Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time!
This Easy Fudge recipe is one of the most unique fudge recipes that I’ve ever tried. There are so many different fudge recipes and most of the ones I’ve tried have been very similar – chocolate, sugar, sometimes marshmallow. A lot of times you have to boil the mixture to a very precise temperature to be able to get it to the exact right consistency. Not this recipe!
This chocolate fudge recipe has two different kinds of pudding mix in it and you only have to boil the mixture for 1 minute before adding the remaining ingredients and mixing together. The fudge only takes a couple of hours to set up in the refrigerator and is absolutely delicious too!
Ingredients in Easy Fudge recipe
Butter – You’ll need 1 stick of butter. Real butter works best!
Chocolate pudding mix – Make sure you use the Cook & Serve kind, NOT instant! You will need the small box (3.4 oz).
Vanilla pudding mix – Again, make sure to use the Cook & Serve kind, NOT instant. You will also use a small box of this (3 oz).
Milk – You will need 1/2 cup of milk. Any type of milk works great, even non-dairy alternatives like almond milk!
Powdered sugar – Fudge has got to be sweet, right?! You will need 1 pound of powdered sugar, which is the same as about 4 3/4 cups.
Vanilla extract – Just adds a little bit of extra flavor to the fudge. The higher the quality of the vanilla, the better!
How to make Easy Chocolate Fudge
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the pudding mixes and milk. Continue to stir and bring the mixture to boiling, letting it boil for 1 minute. The mixture will start to thicken quite a bit and won’t look very smooth, but that’s ok!
Remove the pan from heat and add the powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer to beat in the sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla and mix just until combined.
Pour the mixture into a buttered 8X8 pan. Chill for about 2-3 hours or until fudge sets and can be cut into squares.
Easy Fudge Recipe
- ½ cup butter
- 1 3.4 oz box cook & serve chocolate pudding mix
- 1 3 oz box cook & serve vanilla pudding mix
- ½ cup milk
- 1 pound powdered sugar (about 4 3/4 cups)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the pudding mixes and milk. Continue to stir and bring the mixture to boiling, letting it boil for 1 minute. The mixture will start to thicken quite a bit and won’t look very smooth, but that’s ok!
- Remove the pan from heat and add the powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer to beat in the sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla and mix just until combined.
- Pour the mixture into a buttered 8X8 pan. Chill for about 2-3 hours or until fudge sets and can be cut into squares.
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Can you freeze chocolate fudge?
Yes! Freezing fudge is easy. Just double wrap it in plastic wrap or parchment paper, then store it in an airtight container. Will stay fresh for 3 months. Thaw and cut into squares to serve.
How long does Fudge last?
If stored in an airtight container on the countertop, fudge will stay good for about a week. It does slowly dry out, so I recommend enjoying it within 4-5 days.
When to Serve chocolate fudge
Fudge is perfect for parties, or gifts, especially during the holidays! I like to add this fudge to goodie plates and give them out to neighbors during Christmas time.
What Type of Vanilla Extract Should I Use?
A few years ago I tested 10 different vanilla extracts and found new favorites! I love using TOTONAC’s Mexican Vanilla for everyday use. It’s pure vanilla and contains no alcohol, which I like because I don’t like the taste of extracts made with alcohol. Each time I try another, I go back to Totonac’s quickly afterward; it’s so good! I also love using Nielsen Massey Vanilla Bean Paste. Again, this one has the best flavor by far!
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Easy Fudge recipe that only has six ingredients, no candy thermometer required! This delicious chocolate fudge recipe has two kinds of pudding in it and only takes a few minutes to make!
thanks for this recipe. I’m gonna make it this weekend and freeze for the holiday!
Hitting ‘print’ now! With all the crazy that happens around the holidays, I live for recipes like this one that are delicious and easy! Thank you!!
Lisa notes says
This sounds delicious and looks easy to make. Fudge can sometimes be tricky. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Of course! Hope you enjoy it Lisa!
Deborah mcgee says
I love all your recipes
Have not made them yet , I just want to find out if they are healthy for me to make them for the hole family we don’t like a lot of sugar ty
I’m not sure that fudge will ever be considered “healthy” but this fudge actually is lower in calories and fat than most!
Kimberly Jackson says
Na, but I am interested in the receipt and I will be making it. Will let you know how it goes.
Haven’t made the fudge yet but I have tasted it. It was absolutely delicious! I was wondering if there’s any way that you could make Peanut Butter Fudge from this recipe?
I’m not sure, but we have a super easy Peanut Butter Fudge recipe that is absolutely delicious too! https://butterwithasideofbread.com/peanut-butter-fudge/
Mary kay euyoque says
I have been making this fudge for about 40 years .I always try different recipes but my family and friends want this one every year.
BEST FUDGE EVER!!
Fudge is a timeless classic 🙂
Why not 2 boxes of chocolate puddi g for those who love a more intense chocolate flavor? Or maybe butterscotch and vanilla? I
You can try those combinations and let me know how it goes!