Cakes, Cookies, and Other Desserts

Last Editorial Review: 1/10/2007


Personalized 5-Minute Fudge


  • 3 cups chocolate chips, according to preference (such as 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips plus 1 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 14 ounces fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • Dash salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or peppermint extract for Choco Mint Fudge)

  • Optional Mix-ins to personalize your fudge, such as:
    • For Rocky Road Fudge: 1 1/4 cups miniature marshmallows + 1 cup walnut pieces.
    • For German Chocolate Cake Fudge: 1 cup flaked or shredded coconut + 1 cup pecan pieces.
    • For Peppermint Stick Fudge: 1 cup crunched-up candy canes.
    • For Peanut Butter Fudge: 1 cup of peanut butter M&Ms.


  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch or 9 x 9-inch square baking dish with foil.
  2. Add chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and dash salt to an 8-cup microwave-safe glass measure and stir to blend. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave 1 minute more. Stir until chocolate chips are completely melted and a smooth mixture has formed.
  3. Stir in any mix-ins you're using to personalize your fudge (including vanilla extract) and spoon into prepared baking dish. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until firm. Pull foil out of baking dish so you can easily cut fudge into about 49 squares (cut 7 columns vertically, then horizontally).

49 squares

Nutritional Information:
Per 2 squares (not including mix-ins): 144 calories, 2 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 6 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, <5 mg cholesterol, 1.2 g fiber, 25 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 37%.

© 2006 Elaine Magee

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