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5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge contains just two primary ingredients. 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to smooth, rich, dark chocolate fudge! Personalize this 5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge with your choice of toppings or mix-ins.

A stack of 5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge with pistachios and nuts.


I don’t like to label recipes “5 Minute”, “7 Minute”, “20 Minute” etc. Because, let’s just be real, in a lot of those recipes, the timer starts after everything is measured out. Plus, I cook every single day and I’m pretty hyper, so what takes me 5 minutes may take the average cook 9 to 12 minutes to make.

With that being said, even if you’re not super speedy, this 5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge takes just 5 minutes to make. Less really. But it does need time in the fridge to cool and set up, unless you plan to eat it with a spoon. Which is fine, too.

Five Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge with Pistachios

Need a homemade holiday gift or treats for a party, this recipe is effortless and out-of-this-world good!


It really is a quick and easy homemade gift, if you need a quick and easy homemade gift. Or if you need a party treat. And, you totally can act like you got the candy thermometer out and did all that business, testing and measuring and slaving over the stove making oh-so-creamy-fudge. No one has to know it was this easy. Perfect if you need a gift on the fly. And, if you don’t need a gift on the fly, you can totally enjoy 5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge yourself while watching a classic Christmas movie marathon, you know, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street. Do you watch those every year?

Why is this fudge so easy to make?

It contains 2 primary ingredients: chocolate frosting and chocolate chips. Rich and decadent fudge shouldn’t be so easy to make as well! Seriously, too easy is not good for my waistline! Two ingredients plus a topping is all it takes. This fudge is inexpensive, but it looks impressive and makes a quick and easy homemade gift. If you can part with it! My boys like straight chocolate in their fudge. Most kids will. To bump up the gourmet taste and look, add nuts, coconut, toffee, peppermint, sprinkles, cocoa, crushed cookies, or a dusting of confectioner sugar on top! Or, you can mix these ingredients into the fudge. I prefer to see the ‘extras’ on top.

I actually started this recipe intending to make truffles, but halfway through I decided I didn’t want to spend time rolling the balls and then dipping them in chocolate. Too much time. Instead, I poured the melted chocolate into a 9×9 inch square cake pan and sprinkled on chopped pistachios.

Done and done.

Chocolate Fudge on a table.


The hardest part of this 5 minute fudge is waiting for the chocolate to cool and set. You can help fudge set by refrigerating. In fact, if you plan to slice and give it away, I recommend refrigerating it. Fudge cuts much cleaner with really cold. Otherwise, dig in with a fork or spoon or, heck, even your hands. No judging from me!

I topped my fudge elegantly with pistachios. Pistachios make a nice change from other toppings. Again, any of the above-mentioned toppings will pair wonderfully with fudge. Everyone loves plain fudge. However, nuts, sprinkles, and other toppings are like putting on a piece of jewelry, it dresses it up.

Stack of chocolate.

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  6. Peppermint Truffles
  7. Kentucky Bourbon Balls
  8. 3 Ingredient Cookie Butter Truffles
  9. Martha Washington Candy
  10. 2 Ingredient Cookie Butter Fudge
  11. 2 Ingredient Nutella Fudge
Five Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge with Pistachios

5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge

2 ingredients and 5 minutes to smooth, rich, dark chocolate fudge!
Author: Paula
5 from 23 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 servings



  • Line a 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan with foil or waxed paper. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • Melt chocolate chips at 30 second intervals in the microwave. Stir between each interval.
  • When chocolate chips are melted and completely smooth.
  • Warm chocolate frosting in microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Add both the frosting and melted chips to a large bowl and stir until completely combined.
  • At this point you can add nuts, peppermint or any candy you’d like. I kept my fudge plain.
  • Pour chocolate into prepared pan.
  • Top with pistachios, or other candy or nut.
  • Chill in refrigerator 6+ hours or until firm.


  • Note, 1 cup does not equal 8 ounces of chocolate chips.
  • Weigh them to be accurate if you don’t have an 8 ounce bag of chips.
  • Its more like 1 and 1/4 cup for the chips I used, but that will vary with the size chocolate chips you use.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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  2. You gotta love when just 5 minutes and two simple ingredients can give you dark chocolate deliciousness! This fudge looks amazing, Paula. But I would definitely have to employ the “spoon method” for a few bites before it was set up!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  3. Mmm! I’m so excited for fudge! I tried Alton Brown’s microwave fudge once in college and it wouldn’t come out of the bowl so I just left it in the fridge and scraped out little, gritty pieces whenever I wanted some. I definitely need to try your recipe!

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