Easy Chocolate Fudge

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on July 25 2009 | Leave A Comment
Easy Chocolate Fudge


  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
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Grease and line a 21x11cm loaf pan extending paper on long sides to create handles.

Place the condensed milk, brown sugar and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir over a low heat for 3-4 minutes until butter has melted, sugar has dissolved and it is well combined.

Add the chopped dark chocolate and cook and stir for a further 3-4 minutes until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Pour fudge mix into prepared pan.

This is the part where you can get creative with the flavour. Some ideas…

Peppermint Fudge
Sprinkle a roughly chopped Peppermint Crisp or Mint Aero bar evenly over the fudge mix in the pan.

Marble Fudge
Make a small batch of White Chocolate Ganache by placing 50g of white chocolate and 1/4 cup of thickened cream in a medium heatproof bowl over a medium saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir occasionally until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over fudge mix in pan in a swirly motion and tap pan to ensure smooth top.

Cherry Fudge
Sprinkle a roughly chopped Cadbury Cherry Ripe bar evenly over the fudge mix in the pan.

Coconut Fudge
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut evenly over the fudge mix in the pan.

Chocolate Chip Fudge
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (dark, milk, white or a mixture) evenly over the fudge mix in the pan.

There are so many variations you can create to suit your own tastes, but you can of course keep things simple and have just the plain chocolate fudge.

Once you have topped your fudge mix (or left it plain), cover the pan with plastic food wrap and chill for over 4 hours until set. Serve by cutting into pieces.

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Comments On This Post

  1. So simple, so delicious, so….. evil!

  2. Maggie

    Need to buy condensed milk. Will test tonight.

  3. Riya

    maaan! looks soo delicious!
    i tried one just like tht by mixin cocoa powder,condensed milk,and britania [marie] biscuit…tastes very good and almost same, only its called Chocolate balls!!

  4. Serena

    I’m an American living in South Africa, and I truly missed the chocolate fudge I grew up with. I tried this recipe last week and it is divine, not to mention easy. I’m making it again this week, only I’m adding freshly shelled pecans. I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful recipe.

  5. Glad you enjoyed it Serena! I like the idea of the pecans… 🙂

  6. Serena

    It’s perfect, the best fudge I’ve ever put in my mouth.

  7. I have a question. Can you freeze this fudge, and if so, for how long?

  8. Pooky

    How much sugar is needed? A ‘tightly packed cup’ is a bit vague, and doesn’t tell me if I need to buy more :-/ And also means I can’t substitute other types of sugar. Otherwise, sounds good.

  9. Because Brown Sugar can be pressed tight or remain light and fluffy you need to keep pressing it down into the 1 cup measure until it is tightly compacted.

  10. AP

    This looks amazing!

    When you say chill, do you mean in the fridge or freezer?

  11. AP – thanks! Just in the fridge.

  12. sophie

    it was delisious, for nexxt time what do you suddest,perrermint,cherry,marble,chocolate chip or coconut? its for my grandma

  13. Sophie – I love Marble. Very easy – very yummy 🙂

  14. belinda

    Can u use castor (white) sugar?

  15. Nic

    Mine tasted good but was very sticky, can anyone tell me what I have done wrong?? Thanks

  16. Jacqui

    hi i made this today just how it says and it turned out grainy is there any way to stop this from happening next time? or fix this batch?? thanks

  17. Heather

    How long will it keep and how should it be stored?

  18. Seb

    Mine did not firm up enough! It’s more like a thick ganache 🙁 Maybe I did not heat it enough ? Suggestions please. I placed it in the freezer so it may firm up but definitely not the way to go. Worst case, it will make a nice rich frosting.

  19. Jassy123

    How long does it have to set for?

  20. Justine

    Just made this today. Was really easy to do and tasted great. Thank you for the recipe.

  21. Ulrike

    hi, is this chewy toffee or more crumbly like tablet?

  22. Alex

    I made this and added chopped almonds and cranberries. perfect for xmas time and very yum! Thanks for the recipe

  23. Jyotika

    Hi, this looks really easy. Just a couple of questions. Can the sugar be granulated? Also, will it make a difference if I use white sugar?

  24. daniel

    an i use a mirowave to do this ?

    • Ben Dillon

      I haven’t tried using a microwave… But I’d suggest it wouldn’t work as it would be too hard to control the sugar and milk mixture so that the sugar dissolves.

  25. donna

    sooooooo delicious much better if you put nuts on it…

  26. Linda

    This doesn’t set properly. Judging by the comments I’m guessing squidgy and moldable is what recipe is going for. Disappointed that it’s not set like English fudge or tablet! But maybe that’s what American fudge is supposed to be like.

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