Microwave Fudge Recipe - 4 Ways: Mint, Turtle, Maple, Chocolate (2024)

This Easy Microwave Fudge Recipe can be made into FOUR different flavors: peppermint, chocolate, turtle, and maple! Made in a mini muffin tin to make the perfect bite sized treats.

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You guyyyyys. It’s day THREE of SMTY Christmas Cookie and Candy week! Today, I’m bringing you an easy microwave fudge recipe.

But wait.

This isn’t just ONE recipe, it’s actually FOUR!

Wahoo!

Today, I’m giving you a recipe for

  1. Chocolate Fudge (it’s really just a halved version of my easy chocolate fudge) – classic perfection
  2. White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge – mint-y fresh
  3. Turtle Fudge – chocolate fudge + pecans + 2 ingredient microwave caramel
  4. Maple Fudge – cozy deliciousness

Let’s do thisssss.

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How amazing are those? I’m drooling justthinking about them.

Now, I want to tell you some cool things about these easy microwave fudge recipes

  1. They’re all made in one bowl. Just throw the ingredients in one bowl and cook.
  2. They’re “cooked” in the microwave. You only need 60 seconds!
  3. The chocolate/turtle and the peppermint/maple are just variations of the same recipe, making these SUPER easy (just watch the video above if you don’t believe me!)
  4. They’re made in a mini cupcake/muffin tin! <– this is my favorite thing about this microwave fudge recipe. Why? Just think about it! You’ll line a mini cupcaketin with cupcake liners, fill ’em up, let ’em chill and then you’ve got a perfectly packaged little bite sized treat that’s ready for gifting! Anybody else hate cutting fudge?!

First up,

“regular” chocolate fudge

Like I said, it’s just a halved version of my easy chocolate fudge. It’s classic, creamy, and all you do is put powdered sugar, butter, chocolatemilk, cocoa powder in a bowl. Microwavefor 60 seconds, then stir in vanilla extract. Done!

Microwave Fudge Recipe - 4 Ways: Mint, Turtle, Maple, Chocolate (3)Next,

White chocolate peppermint fudge

Swap the chocolate milk for plain milk. Take out the cocoa powder. Add white chocolate chips, peppermint extract, and crushed peppermint candy and there you have it: peppermint fudge! You guyyyyys. This one might be my favorite. It’s so light and fresh and creamy and I love the crunch from the crushed candy!

Microwave Fudge Recipe - 4 Ways: Mint, Turtle, Maple, Chocolate (4)Then we have,

Turtle fudge

Make the “regular chocolate fudge” base, add chopped pecans, and then top with the easiest caramel. Ready? Place caramel and heavy cream into a microwave safe measuring cup, melt, and pour over the fudge! This one is ooey, gooey deliciousness, and you can’t beat the classic sweet/salty combo!

Microwave Fudge Recipe - 4 Ways: Mint, Turtle, Maple, Chocolate (5)Lastly,

Maple fudge

Take the peppermint fudge base, but nix the peppermint extract and peppermint candies and add maple extract (it’s right by the other extracts in the grocery store) and salted cashews. This fudge is CRAZY creamy, ultra sweet (in the best way possible), and I love the rich full flavorthis fudgehas.

Microwave Fudge Recipe - 4 Ways: Mint, Turtle, Maple, Chocolate (6)Whether you love classic fudge, chocolate, white chocolate, mint, caramel, maple, sweet, or salty – we’ve got all the bases covered with these microwave fudge recipes!

And don’t forget, the best part is that these are all made in the microwave and amini muffin tin, so they’re super quick and all ready perfectly packaged for gifting!

Happy Holidays!

– Jennifer

What’s your favorite fudge flavor? Show Me the Yummy!

I recommend using this cookie scoop for this recipe!

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Microwave Fudge Recipe

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This Easy Microwave Fudge Recipe can be made into FOUR different flavors: peppermint, chocolate, turtle, and maple! Made in a mini muffin tin to make the perfect bite sized treats.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Yield: 48 pieces

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Ingredients

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Chocolate Fudge

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Peppermint Fudge

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy + more for topping

Turtle Fudge

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans + more for topping
  • 24 caramels unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons half and half or heavy cream

Maple Fudge

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted cashews + more for topping

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Instructions

  • Line 2 (24 count) mini muffin tins with mini cupcake liners. Set aside

Chocolate Fudge

  • Place all ingredients (minus vanilla extract) into microwave safe bowl.

  • Microwave for 60 seconds.

  • Pour in vanilla extract.

  • Whisk until smooth.

  • Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to fill (about 12) liners then chill in fridge until firm.

Peppermint Fudge

  • Place all ingredients (minus vanilla/peppermint extract and peppermint candies) into microwave safe bowl.

  • Microwave for 60 seconds.

  • Pour in vanilla and pepper extract.

  • Whisk until smooth.

  • Stir in peppermint candies.

  • Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to fill (about 12) liners.

  • Top with more crushed peppermint, if desired, then chill in fridge until firm.

Turtle Fudge

  • Place all ingredients (minus vanilla extract, pecans, caramels, and half/half) into microwave safe bowl.

  • Microwave for 60 seconds.

  • Pour in vanilla extract.

  • Whisk until smooth.

  • Stir in chopped pecans.

  • Use a 1/2 tablespoon to fill (about 12) cupcake liners half full.

  • Place caramels and half-and-half in a microwave safe measuring cup.

  • Microwave for 30 seconds.

  • Stir.

  • Microwave for an additional 20 seconds.

  • Stir.

  • If caramel hasn't melted completely, microwave for an additional 10 seconds.

  • Pour melted caramel over the turtle fudge and top with chopped pecans, if desired, then chill in fridge until firm.

Maple Fudge

  • Place all ingredients (minus maple extract and cashews) into microwave safe bowl.

  • Microwave for 60 seconds.

  • Pour in maple extract.

  • Whisk until smooth.

  • Stir in chopped cashews.

  • Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to fill (about 12) liners.

  • Top with more chopped cashews, if desired, then chill in fridge until firm.

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STORING

Room Temp:1 Week

Refrigerator:2 Weeks

Freezer:3 Months

Reheat:If frozen, thaw in fridge

*Storage times may vary based on temperature and conditions

Notes

Once fudge has chilled and set, remove from the cupcake tin and store in sealed airtight containers in fridge until ready to serve!

Nutritional information is a rough average for one piece of fudge. Values will vary based on each specific flavor.

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Microwave Fudge Recipe

Amount Per Serving (1 piece)

Calories 169 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 13mg4%

Sodium 26mg1%

Potassium 57mg2%

Carbohydrates 25g8%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 23g26%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 70IU1%

Vitamin C 0.1mg0%

Calcium 28mg3%

Iron 0.2mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Author: Jennifer Debth

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