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5 Minute Fudge

Make rich chocolate fudge in only five minutes with the help of your microwave. You can customize this recipe by adding your favorite nuts or coconut. This is one of the best easy fudge recipes because it's so easy to make! If you're pressed for time, but want to enjoy rich, creamy chocolate fudge, pull out this recipe and in just 5 minutes you'll be satisfying your chocolate sweet tooth.

Preparation Time2 min

Cooking Time3 min


  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix sugar and coca together thoroughly in large microwavable bowl.
  2. Pour milk in sugar mixture but do not mix. Set the stick of margarine right on top of the mixture.
  3. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes.
  4. After the mixture comes out of the microwave, mix well and add vanilla.
  5. If it seems to dry, add a little extra milk. If you add too much milk and it gets too runny then you can use the mixture on top of ice cream.
  6. At this point you can add nuts or whatever else you like in your fudge. Put the fudge out on a plate that is covered with aluminum foil.
  7. Put in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. It will solidify pretty quickly.

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Am I the only person in the world who can have "no fail fudge" not harden? I tried this recipe and we eat it with a spoon.

Can you use peanut butter instead of chocolate

when you take the fudge out of microwave do you pour it on cookie sheet

I think this is one of the most helpful and fun sites on the web. Thank you Mr. Food!!

@ seachele7 - For thicker fudge, you would want to use 1/4 cup of milk. If you prefer it less thick, add a bit more milk. That is why the range it there. Also we would not recommend swapping butter for margarine as this would affect the consistency of the fudge. Hope this helps! -The editors of RecipeLion

There's a BIG difference between 1/2 and 1/4 of a cup of milk in a recipe. Any suggestions which amount is better to lean towards? I'd hate to make this much ice cream topping! Also, would butter be interchangable with the margarine or does this recipe rely on the water content in the margarine?

Thanks jeurton! Glad you liked it.

just made this. Very good and quick!

A stick of butter is 4 ounces, so about 113 grams. Powdered sugar is the same as confectioners' sugar, or the same as your icing sugar.

I am going to try this fudge today. We have our own easy fudge it is sweetened condensed milk a bag of semisweet chocolate chips and a bag of regular chocolate chips melt all ingredients on low until melted and smooth. Pour in 8x8 dish and refrigerate. That is really good fudge. This recipe sounds good too. I will let you know if is as good as the one we make later thank you lanny

Hi there, we measure differently in UK, wondering if you can give me weight for margarine content in this recipe please as you say 1 stick...or can anyone else assist please. Also i assume powdered sugar is equivalant to our icing sugar? Many thanks for the help and sharing ideas!


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