This easy 3 ingredient Frosting Fudge is made with chocolate chips, butter, and canned frosting. It is a simple fudge recipe that anyone can make and tastes delicious.
I've made it my mission to make and enjoy fudge all year long instead of waiting for the holidays. Orange creamsicle fudge, cookies and cream fudge recipe, and fantasy fudge are a few flavors we make all the time.
The dilemma with making homemade fudge is that sometimes it just doesn't want to set up. I've solved that problem by using three ingredients that will set up for you every single time.
Are you ready to make no fail fudge? Most traditional fudge recipes require lots of stirring and attention. This chocolate frosting fudge is ready in minutes.
Why It Works
This fudge is literally made with just 3 ingredients that you melt together and spread in a pan. How easy is that?
- You can use any flavor of chocolate chips or frosting to change up this quick fudge.
- No candy thermometer is needed.
- Add your favorite mix-ins to give it a fun flavor.
Whether you are in the mood for chocolate or vanilla, this three ingredient fudge will satisfy your cravings. Keep this recipe handy because it is the perfect treat for parties, potlucks, and of course holidays.
You will only need 3 ingredients to create a batch of creamy fudge in any flavor. You can even try other flavored chips like peanut butter or butterscotch.
- Baking Chips - For this recipe we made one batch with white chocolate chips and one with milk chocolate chips. Use whatever flavor you have on hand.
- Butter - A little bit helps the chocolate chips melt easier and gives the fudge a creamier texture. Unsalted or salted is fine.
- Canned Frosting - This is the base of milk and sugar that you melt down and pour over the melted chips. Choose a flavor that matches or compliments your chocolate chips.
How to Make Frosting Fudge
Get ready to make the fastest fudge ever. It can literally be cooling on your counter in under ten minutes.
Add the baking chips and butter to a pan. Heat over low to medium heat while stirring occasionally.
You can also melt the ingredients in a glass bowl in the microwave using 50% power.
Remove the foil liner from the top of the canned frosting. Match your flavor of frosting to whichever chips you are using.
Microwave the frosting for 30 seconds to melt it down slightly.
Stir and pour over the melted chocolate in the pan. Continue to stir over low heat until everything is melted and creamy.
Pour the fudge mixture into a foil lined baking dish and let it set until completely hardened. You can let it sit overnight on the counter or place it in the fridge for a few hours.
Change up the flavor or color of this three ingredient fudge by adding different ingredients to the warm mixture. Here are a few of our favorite things to jazz up the chocolate fudge recipe.
- Crumbled Cookies
- Dried Fruit and Nuts
- Sprinkles and Marshmallows
- Cookie Dough Bites
- Gel Food Coloring and Extracts
- Serve - Cut into squares and serve chilled or room temperature.
- Store - Place the fudge in an air tight container with parchment paper between the layers to keep them from sticking. It will keep on the counter for 1 week and in the fridge for 2 weeks.
- Freeze - Wrap the uncut block of fudge tightly in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer safe bag or container. Freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight; cut into squares before serving.
- Line your pan with parchment paper or foil, so you can lift the block of fudge out of the pan easily once it hardens.
- Butter the foil to keep the fudge from sticking.
- Add any garnishes or toppings to the top of the fudge before it sets, or they will not stick.
- Stack layers of fudge with parchment paper to keep them from sticking together.
Why is my fudge soft?
Different brands of chocolate chips can affect how the fudge sets up. If your chocolate fudge frosting is softer, keep it in the fridge.
Why is my fudge crumbly?
Overcooking the ingredients can cause the fudge to set up too hard or become crumbly. Make sure to remove your pan from the heat as soon as everything is melted.
Do you refrigerate fudge?
Fudge is best stored at room temperature. It can dry out if it is not stored properly in the fridge. We like to use the fridge to quick set a batch.
More Easy Fudge Recipes
- Banana Fudge
- Strawberry Chocolate Fudge
- M&M Fudge
- Marshmallow Fudge recipe
- Peanut Butter Fudge with marshmallows
- Mint Oreo Fudge
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If you add pecans or walnuts to your mixture before refrigerating will it still harden properly?
Yes, it should harden just fine with the nuts added to it.
Hi! Will the fudge stay set up without being refrigerated?
Yes, it should be just fine out of the refrigerator. I did find that certain brands of chocolate chips tended to be softer when left out of the fridge for an extended amount of time.
Does it matter what flavor the frosting is?
Hi, Sonya. You can use whatever flavor of frosting you want or like. That's what makes this fudge so fun. Just watch what chocolate chips you pair it with because that can affect the flavor.