This creamy 2 Ingredient Fudge is an easy sweet treat great for any celebration. Flavor it 3 ways: with vanilla, chocolate, or peanut butter. Or dye your fudge any color for different holidays and occasions. Decorate with festive sprinkles or candy for extra fun and deliciousness!
This is a 2 ingredient fudge with frosting and melted chocolate or peanut butter. I have 3 flavor options included below: vanilla, chocolate, and peanut butter.
No matter which flavor you choose the instructions are simple. Mix the ingredients together, pour into a baking pan and set to chill in the fridge for a few hours. You can add a few drops of food coloring to the fudge mixture to make it vibrant and colorful, especially for holidays. Candy, nuts, and dried fruit also make great additions to this basic homemade fudge recipe. You can see my suggestions below!
Red, white, and green for Christmas. Pink to make Valentine's fudge, orange for Halloween, and a pastel color for Easter all can take this basic 2 ingredient fudge and really kick it up a notch!
Vanilla fudge is given a whole bunch of delicious sweet vanilla flavor from the frosting and it becomes creamy from melted white chocolate. Kids love it! And it's so simple for them to help make.
- Frosting: use classic vanilla frosting, not whipped or cream cheese frosting.
- White chocolate chips
Melt the white chocolate chips and combine with the vanilla frosting. You can also add a teaspoon of vanilla extract for more flavor. Make sure to melt the chocolate chips slowly, as they can burn easily. If they burn you need to start all over. Pour the mixture into a pan and let it chill until hardened. Add candy or sprinkles to the top or inside of the fudge for a special occasion. Or dye it any color you'd like by adding a few drops of food coloring to the melted chocolate.
- Chocolate frosting: again, use classic frosting and not cream cheese or whipped frosting. You can also replace the frosting with sweetened condensed milk. One 16 ounce can is needed for 3 cups of chocolate chips.
- Chocolate chips: milk chocolate chips work the best, not dark or semi-sweet.
Just as with the vanilla fudge, you simply melt the chocolate chips (slowly!) and mix with the frosting.
Peanut Butter Fudge
- Frosting: classic frosting, not whipped or cream cheese.
- Peanut butter: avoid using crunchy peanut butter here.
How To Make 2 Ingredient Fudge
This easy fudge recipe is made in just 3 steps.
STEP 1: Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper. You want to do this first because once the ingredients are melted and mixed together, you need to pour it into the pan immediately. It will harden quickly.
STEP 2: In a large mixing bowl melt the chocolate chips or peanut butter, depending on the flavor of fudge you're making. Melt in 30 second increments in the microwave and mix between increments until the chocolate or peanut butter has melted. Add the frosting (also add food coloring here if using a color). You can also add a few tablespoons of sprinkles or other variations from my suggestions below. Stir until the ingredients are combined.
*Chocolate burns easily, so make sure to not overheat it. It should take 60-90 seconds total. Once most of the chips are melted, you can stop the heating process. A good stir should melt any remaining chips.
STEP 3: Immediately pour the fudge into the parchment-lined pan and decorate with sprinkles or candy if desired. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.
To easily cut fudge, remove it from the pan by pulling it up with the parchment paper. Slowly peel the paper off of the fudge and transfer it to a serving plate. Wait a few minutes for it to come to room temperature, then use a knife to cut it into squares. If the knife doesn't slide easily into the chilled fudge, rinse the knife with hot water. Then dry it and use the warm knife to cut through the cool fudge.
Keep in a container covered with plastic wrap in the fridge until ready to serve. It will keep well for up to 7 days. Fudge can also be frozen (though the texture might change a bit) for up to 6 months.
Additions For Homemade Fudge
- Candy decorations for special occasions
- Nuts, like chopped almonds or walnuts
- Dried fruit
- Coconut shavings
- Flavored extracts such as peppermint, almond, or lemon
- Food coloring
2 Ingredient Fudge
- 2 ½ cups white chocolate chips
- 16 oz container of vanilla frosting
- 3 cups milk chocolate chips
- 16 oz container of chocolate frosting, or sweetened condensed milk
Peanut Butter Fudge
- 16 oz peanut butter
- 16 oz container of vanilla or chocolate frosting
- Prepare the pan by lining an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl melt the chocolate chips or peanut butter, depending on the flavor of fudge you're making. Melt in 30 second increments in the microwave and mix between increments until the chocolate or peanut butter has melted. Add the frosting (also add food coloring here if using a color). You can also add a few tablespoons of sprinkles. Stir until combined.
- Immediately pour the fudge into the parchment-lined pan and decorate with sprinkles, candy or other toppings if desired. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.