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Microwave Fudge

This chocolate walnut Microwave Fudge recipe is quick and easy made in minutes in the microwave. Whether you opt to make it with toasted walnuts or without nuts, this creamy fudge is a cinch to make.

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Easy Microwave Fudge Recipe

Fudge can sometimes be intimidating to make for some cook’s. I think it’s the idea that you need to cook it at a specific temperature and use a thermometer. I realized many years ago that using a thermometer actually helps the process and takes the guessing out of the preparation. That said, the mention of using a thermometer doesn’t appeal to some cook’s and that’s when a recipe like this microwave fudge is the perfect alternative. How to make simple Microwave Fudge with nuts:

  • Nuts – You can use chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds.
  • Chocolate – Semi sweet chocolate chips i.e. Ghiradelli or similar.
  • Butter – Salted butter for the fudge and for greasing the foil.
  • Milk – Whole milk.
  • Flavoring – Vanilla extract.
  • Sugar – Powdered sugar.
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How to Make the BEST Microwave Fudge Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Microwave Fudge: Semi sweet chocolate chips, milk, chopped toasted walnuts, salted butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: A large microwave safe bowl, mixer, measuring set, a non stick rubber spatula, a sheet pan for toasting the nuts and a 9 x 9 inch square pan.
  • This recipe was made in a 1000 watt microwave. You can make it using any wattage of  microwave but you may need to make adjustments. Depending on a higher or lower wattage, simply adjust the time accordingly. Keep in mind, the main purpose is to melt the chocolate, butter and milk together until it’s completely smooth not to bring it to a boil like candy.
  • To line the pan with foil, begin by flipping the pan over. Press the foil over the bottom to form the shape, then flip it back upright and fit into the pan.
  • It’s best to measure the powdered sugar beforehand and have all of your supplies ready before you begin, so that you can work quickly.
  • I highly recommend using a good chocolate for this fudge that will melt smoothly. I used Ghiradelli brand and it melts perfectly smooth for this or any recipe that uses chocolate chips.
  • You can use any variety of nuts in this fudge to suit your personal taste. You can also omit nuts should you choose to.
  • This Microwave Fudge can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or chilled for up to one week, possibly even a bit longer. Chilling will lengthen the shelf life.
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More Easy Fudge Recipes to Make

While fudge making is often associated with the holiday season, candy is in style year-round at our house. There’s always an occasion that homemade fudge is a fitting choice for the dessert menu. Other fudge recipes you may like to try:

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Microwave Fudge

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Chill time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 18 minutes
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate-fudge-recipe, easy-fudge-recipes, microwave-fudge-recipe
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 166kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds, toasted
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips i.e. Ghiradelli
  • 3/4 cup salted butter plus additional for greasing foil
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • To toast nuts: Spread in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast in a preheated 350°F oven for 6-8 minutes or until toasted and lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
  • Line an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch metal baking pan with heavy duty foil, leaving an overhang. Butter bottom and sides.
  • To melt chocolate: Add chocolate chips, butter and milk to a large microwave safe bowl. Cook for 3 minutes, stopping each minute, to stir. After 3 minutes, add time if needed, in 30 second increments repeating the process until completely smooth. (Made in a 1000 watt microwave)
  • Once melted, add vanilla and powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat until smooth. Stop to scrape the side of the bowl, as needed.
  • By hand, quickly stir in 1/2 cup toasted nuts, mix well. Spread fudge in pan, top with remaining nuts, pressing gently into the top.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours, then lift from the pan using foil. Use a sharp knife to cut into 36 even pieces.
  • Store chilled or at room temperature in an air tight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Direction #4 states to add vanilla. Vanilla is not listed as an ingredient…How much does one add? 1/4 of a teaspoon?

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