, please note, you do not want to store it the refrigerator.
Fudge dries out when stored in the refrigerator and tends to absorb the flavors of other food products that are stored in the same area.
However, it does freeze well. Just be sure to defrost it for a few minutes before biting in!
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- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup Unsalted butter
- Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until the butter and chocolate chips have completely melted.
- Mix well to combine and pour ingredients into a 8x8 casserole dish lined with parchment paper.
- Place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, until set.
- Slice and serve.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g