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Foolproof Microwave Fudge

Four different easy, quick, and fool-proof Christmas treats that the kids can help with! Perfect for gift-giving and enjoying with the family. Peppermint bark cookies, toffee cashew clusters, microwave fudge, and rudolph bites.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Treats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Author Chelsea
Cost $5.81


  • 4 tablespoons SALTED butter melted
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk*
  • 3 cups high quality milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or peppermint extract
  • 1 cup Andes peppermint crunch chips or crushed peppermint


  • Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, add the butter and melt.
  • Pour in the sweetened condensed milk on top of the butter and whisk to combine.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and stir.
  • Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the mixture is melted.
  • Remove and add in the extract. Stir.
  • Spoon into the prepared 8 x 8 pan and smooth to make the fudge even.
  • Top with the crunch chips or crushed peppermint.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for about 2-3 hours until set up.


*Make sure you have sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. Do not use a lower fat version or it won't set up correctly. Cook time refers to chilling time.