Easiest Fudge in the World

 One Easy Fudge Recipe, Endless Variations!

easiest fudge in the world

Rocky Road Fudge | Easiest Fudge in the World Recipe

I am declaring that this is Easiest Fudge in the World. It is easy, so foolproof, that even if you have never made candy before, I guarantee great results! How can you pass that up? The chocolate combines with the sweetened condensed milk to make a creamy fudge that also just happens to be very quick to make.

I have given you a very basic fudge recipe – do not overlook the options below in the Tips as you can turn this fudge into infinite varieties, such as the Rocky Road  fudge shown above. This is a fun recipe to make with kids and it also packs very well for mailing. Have any care packages you need to send?

rocky road fudge 2

Chunky Fudge Recipe

Adapted from A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy: Sweet Treats All Year Long, by Dédé Wilson. Published by Harvard Common Press, 2005.

Easiest Fudge in the World
Makes: Makes 40 large fudge squares
  • 2 pounds bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2, 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Thoroughly coat all inside surfaces of a 9 x13-inch pan with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler or microwave, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in condensed milk and vanilla extract. The mixture should be completely smooth.
  3. Scrape fudge into prepared pan. Use rubber spatula or your fingers to coax fudge into corners and into an even layer.
  4. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to cut. Cut into and 8 x 5 grid to make 40 squares. You can really cut this into any size square you like, or even cut out fancy shapes with cookie cutters.
  5. Refrigerate in an airtight container in single layers separated by waxed or parchment paper for up to 2 weeks.

Bakepedia Tips

  • For Rocky Road Fudge: add 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows and 1 1/2 cups chopped toasted walnuts or pecans to fudge before scraping into pan.
  • For Chunky Fudge (like Chunky candy; right in top image): add 1 1/2 cups dark raisins and 1 cups chopped toasted peanuts.
  • For Triple Chocolate Fudge: divide recipe in half. Use bittersweet chocolate for one half and spread in pan. Then make second half with milk chocolate, spread into pan. While still soft, scatter 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips on top and press into surface with fingers – YUM!

 Images: Peter Muka

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