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Easy 2-Ingredient Festive Fudge Recipe

This 2-ingredient festive fudge recipe is similar to another super easy fudge I make. However, it is slightly different because it only has 2 ingredients.

I like having a variety of fudge recipes. It keeps life interesting, and I don’t always have the same ingredients in my pantry. 

chocolate fudge with colorful sprinkles

At the moment, we’re in a furnished rental while we wait to close on our house. So I’m having to make do without my standard kitchen equipment. 

One of the many things I like about this recipe is not having to use my candy thermometer.

After the fudge melts enough to stir into the sweetened condensed milk, you know it will come out perfect.

I love the fact that with very little effort, this fudge is good every single time I make it.

And while some people wait for certain holidays, I make this whenever the mood strikes.

2-Ingredient Fudge Recipe for the Holidays and Other Special Occasions

It’s fun to make a variety of dishes and desserts that focus on whatever holiday is coming up. This is a basic recipe that you can dress up for special occasions. 

What I typically do is use sprinkles and other edible embellishment in the colors of the season or event. Fudge is one of our favorite treats because it’s so yummy.

Here are some suggestions:

New Years – Top with silver and gold sprinkles.

Valentine’s Day – Sprinkle heart-shaped candies or red and white sprinkles over the top.

Easter – Use a variety of pastel colored sprinkles.

Patriotic holidays – Add red, white, and blue sprinkles over the fudge.

Halloween – Orange and white sprinkles over the chocolate fudge add the perfect touch.

Thanksgiving – Chocolate sprinkles for a more tonal look or contrast with yellow and white sprinkles.

Christmas – Sprinkle the tops of your fudge with red, green, and white sprinkles.

Birthdays and other special events – Choose sprinkles in the guest of honor’s favorite colors.

This is the perfect recipe when you want candy in a hurry.

Whether you’re making it for a holiday party or to wrap and give to friends, you know it will be good. The holiday season can become very hectic, as you well know.

This simple recipe makes it seem as though you spent all day in the kitchen, even though it only took you a few minutes to make it.

2 Simple Ingredients for Festive Fudge

You only need 2 ingredients for this deliciously festive fudge. Yep, that’s all. I know it’s hard to believe, but trust me.

Here’s the ingredient checklist of what you’ll need:

Chocolate chips—either semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate

Sweetened condensed milk – name brand or store brands

chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk

In order to make it more festive, add sprinkles or small candies on top. You can have delicious Halloween fudge or Christmas fudge, depending on the color of the sprinkles.

How to Make 2-Ingredient Festive Fudge

The first step is optional, but I highly recommend doing it.

Whenever I make fudge, I like to line the pan with foil and then spritz it with a little bit of nonstick spray. That makes it super easy to remove the fudge.

foil lined pan with cooking spray

I used a rectangular pan because that was what I had on hand. However, I usually use a square baking pan.

The recipe calls for you to measure out 2-1/2 cups of chips. If you go over a little bit, that’s okay.

Just be aware that if you use too many chocolate chips, the candy will be harder and less creamy.

chocolate chips in a measuring cup

Next, pour the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl.

Give it a good stir. 

Microwave it on high for 2 minutes. Remove from the microwave and stir again.

The chips should have started to melt by now.

Chocolate chips melted into sweetened condensed milk

Return it to the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir yet again.

Keep doing this until the chocolate chips have melted enough to stir into the sweetened condensed milk without streaks or lumps.

Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan.

Smooth out the melted chocolate across the top to make sure it’s level enough to deliver evenly thick pieces.

pouring the fudge mixture into a pan

If you want to add sprinkles or candies, do it now.

You can sprinkle them as thickly or sparsely as you like. 

adding sprinkles to the top of the pan of fudge

Gently press the candy into the fudge to make sure it doesn’t fall off.

Be careful not to press so hard that you wind up with finger prints in the fudge.

Sprinkles over entire pan of fudge

Allow the fudge to cool before cutting it into squares.

I stick it in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

plate of decorated chocolate fudge

Microwave Fudge vs. Stovetop Fudge

I saved time using the microwave to make this 2-ingredient festive fudge. However, you can use the stovetop if you prefer. 

Some people like to cook fudge in the top of a double boiler. But when I use the stovetop, I only use one pot. I’m very careful to keep the burner on low heat so the chocolate doesn’t scorch.

Fudge Thickness

The smaller the dimensions of the pan the thicker the fudge will be. If you use an 8” x 8” baking pan, the fudge will come out a bit thicker.

Or you can use a larger pan for very thin fudge. Remember that it takes a bit longer for the fudge to set when it’s thick.

Substitutes

You can use this recipe to make any flavor of fudge. For example, you can use white chocolate chips to make white chocolate fudge. Or you can make peanut butter fudge. 

My personal favorites are dark chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge. My husband prefers milk chocolate fudge.

This time, I used multicolored sprinkles. When I make this fudge for the Christmas holidays, I prefer to use green, red, and white candies or sprinkles.

If you prefer parchment paper over foil to line the pan, that’s fine. Just make sure you also line the sides of the pan.

How Long Does Fudge Keep?

How long fudge lasts depends on how you store it. If you store this fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it should last for 3 or 4 weeks. But if you keep it on the counter at room temperature, it might last up to 2 weeks.

If you know you won’t be eating it for a long time, wrap it in foil and then place it in an airtight container. Then put it in the freezer. It should be good there for up to 3 months.

Plate of fudge next to fudge mixture being poured into a pan

More Delicious Fudge Recipes

As I already mentioned, there are quite a few ways to make fudge. This 2-ingredient fudge recipe is the one I turn to when I have very little time.

Here are some more of my favorite easy recipes:

Easy Chocolate Fudge – This one is similar, but it has an extra ingredient. Instead of sprinkles, I added nuts to the mixture. It’s our traditional fudge recipe that we’ve made more times than I can count.

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge – People won’t believe you if you tell them how quickly you made this one. It’s easy and absolutely delicious.

White Chocolate Fudge – This is another one that’s easy to make and decorate for any occasion. If you have a white chocolate or vanilla fudge lover, make it for them.

Tiger Butter Fudge – Julie from Back to My Southern Roots makes this yummy fudge that is as delicious as it is pretty to look at.

Creamy Orange Fudge – From the first bite to the last, this orange flavored fudge will have everyone thinking about creamsicles. 

plate of 2-ingredient chocolate fudge

Easy 2-Ingredient Festive Fudge Recipe

Yield: 15 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

This easy-to-make 2-ingredient festive fudge is perfect for any type of celebration or gift-giving occasion!

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups of chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
  • One 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8” x 8” baking dish or pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Pour the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. 
  3. Return to the microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir again.
  4. Repeat this process until all of the chocolate chips have melted.
  5. Mix well until all of the streaks are gone. 
  6. Pour mixture into the baking dish and smooth it out until it is level across the entire pan.
  7. If you want to add sprinkles, sprinkle them over the top now. Gently press them down so they’ll stick.
  8. Allow it to cool before cutting it into 2” squares.

Notes

If you want it to cool quickly, you can put it in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 227Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 12mgSodium 48mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 32gProtein 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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