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A sugary, chocolatey, delicious sweet that is setting in minutes – all you need is a microwave! 


I LOVE fudge – that’s no secret if you see my other recipes such as my moreish rum and raisin fudge or a firm favourite – lemon meringue fudge! I wanted to try something a little different that would make making fudge incredibly easy if that’s all you wanted to do!

Don’t get me wrong, I love making actual fudge, and its far less scary than people realise – but who doesn’t like the occasional cheats method too?! I love using this easy microwaveable method if I have little to no time … or if I have forgotten to make some fudge I promised to make!

“Cheats” method

I have been searching for a ‘cheats’ method of making fudge for ages – and this does NOT mean its healthy, as fudge isn’t healthy.. hello sugar & chocolate! However, its cheating in the reasoning that you don’t need a sugar thermometer and you don’t need a hob to make it etc!

It’s also super simple so suits a lot of peoples lifestyles better with regards to time and cost. You simply melt your chocolate, condensed milk together in the microwave until smooth, then add your chosen chocolates – it really is that easy and quick too!


I use a mixture of milk and white chocolate for the base of this fudge recipe as I wanted it a little lighter, especially as I was adding more chocolate sweets anyway! However, you can use a mixture of dark and milk if you prefer or just all milk chocolate- its all down to preference!

I do love a chocolate based fudge and I find everyone starts using a good fudge recipe around Christmas time especially. This one is slightly different as its a microwaveable fudge, however if that doesn’t bother you so much its well worth checking out my recipes for Baileys fudge, Mars Bar fudge and even Terrys Chocolate Orange fudge – YUM!


I love using M&Ms and Rolos in this fudge as I love the flavour of them and its also what I had to use up! The crunch is delicious from the M&Ms if you use the crispy/peanut ones but I tried a bag of the brownie ones the most recent time I made this and it worked so well! 

Saying this, you can use whatever chocolatey sweets you like! This is a great recipe around Christmas and Easter time when you have an abundance of chocolate lying around and want to use it! Yes thats correct – sometimes there is chocolate left, none of this “leftover chocolate, whats that?!”

Tin and gift ideas!

I use a 9″ square tin for fudge as it gives a nice depth! The best bit about traybakes such as fudge is you can portion it however big or small you like to make it fit your numbers. You can also double the quantities relatively easily so its perfect when wanting to make large batches!

Last minute gift idea needed?! Say no more – this looks great packaged in clear bags, little kraft boxes or even jars! Its always around Christmas time I make big batches of all different flavoured fudge and everyone gets a little variety box – its a sure crowd pleaser! Enjoy!

Easy Microwaveable Fudge!

A sugary, chocolatey, delicious sweet that is setting in minutes - all you need is a microwave! 
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Category: Sweets
Type: Fudge
Keyword: Microwave
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Setting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 18 minutes
Servings: 36 pieces
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 397 g condensed milk (one tin)
  • 600 g chocolate (I used 300g milk and 300g white)
  • 2 bags M&Ms (I used a mixture of chocolate M&Ms and brownie M&Ms)
  • Mini Rolos


  • Line a 7x11" tray with parchment paper and leave to the side of now.
  • In a large microwaveable bowl pour the condensed milk and chopped chocolate
  • Microwave in 20-30 second bursts until it is all melted - stir each time! (My microwave is a 1000 watt microwave so is very powerful, it took 1 and a half minutes for it to be done!)
  • Once it is all melted together, make sure its mixed thoroughly and pour in your chosen chocolate sweets.
  • Mix once again so they're distributed evenly and pour into the prepared tin and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until set (you can set it at room temperature, but it might take overnight!)
  • Remove from the tin and portion into squares! If they're still a bit soft then refrigerate again for a couple more hours!


  • I like using the mix of milk & white chocolate as it makes a lighter flavour, but you can use whatever type of chocolate you want such as dark and milk or just milk etc!
  • This can be stored in an airtight container for 2 weeks once made - I keep mine in the refrigerator when hot, but room temperature is fine also!
  • I recommend using this tin!

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  1. Fred on January 9, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    Due to food allergies can’t use condensed milk. How do I make vegan fudge? Thanks 😊

  2. Jess on October 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Jane! You memtion 2 bags of mnm’s but what size bag do you use for this recipe? Thank you!

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  4. angelaburnley on August 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    And the chocolate too as I like the plain fudge!

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Hiya – you can leave the sweets out, but not the chocolate – its essential in this recipe. If you like plain fudge I recommend my Clotted Cream and white chocolate fudge, but leave the chocolate out on that recipe 🙂

    • angelaburnley on August 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Ok will look for the clotted cream ! Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

      It’s very yummy 🙂 it’s okay!

  5. angelaburnley on August 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Jane – can I leave out the m ‘n m’s and make it a normal fudge?

  6. Rati on August 5, 2015 at 5:01 am

    They look good – both for me and my son! I’m definitely going to try! 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 5, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Haha Im so glad! And yes please do! 🙂

    • Rati on August 15, 2015 at 4:49 am

      Hi Jane, a quick question – I was trying them today, could you please reconfirm the quantity of chocolate..you mentioned as 550gm (but added 250+200 as u wrote) I added 550gm for now! 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 15, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Oh golly gosh sorry, my mistake! I shall correct that when I’m home later – it should be 500g (but using 550g won’t make a difference!) 🙂 apologies!

    • Rati on August 15, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      No worries at all, I just wanted to confirm! I realised I didn’t had enough so used 400 🙂 Thanks again and I will update you when I taste – can’t wait ( settling at room temperature) Thanks again for the recipe! 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 15, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Ohhh okay I’m sure it’ll still work perfectly fine 🙂

    • Rati on August 16, 2015 at 3:59 am

      It came out awesome!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!! I’m going to post it soon! 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 17, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Okay sounds good – please link back to my account when you post it! 🙂

    • Rati on August 18, 2015 at 4:27 am

      I was going to ask that if I can tag you! Thanks again for the recipe! 🙂

  7. Claire | Art and Soul on August 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I love easy recipes like this – brilliant! 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Me too – I can’t tell if its just because I’m lazy or not, but they’re so good!! 😀

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