"Cheater" 3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge

December 5, 2022
Chocolate fudge made with canned frosting and just 2 other ingredients? And what's more, fudge made in the microwave?? -- You bet! "Cheater" 3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge is creamy, chocolatey, delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. It's one perfectly quick and easy chocolate fudge treat.

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Did you know you can make fudge with canned frosting? In the microwave?? -- Well, you sure can! And it turns out creamy and delicious, indeed.

"Cheater" Chocolate Fudge, as we lovingly call it, is whipped up super fast and ridiculously easy with just 3 ingredients and a microwave. 

One of those ingredients is a trusty can of store-bought frosting that serves as the base of the fudge. When mixed with melted chocolate chips, the frosting morphs into one perfectly quick and easy chocolate fudge treat.

Cheater Chocolate Fudge is whipped up super fast and ridiculously easy with just 3 ingredients and a microwave.

Mini marshmallows stirred into the mix bring a nice pop of contrasting color to the look of the finished fudge, and a subtle soft little textural element, too.

It's truly unbelievable just how easy this microwave chocolate fudge is to make. And unbelievable how tasty it is, too. It's a fabulously easy treat to whip up for Christmas or anytime that chocolate fudge craving hits.

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What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Just 3 ingredients - It takes just 3 simple ingredients to whip up a pan of Microwave Chocolate Fudge, with a can of store-bought prepared frosting serving as its creamy base.
  • Ridiculously easy - This "cheater" fudge is whipped up super fast and ridiculously easy with just its 3 ingredients and a microwave. 
  • Rich fudgy chocolate flavor - Canned chocolate frosting and semi-sweet chocolate chips combine to deliver up rich fudgy chocolate flavor in every bite.
  • Fun marshmallows - Fun little pops of mini marshmallows bring nice contrasting color to the finished fudge, and a subtle soft little textural element, too.

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3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge Ingredients:

It takes just 3 simple ingredients to make rich and creamy Microwave Chocolate Fudge. To whip up a pan, you'll need:

  • Chocolate frosting - A 16-ounce can of store-bought prepared chocolate frosting serves as the creamy base of the fudge.

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips - Melted in with the recipe's chocolate frosting, semi-sweet chocolate chips bring structure and turn the frosting into a solidified fudgy texture.  

  • Marshmallows - Mini marshmallows bring a nice pop of contrasting color to the look of the finished fudge, and a subtle little soft textural element, as well. If desired, the marshmallows can omitted for a straight-up no-marshmallow chocolate fudge.

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How to Make 3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge:

This "cheater" Chocolate Fudge is whipped up super fast and ridiculously easy in the microwave.

Get started by lining the bottom and sides of a 9x9-inch square pan with foil. Grease the foil with a little bit of softened butter or non-stick cooking spray so the set-up fudge will easily release from the foil.

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Place prepared chocolate frosting and some semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt them together in the microwave. Begin melting the chocolate mixture for 30 seconds, and then in additional 15-second increments at a time.

Be cautious to not overheat the chocolate chips when melting them together with the frosting. Stop heating the mixture as soon as everything's melty and smooth when stirred, as overheating the chocolate chips can result in a dry and/or grainy finished fudge.

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Cool the melted chocolate mixture for 10 minutes. Then, stir in some mini marshmallows.

Spoon the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Cover and pop the fudge in the refrigerator until firm.

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Once firm, use the edges of the foil to lift the block of fudge from the pan. Cut into 1-inch squares and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Then dig in to enjoy the fudgy goodness, because "Cheater" 3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge is rich, creamy, chocolatey, and delicious.

Ridiculously easy to make in the microwave, it's one perfectly quick and easy chocolate fudge treat.


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Yield: about 25 pieces
"Cheater" 3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge

"Cheater" 3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate fudge made with canned frosting and just 2 other ingredients? And what's more, fudge made in the microwave?? -- You bet! "Cheater" 3-Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Fudge is creamy, chocolatey, delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. It's one perfectly quick and easy chocolate fudge treat.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 2 MinInactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 17 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) can prepared chocolate frosting
  • 2 c. (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x9-inch square pan with foil; grease foil with a bit of softened butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place frosting and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. In the microwave, beginning with 30 seconds and then in additional 15-second increments at a time, melt frosting and chocolate chips together; stir until smooth.
  3. Cool for 10 minutes. Then, stir in marshmallows.
  4. Spoon fudge mixture into prepared pan; smooth the top. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  5. Use foil edges to lift fudge from pan. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. Truthfully, the mini marshmallows are optional. -- But we like the look of them and soft little textural element they bring to the chocolate fudge. You can leave them out if you'd like.
  2. The one caution when making this fudge is to not overheat the chocolate chips when melting them together with the frosting. Stop heating the mixture as soon as everything's melty and smooth when stirred, as overheating the chocolate chips can result in a dry and/or grainy fudge.
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