Easy fudge recipe made with just two ingredients that is totally fool proof. Just a can of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips, plus any flavorings you like. I'm sharing a chocolate almond version and a creamsicle version today--which flavor would you make?
Easy fudge recipe:
I buy exactly one can of sweetened condensed milk each year. Just one. And sometimes I buy it as early as September, yet I save it for December. I make fudge once a year. In December. With sweetened condensed milk. Was that not clear?
But, since I bake small batch recipes, one can of sweetened condensed milk makes two batches of fudge. Yessssss. Two flavors!
I made you Chocolate Amaretto Fudge and Orange Creamsicle fudge.
This fudge couldn't be any easier. You almost feel guilty when people shower you with compliments when it's this easy to make. Almost.
It's two ingredients--sweetened condensed milk + chocolate chips. You can add any flavorings you like. I added an excess of almond extract to make Amaretto fudge, and the zest of 2 big oranges to make creamsicle fudge. You can also stir in vanilla, peppermint, or lemon extracts, or any other extract or booze you like. Take this two-ingredient fudge recipe as a base, and put your own spin on it.
Small batch fudge:
I pressed the chocolate almond fudge into a mini 6" cake pan, and then I poured the orange creamsicle fudge into a standard 9x5" loaf pan. Both make a small batch with about 10 pieces each. I'm not exactly sure about the appropriate serving size---whether this serves 2 or 4 or 6, but let's leave it at 'small batch.'
If you're nervous to make a big batch of fudge, start here, and then go up from here.
Oh! One thing I love about fudge that I should mention is that it's gluten free. I have quite a few friends on my list that can't have gluten, and I would never want them to feel like they were missing out on the holiday baking fun!
As for your Paleo friends, I got nothing. Kidding! I have these Healthy Chocolate Truffles. Just don't tell them the secret ingredient!
Easy Fudge: Chocolate Almond
A small batch of fudge made in a 6" pan.
- 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (½ a can, or use the squeeze bottle)
- 9 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon almond extract (or more)
- ⅓ cup slivered almonds, toasted (for garnish)
- Line a 6" round cake pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray (I use coconut oil cooking spray).
- In a small saucepan over VERY low heat, add the condensed milk. Stir in the chocolate chips. Slowly let the chocolate melt into the condensed milk, stirring constantly to prevent the chocolate from getting too hot and seizing.
- Once everything is smooth and melted, stir in the almond extract. Taste and add more, if you like.
- Pour the fudge into the prepared pan, and sprinkle the slivered almonds on top, pressing them lightly so they stick.
- Place the pan in the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours.
- Lift the fudge out of the pan using the foil, and then cut into slices and serve.
For the orange creamsicle version, use: 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (½ a can, or use the squeeze bottle), 9 ounces chopped white chocolate (high quality chips are fine), and 2 large oranges, zested. Substitute the orange zest for the almond extract, and omit the sliced almonds. Everything else is the same.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
This looks delicious - I'm all over that creamsicle version!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
I had no clue that you could make fudge with just sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips! I have a 2 ingredient recipe that is my go-to, but it calls for a tub of vanilla frosting instead of the condensed milk. I might have to give your method a go soon. :)
I made this fudge literally the morning you posted it! I've always been too nervous to make fudge but when I saw your recipe, laying in bed when I woke up all groggy-eyed, I was sold. I made both varieties but made the orange one with dark chocolate instead of white chocolate. Both came out perfect. Thanks again for the killer recipes!!!
Christina Lane says
You just made my day :)
nancy K says
I love this recipe…so easy and so adaptable to just about any add-in/flavor. I made a dark chocolate/ dried cranberry/pistachio version this past week.I used Trader Joe's Pound of Dark Chocolate bar. The 16 oz bar is sectioned into 40 small squares.I break up the bar into eight small packages, each containing five squares. Each of those small packets equals 2 oz of chocolate. I use 14oz to make the fudge, one can od sweetened condensed milk and 1.5 teaspoon of vanilla. I pour it into a 8" square pan lined with parchment that overhangs all four sides…for easy removal. I get 36 squares….1.25 inches square…a perfect size.
I love this option for two small batches…the more flavors the better.
Thanks , Christina and have a wonderful Christmas.
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
Ok I'm in love that Chocolate Almond Fudge and pretty sure you are a genius on the Orange Creamsicle! WHAT!? I don't think I would be able to exercise self control with these in my house!
When you say 1/2 can or squeeze bottle, what ingredient is that for creamsicle fudge?
Christina Lane says
The same as chocolate: 7 ounces.