This easy 4 ingredient Vanilla Fudge Recipe is so creamy and decadent. Learn how to make old fashioned homemade fudge in minutes. 

Vanilla Fudge cut into squares stacked.
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Vanilla Fudge is rich and luscious for a decadent dessert. It is one of the easiest vanilla deserts I make every year. With so few ingredients, it comes together in minutes.

This easy fudge recipe is perfect for any occasion. It is so easy that you might also want to make 2 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Sugar Cookie Fudge Recipe.

Why we love this recipe:

  • Vanilla flavor. The vanilla flavor is perfect in this recipe and so delicious.
  • No bake and easy. This creamy vanilla fudge is made entirely in the microwave! No candy thermometer needed.
  • Only 4 ingredients. You will not believe how easy it is! The texture is so creamy.

Ingredients for Easy Vanilla Fudge:

Ingredients needed - white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, salt
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt 

You can see the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

Variations for Vanilla Fudge:

  • Add in Sprinkles – If you are making these for holiday, mix in some red and green sprinkles for a Christmas themed fudge.
  • Add in Food Coloring – You can add in some orange food coloring to make orange inspired fudge. This would be a great treat for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips –Mix in some peanut butter chocolate chips for a peanut butter flavor fudge.
  • Fall Fudge – Add butterscotch chocolate chips with some cinnamon and apple extract for a perfect fall flavored fudge.
  • Dark Chocolate Chips – Mix in dark chocolate chips or melt some and swirl into your vanilla fudge.
  • Mix in Nuts – This fudge would be amazing with some sliced almonds, pecans or crushed walnuts.
  • Add Dried Fruit – For an easy way to change the flavor and look of this vanilla fudge add in some dried fruit.

How to Make Vanilla Fudge:

Bowl with melted chocolate and fudge ingredients.

Step 1. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave using 30 second intervals. Make sure to use a microwave safe bowl. Once melted, stir in the condensed milk and vanilla with a wooden spoon.

Fudge mixture poured in pan.

Step 2. Line the baking dish with wax paper. Spread the fudge mixture evenly in the pan with a spatula so it has a smooth top. Allow to cool at room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to set for about an hour.

Fudge cut into squares on cutting board.

Step 3. Lift the fudge out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut into squares.

Fudge squares on platter.

Step 4. Place on a platter and serve.

Vanilla Fudge cut into squares

Pro Tips for the Best Fudge:

  • Creamy Chocolate — If you have problems with the white chocolate being creamy when melted, add a small amount of vegetable oil to the melted chocolate.  
  • Use Quality Chocolate – I have found it is best to use a good quality chocolate. Since this is the main ingredient, make sure to get good chocolate. It will make a difference in the melting process and in the final product. 
  • Microwave Fudge is the Best – There are lots of different recipes and techniques but microwave fudge is my favorite. It is such an easy way to make fudge and turns out amazing.
  • Other Tips – Make sure before you start making fudge, you go read our 5 Tips to make the perfect fudge recipe.  If you follow these 5 basic tips, you are bound to have fudge that will keep the crowds coming back for more.

FAQs

How long does Vanilla Fudge last?

Vanilla fudge will last about 2 weeks if placed in an air tight container. You can leave at room temperature or you can place in the refrigerator. It will extend the freshness of the fudge of placed in the fridge.
The fudge will last about 3 weeks if place in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

What’s the secret to the perfect fudge?

When we are preparing to make this vanilla fudge recipe, we make sure that we have all the ingredients available. We prepare our pan by lining with foil and parchment paper. Then we begin melting the chocolate in the microwave.

The secret is to make sure that you don’t overcook the chocolate when melting in the microwave. Burnt tasting fudge doesn’t taste very good. Melting the chocolate and stirring in the 30 second intervals will make sure you fudge sets and is creamy and delicious.

How to store?

Fudge can be stored in a airtight container in refrigerator or room temperature. It will last about 2 weeks at room temperature.

Can you freeze fudge?

Freezing fudge is a great option if you want it to last longer. Wrap fudge with plastic wrap and foil and place in the freezer. It will last about 2 months if stored properly. Check out Can You Freeze Fudge for more information.

Vanilla Fudge cut into squares stacked.

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Vanilla Fudge

4.53 from 17 votes
This easy 4 ingredient Vanilla Fudge Recipe is so creamy and decadent. Learn how to make old fashioned homemade fudge in minutes. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cool at Room Temperature 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 252

Ingredients

  • 18 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
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Instructions

  • Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish.
  • Microwave the chips in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until they are melted.
  • Stir in the condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt.
  • Line an 8X8 baking dish with foil or parchment paper.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan. Slightly bang the pan on the countertop to even out the top layer of the fudge.
  • Allow to cool at room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to set (for approximately 1 hour).
  • Cut and serve.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you have problems with the white chocolate being creamy when melted, add a small amount of vegetable oil to the melted chocolate.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 252kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 4g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 133mg, Potassium 183mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 32g, Vitamin A 76IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 134mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Mary says:

    5 stars
    This was very easy and everyone loved it!