Easy Chocolate Fudge

This easy chocolate fudge only requires few ingredients and is super easy to whip up! It’s a holiday favorite!



Easy Chocolate Fudge

  • Author: Jenn (Mother Thyme)


  • 32 oz. bag powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • Optional – Chopped walnut, chopped pretzels, or sprinkles


  • Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl mix powdered sugar and cocoa.
  • Top with cubed butter and milk. Don’t mix.
  • Microwave for 3 minutes. Stir then microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between each time until blended and creamy. Should be about another minute longer.
  • Stir in vanilla and optional chopped walnuts or chopped pretzels if desired.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Top with sprinkles if desired.
  • Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour.
  • Cut into pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container for up 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

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  1. I made it following the recipe and the fudge didn’t “fudge” so to speak. I cooked it for a total of 6 minutes so everything combined and it was smooth. Put it in a pan and put it in the fridge for 2hours. The top formed a thin crust but it’s Gooey like a Chocolate frosting. And is gritty. I thought this was going to be an easier way to make fudge instead of using my grandma’s recipe that takes me hours compared to this one that only took about 30minutes. Idk maybe I did something wrong but this didn’t turn out at all

    1. Mia you may have cooked it a little to long in the microwave. The first time my Daughter made this and it didn’t firm up quiet as good as “fudgey old fashioned fudge” it was very soft and some gritty but we ate it and it was good, which let me add to me it was perfect only bc I love a soft melted chocolate… they all pick on me bc I even love my chocolate bars room temp or I will pop in the microwave. They love theirs in the fridge! Lol The next batch I made and did only about 4 mins maybe 4.5 mins and it came out like “traditional fudge”, very firm and was good. Had a firm but very biteful texture, very smooth and creamy texture. Try it again and maybe the microwave temp or time needs to be shifted. Good luck!!

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