Simple Homemade Fudge

This year for the holidays I am all about homemade gifts! I just tend to think that they are better, obviously they are delicious, and they show that you really care. Plus you get to nibble on them before you give them away!

A super easy fudge recipe is something that everyone needs to know! Fudge is so decadent and rich that it just screams holidays! It’s pretty much just chocolate, condensed milk and a little vanilla. It can’t get much easier than that! I’ve been working on some more fudge recipes with different mix-ins and flavoring that I will share with you soon – but this fudge recipe is a great place to start making your own and giving some away as holiday gifts!!

Simple Homemade Fudge

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 10

Simple Homemade Fudge


  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  1. Line a square 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Over low heat, in a medium sized pot, add the chocolate chips, condensed milk and salt, stir with a wooden spoon until chips are melted. Remove from heat and add the vanillas. (If you don't have vanilla paste, just double up on the vanilla extract) Pour into the parchment lined baking pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 4 hours until firm.

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  1. I have been wanting make fudge, but usually leave it other people. This seems so easy! I even have all the ingredients, so it is on my list for tomorrow! Thank you for pushing me to finally do this.

  2. Awesome fudge recipe girl! Can I take a bite of each & then put them in cute little containers? I think not :) Great photos!! XO

    1. oh wait, giving these to people with little bites out of them is a problem?!?! I’m in trouble then! hehehe!

  3. I have always wanted to make fudge and this inspires me to finally try. I think this will be perfect for the a dessert I was going to bring to a dinner party this weekend! Can you find vanilla paste in a regular grocery store? I have never seen before.

    Thanks Gaby!

  4. Time and time again, I enjoy your recipes and “tweaks” to recipes I’ve used for years. Thanks so much for such a wonderful website….Christmas wishes to you and your family. Laura

  5. Gaby, all your recipes are so amazing sounding and I absolutely love the photography, too! I made all my presents this year as well and it feels and was surprised by how much less stressful it was. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!


    : )

  6. This fudge is super easy…without a use of a blender. :) I might as well turn some of these into truffles ganache while I’m at it.. :) :) will update you once I’ve turn them into truffles :)

    1. Hi Linda!

      I’m confused – did you use my recipe and it came out soft? Let me know – happy to help troubleshoot

  7. I was wondering about pouring the hot fudge into individual (teeny tiny actually) cup cake papers? I have so many – they hold about one tablespoon. Would the fudge come out of the paper easy?

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