Gaye's Microwave Fudge
This microwave fudge recipe is perfect when you need something sweet and chocolaty in a hurry!
This microwave fudge recipe is perfect when you need something sweet and chocolaty in a hurry!
I have made this many many times... I like it a little better with less coco (I like milk choc more than dark choc), but either way everyone that tries it says it tastes just like the kind you have to stand and stir over the stove! I've put pecans in some batches and love it. The trick to getting it to set right is to make sure the milk and butter get HOT. Also, it helps if you sift your sugar together with the coco so it is already mixed for the most part (I have even heated the milk and butter in the microwave, then mixed in with the sugar and coco - then added the vanilla last). Make sure you stir REALLY fast and pour before it gets cool... that way it leaves a nice shiny top - if you stir after it cools it looks a little lumpy on top. I also line my pan with foil so it is easy to lift out and cut into squares.Read More
Such disappointment. I don't know what happened. I was making this for my Christmas spread and it never firmed up. It was one chocolate gelatinous mess. Tasted decent but I could never serve it to anyone. Now I have to make something else for my candy tray. Big bummer.Read More
I have made this many many times... I like it a little better with less coco (I like milk choc more than dark choc), but either way everyone that tries it says it tastes just like the kind you have to stand and stir over the stove! I've put pecans in some batches and love it. The trick to getting it to set right is to make sure the milk and butter get HOT. Also, it helps if you sift your sugar together with the coco so it is already mixed for the most part (I have even heated the milk and butter in the microwave, then mixed in with the sugar and coco - then added the vanilla last). Make sure you stir REALLY fast and pour before it gets cool... that way it leaves a nice shiny top - if you stir after it cools it looks a little lumpy on top. I also line my pan with foil so it is easy to lift out and cut into squares.
This is an excellent recipe for fast, yummy fudge. I recommend microwaving the butter and milk separately, stirring the powdered sugar and cocoa together for 3 minutes(to avoid lumps), then quickly beating in liquid with a mixer for best results. I made this fudge and it was lump-free, I'm making more this afternoon!
This was my stand by for years - it was in the old Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook, but cooked on the stove top. I am so glad to have found it and extra happy it has been made so simple in the microwave! I just made 4 pounds for my church's Christmas bazaar, and it all went - and they sold it by the piece!! Once again my mailman will be happy at Christmas with his tin of fudge!
This may not be gormet but it is suprizingly creamy and delicious! After making this fudge a few times I learned to sift the sugar and cocoa to avoid lumps. It is also tough to get out of the pan... so if you line the pan with tin foil you can take the whole thing out onto a cutting board and just peel the tin foil off then cut it into squares. I also recomend storing what's left in the fridge. It's also fun to mix in baking candies. This is the only fudge recipe I'll ever be making! :-)
I was looking for a good fudge recipe that didn't have marshmallow cream and wasn't a lot of work. I came across this recipe, tried it and loved it! I microwaved it for 2.5 mintues, and then use an electric beater on high speed for just a minute to mix in the vanilla and smooth out the consistency, then I pour it in the pan. I've also added peppermint extract instead of the vanilla, and drizzled the top with melted mint chocolate chips.
I have been using this recipe for years. A few said it came out a little too soupy and cuts up thin. I have made a few changes and it comes out great. I cut the stick of butter or stick margarine at the 6 Tablespoon mark and I add 2 Tablespoons of cocoa to the 1/2 half cup. So a little more powder and a little less butter and I use a buttered loaf pan instead of the 8 x 8 pan so get thick pieces of fudge. I get all ingredients ready and put the milk and butter in the microwave 2 minutes, then quickly add the 4 cups of powdered sugar (which is the same as a one 1 lb box), the cocoa and vanilla. Stir well. Once it has all been stirred well, I sometimes add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts or swirl a few heaping tablespoons of peanut butter in (don't mix the peanut butter into the fudge, just swirl a bit so it is evenly distributed). Refrigerate until firm enough to cut. I use a thick knife to deeply cut down into the fudge & cut longways in half, then half again, then across into squares. Dig one corner out first, etc.
Exactly as advertised...a good recipe for a chocolate or sugar fix. It did take a bit longer to set up than 10 minutes, though. I left it in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
I had such a craving for chocolate and this was so easy! I made it quicker than it would have taken me to go to the store for a treat. I used regular margarine and heavy whipping cream since that was all I had and it still came out great. I put chopped walnuts on top to cut the sweetness. Yummy!
This was a really simple and tasty recipe. I made it twice, and the second time turned out wonderful. It was probably because I used margarine the first time and unsalted butter the second time. I made it in my dorm and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I didn't have a hard time getting it set at all.
Such disappointment. I don't know what happened. I was making this for my Christmas spread and it never firmed up. It was one chocolate gelatinous mess. Tasted decent but I could never serve it to anyone. Now I have to make something else for my candy tray. Big bummer.
This is good if you need something sweet fast- it took a little longer than 10 minutes, but tasted wonderful, like traditional fudge to me! Not too gooey or too sugary if you do it right. The kids loved it because they could help make it. Hope this helps!
It is honestly not like traditional fudge in taste or texture, but it is tasty nonetheless and certainly worth the effort. For those who want something sweet in a pinch this works well.
Wow! Amazing that you can make fudge that quickly and easily and have it turn out so good. I veganized this for my boys who have severe food allergies, using dairy-free margarine and rice milk. The only thing missing was a little salt, but that was my fault since the margarine is unsalted. I followed others recommendations to melt the "butter" and "milk" together first in the microwave. I used a whisk to mix the cocoa and sugar, and remove lumps. Then I added the milk mixture to the dry mixture, and continued to stir with the whisk. I added the vanilla, and continued mixing with a rubber spatula. It came out so smooth! I didn't grease the pan but used foil instead, as others suggested, which made cutting easy. Thank you for this recipe!! I will definitely make it again . . . And again . . . And whenever I need a quick chocolate fix. :)
Although I had no trouble getting this to set up (work fast, because it sets up very quickly,) I did not care for the final result. The powdered sugar contributed a strange texture, and it was not at all creamy like a traditional cooked fudge. It tasted like powdered sugar and cocoa. Yuck. I feel it to be much better to expend the time and energy to make the real thing than to save some time with this ersatz stuff, and will obviously never make it again.
Great (softer) fudge. Suprisingly easy to make. As a chocolate lover, it had great flavor!
Excellent recipe! Smooth, creamy fudge in less than 15 minutes, with only 5 ingredients? I'm sold! I was having a major chocolate craving and started looking for a recipe based on the ingredients I had on hand. This fit the bill perfectly! Next time I get a chocolate craving I want to try this recipe with a couple of drops of mint extract like I use in my coffee.
I was surprised at how good this is! I doubt I'll be making fudge on the stovetop anytime soon. The only problem I had was that I made it according to the directions, and ended up with little chunks of powdered sugar that I couldn't whisk out. I believe if I had heated the butter and milk separately like lots of others did, I wouldn't have had this problem.
I made this EXACTLY according to the original posted recipe, no changes, no preheating any ingredients, and it is PERFECT. Set up fine, tastes like fudge, not like sugar, etc. I love it. THANK YOU, whatcity!!!
WOW! Just tried this tonight! Tastes like the original fudge recipe my mother made when we were kids, but without the possibility of eating it with a spoon or too sugary. This is Perfect and so Yummy and absolutely the EASIEST! Can't wait until my friends taste it!!! Thanks!
uh im pretty sure 2 minutes isnt enough. i did read the reviews well the first few one said to make sure its hot. but when i put the stuff in the pan thing after it was in the microwave.. i tried it before puting it in the freezer and the sugar is way crunchy i dont think it even melted enough. oops. maybe the recipe should specify that it should melt the sugar cause im not really making fudge all the time that would have helped! it was hot just not melted.
Do not I repeat do not use splenda. Splenda left an after taste and was not as thick. I will try this following the recipe. So sorry whatcity, slap my hands.
We absolutely loved how this came out. The powdered sugar offered in bulk at the store was rather chunky, so incorporating it was difficult. It cooled fast and was hard to stir; microwaving it again made it easier to stir and didn't harm it in the slightest. The product is still being savored!
I have to tell you, i was very skeptical about this recipe. I have tried many quick fudge recipes over the years and they were either horrible or were no where near as good as my family recipe. This is surprisingly very good quick fudge. I recommend any one give it a try and see for yourself. The next time i make it i will add nuts and maybe a half a teaspoon of butter extract. Thank you for this recipe.
I was surprised this worked so well in the microwave. I really like the chocolate flavor. I quartered the recipe and microwaved it for about 70 seconds, and I lined the pan with foil so I could remove it easier.
Although I too had clumps of powdered sugar, but WOW... my husband couldn't believe it come from the microwave! LOL. I will be adding this to my "OMG I NEED CHOCOLATE" collection. ;-)
Quick and easy, but tasted too much like sugar. Didn't set in 10 minutes, took more like 1/2 hour.
I used margarine instead of butter since I didn't have any butter and I forgot the vanilla before it was too late. I would add the vanilla before you start stirring or even with the milk. It is really sweet but thats expected given the sugar content. I would suggest adding nuts or something and it would offset the sweetness. I made it all in my silicone pan including microwaving it and it definitely hits the spot, I am wishing I tried it with peanut butter... I did experience the clumps of icing sugar, definitely sifting next time.
Everyone, expecially the kids, loved this creamy, chocolatey, dessert that I will defitely make again.
Oh wow! Wish I had found this recipe sooner---I cannot count how many times I've stood over the stove making complicated fudge trying to "gage" soft candy temp and/or is it over-boiling/under-boiling only to end up with "ice cream topping." This recipe is "too easy" I thought. IT'S GORGEOUS!!!! It taste just like the "complicated" fudge (or close enough for me anyway) without any of the hassle! Yummmmmmy!
I found this receipe too sweet. There wasn't much taste except for sugar. This receipe is great for someone who loves the taste of sugar. Ont. Canada
This is a good recipe. I think I measured something wrong cause it was still very powdery after microwaving... my point of putting this review up is that I added more milk and then it mixed and set up good. So if yours is still too powdery to mix, try adding some milk... worked great for me and it tasted real good!
Could not be easier. It tastes as good as any fudge I have ever had. It is a little bit softer, but I like it that way. Make sure that you stir really well though.
I used to have a recipe for microwave fudge back in the 1980s and then lost it. I found it again on this website and it's every bit as good as I remember. My kids loved this fudge; it's fast, easy, you always have the ingredients on hand, and it's delicious. Thanks so much!
My family loves this fudge recipe! I make it with my 3 and 6 year olds and they are amazed that we can "make candy in our cooker" (thats what they call the microwave, lol.) This recipe is simple, quick, and tasty. True, this is probably not a gourmet fudge recipe, but for ease, texture, overall taste, and finished product, it definitely deserves 5 stars! This is also a great starter recipe to add in your own favorite nuts, chips, etc., but my family prefers it plain. We actually plan on making a batch for our Thanksgiving dessert table this year! Thanks for the great recipe!
This tasted okay, but didn't set up good...was very gooey.
So easy and so delicious. For easier cleanup, I line the pan with aluminum foil, and when the fudge hardens it peels right off.
Fantastic, and very easy! When microwaving, ignore the time and just microwave until the butter is melted. I added way more vanilla than the recipe called for (helps to cover the confectioners' sugar taste). My only trouble is, I end up with little clumps (even after sifting the ingredients to start with) after cooking, so I have to QUICKLY mash it through a mesh strainer.
I made this fudge yesterday. I followed directions exactly. I did use an electric mixer to mix it all together at the end. However, I let it freeze a little bit longer. It tasted great, but was a little lumpy. Guess next time i'll have to sift the ingredients together.
I made this exactly by the recipe except for cutting it in half (just to see if I liked it) and for sifting the sugar and cocoa (my sugar was a bit lumpy). I have never been able to do the soft/hard ball thing in a cup of water, so I've been relegated to the marshmallow cream recipe. I saw this one and thought I'd try it. It is dangerously easy and delicious tasting!
04.07.05 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/23090/gayes-microwave-fudge/ ... Quick & easy. You don't have to grease the pan. Stir fast! Be sure to pour before it loses its gloss. It's pretty thin - less than half an inch. 'Smaller pan next time. :) S liked a lot - ate most of it.
Very good! My only problem is that for the best results you should make sure there are no lumps in the sugar and cocoa. Other than that, this was a good recipe that I will use again.
I really like no-fail fudge recipes like this this one. Especially when it turns out! This came together so fast I was shocked that the end result was so good! It was very chocolaty and really sweet - which means a little piece goes a long way! It was surprisingly creamy and set up perfectly. I did line my pan before pouring the fudge in for easier removal. I will definitely make this again and even try experimenting with different flavours of extract - like orange or raspberry. Thanks for sharing!
This was really good and easy. I really didn't have any trouble with getting it to set, it was very thick to begin with. I did follow the suggestions in the comments and microwaved the milk and butter separately.
I was out of milk, so I used evaporated instead, also, I only used half the vanilla. It turned out excellent. Next time I will sift the cocoa and sugar though. ** I made this a 2nd time, except I used peppermint extract instead of vanilla. It tasted like girl scout cookies without the cookie. =)
I had tried "cocoa fudge" at a fair last year and it was delicious. I was hoping this would be the same recipe, but something was missing. It looked the same, and had the same melt-in-your-mouth texture, but I did not find it to be chocolatey enough...maybe I'll try adding more cocoa next time. Still, it was easy and pretty good. Set up fine for me after about 10 minutes in the refigerator (did not freeze - no room in freezer!)
So easy, quick and good it's ridiculous. I used the reviewer's suggestion of warming the butter and milk together in the microwave and then adding it to the dry ingredients. Just make sure you use a bowl big enough that the milk doesn't boil over! I used peppermint extract instead of vanilla. Yum.
I have been using this recipe since the early 90's and was so happy to find it here. This is by far the quickest and easiest way to make fudge. Anyone that this had a problem with this has tried to do it on a stove top or didn't follow the directions properly. I've found that for a creamier fudge, you can use 3 oz. of whipping cream (Cream being heavier and thicker than milk, you need a little extra). Also, if you prefer darker fudge, you can use the Special Dark cocoa from Hershey's. I've also made peanut butter fudge using this same recipe. Just leave out the cocoa and use peanut butter instead of butter. Another quick and great treat. I saw this recipe on a microwave cooking show on PBS. They actually listed several variations, I just can't recall all of them. One more small hint here. Modern day microwave a far hotter than earlier models. Melt time for bitter in my microwave is just over 1 min. This is important, you don't want to over heat the mixture as it can become very hard very fast. So do a test run to determine how long it takes to melt your butter and go from there. Happy cooking and enjoy!
Quick, easy, and remarkably easy. Delicious with walnuts too!
I have made this for years except for a 13 by 9 dish. 2 lb powdered sugar, 1 cup cocoa 1 cup butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Nuts optional. I chill it at least one hour. Always a hit!
Decent recipe. I made one batch exactly the way the recipe stated. It tasted okay, but the fudge was hard to cut, a little lumpy, and crumbly. I made the second batch with the suggestions of others. I sifted the flour and cocoa together in one bowl, and melted the milk and butter together in another. I then poured the milk/butter and vanilla into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mixed. This fudge came out much creamier than the first batch. The only complaint I have is that the fudge does not come out very thick. I used an 8x8 pan and the fudge wasn't even 1/2" high. The batter was also very hard to pour and spread - I suspect the recipe needs some more liquid ingredients. The fudge is good, but it defintely doesn't taste like real chocolate fudge. Good for just a sweet bite though!
i am eating this yummy fudge as i type! this is a great quick recipe. it is soft and sweet and actually tastes fudgy like fudge should taste! it took like 15 minutes to make. sooo good (: i halved it and cut the pieces smaller because i am on a diet lol
This didn't work out for me. Had the consistancy of silly putty. Tastes okay, but you can't eat it unless you're going to put it in a bowl. Try it, it might work for others(it obviously has) but it just didn't work out for me.
Excellent!! This fudge turned out perfectly wonderful. I excluded the vanilla and replaced it with mint extract and sprinkled little green sprinkles on top. The sprinkles added a perfect touch to the mint chocolate. I'm saving this in my inbox.
Super easy, fantastic taste! Reminds me of the fudge I made with my grandmother. We spent half an hour beating that fudge by hand, after cooking it. This is similar fudge in just a few minutes.
Delicious recipe! I wanted something quick and delicious and this was the perfect recipe. I microwaved to butter and milk first and then added the cocoa and sugar, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly.
Pretty darn good for something just thrown together. It was super easy & fast to make & really gooey. I adjusted it to use slightly less powedered sugar & the same amount of cocoa ( about 2 cups) I wanted a darker chocolate taste. I also added 2 TBLSPs peanut butter to thicken it up a bit. Outstanding! Super rich!
Excellent! If you need something quick and easy this is it. I have made this recipe for over 8 years, and sometimes ADD PECANS. Everyone loves it, especially the men. It's great to give as a gift.
Are you KIDDING me?!?! I've been slaving over boiling pots of sugar, butter and cocoa for 32 years - struggling to get that temperature perfect - just right to form a soft ball. Despite my efforts, having a sucessful batch was still a gamble. NOW you tell me that I could have just microwaved some butter and milk and stirred it into confectioners sugar?!?! ARRRGH! Well, as others have suggested, I sifted the sugar and cocoa. I also microwaved ONLY the butter and milk. After stirring it all together, I pour the mixture in a glass baking dish coated with real butter. (When your tounge touches the fudge, you get a nice buttery surprise for a moment. Woohoo!) I've made this several times. I've made it without nuts, with nuts, and I've made maple-walnut fudge. With all of the flavorings and food colorings available nowadays, you can get REALLY creative with this basic recipe! You could do ALL SORTS of variations for the holidays!! Have fun!
My 10-year-old made this, and it came out perfectly, with no help. Tasted great too! She passed it out to the neighbors (to rave reviews).
This fudge is really easy and good and for a change of taste you can add almond extract instead of vanilla to give it a cherry fudge taste.
It never ever fail, have done it again and again, and it always is just right.
like OMG this was teh BEST fudge i've ever had in my LIFE!!!!!!!!!! it was WICKED gooooooooooood!!!!!!!
This was so good for being microwaveable. It did taste just a little like powdered sugar but was good anyway. I used a mixer to beat it after microwaving, instead of stirring, and it didn't turn out lumpy. It was creamy. It's really fast to make and it's worth it. I thought it was just the right taste, as in not too bitter and not too sweet.
So easy - Great for a quick sugar fix. I also use this recipe for frosting cakes and brownies.
Best recipe ever. My husband said it was better than his mom's recipe. Oh my, never thought I'd hear that! Thank you so much!
This recipe is wonderful! I've made it several times and have even cut it in half and in 4. I do NOT TIME it in the microwave, I WATCH it to see when the butter is melted. When I want to make it a little more like CREAMY milk chocolate, I add a little marshmallow creme. I can't believe how simple it is!
I made this with peanut butter instead of butter and it was delicious!Definitely a keeper.
I doubled the recipe so I wouldn't have to measure the powdered sugar. Used 1/2 c. peanut butter and 1/2 c. butter. Next time I think I will add a bit more cocoa - not quite chocolatey enough!
well i dont know what i did but each time i make this it turns out diffenty each time but its good to eat with a spoon;)
so simple! and it really satisfies a sweet tooth
very easy and nice. Set well. perhaps a little too sweet though. be very careful to get all the little lumps out or else there are white clumps of sugar which are not pretty or tasty.
It's an easy recipe and the texture is good, but I didn't particularly care for the flavor. I prefer a more milk chocolate fudge.
it was too sugar for my taste, and there was a lot of lumps of powder sugar. I don't think I'm going to make this again.
Pretty good. Make sure you sift the baking cocoa.
I gave this two stars because 1) yes, it hits the spot for a sweet tooth, 2) mine never firmed up, was very mushy, almost needed a spoon to eat.
This got RAVES over the holidays! Will definitely be my "go-to" fudge!
I also had lots of clumps. I followed the recipe exactly but after 15 min in the freezer it had not set. I then put it in the refrigerator for a while and still very little. I think I'll stick to making fudge the old fashioned way.
You absolutely can't go wrong w/this fudge! Too thick? Add more milk. Too thin? Add more sugar! So very simple and foolproof. It's our 'go to' fudge for any occasion!
SUPER SIMPLE AND TASTY!! I actually changed the servings number to 3, to reflect the fact that i was making fudge for me, and not a party or family. I admit, making fudge in the microwave is scary. I've made fudge many times before, always on the stove, stirring and slaving away for delicious perfect or slightly imperfect fudge. this is my first microwave attempt and it turned out perfectly. I lacked vanilla, and that was a minor problem, but otherwise, still perfect! Great Recipe!! Second Time in as Many days, Still fabulous!
Good and easy recipe. I added some instant coffee to the mix and it turned out great. As easy to make as advertised.
this was so good and simple it tastes just like traditional but without all th work. I think we should all try it it took about 5 minutes to make and 15 to harden this was so good.
It is as it's described. Satisfies a sweet chocolate craving. Not the best fudge I've had, but definitely the fastest and easiest and satisfied my bordem and sweet-tooth. I would call it chocolate icing rather than fudge, infact I'll use this recipe as a fast icing next time. Thanks for sharing.
I loved this recipe. I found the fudge to be extremely tasty, just like it was hard to make. This recipe will definitely stay in my recipe book for future holidays!!!
Very yummy! Wasn't nessesary to grease the pan- I think somebody mentioned that already, and it was kind of hard to beat it smooth. But it was fast to make and everybody liked it.
It made a good sugar fix and set up fine. It was pretty lumpy though. I would not substitute this for the original stuff.
This is rich and easy to make.
This fudge was GREAT and SO EASY! Mine didn't firm up quite as quickly as the recipe says, but so what? It's even better with a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts stirred in with the vanilla- that way you can't taste any icing sugar lumps.
This is the worst recipe I have ever come across on Allrecipes! Now there is only a 12 minute wait between me and fudge!! Thanks a lot WHATCITY... thanks a lot. :)
Very good for such an easy recipe. I couldn't get my lumps out and it was a bit off-putting for some people (my brother was convinced it was nuts). I even used an electric mixer and didn't get the lumps out. HOWEVER, it does melt in your mouth, though it is not a "creamy" fudge ... but a very good one nonetheless! Thank for for this QUICK alternative with things I always have in my cupboard!
Very fast and tasty. With the given directions, I find the icing sugar lumps, even if sifted first. Still a yummy fast chocolate fix.
REALLY good considering the time, cost, etc involved. I had all these on hand, wanted to make something quick, this was perfect!
I have tried a few microwave fudge recipes and I like this one the best - it was creamy and smooth and very easy to prepare. I had trouble with lumps from when the butter melted and boiled next to the icing sugar while the rest of the butter was still melting. So next time I may try melting the butter and milk first and sifting in the cocoa and icing sugar.
This was quick and easy. I had some difficulty getting my powdered sugar to mix in before everything started to harden. Some of the problem may have been because my kitchen was really cold, dunno for sure. Anyway, there were a few pieces that had little chunks of powdered sugar so I just discarded them. Might try this again.
I really needed a nice, quick recipe for fudge to satisfy my late-night sugar craving and this was just what I was looking for! It was super easy to make and I had it in the freezer in under ten minutes! It took a bit longer to set than the recipe said but it was worth it anyhow!
Makes me soooooo mad! I KNEW this could not possibly set up. There is too much liquid (melted butter and milk) for this amount of confectioners sugar. But I made it anyway! wasted ingedients and nuts! NUTS!!!!
My 2 1/2 year old daughter and I whipped this up in 5 minutes. Very quick and easy. It's not exactly gourmet, but it's a very good fudge especially considering the time and effort. And I love not having to stand next to the stove and stir, stir, stir!
So easy! So good! People love it!
This is a very good quick fudge recipe. I have made it many times and it always turns out great. Sometimes I even add a handful of mini marshmallows.
This recipe reminds my husband of his mother's fudge, even though hers was cooked on the stove. He likes the firm texture and I had no problems with mine setting up. This is the easiest fudge recipe ever.