Fudge is perfect for giving and sharing, and it’s so simple (and addictive) to make! I’ve collected the best easy fudge recipes together here, with everything you need to know to make perfect easy fudge every time.
How to make easy fudge
Traditional fudge recipes can be wonderful but they are anything but fuss-free. With pans of boiling sugar, it is all too easy to burn the ingredients or scald yourself. The kitchen can end up in an awful mess too.
My easy modern fudge recipes make life so much easier but produce wonderful results. Gorgeous, melt-in-the-mouth fudge is so easy to make with these recipes. The secret is a combination of melted chocolate and condensed milk.
These recipes are very reliable and very safe, which makes them great for cooking with kids. Nothing ever gets so hot that you need to worry about burns. What’s more, there is very little equipment to wash, so everyone’s happy.
These fudge recipes can be adapted to suit your kitchen. Use the microwave for the quickest fudge or leave the chocolate to melt in the slow cooker. You can make it on the stove top too, if you prefer. Whichever you choose, it’s very, very easy.
Read more here for a full guide for how to make easy fudge, with hints and tips on how to make it perfectly every time, in any flavour. Alternatively, just pick one of the recipes below and start cooking!
Almost all of my fudge recipes use this easy method, though I sometimes like to experiment with something a little more complicated. I hope you enjoy exploring these recipes – and eating the fudge!
Why make fudge?
Fudge is one of the easiest sweets to make, with very reliable results. Impress your dinner guests with homemade fudge alongside the coffee and bask in the warm glow of all the compliments.
With these easy fudge recipes, it also makes a wonderful cookery project that works even for very young children. They will love making their own gifts to share.
Fudge makes a lovely homemade gift, wrapped in pretty cellophane and tied with a coloured ribbon. It’s also a great contribution to fundraisers. Pretty bags of fudge always sell out fast at the charity bake sale or school fete, and no one will ever know that you didn’t spend hours on it.
Easy chocolate fudge – basic recipes
My simplest chocolate fudge uses equal weights of chocolate (dark or milk) and condensed milk. Gently melt it all, stir well and then transfer to a prepared mould to set. If you like, you can then decorate with a few fancy sprinkles.
You can make this on the stove top, in the microwave or in the slow cooker. I prefer the stove top or microwave. Whichever you choose, this is the easiest of recipes.
The best chocolate-bar fudge recipes
Easy chocolate fudge recipes are great fun when you combine them with your favourite chocolate bars. Made at home, the fudge is fresher, nicer and so much cheaper than the versions you see at craft fairs.
Easy Easter fudge recipes
Both mini eggs and creme eggs are Easter favourites and delicious in fudge. My mini egg fudge is an easy fudge recipe and looks picture perfect with those delicate spring colours.
The creme egg fudge is different from the other fudges listed here. It uses a more traditional method and you make it on the stove top. I have included it here because it’s delicious and not difficult.
Spices and dried fruit are perfect in an easy fudge. Leave some out for Santa, along with that glass of sherry!
More easy fudge recipes
You can make almost any flavour of fudge. Here are some of my favourite easy fudge recipes, all of which make a lovely way to round off a meal with friends. Check back for updates as I add more!
If you don’t see your favourite fudge here, why not experiment? Use the basic recipe and add your favourite flavours. I would love to hear about them, so please leave a comment!