This small batch fudge recipe makes the perfect amount when you want just enough fudge for two people.
You may be wondering why you would want to make such a small batch recipe that gives you only 6 pieces. However, there are times when it truly comes in handy not to have a lot of leftover sweets in the house.
For instance, I make it on special occasions when I need an easy to make chocolate dessert. It is the perfect sweet treat to finish off an anniversary dinner.
However, I also make it on Valentine’s Day, along with chocolate covered strawberries. And I even make it around the holidays, either to add it to our cookie tray or to gift it to one of my favorite couples, teacher or service worker.
But what I really like about this recipe is that it requires only 3 or 4 ingredients and it can be made in less than 2 minutes!
You read that right! It literally takes only a couple of minutes to prepare. Although you will have to wait until the fudge sets up before cutting and serving.
But the wait is well worth it!
Small Batch Fudge Recipe
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate melting wafers
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Pure vanilla extract
- Chopped walnuts
The first step in making this small batch fudge recipe is to find a small baking dish or glass storage container where the fudge can set up when it cools.
You will want to find a fairly small dish so that the fudge doesn’t spread out so much and be too thin when you cut it into pieces.
I used a small pyrex glass dish and it worked out perfect. Once you have selected the right size container, line it with aluminum foil.
Make sure to cut off a large enough piece that the foil extends over the edges of the pan. Then spray the foil liberally with non-stick cooking spray. Set the pan aside while you make your fudge.
Easy Microwave Fudge Instructions
In a small microwaveable safe bowl or 2 cup glass measuring cup, add the pieces of chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave the mixture on high power for 30 seconds.
Remove the container from the microwave and stir until the chocolate is completely melted. If it is not fully melted, microwave in 10 second increments until there are no longer chunks of chocolate when stirred.
Then stir in the pure vanilla extract and walnuts (if using).
Once the batter is well incorporated spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until solid and firm.
Cut The Fudge
To remove the small batch fudge from the pan lift up on the edges of the foil. Then carefully peel the foil off of the bottom and sides of the fudge.
Place the fudge on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut it into squares. Depending on how small you want your pieces, you should get 4-6 pieces.
Store any leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature. You can store the fudge in the refrigerator, however, as the chocolate warms to room temperature, condensation will develop on the surface.
Therefore, if I do store it in the refrigerator, I will serve cold, as soon as it is removed from the fridge.
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- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Line a small baking dish or glass storage container with aluminum foil, making sure to extend the foil over edges of pan. Spray liberally with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium size, microwaveable safe bowl add the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on high power for 30 seconds.
Remove bowl from microwave and stir until chocolate chips are completely melted. If they are not fully melted, microwave in 10 second increments until the chocolate chips are melted.
Stir in vanilla and walnuts (if using).
Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for 1-1 ½ hours or until solid and firm.
Using the foil ends, lift the fudge from the pan and carefully peel the foil off of the fudge. Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into squares.
Store any leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1 piece
Amount Per Serving Calories 185Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 9mgSodium 34mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 22gProtein 3g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.