Paula Deen’s 5-Minute Fudge

Paula Deen’s 5-Minute Fudge is a quick and easy treat that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. Here’s the recipe:


  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Prepare Pan:
  • Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving some overhang on the sides to easily lift out the fudge later.
  1. Melt Ingredients:
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir the mixture, then continue microwaving in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate chips are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  1. Add Flavorings:
  • Once the mixture is smooth, stir in the vanilla extract and chopped nuts (if using). Mix until well combined.
  1. Pour into Pan:
  • Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  1. Chill:
  • Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  1. Cut and Serve:
  • Once the fudge is firm, use the parchment paper or aluminum foil overhang to lift it out of the baking dish.
  • Place the fudge on a cutting board and cut it into squares or rectangles of your desired size.
  • Serve and enjoy!

This fudge can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days or in the refrigerator for longer storage. Enjoy your quick and delicious homemade fudge!

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