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2 Minute Microwave Fudge

As a child, I remember making microwave fudge and dug out the recipe to make with the boys last weekend. This fudge is seriously easy to make and super kid friendly. We’ve made it with cocoa or creamy peanut butter in the past but I was out of cocoa so we made the peanut butter version. The peanut butter version is a tad more crumbly than regular fudge but it tastes amazing.

Drama King made the fudge on his own with only minor help from me. I removed the dish from the microwave and helped pour the fudge into the glass dish. We let the fudge sit in the fridge over night to ensure it was completely set before eating. That was probably the hardest step for the boys!

Microwave Fudge

2 Minute Fudge

This is the same recipe that my mom has used for a long time. Super simple, super yummy, kid friendly recipe.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 4 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 213 kcal


  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa OR
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter thickly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Stir together powdered sugar, cocoa (or peanut butter), salt, milk, and vanilla in a microwave safe dish until blended. THIS WILL BE VERY STIFF!
  • Top with butter.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  • Carefully remove hot dish from microwave and stir until blended.
  • OPTIONAL: Stir in nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 8×8 glass dish.
  • Chill for 2 hours.
  • Cut and serve.


If using a non-glass dish, you’ll want to line it with wax paper instead of greasing the dish.
Keyword finger food, kid friendly, quick bite

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

One reply on “2 Minute Microwave Fudge”

Thanks for your fudge recipe. It works so well and is so easy. Been making it a few months now and it’s helped my wife and I get through this Pandemic. We buy confectionary sugar by the two pound bags now. Keep safe.

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