Foolproof Fudge

I dare you to make this incredibly simple recipe …

Foolproof Fudge!

Foolproof Fudge adapted from Eaglebrand

This is one of those recipes my mom got off the back of an Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk can when I was a little girl and always been a crowd pleaser. It is also one of the easiest recipes to make … ever!

Sometimes I vary the original recipe a bit, as in this one, but it always comes through a winner!

Foolproof Fudge adapted from Eaglebrand

Creamy fudge with just the right amount of rich chocolate yumminess and just the right amount of it taste like more.

Foolproof Fudge adapted from Eaglebrand

In this little rendition, I decreased the amount of chocolate from the original recipe because I used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. I also upped the ante on the vanilla extract just because I could. Ha. It taste just as lovely as if you were to make it with the original recipe, but you only need one 12 oz bag of chocolate chips instead of the 18 ounces required.

Foolproof Fudge adapted from Eaglebrand

If you want to try a fudge recipe but might be a bit shy of the “completely starting from scratch” kind of fudge, then you must give this one a go! It’s perfect to give as a gift from the kitchen, great as a rich dessert or in my case, just because I need it! Really, I do and no it’s not just in my head … really.

Try making it with different types of Chocolates, nuts or dried fruit and indulge yourself a bit. Enjoy!

Foolproof Fudge

Foolproof Fudge

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Foolproof Fudge is a slightly adapted recipe from Eagle Brand. It's so easy to make and turns out brilliant every time!


  • 12 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped (optional)


  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the Chocolate and Sweetened Condensed Milk until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and add in the Vanilla extract and gently stir in chopped Pecans.
  4. Carefully pour out into the parchment lined baking pan. Smooth and swirl with a rubber spatula. (It will start to firm up fairly quick).
  5. Leave to cool for about 2 hours.
  6. Once firm, cut into squares then sit back and indulge!
  7. Makes about 18 - 20 1-inch squares.


You can try using Milk Chocolate Chips and/or White Chocolate Chips as well to vary your flavors. Pecans are optional, but you can also try any nut that you prefer.


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  1. I tried the foolproof fudge with the condense milk and chips. But it didn’t quite set right. It still a little soft. Can I redo it again and maybe add a little more chips to see if it helps or is it useless. Was it because I used to kinds of chocolates 1/2 semi sweet 1/2 milk chocolate could that be the problem. If I can’t redo it I’ll make them into fudge bon-bons instead of tossing it out. Please advise never have had a problem with baking, nerve wracking…

    1. Hi Angie! Sorry you’re having problems with this fudge 🙁 … You can add another cup of chips (for a total of 18oz) to see if that resolves the “soft” issue. I’ve not had that problem, but I do know that there is never a problem adding more chocolate! Please let me know if this works out. Thank you for reaching out! Enjoy your day!

  2. I tried what you said added a cup more of chips and it work perfectly. It was strange because I followed the directions as indicated on the can. But it just was to soft but after doing what you said it worked. I have heard that weather and humidity and other factors can sometimes effect the outcome of things . Maybe that’s what happen. We have been having alot rain lately which causes moisture maybe that’s what happen. I can’t figure it out. Anyway thank you for helping me with my disastrous fudge. It is now something I can call fudge.

    1. Hi Angie! I’m so glad that it worked out with the extra cup of chocolate chips! Chocolate is always the answer, regardless of the question 😉 I’m not sure why it originally didn’t work out, but possibly it was the weather, which will affect recipes sometimes. I hope you enjoy your fudge and thank you for letting me know how it turned out!!! 🙂

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