easy 3-ingredient Microwave Fudge

microwave fudge recipe. As good as Grandma's in far less time!

My Great Grandma made the BEST fudge in the world. As, I’m sure, you’d say yours did :). My Great Grandma’s fudge was made entirely on the stovetop, employing huge amounts of butter and marshmallow fluff. We loved Christmas when we knew GG would make up a batch or two; she always included a batch without nuts (I HATE nuts in my fudge) just for me. It was heaven!

This 2-minute microwave fudge recipe is as good as Great Grandma’s. For real. I would rather have Great Grandma’s any day of the week if it was delivered by her, don’t mistake. But flavor-wise…this microwave fudge recipe can’t be beat! It’s the microwave fudge recipe I use year after year during the holidays.

We made a quick-and-easy step-by-step video that shows the process of making this great microwave fudge! Check it out below and see just how simple this recipe really is – sure to be a new favorite!


Start out by simply adding 3 ingredients (which is all of them) into one microwave safe bowl. No mess, no pile of dishes to clean up! Super easy, right?
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Melt in 30-second intervals in the microwave. (Careful not to burn yourself!) Mix it up and mix in your add-ins.

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Pour into wax-lined or greased 8 x 8 pan. Cool in the fridge for 2-4 hours, then cut. That’s it!

This fudge is so good, it’s hard to believe it’s just made in a microwave. Give it a try! This may the only fudge recipe you’ll ever use again ;) My Great Grandma would be so proud!

Don’t forget to tell stories about your own Grandma’s homemade fudge recipe and make the original recipe sometimes with your kids. Be sure to write that recipe down on a keepsake card or find other ways to cherish a kitchen memory about someone you love.

Remember…we’re about collecting memories, not stuff! Share this recipe with your friends and family this holiday season.

5 from 1 vote

2-minute Microwave Fudge Recipe

Microwave fudge as good as Grandma's without the muss and fuss!


  • 1 1/2 bags semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 stick of butter


  1. Put ingredients in a large microwave bowl. Be sure to cut the butter into smaller sections so it melts as quickly as the chocolate.
  2. Cook it up in the microwave until it's melted, stirring every 30 seconds or so. The amount of time this takes can vary, so watch for your chocolate to be smooth.
  3. When melted, remove from microwave. (Careful not to burn yourself!)
  4. Stir in your add-ins. We used pecans, but any number of add-ins are great!
  5. Pour into a wax-paper-lined or greased 8 by 8 pan.
  6. Cool 2 to 4 hours in the fridge.
  7. Cut and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I recommend storing your cooled and cut fudge in an airtight container, in a dark and dry location. Keeping your fudge in the fridge may dry it out.

Microwave fudge as good as Grandma's in a fraction of the time. Easy, fast, and simple candy.
5 from 1 vote



  1. September 11, 2015 / 11:07 am

    I love how simple this recipe is and my husband will surely love that you can do it all in the microwave :). Haven’t made fudge before, but now I’m inspired to try!

  2. March 19, 2015 / 10:09 am

    Today’s a lazy day and made this with my microwave. I can’t believe it actually turned out great lol I’ll be making this again by the weekend and let the fam bam enjoy this treat. Thanks!

  3. February 28, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    This is so handy to have…especially in the chocolate-loving home in which I live :) Thanks for the shortcut.

  4. Hannah M.
    November 2, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    This was delicious! Quick and easy! Will be making it again! :)

    • November 4, 2013 / 9:02 pm

      Oh I’m so glad to hear that!! It’s always great to get responses on my posts!

  5. Stephanie Michaels
    November 20, 2012 / 9:03 am

    This looks so delish! We are having a cookie recipe linky party and I would love for you to share these ; ) It’s at if you would like to. Thanks so much

  6. Bliss
    November 15, 2012 / 8:20 am

    Evil. Pure sweet evil.


    • miznelliebellie
      November 15, 2012 / 8:21 am

      evil in chocolate form :).
      make it.
      do it.

  7. The Foodie Blog
    November 14, 2012 / 1:01 pm

    Ooo I am going to have a bash at this tomorrow – I have a daughter who is heartbroken her pet mouse passed away today and this could be just the thing to help perk her up – thanks, I’ll come back and let you know how I get on!

  8. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
    November 14, 2012 / 11:18 am

    Oh…yummmm! I need to do this…we have a ton of candy left over! Now I’m hungry!

    • miznelliebellie
      November 14, 2012 / 11:20 am

      Go!! You can have this made and eaten before lunch!!

  9. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus
    November 14, 2012 / 10:19 am

    First off- HOLY HELL LADY that Camera is like ahhhhhhmazing! Look at those photos- I mean you are a great photographer and all..but good gosh Janel! Crisp. clean. basically just plop one of those fudge things in my mouth and shut me up- because I could go on and on and on– !!!! great recipe!

  10. November 14, 2012 / 8:02 am

    YUM!!! I love the M & M’s in it. Oh yes, I am pinning it (you know how I love to pin recipes, lol). Great job to your kiddo!

    • miznelliebellie
      November 14, 2012 / 8:50 am

      Thanks Evelyn!
      I can’t believe how good it turned out. Microwaves never turn out good treats!!

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