15-Minute Fudge

This quick and easy fudge only takes about 15 minutes!  If you love fudge but find candy making to be tricky, (or just don’t have the time), this recipe is for you!

Today is day 4 of sharing classic cookies and candies before Christmas!  I usually don’t post on the blog on Wednesdays, but today I’m making an exception.  Fudge is important, ok?  Especially when it only takes 15 minutes. 🙂

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I like making fudge the traditional way (when you boil the candy to reach soft ball stage and all that), but it can be a little time consuming, particularly around Christmas when the days are unusually busy.  If you’re needing something last minute to whip up for a family gathering or party, this fudge is melt-in-your-mouth perfect.  😉  (Even if you have the time to make regular fudge, you may prefer the taste of this 15-minute Fudge!)


Hey, someone took a bite out of that delicious fudge.  Wasn’t me.

Ok, maybe it was me.  Don’t tell my husband.


15-Minute Fudge

  • Servings: 1 1/2 pounds of fudge, about 16 small squares
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  • 1 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


In a large saucepan, combine confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, salt, butter, and milk.  Heat slowly over low heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and fudge is smooth.  (Don’t heat too fast as you don’t want to scorch it.)  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla and stir well (fudge will be thick).

Press into buttered 8 inch x 8 inch dish.  Let cool completely before cutting into squares.


Note:  This recipe is adapted from a recipe in an old cookbook in my collection.  It is appropriately called the “Candy Cookbook” and is no longer in print.

~K in the Kitchen


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