My Great Grandma made the BEST fudge in the world. As, I’m sure, you’d say yours did :). My Great Grandma’s fudge was made entirely on the stovetop, employing huge amounts of butter and marshmallow fluff. We loved Christmas when we knew GG would make up a batch or two; she always included a batch without nuts (I HATE nuts in my fudge) just for me. It was heaven! Fudge and homemade peanut butter cups are what make my Christmases.

This 2-minute microwave fudge recipe is as good as Great Grandma’s. For real. I would rather have Great Grandma’s any day of the week if it was delivered by her, don’t mistake. But flavor-wise…this microwave fudge recipe can’t be beat! It’s the microwave fudge recipe I use year after year during the holidays.

We made a quick-and-easy step-by-step video that shows the process of making this great microwave fudge! Check it out below and see just how simple this recipe really is – sure to be a new favorite!



1 lb powdered sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Sift powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt into a 1 quart microwave safe bowl.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Mix well.
Place butter on top.
Microwave on high, 2 minutes.
Beat with wooden spoon until smooth.
Stir in nuts (OPTIONAL).
Spread in 8 X 8 X 2 inch baking pan.
Chill about 1 hour or until firm.
Cut into pieces.