5 Minute Fudge (31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes Day #20)

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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!

a stack of easy 5 minute fudge

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!

Heaven forbid!  

Let’s get onto this “Rock Star” 5 minute fudge secrets, shall we?!

How to Make 5 minute fudge

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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.

5 minute microwave chocolate fudge


  • 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


  1. In a heavy, microwavable bowl I add a box of confectioners sugar, cocoa, and a stick of butter cut into pieces.
  2. Pour your liquid flavoring in.
  3. DON’T STIR! Microwave for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Bowl will be very hot!
  5. Carefully remove bowl from microwave and stir quickly and remove lumps.
  6. Be very careful because scorching hot chocolate will burn the daylights out of you!
  7. Work quickly because fudge will start to “set up.”
  8. After stirring well, add vanilla (and optional nuts) and stir.
  9. Pour into a greased 9 x 9 baking dish.
  10. Lick the bowl!
  11. Slice into squares when you are ready.

Important Tips

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.  

Have fun!


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.

5 Minute Fudge

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt either.

Charles Schulz

31 days Series

Protein Energy Bites

Baked Potato Bar

Crockpot Chicken

Stir Fry

Slow Cooker Soups

Quick Red Beans and Rice

Jalapeno Cornbread

Quick Meatloaf Recipe

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Best Lasagna Recipe

Easiest Pound Cake Recipe

Breakfast Burrito

How to Make Popcorn

Fluffy Pancake Recipe

Best Spaghetti Recipe

How to Cook Asparagus that Tastes GREAT!

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

Chicken and Rice

Low Carb Cheeseburger Pie

31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes ROUNDUP!


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  1. Aqib Nazir
    August 24, 2016 / 5:44 am

    This looks yummy. My wife must see this so I could get to eat this soon.
    Thanks for sharing your recipes. Keep it up.

  2. Julia Atkinson
    August 24, 2016 / 9:24 am

    Sounds so good. I will definitely have to try this fudge.

  3. Julie
    August 24, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    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. 🙂

    • Shan
      August 24, 2016 / 6:34 pm

      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!


  4. Amberjane
    August 25, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    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

    • Shan
      August 25, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      We are fudge-crazy too, AmberJane! I think you will LOVE it!


  5. Jamie Marie
    August 25, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I love fudge, and chocolate, this looks yummy!
    Thanks for sharing with us on the homesteader hop!

  6. Mother of 3
    September 1, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    This looks yummy and sounds easier than traditional fudge.

    • Shan
      September 1, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Yes, traditional fudge always intimidated me because it’s so finicky and hard to make. I LOVE easily shortcuts that taste fabulous!


  7. Rebecca Hicks
    October 17, 2016 / 8:25 am

    Yuuum! That fudge looks so good. I always crave it around this time of the year.

  8. candy
    October 17, 2016 / 8:25 am

    I thought these were brownies at first. Chocolate fudge is even better. Five minutes works for me.

  9. Dr. Daisy
    October 17, 2016 / 11:24 am

    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!

  10. Nellqyn
    October 17, 2016 / 11:51 am

    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!

  11. Mihaela Echols
    October 17, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Number 10 is my favorite ; ) this looks great! I’m gonna have to pin this one for sure!

  12. Marie
    October 17, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    These look amazing! and will make a great gift!

    thank you!

  13. Krista Nile
    October 17, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Whaaat?! Who knew fudge could be so easy? I pinned it so I can make it later!!

  14. Caroline
    October 17, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    This look so yummy!! I haven’t had fudge in years

  15. Kathleen Burnett
    October 18, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Looks dangerously fantastic! Can’t wait to try!

  16. Kristi
    October 18, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    That’s seems so quick! I wonder if it would work on the stove. I don’t have a microwave anymore.

  17. Victoria Osborn
    October 18, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    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! 🙂

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