December 13, 2011

Orange and Rum Flavored Microwave Fudge - No Fail

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.       


  1. You should also try making this with different baking chips. I made some last year with one cup of peanut butter chips and the rest milk chocolate for some fabulous peanut butter and chocolate fudge also, andes mint chips and semi sweet chocolate chips make great mint fudge. I always do 1 cup of flavored chips and 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Another good one if you can find them is 1 c. pepermint chips (andes puts them out around Christmas) and1 1/4 c. white chocolate chips.

  2. @Pam - That is a genius idea making this with different chocolate chips! I want to try both your peanut butter version and andes version!! Thanks so much for sharing with me. -Jenn

  3. Sounds so good! Pat

  4. This sounds almost too good to be true and the fudge looks delicious. I really am going to have to try this method. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. Oh, this looks delicious...I am a fudgeaholic! Uh oh, I'm glancing over at your sidebar right now and the Snickers Bar and Red velvet cake and staring me down....LOL!

  6. I can't wait to try these...! My mom's favorite cake is a pineapple rum cake...I wonder how it that would taste?

  7. My husband and I agreed to not exchange gifts this year and concentrate on the six kids. This would really be a great surprise for his super sweet tooth! Thank you.

  8. Looks like you've been busy making candies. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  9. Chocolate and orange are one of my favorite flavor combos. I'll have to give this a try!


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