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Mom's Microwave Fudge

My Mom's recipe for Microwave Fudge is the best, most creamy and dreamy fudge you'll ever make. It's foolproof and customizable for gift giving.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 16


  • 1 lb (box) Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 stick Salted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar with the cocoa powder.
  • In a microwave safe glass measuring cup or bowl, melt the butter. Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the melted butter mixture into the sugar and cocoa powder mixture.
  • Stir with a spatula until smooth and completely combined.
  • Spread the fudge into an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Smooth the top. Sprinkle with toppings if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate until firm enough to slice, at least one hour.