Fudge is a simple and fun dessert to make at home. You can make it yourself and try out mixing a variety of flavors, and it’s something you can do together with your kids!
This lovely treat is a delicious, creamy candy that has been around since the 1800s. Its original ingredients are sugar, butter, and milk. In the culinary world, it was up there as a pretty tricky sweet treat to create well, this is due to its sugar crystals.
If bigger sugar crystals are formed, this can make your fudge have a grainy texture which is not ideal. In order to achieve that smooth, creamy texture you need to allow it to cool without stirring.
This will prevent big crystals from forming. Once it has fully cooled down, to around 110 degrees F, then you can stir it until it becomes nice and thick.
As fudge has become more popular, there are now several ways to make it. One of them is the microwave method which is known as the simplest way if done properly. All you need to do is mix any chocolate chips of your choosing, along with condensed milk.
You are to heat this mixture on high in the microwave in 30-second intervals. This is important as you do not want to overheat the chocolate, causing it to dry out. When this is done, you can refrigerate it for a few hours until hard, then cut it up into squares and you’re done!
The original way of making fudge, which is still popular today, is on the stove. For this method, you are to start by adding your chocolate chips and condensed milk to a saucepan and heat them on low, stirring as they melt.
Once they’ve melted together, remove from the heat and add in any extra candies you’d like, such as nuts, sprinkles, or marshmallows. Pour the mixture into a prepared dish and leave it in the fridge for a few hours until it has set. Cut it up into little squares and voila!
Original fudge was made with just milk, sugar, and butter. As it’s become so popular, there are many variations of it now, such as adding condensed milk, chocolate, and even marshmallow fluff. Some people have even created fudge recipes that only require two ingredients.
In order to make this simple but delicious for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best fudge recipes that only require two ingredients! Rest assured, you won’t fudge these up!
1. Two-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge
This recipe only requires two ingredients that are likely to be sitting in your pantry, chocolate chips, and condensed milk. If you’re a lover of chocolate, this recipe is the one for you, packing a seriously chocolatey flavor.
You may want to hide it from the rest of your family as it’s super moreish. Serving 16, this recipe uses the simple microwave method, easy!
2. Two-Ingredient Fudge
This option uses coconut condensed milk, which is a suitable replacement for condensed milk for vegans and the best part is it pretty much tastes the same as regular condensed milk!
The two ingredients used for this recipe are chocolate (any of your choosing, white, milk, or dark), you can use vegan chocolate as a substitute, and coconut condensed milk. This method also utilizes a microwave, making it super easy to whip up!
The only thing you need to make sure of is that you are microwaving it in 20 to 30-second spurts. If you leave it longer you run the risk of chocolate overheating and mixing with the milk will make it grainy.
3. Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
If there are two ingredients that should belong together, it’s peanut butter and fudge. This recipe differs slightly from the ones we’ve looked at so far, as it uses whipped cream cheese frosting, alongside peanut butter.
However, the method is the same. You are to mix these two ingredients together and microwave them in spurts of 30 seconds. You are then to refrigerate it for an hour.
4. Two-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate is amazing. Peanut butter is amazing. Chocolate peanut butter? Woah, chocolate peanut butter…fudge? Double Woah.
This rich, creamy fudge is a show-stopper. Your two ingredients will be peanut butter chips and canned frosting. You can use chocolate or vanilla frosting. Once again, a simple recipe using a microwave.
5. Mint Chocolate Fudge
This two-ingredient recipe comes together in just 5 minutes! All you’ll need is chocolate mint flavored chips and canned frosting. This carries a similar method to the other options we’ve covered, microwaving the mixture in slots. Refrigerate for 1 hour until it is firm.
6. Two-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge
This gorgeous little pink treat would be lovely for any loved ones on Valentines Day. Your two ingredients for this option are white chocolate chips and strawberry frosting.
However, it is advised to pick good quality ingredients for this one, to ensure a good-tasting treat. You could even decorate it with little heart sprinkles!
7. Two Ingredient Butterbeer Fudge – Harry Potter Recipe
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, then your curiosity at trying butterbeer should be at its peak. All you’ll need to recreate this concoction are butterscotch baking chips and vanilla frosting.
The creator of this recipe went to Harry Potter world and tried all things butterbeer and fell in love. She was determined to include this in fudge and found that the item with a similar taste was butterscotch with some sugar cookie mixed into it.
The method is pretty simple too. You are to melt the chips following the instructions on the packaging, and then fold in the vanilla frosting. Let it sit for around 20 minutes and you’re done!
8. German Chocolate Fudge – Two Ingredients
This two-ingredient recipe tastes just like German chocolate cake. This just takes 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish! Perfect if you’re having people over for dinner, and don’t have much time to be in the kitchen.
All you’ll need is 1 can of German chocolate frosting, and 1 bag of chocolate chips, semi-sweet. This method is again, very simple. Just mix the contents together in a microwave and allow it to cool.
9. Two-Ingredient Vanilla Fudge
This vanilla fudge is a super delicious and creamy, easy-to-make treat. Your two ingredients are white chocolate and vanilla frosting. You are to melt your white chocolate in a microwave or over the stove. Once that’s melted remove it from the heat and add in the frosting. Spread it onto your desired dish and let it sit for 30 minutes.
10. Two-Ingredient Vegan Fudge
The best thing about fudge is that you can play around with a ton of ingredients. This means that vegans don’t have to miss out on this scrumptious dessert as there are a few vegan alternatives.
For this recipe, your vegan ingredients will be vegan chocolate chips and almond butter. You are to melt the two together, stirring until smooth. You can do this in the microwave or using the double boiler method.
This is where you heat up a pan of water, and melt your ingredients in a glass dish over the water. Pour your final mixture onto a dish, and then freeze until firm.