30-Minute Chocolate Fudge

Making homemade chocolate fudge does not have to take a long time. Here’s a simple recipe for 30-Minute Chocolate Fudge:


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil, leaving some overhang for easy removal of the fudge later. Lightly grease the lined dish and set it aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter.
  3. Microwave the mixture in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until the chocolate chips and butter have melted completely. Be careful not to overheat the mixture.
  4. Once the mixture is smooth and well combined, stir in the vanilla extract and chopped nuts (if using). Mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
  5. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  6. Allow the fudge to cool at room temperature for about 2 hours until it sets. You can also place it in the refrigerator for quicker setting, but this may extend the total time beyond 30 minutes.
  7. Once the fudge has set, lift it out of the baking dish using the overhanging parchment paper or foil.
  8. Cut the fudge into small squares or rectangles using a sharp knife.
  9. Serve and enjoy the delicious homemade chocolate fudge! It can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.

This recipe is adaptable, so feel free to add mix-ins like marshmallows, dried fruit, or crushed cookies for added texture and flavor.