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This is the quickest and easiest fudge recipe you will ever make! It only takes a few minutes and it is so good. I cut this in small pieces and keep it in my fridge for when I am craving something sweet and since I am a chocoholic it makes the perfect treat.

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup nut pieces, walnuts or pecans, (optional)


Dump the milk and chocolate chips into a microwave safe glass bowl. Microwave 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove and stir until smooth. Add vanilla extract and nuts. Mix well and pour into a sprayed 9 x 9 dish. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. Cut into squares. Makes about 24 pieces depending on size you cut your squares. Enjoy!

Note: I have tried this with fat free condensed milk and it does not get as hard as the whole condensed milk but could not tell much difference in the taste.


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  1. Chari R. Cote' says:

    Tasty but is it suppose to be a soft fudge? Should I have boiled it? Nothing in recipe about doing that.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, it is a soft fudge, Chari, but it should set up enough that you can cut it in pieces. It does not get real hard.

  2. Debra Harrelson says:

    LOL…dear husband decided to make this while I napped. BUT he used 2 bags of the chips instead of 2 cups. It is still good but alittle to much chocolate for me. So back to the kitchen to make some more. I love him still. LOL

  3. We are expecting cold weather this weekend so will definitely be making this gorgeous sounding fudge. By the way I am posting from Johannesburg in South Africa. Love your articles

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I so hope you enjoy the fudge! So nice of you to leave such a nice comment all the way from Africa. So glad you like the articles. Enjoy!

  4. I found this recipe while looking at emails I couldn’t read because of too much work. It is so lovely, so tasty I find it the best medicine after that boring work I had to do. Thanks a lot for getting me well again;))

  5. Peanut butter fudge…in desperate need of an easy recipe

  6. Jerry C. Tharrington says:

    I have question, How much are your cookbooks?

  7. We love this fudge.

  8. I have a question? I wonder if you know of a cookie receip called Broom stick cookies? My motherinlaw made the cookies. I remember she cooked the mixture up on the stove n would only put maybe 6 cookie dough on the cookie sheet. It liquid then spread out when baked before they cooled she would take cookies off n put over a broomstick to cool. They also looked like Lace also she used ground fine pecans in it. I hope you can find this cookie receip for me, my husband would be Soo Grateful, he just loves those cookies! Thanks for all that you can do, I appreciate any input! Have a wonderful n blessed day! Thanks Nici Devi Have a Great n Safe Holiday!

  9. I make a very similar fudge, adding 1/2 jar of marshmallow creme. The consistency is excellent, the flavor is a little richer. It also works well with a 50/50 mix of milk and semisweet chips.

  10. Wondering if this would work with the Chocolate or Caramel Eagle Brand milk and what flavor of chips would you add?

  11. I have made the “easiest fudge” recipe using white chocolate chips and a handfull of miniature marshmallows with the sweetened condensed milk, melt in microwave and add a touch of vanilla and peanut butter. Toss in pwcans or walnuts. Delicious.

    • Having trouble ordering cookbook. Keeps telling me to enter state. I do and it makes me reenter all my credit info

      • The Southern Lady says:

        Jeanne, I am not sure why you are having an issue. It asks you to enter your zip code when you start the process. If you are out of the US it wont work, but should work fine if you are in the United States. I know it is working, I just processed 5 orders. Where is it asking you for your state, except for when you enter your address?

  12. It is the best (next to the old-fashioned kind my mom made) and so, so addictive!

  13. I use this recipe a lot with one minor addition, I add a quarter tsp of sea salt and sometimes sprinkle a little on top when it is in the try. I would add don’t try to be smart and double the recipe, it never seems to reach the right consistency.

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