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No-Fail Microwave Fudge Made with Powdered Sugar

This Microwave Fudge is so easy, it’s sinfully satisfying! Easy Fudge made without condensed milk, marshmallow cream, or cocoa powder; whip up this creamy, dreamy treat in no time flat. A really sweet reward awaits you with barely any effort required. Go ahead and indulge your cravings this holiday season.

Microwave Fudge with powdered sugar

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While Goldbrick Candy is the gold standard for Christmas fudge, this delectable treat comes together in minutes and contains all of the classic flavors of traditional homemade fudge.

You can make it with or without nuts; it’s all up to you!

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Microwave Fudge without marshmallow cream

🔑 Key to Success #1 – Don’t Overheat the Chocolate

Melting chocolate in the microwave is an easy way to prepare fudge or chocolate-based desserts with ease.

No need to stand over the stove or heat up the kitchen with this simple recipe.

To start off, make sure you have chocolate chips or a chocolate bar, then break up the chocolate.

Next, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl with butter and milk.

Heat it for 30 seconds and stir thoroughly.

Keep repeating this process until all of your chocolate is melted.

Just remember to continually check and stir so your chocolate doesn’t overheat.

If not, the chocolate will form clumps and instantly become thick and chunky instead of the sweet liquid we all know and love.

After a minute or so, you should just be able to stir the chocolate mixture until all the lumps are out.

Once the chocolate is smooth, your fudge is ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Microwave Fudge without condensed milk recipe

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Whip Until Smooth

Make sure you keep a hand mixer close by for this recipe.

You’re about to whip up some divinely smooth and creamy fudge.

To start, stir in the powdered sugar, also called confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until no clumps remain.

Next, grab your hand mixer and turn it up to medium speed.

That’s all it takes!

Not only is this a super simple process, but you don’t need any fancy kitchen gadgets either.

Just an electric hand mixer will do the trick.

Soon enough, you’ll be ready to indulge in a thick, delicious chocolate fudge that’s soft as silk.

Pour the dreamy chocolate fudge mixture into your greased pan then pop it into the refrigerator for 1-2 hours until the fudge is firm.

When the fudge is firm, remove it from the pan and take off the foil.

Place the fudge on a cutting board and slice it into 1-inch cubes.

This is the perfect side to allow your guests to enjoy the treat in only 1-2 bites.

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🔑 Key to Success #3 – Choose Nuts or No Nuts

When I make microwave fudge, I prefer to add walnuts to it for a little extra flavor and texture.

But technically, this easy Fudge recipe can be made with nuts or without nuts.

If you want to add nuts, it’s important to chop or break them into smaller pieces.

I prefer to break the nuts with my fingers but you may find it easier to chop them.

Chopping nuts can be an intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be.

If you have a small countertop chopper, it’s as easy as placing the nuts in the chopper and pressing it down.

However, if you don’t have one, a sharp knife will do the trick.

Start by placing nuts on a cutting board and using your fingers to cup them in place.

Then take your knife and cut them into pieces of desired sizes.

A rocking motion helps churn nuts quickly and safely.

Just remember to always slice away from yourself for safety.

Microwave Fudge without condensed milk

This microwave fudge recipe is a great treat for Christmas or any time of year.

You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to make a delicious dessert for your family and friends.

Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Why didn’t my fudge set?

As a seasoned baker, I have encountered my fair share of fudge-making mishaps.

A common problem that many people face is a fudge recipe that simply won’t set.

There are various reasons why this may occur.

Firstly, it is crucial to ensure that the correct proportions of ingredients are used, particularly when it comes to sugar and liquid.

If too much liquid is added or if the sugar has not been properly heated, the fudge may be too soft and may not set.

Additionally, temperature control is key in fudge-making.

If the mixture is not heated to the correct temperature or cooled too rapidly, it can result in a fudge that remains in a liquid state.

Finally, over-stirring or under-stirring the mixture can also impact the fudge’s ability to set.

By following a trusted recipe and keeping a close eye on the ingredients, temperature, and stirring, you can avoid frustrations and attain that perfect, deliciously firm fudge every time.

📌 Get the Printable Recipe for Microwave Fudge Without Condensed Milk

Save this Microwave Fudge recipe to your favorite Christmas Candy board or your Microwave Dessert board.

Microwave Fudge recipe
Microwave Fudge recipe

Microwave Fudge

Yield: 64 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes

If your Christmas family tradition is running behind schedule, don't fret!

Our special Microwave Fudge will save the day and make you a holiday hero.

While Gold Brick Candy is the gold standard for Christmas fudge, this delectable treat comes together in minutes and contains all of the classic flavors of traditional homemade fudge.

You can make it with or without nuts; it's all up to you!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Grease the foil well.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, milk, and chocolate chips. Microwave on high power for 1 minute then stir well. Continue heating and stirring in 30-second increments until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat at medium speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped walnuts.
  4. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours until firm. Cut fudge into 1-inch pieces.


Either salted butter or unsalted butter will work in this recipe. I use salted butter.

Pecans or other nuts can be substituted for walnuts. OR nuts can be omitted.

Fudge may be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks or wrapped tightly and stored in the freezer for up to a month.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 64 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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