3 Minute Fudge

My friend recently had a baby and I asked her if I could bring her anything. She quickly replied, “Fudge. Fudge with marshmallows.” Such a simple request! This fudge really takes 3 minutes to make if you melt the ingredients in the microwave. I have tried making fudge on the stove with a candy thermometer and every time it is a grueling process with limited success. I have found that if I stick to some general combination of chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and sweetened condensed milk, I will have success. Always.

If you prefer creamier fudge, increase the marshmallows and decrease the chocolate. And, of course, the better the quality of the chocolate, the better the fudge will taste… that being said, nobody turns this down just because I used Hershey’s instead of Scharffen Berger. Ghirardelli chocolate was on sale recently so I had an assortment of Ghirardelli chocolate to choose from for this fudge making endeavor. Delicious.


In the microwave …

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows (divided)
1 can sweetened condensed milk


Combine chocolate chips, 1 cup of mini marshmallows and the can of sweetened condensed milk in a glass bowl. Heat on high for three minutes in the microwave. Stir well to combine ingredients until it resembles fudge and becomes slightly hard to stir. Gently fold in the remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows.

Spread the fudge in a 9×9 (or 8×8) pan lined with parchment paper. I cut off a piece of parchment paper to help push the fudge evenly into the corners with my fingers – no sticking! After the fudge has been spread evenly into the pan, I like to stick a few mini marshmallows into the top of the fudge and press them in with my finger so you can actually tell there are marshmallows in the fudge.

Mini Bites of Fudgy Goodness

Chill the fudge for a few hours and then turn the fudge onto a cutting board and cut into small pieces using a large, sharp knife – I truly cut my fudge into bite-sized pieces. Less mess when the kids help themselves to a piece and less guilt when you go back for a second or third bite! Enjoy!

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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