Small Batch Microwave Fudge

This is the easiest Microwave Fudge Recipe! All you need are chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and chopped nuts to make this rich single serving dessert. Perfect for gift giving or to satisfy a chocolate craving.

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This easy microwave fudge recipe delivers a rich, smooth, incredibly delicious homemade chocolate fudge. One bowl and a microwave are all you need to make this scaled down version of my favorite easy fudge recipe!


Fudge is a dessert you can enjoy year round, not just during the holidays. I can think of many times during the year when I’m hit with a craving for chocolate and a thick, rich piece of fudge certainly satisfies.

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Since this fudge recipe is so easy to make, you can enjoy fudge any time you want. A small pan of fudge also makes a lovely gift to give someone – and an added bonus is that the fudge can easily be made in the microwave.

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How To Make Microwave Fudge

This easy to make small batch of chocolate fudge is made with just four ingredients.

It’s a scaled down version of a recipe I always use when making big batches of fudge.

This recipe makes enough for one person – or two, if you feel like sharing.

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Ingredients Needed For A Small Batch Of Fudge:

  • 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • 3 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
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This fudge couldn’t be easier to make.

Simply microwave the chocolate and milk together until the chocolate has mostly melted.

Next, stir in chopped walnuts if you’d like and pour into a small dish.

Refrigerate the fudge for a hour to an hour and a half until it firms up a bit, slice into small squares and enjoy!

Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes

You will only need 3 ounces of sweetened condensed milk for this recipe. You might like to use the rest of the milk in any of these ways…

  • Swap a spoonful of the milk into your coffee instead of milk and sugar.
  • Drizzle over sliced fruit.

Use the remaining milk in any of these single serving and small batch recipes…

Uses For Leftover Chocolate Chips

You will also only need to use 3-ounces of chocolate chips. You might like to consider added the remaining chocolate pieces to any (or all) of these lovely single serving recipes:

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For this homemade microwave fudge recipe, I use a  4 to 5-inch baking dish or a small ramekin. For best results use a baking dish of similar size.

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Microwave Fudge Recipe

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Small Batch Microwave Fudge

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill: 3 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 6 pieces
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • 3 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line a small baking dish with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter or spray with oil spray. Set aside.
  • Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a medium, microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave 30 seconds.
  • Remove bowl from microwave and stir until chocolate chips are completely melted.
  • Stir in chopped walnuts and vanilla.
  • Spread into prepared pan.  Cover; refrigerate 1-1 1/2 hours or until firm.
  • Lift fudge from pan using foil ends; cut into squares.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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30 thoughts on “Small Batch Microwave Fudge”

  1. I love nuts but I love raisins more in my fudge! I’ve also made fudge with almond or orange extract instead of vanilla. One may want a mint extract instead. Different flavors for different moods 🙂

  2. thank you looking into this I have tried my own version I used 12 ounces of hot water I tea bag and let that steep then I added 1/3 cup of orange juice , I tablespoon of lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 of a teaspoon of cloves, and 1/8 of a teaspoon of ginger. It had a very strong clove taste so I think I need to cup back on the cloves. I also used honey instead of sugar. I just used that to my own taste. I hope you can help me out . Thank You

  3. This looks delicious! It caught my eye as I was browsing your site whilst my banana bread for one is cooking… oops! Hope your daughter feels better, I've just had an operation myself and recovery was hellish!

    1. Hi Licia,

      Thank you so much. My daughter is feeling much better, hope you are feeling better as well. Hope you enjoyed the banana bread recipe.

      Have a wonderful week!

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