This recipe is from my friend Nicole. She first introduced me to this fudge a few years ago when she was making a ton of it for a wedding. She was making all kinds of different versions and brought a few for me to try. I thought it was a genius idea adding different extracts to change things up rather than just adding vanilla all of the time. So far, the orange flavored one is MY FAVORITE. Do you like those chocolate oranges you can buy around Christmas time? If yes, then you will LOVE this fudge. The rum flavored one is delicious too! It tastes like those yummy butter rum candies. Next time, I am going to try a mint batch and an almond batch.
I know you can't tell by my pictures, but this fudge is extremely smooth and creamy and melts in your mouth. It will be a great addition to your Christmas treat plates and it only takes a few minutes to whip up. A lot of times, when I am craving something chocolatey, I make this fudge.
Easy Microwave Fudge (No Fail)
adapted from: Nicole W.
- 2 1/4 c. chocolate chips
- 1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Tbl. butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- any other flavorings (orange, rum, peppermint, coconut, almond, raspberry, etc.)
- chopped nuts, opt.
- marshmallows, opt.
In a large microwave-safe dish add chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Microwave for about 3-5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Add vanilla and any other flavorings. Stir until very smooth and creamy. Add chopped nuts and/or marshmallows, if adding. Spread into a greased 8x8 casserole dish. Let set, then cut into squares.
Jenn's Notes: I use milk chocolate chips and I use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of unsweetened chocolate. I usually start with 1 tsp. of the extra flavoring, then I taste and add more as needed. Sometimes I make the full batch, add the vanilla and then divide it between two bowls and add one flavoring to one and another flavoring to the other. Next time, I want to try adding marshmallows, because Nicole said it is amazing with them.