Best Easy Gift Fudge

Best Easy Gift Fudge - A Pinch of Joy

Awesome, smooth and oh, so chocolaty!  This  simple and easy recipe came to me literally on a plate. A plate with three kinds of fudge dreams to delight the tastebuds.  And, such a sweet friend, she included the basic recipe!  Make it once and it will become your signature gift, too.

Line an 8×8 pan with waxed paper, covering the bottom and up the sides.  Do NOT skip this step or you’ll be sorry!!!!  No, armed thugs won’t show up at your door threatening to break your legs.  It’s just that the fudge will come out in messy spoonfuls instead of beautiful, giftable squares.  In a pinch, you can substitute parchment paper.  Waxed paper is best so add it to your shopping list.  Even if you don’t use it again until next year, it is worth it.  Spray lightly with cooking spray, too.

If you buy chocolate chips in 12 oz bags, you will need one and a half bags for this recipe.  Pour all ingredients into a flat bowl or pan so ingredients heat uniformly and can melt together.   Microwave on high for 1 and one half minutes (90 seconds).  Remove and stir thoroughly, bringing up the melted mixture from the sides and folding it in and then stirring widely so what was in the middle moves out to the sides. Not as complicated as it sounds!  Microwave one more minute (60 seconds).

Pour into your prepared waxed paper lined 8×8 pan.  Refrigerate for at least two hours so it is set.  Yes, you can speed up the process by putting it in the freezer for an hour – not long enough to freeze, but until it sets well.  And yes, if you live in an area where it is really cold in the winter and want to make multiple batches at one time, you can set them on a clean spot in the unheated garage to cool.  We won’t go into the details of how I know that – ‘mkay!

Cut and package beautifully.  Gift worthy of kings and the royalty in your life — neighbors, friends, coworkers, teachers, mail carriers and anyone else who deserves a royal treat.

This post was featured at Tea Rose Home , It’s a Blog Party, Thrifty Decorating, Six Sisters Stuff,   Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Best Easy Gift Fudge
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 cups of chocolate chips
  1. Line 8 x 8 pan with waxed paper across the bottom and up the sides. Do not skip this step!
  2. Pour all ingredients into large shallow microwave safe bowl,
  3. Microwave for 90 seconds.
  4. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Microwave 60 seconds.
  6. Pour into waxed paper lined pan, smoothing into corners and making an even layer of fudge.
  7. Refrigerate for about 2 hours until firm before cutting.

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  1. Love this recipe for a great gift idea, but also just to make and add to my dessert table. Looks easy…love that! Thank you!
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  2. charlene, can’t wait to make this, actually may make it today to take to staff at my doctor’s office tomorrow. QUESTION: i learned to make fudge the ‘ole fashioned’ way from my mom and we NEVER made it if it was rainy/damp. it just wouldn’t turn out right. DON’T LAUGH,but does weather effect this type recipe? thank you and still reading some of your other recipes….. HOPING U CAN RESPOND TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS….WARM REGARDS.

  3. Ohhhh your fudge looks so so good! I’ve been looking for a good chocolate fudge recipe, I have a peanut butter one that I love, but not a chocolate one! I’ll have to try this one out! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. OK, awesome recipe, I made 2 batches yesterday and can’t stop “sampling”! One problem: getting it out of the pan to cut….I used waxed paper, but when I try to lift the block out of the pan, the paper tears and the block stays stuck solid…any tips?!? Thanks!

    • Never had that problem with this recipe before! However, the white chocolate caramel swirl recipe I posted last week was a bit hard to get out of the pan. I worked a knife and a spatula along the edges between the waxed paper and the pan and once air got underneath, it came right out. It might help to set the pan in warm/hot water to loosen the bottom.

  5. Hi Charlene, I am entering the Crazy Cooking challenge this month and I am using your recipe! I tried 3 different recipes but decided that yours was perfect! I love the no-fail factor (…some of my other recipes did not set up)! I will give you kudos in the post with links back to your site. It goes live tomorrow around noon EST so be sure to check it out!

  6. Mary @ Redo 101 says:

    I’ve printed the recipe and you gotta know I’ll be making this fudge for gifts this Christmas – thanks so much for sharing. You were featured at Tea Rose, congrats!


  7. Thank you for the recipe! My friend used to make this for us each Christmas. She’d share the recipe and then I’d always lose it before the following Christmas and I could never remember the measurements. Now I can make it again.

  8. Oh, it looks so easy that a terrible cook like me could do it. I came to you from Tea Rose. Thanks!

  9. Love fudge and this recipe just couldn’t be any easier. So glad you shared it at Joy of Desserts. 🙂

  10. I am so excited! I have never been able to make a decent fudge and this looks too easy for me to fail! haha Hallelujah…no soft ball stage! 🙂
    I would love to have you share this recipe at my party!

  11. yum yum yum!!!!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday!!
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

    Natasha xxx

  12. I have been looking for a recipe like this for a while. Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. Oh how I love fudge! Thanks for the great recipe and thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. 🙂

  14. Hi,

    I am hosting a Holiday Cookie Recipe swap and would love to get the word out to other bloggers to post and share their recipe. I do get good traffic on my site so it would mean traffic for others.

    I would love it if you could share the idea with you blogger friends.

  15. Wow, easiest fudge recipe, ever!

  16. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe for this fantastic fights it looks great. I agree it would make a fantastic gift I would love some!!!!

  17. mmm! That’s my kind of gift! Love me some fudge!

  18. I have such a taste for chocolate, So when I seen your post I wanted to grab a square off the screen. They look delicious, and I want one. Did you add chocolate chips, it’s looks like they are inside. My chocolate has to has some kind of nut inside. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday’s Best.

  19. yum yum I think I might make fudge this year. xx

  20. I just made a fudge almost exactly the same as this, but I added some flavored extracts to make flavored fudge!! It is so easy and is a great gift idea! You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway!


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