How To: Make Fudge in a Flash with Just Your Microwave

Make Fudge in a Flash with Just Your Microwave

When chocolate cravings strike, indulgent fudge makes everything in the world right again. And while plain fudge will do the job just fine, add-ins like walnuts and Oreos elevate this dessert to new levels.

Traditional fudge recipes require patience and hands-on cooking via stovetop. Lucky for those of us that are in a time crunch (or just plain lazy), your trusty microwave can do just as good a job.

Here is an easy-breezy recipe for Oreo fudge, but you can substitute walnuts, pretzels, dried fruit, or candy instead. The options are endless!

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Microwavable Oreo Fudge Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8-10 Oreos, broken into large chunks
  • parchment paper, butter, or shortening

Directions

  1. Combine the chocolate chips with the condensed milk in a microwavable bowl. Set aside for now.
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  1. Line an 9x9 (larger is fine if you want shorter fudge squares) pan with parchment paper or generously coat it with butter or shortening.
  2. Layer the crushed Oreos evenly on the bottom of the pan.
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  1. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds, then remove and immediately stir.
  2. Microwave for 15 more seconds.
  3. Add the vanilla and salt. Stir once more to ensure the chocolate is smooth.
  4. Heat it up in the microwave once more if needed. You're looking for a smooth, silky consistency (as seen below).
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  1. Transfer the chocolate mixture into the pan and spread it out evenly.
  2. Refrigerate your pan until the fudge has set, at least 2 hours.
  3. Enjoy!
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Sit Back & Enjoy the (Minimal) Fruits of Your Labor

Now that you know how to make fudge without having to labor over the stovetop, you can easily make it whenever a craving hits. If you feel like sharing (we won't judge you if you don't), it also makes a great homemade present for family and friends! Don't forget to experiment with different ingredients, as well.

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