Chocolate frosting fudge is an easy homemade candy made in the microwave without a candy thermometer. With just a little stirring and a couple of ingredients, you can make a yummy homemade treat that’s smooth, chocolatey, and totally delicious!
Can you believe that two-ingredient chocolate fudge exists? (I’ve eaten like three batches of it in the last month and I still have a hard time believing it’s real.)
It’s smooth and rich just like you want from a chocolate fudge but it’s so quick and simple to make that it borders on dangerous. . .you’ll love it!
Why you’ll love this chocolate frosting fudge:
- This recipe requires just two ingredients!
- All you need is a mixing bowl, a spatula, and a microwave—no candy thermometer or other special equipment required
- It’s the quickest fudge you’ll ever make, too, requiring just about 5 minutes of active time
- It’s so easy to make that even if you’ve never made candy before, you can make this fudge successfully
How to make frosting fudge
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave
- Heat a tub of chocolate frosting until it’s pourable; pour it over the melted chocolate chips
- Stir until smooth
- Pour into an 8-inch baking dish and chill for a couple of hours
Then just slice and serve!
- I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for my fudge but milk chocolate or dark chocolate would be fine too; just use what you like
- I used Betty Crocker milk chocolate frosting but you can use whatever brand you like as long as the tub is 16 ounces
- Don’t use homemade frosting! Your fudge won’t set up properly
- The recipe lists vanilla and salt as optional ingredients. They’re absolutely not necessary but I like to add salt to cut through the sweetness and vanilla just to give a little extra depth of flavor
How to store your fudge
Leftover fudge can be stored in an airtight container, layered with wax paper, in the fridge for up to 1 week.
It can also be stored in the freezer (again in an airtight container) for about two months.
Ideas for variations
- Add a little peppermint extract
- For mocha fudge, mix in a teaspoon of instant espresso powder
- Mix in some chopped walnuts, pecans, or peanuts
- M&Ms or chopped peanut butter cups would also be delicious mix-ins
- Top your fudge with sprinkles
- Sweetened, flaked coconut would be another fun topping
- Instead of chocolate frosting, use a tub of strawberry or cherry frosting
Did you make this chocolate frosting fudge? Hooray! Let me know what you think with a comment and a rating below. And post a pic on Instagram too! Tag @theitsybitsykitchen so I can see!
Chocolate frosting fudge is a quick and easy homemade candy that requires just two ingredients and a few minutes of active time. The fudge turns out smooth, creamy, and delicious every time!
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 16-ounce tub chocolate frosting*
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- 1/8 teaspoon salt optional
- Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until smooth.
- Remove the lid and foil top from the tub of frosting and heat until pourable, about 20 to 30 seconds.
- Pour the frosting over the melted chips, then add the vanilla and the salt (if using). Quickly stir to combine, then pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until set. Slice and serve.
- Uneaten chocolate frosting fudge can be stored in an airtight container, layered with wax paper, in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- It can also be stored in the freezer (again in an airtight container) for about two months.
- *I used Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy milk chocolate frosting.
- If you prefer, you can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
- See the body of this post for ideas to vary your fudge.