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.
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 totally fine too.
Need a homemade holiday gift or treats for a party, this recipe is effortless and out-of-this-world good!
5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge
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 is 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 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 waist-line! Two ingredients plus a topping is all it takes. This fudge is not expensive, but 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, fill free to add nuts, coconut, toffee, peppermint, sprinkles, cocoa, crushed cookies or a dusting of confectioners 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 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.
The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the chocolate to cool and set. You can help this 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. I don’t judge!
I chopped pistachios for my fudge. I thought they were an elegant and a nice change from other toppings. Again, any of the above-mentioned toppings will pair wonderfully with fudge. Every one loves plain fudge, but nuts, sprinkles, and other toppings is like putting on a piece of jewelry, it dresses it up.
5 Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge
- 1 1 pound tub ready-made frosting
- 8 ounce dark chocolate chips*
- Line a 8x8 or 9x9 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.