Make this delicious, melt-in-your-mouth microwave fudge for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any time you’re craving something sweet!
I love getting fudge at Kennywood Amusement Park here in PA but sadly, like most fun parks, they’re only open in the summer. They have so many varieties of fudge from peanut butter to salted caramel. I like all of the flavors but my favorite is good ol’ chocolate fudge.
I decided to find a good fudge recipe that we could make at home. I looked at quite a few and soon realized this wasn’t going to be easy and not all fudge recipes are the same.
My son and I made a complicated one that we found in a holiday cookbook and let’s just say it didn’t work out. The taste was great but the fudge never firmed up and the batch was way too big. It filled a 13″ x 9″ pan. Yikes!
After that disaster, I asked my mom for her tried-and-true fudge recipe and I have to say, this small-batch microwave fudge recipe takes minutes to make, comes out perfectly every time, and you don’t need a candy thermometer!
Tips On Making The Perfect Microwave Fudge
- Don’t forget the salt! In my opinion, the salt in this recipe enhances the flavor of the fudge.
- Line your 8″ x 8″ pan or Pyrex dish with parchment paper for easy lift-out and cleanup.
- Let your fudge cool completely (about 1 hour) before cutting.
- Store at room temperature in an airtight container if you plan to eat it over the next week or two.
- Storing it in the refrigerator will keep it fresh longer.
- Can you freeze fudge? Yes, wrap it well with plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container and it will be good for about three months in the freezer. To thaw fudge, simply let it come up to room temperature.