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5 Minute Fudge
People are always impressed when I arrive with this chocolate fudge because it’s looks and tastes like I’ve been slaving in the kitchen for hours. In reality, it’s simply very easy to make. It only takes a bit of mixing and working swiftly to make the perfect microwave fudge recipe every single time. I’m shocking myself that I’ve given up my highly secretive recipe, but I want you to taste these pieces of heaven for yourself. Also, I want you to look like a rock star when you share these delicious squares with others!
I know, it almost looks like a brownie. When you sink your teeth into these babies, you’ll know the difference, trust me.
Be ready because your adoring fans will be asking you how in the world you made something so spectacular. This morning, I realized that I’ve shared 19 days worth in our 31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes series and I haven’t shared anything chocolate yet!
Let’s get onto this “Rock Star” 5 minute fudge secrets, shall we?!
How to Make 5 minute fudge
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Here’s the basic idea ->
In a heavy, microwavable bowl I add a box of confectioners sugar, cocoa, and a stick of butter cut into pieces. Pour your liquid flavoring in. DON’T STIR! Microwave for 4-5 minutes. Bowl will be very hot!
Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and stir quickly and remove lumps. Be very careful because scorching hot chocolate will burn the daylights out of you! Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Anyhoo, work quickly because fudge will start to “set up.” After stirring well, add vanilla and stir just enough to incorporate. Pour into a greased 9×9 or so sized casserole dish. Lick the bowl! Slice into squares when you are ready.
- 1 lb box of Confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 stick butter cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup liquid flavoring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- optional: 1/2 Cup nuts
- In a heavy, microwavable bowl I add a box of confectioners sugar, cocoa, and a stick of butter cut into pieces.
- Pour your liquid flavoring in.
- DON’T STIR! Microwave for 4-5 minutes.
- Bowl will be very hot!
- Carefully remove bowl from microwave and stir quickly and remove lumps.
- Be very careful because scorching hot chocolate will burn the daylights out of you!
- Work quickly because fudge will start to “set up.”
- After stirring well, add vanilla (and optional nuts) and stir.
- Pour into a greased 9 x 9 baking dish.
- Lick the bowl!
- Slice into squares when you are ready.
I want to explain the “liquid flavoring.” I got the bright idea to try this whole 5 minute fudge in the microwave and used a Hazelnut Syrup the very first time. As long as you stay strictly to the measurements in this recipe and your “syrup” is the same consistency, you can have fun trying a variation of the syrups depending on your occasion or time of year.
You could even try a sugar-free version although I haven’t tried that yet (could help since we are using a BOX of sugar)!
After making this 5 minute fudge, you’ll find yourself in a love/hate relationship. You’ll love me for sharing this because it tastes so amazing (and you’ll look like a rock star), but you’ll hate me because you won’t be able to stop eating it once you start.
Don’t wait for the holidays to make this 5 minute fudge, my friend.
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This looks yummy. My wife must see this so I could get to eat this soon.
Thanks for sharing your recipes. Keep it up.
Sounds so good. I will definitely have to try this fudge.
I’m not a real big fan of fudge, but this looks so yummy! I totally know what you mean about those recipes that you want to take to your grave. My mom shared one of these with my brother’s wife (not a typo! LOL) and I was furious! Yes, it’s still in the family, but I was like, “Noooo!”
I’m really not stingy with recipes, for the most part. But there are some I just can’t give away. Good on you for sharing one of yours! 5 minutes? I think I can do that. 🙂
I love it, Julie. Good for you for being kind to your Sis-in-law. I just want to help wifeys so much – I’m spilling the beans these days!
I have a huge fan of fudge in the house so will be trying this out on them 🙂 Thank you for sharing with I am Pinnable
We are fudge-crazy too, AmberJane! I think you will LOVE it!
I love fudge, and chocolate, this looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing with us on the homesteader hop!
This looks yummy and sounds easier than traditional fudge.
Yes, traditional fudge always intimidated me because it’s so finicky and hard to make. I LOVE easily shortcuts that taste fabulous!
Yuuum! That fudge looks so good. I always crave it around this time of the year.
I thought these were brownies at first. Chocolate fudge is even better. Five minutes works for me.
Wow! That surely seems easy enough and no worries…your secret is safe with me..I’ll never share how easy it is to make 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
I’m definitely going to have to try this! The one time I tried to make fudge it was a disaster! It ended up more like chocolate soup than chocolate fudge… but you’ve inspired me to try again with this recipe!
Number 10 is my favorite ; ) this looks great! I’m gonna have to pin this one for sure!
These look amazing! and will make a great gift!
Whaaat?! Who knew fudge could be so easy? I pinned it so I can make it later!!
This look so yummy!! I haven’t had fudge in years
Looks dangerously fantastic! Can’t wait to try!
That’s seems so quick! I wonder if it would work on the stove. I don’t have a microwave anymore.
Fudge is my favorite! I’ll have to try your recipe because it seems a tad bit easier than the one I make every Christmas! 🙂