World’s easiest fudge recipe is just that and is another easy Do It Yourself (DIY) gift idea. Although I use goat milk (learn what goat milk tastes like here: What Does Goat Milk Taste Like Anyway), whole cow milk can be used instead.
I swear this is the easiest fudge recipe I’ve ever made – it’s cooked in the microwave. And, it turns out perfect every time. I found the recipe because I was looking for goat milk recipes, and found it on a goat keeping forum.
We particularly like making this around Christmas time so that we always have a small homemade gift available. For all those extra folks you’d like to send some Christmas cheer.
Since we keep Nigerian Dwarf goats, everyone wants to know whether we make “goat milk fudge” anyway, so we make sure to have this delicious fudge around.
How To Make World’s Easiest Fudge
To make this fudge, you do need a microwave oven and a stick blender. But, it’s very simple to make and the ingredients are just powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, milk, vanilla, and nuts (if you want nuts in your fudge).
You simply combine the powdered sugar and cocoa in a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and milk into a “well” you create in the dry ingredients, and microwave for two minutes. After microwaving, then add the vanilla and blend with the stick blender until smooth. If you want nuts, add them in, blend, pour into your greased pan, and refrigerate until firm (see below for the recipe).
This recipe can also be varied to make “dark chocolate” fudge by using ¼ cup regular cocoa and ¼ cup “special dark” cocoa instead of the ½ cup regular cocoa or to make a peanut butter version by substituting peanut butter for part of the butter.
The batch shown is made with the “special dark” cocoa – delicious!
Goat Milk Fudge
- Stick Blender
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup butter cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup whole goat or cow milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Grease an 8" x 8" square pan to hold the fudge.
- Combine the sugar and cocoa in a large microwavable bowl, and make a well in the center.
- Place cut-up butter and milk in the well - do not stir!
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes and add the vanilla.
- Blend with a stick blender or mixer until smooth.
- Stir in the nuts and pour into the greased pan.
- Refrigerate until firm, cut into squares, and serve or package for gifting.
Or, make a peanut butter version by substituting peanut butter for part of the butter.
I will never need another fudge recipe after finding this. I’ve already made it twice because it’s so easy and so delicious!
Awesome SKM – I feel the same way!
Hi, I have just found your blog and love it. Could you tell me roughly what you class as a ‘serving’ please (for my waist line’s sake). Many thanks.
Hi Suzanne, glad you found the blog and thank you on the complement! I use and 8″ x 8″ pan for this recipe and cut it into 9 squares. So, one of those squares is a serving 🙂
About how long does this last with raw goat’s milk? It’s DELICIOUS, by the way!
I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! There’s no difference in how long it lasts with raw goat’s milk as opposed to any other type of milk.
Would love to try other flavors has anyone tried any others we make the chocolate and on right now habe layered the two also. Thank you
Is there a way to make flavour variations like coffee or vanilla? I tried omitting the cocoa, replacing this with more sugar and adding brewed coffee. It tasted great but was way too runny! Is this possible to alter this recipe? The chocolate came out great!
Is there a way to do this on the stove top? I don’t have a microwave
Hi Seanna, I have never tried making it except in the microwave because it is so easy. You could try it on the stove top and let us know if it works.
We don’t use a microwave either. Did you try this on the stove top? If so, how did it turn out?
Jill Potter says
Did either of you try this on the stove? I don’t cook with a microwave either.
Can I use granulated sugar instead of the powdered sugar?
I haven’t tried using granulated sugar, but my guess is that it won’t work the same.
Is powdered sugar – icing sugar or granulated sugar.
Hi Margaret, powdered sugar is not granulated sugar, so I would say icing sugar.
Patti Sogge says
Would like to try the peanut butter fudge, but not sure the ratio of butter to peanut butter. Also wondering if I could use caramel chips in the recipe and how much do think I should use.
My 12 year old daughter would like to make this and sell it at our local farmers market. Would you give her permission to do that?
Absolutely, I hope sales are great!
I have made this so many times and it never disappoints.
Ed Swap says
Fudge tasted great, however, was no very firm. What should I do differently. Followed recipe exactly.
Did you refrigerate it after making it? This has always turned out pretty firm for us.
I couldn’t get mine to set firm either. Would more butter do the trick?
Hi Leeann, Did you refrigerate it like it says in the instructions? Most folks who find that it isn’t firm have not refrigerated it.
K Bartges says
I made this today,it’s very easy and delicious.I lined the pan with mini marsh
That’s great, I couldn’t believe how easy and good it was the first time I made it!
Debbie Nightingale says
Does this fudge need to be stored in the fridge?
I’ve never bothered to store it in the fridge 🙂
Brooke C says
I am definitely going to try this recipe! My husband has been dieing for me to make some fudge 🙂
It’s so easy Brooke!