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Five Minute Microwave Fudge is a quick and sinfully delicious homemade fudge recipe. This easy fudge will become a holiday favorite!
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Five Minute Microwave Fudge

Microwave Fudge is a fast, easy, and sinfully delicious way to make homemade fudge in just five minutes. This fudge recipe will become a family favorite!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 80 servings



  • 32 ounce bag powdered sugar about 8 cups, unsifted
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder unsifted
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk whole milk recommended
  • 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  • Line a baking sheet or casserole dish with foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder and stir until they seem reasonably well mixed. If the mixture seems like there are small clumps, you may sift it after its been measured.
  • Pour milk over sugar mixture but do no mix. Place cubes of butter on top. Microwave on high power 3-4 minutes until the butter has almost completely melted.
  • Immediately remove mixture from microwave and stir well until very well combined. You need to work fast because you want to spread the mixture while its still hot, but you want it to be fully mixed.
  • Once chocolate mixture is thoroughly mixed, stir in walnuts and vanilla.
  • Immediately pour warm fudge into prepared dish and spread to desired thickness. I only used about 60% of the surface of my baking sheet and made a 10x10 inch square with my fudge. It will only spread as far as you want, so make it as thick as you'd like the individual pieces to be.
  • Allow to fully set at room temperature. Our house is always freezing, so it didn't take much time. If you live in a warm house, it may take several hours or even a bit of refrigeration.
  • Lift foil out of dish and transfer fudge to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut squares.
  • Store in airtight container.



Makes 80 small pieces, serving size is once piece

Recipe Tips:

  • All microwaves perform differently so be sure check on the mixture and stop cooking as soon as all the butter has melted.
  • For all fudge recipes that call for confectioners' sugar, sifting your sugars will help you avoid lumps. This step is additional but recommended if either your sugar or cocoa powder has lumps.
  • Whole milk is recommended, although lowfat or nonfat will work. Evaporated milk in a can will also work.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg