Kid-Friendly Chocolate Fudge
The best part about baking for the holidays is doing it with those we love. Though some recipes are too difficult to do with kids, many are not. This easy fudge only takes a few minutes and a microwave. We recommend parental supervision when melting the chocolate chips. Kids will love helping stir the chocolate and getting to decorate the fudge with sprinkles.
How to Make 2-Ingredient Fudge
To get started making 2-ingredient fudge, you’ll need chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Most types of sweetened condensed milk come in the same 14-oz sized can so there isn’t much wiggle room there. As for the chocolate, you are free to use semi-sweet, milk, white, or a combination of any 2. If you want to dress it up a bit, you can decorate the fudge with sprinkles, crushed candy or chopped cookies. Toasted nuts and dried fruit also work.
The first step is to melt the chocolate. In the recipe, we suggest using the microwave as that is the most “kid-friendly”, but using a double boiler works as well. To use the double-boiler method, simply bring a medium sized pot of water to a simmer, then add the chocolate to a metal bowl placed on top. Stir until smooth, then mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Continue the recipe as written below.
2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Makes 28 pieces
2 12-oz bags Stater Bros semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
Toppings, such as sprinkles or chopped candy cane (optional)
Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper so that it covers at least the two longest sides. Add chocolate chips to a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
Fold in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, if using. Pour into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with any toppings, if using.
Chill for at least 2 hours, then remove from pan and use a knife to remove rough edges. Cut into 28 squares. Fudge can be stored covered at room temperature.