I have a confession to make.
I’m obsessed with fudge.
Oh you knew that already? Was it maybe the fact that I’ve already made vegan fudge, vegan chocolate fudge (both of those are the traditional fudge making on the stovetop and then beat varieties), chocolate peanut butter fudge, microwave peanut butter fudge, chocolate peppermint fudge, pumpkin fudge and now this microwave chocolate fudge that you see before you? It was, wasn’t it!
And if I’m being honest, I don’t have any plans to slow down! The thought of trying a new fudge recipe is something that makes me almost unreasonably happy. Or maybe it’s reasonable I dunno.
I’ve actually made heaps more fudge than has even been shown on this blog, because not all of it works out super well, and the less successful batches of course don’t make it to the blog. This blog is, after all, only for the best of the best!
I recently tried two different versions of chocolate fudge, one of them was also a microwave fudge and tasted great but too much like hard chocolate frosting. It literally was chocolate frosting in terms of ingredients and of course chocolate frosting tastes great, but I wasn’t sure if it was fudge?
Might go back to the drawing board on that one!
And then I tried a version where you boil sugar and non-dairy milk on the stove, then add in chocolate, vegan butter and vanilla. That one was good! But a bit crumbly so also back to the drawing board on that one.
But THIS one, well this one was a great success and you wouldn’t believe how easy it is.
This vegan microwave chocolate fudge is just 3-ingredients and takes 5-minutes (or less) to make.
Well, let me be more clear.
It uses vegan condensed milk as one of the ingredients, so unless you can buy that off the shelf (I don’t know if it’s that widely available?) you’ll likely have to make it yourself first.
I have a super easy recipe for it and it is exactly what I used for this fudge! It’s not only easy, it’s super quick. So it doesn’t add much time to this at all.
So once you have your condensed milk ready, then putting this fudge together is a 5-minute job.
And the result is quite unexpected! It’s quite different from all the other fudge I’ve made. It’s not snappy like some of the fudges that have that crystallized sugar, this fudge is chewy! But in the best way.
It actually reminded us of one of the quality street chocolates we used to eat in the pre-vegan days. I don’t know which one, but it has the sort of taste and texture of something you would find in a box of chocolates.
Basically – it’s just very very good!
I do think you are going to love this vegan microwave chocolate fudge! And if you’re as crazy about fudge as I am, this will become a very popular recipe in your house too. It is:
- Super easy
- Wonderfully (and unusually) textured
- Rich and Chocolatey
It keeps perfectly in the fridge for a week or more (sorry, it hasn’t lasted longer than a week for us so I can check beyond that, but I reckon it could easily last longer too, sugar is a great preserver).
So what do you think of this divine vegan microwave chocolate fudge? Let us know in the comments and if you make this recipe, please rate it and let us know how it worked out!
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Super easy 3-ingredient microwave chocolate fudge. This rich and wonderfully textured fudge is ready in 5 minutes and vegan and gluten-free.
- Add the condensed milk to a microwave safe bowl.
- Break up the chocolate (if using chocolate slabs) and add the chocolate to the bowl on top of the condensed milk.
- Place into the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals bringing out to stir every 30-seconds until melted and smooth.
- Add in the vanilla extract and stir in.
- Pour out into a parchment lined square dish (I used a 9×9 inch dish). The fudge mixture might be quite thick and won’t spread out to the corners of the dish, this isn’t an issue, just smooth it down on top with the bottom of a spoon so that it is as even as possible.
- Place into the freezer to set.
- When it has set, lift out the whole block of fudge by lifting the parchment paper and cut into squares.
- Keep refrigerated and enjoy.
*I’m referring you to the original vegan condensed milk recipe as it contains a video and much more information on the process than I can provide here. In terms of quantity, use the full batch, it may be slightly more or slightly less than 350g (12 and 1/3 oz). I have tested this fudge with both a rice milk powder based condensed milk and a soy milk powder based condensed milk and both versions were amazing and I didn’t notice any difference in taste or texture. So use whichever (rice milk or soy milk powder) you prefer!
*If you are using a store-bought vegan condensed milk, then you can just use one full 400ml (14oz) can.
*Recipe adapted from Chocolate Chocolate and More.
- Serving Size: 1 Square
- Calories: 151
- Sugar: 9.7g
- Sodium: 64mg
- Fat: 9.3g
- Saturated Fat: 5.6g
- Carbohydrates: 14.5g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 1.5g