An easy, sweet 2-Ingredient Fudge recipe that melts in your mouth with a delicious chocolatey and chewy texture. The perfect last-minute sweet treat for your holiday dessert table, 100% vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
I love dessert recipes with as few ingredients as possible. I love adding a sweet note to our weekly menu, but sometimes, you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
So this simple recipe is pretty handy for that, or if you are working on Christmas day and you still want to make something yourself in a minute!
So let me share with you how you can simply whip a batch of vegan chocolate fudge with two ingredients.
All you need to make a delicious chocolate fudge are 2 ingredients:
- Chocolate Chips or dark chocolate – the choice of chocolate matters when it comes to fudge. If you are using poor-quality chocolate chips, don’t expect the fudge to be good. I prefer high-quality dessert chocolate with 70% cocoa. It has a much stronger chocolate flavor than semi-sweet chocolate chips and less sugar, which balances the added sweetness from condensed milk. Of course, you can also use white chocolate with this recipe for vegan white chocolate fudge.
- Condensed Milk – since we don’t use dairy in our recipes, we used coconut condensed milk. Is it healthier than classic condensed milk? Not really! It’s actually slightly sweetener than regular condensed milk with almost 1/3 more sugar per serving and slightly higher in saturated fat because it’s made of coconut. But fudge is a treat, and you prefer healthier fudge options, try my 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge or 3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge instead.
Depending on how thick you love your fudge, you can opt for an 8-inch x 8-inch pan, as seen in the pictures below, or a 9-inch x 11-inch loaf pan. The second option makes super thick pieces of fudge, so I prefer the square pan, but it’s up to you.
Then, line the pan with parchment paper lightly oiled with an oil spray or coconut oil. Use some wooden clips to hold the paper on the side of the pan, so it doesn’t fall into the chocolate fudge mixture when you spread it in the pan.
Set aside the pan and start melting the ingredients.
You have two options for melting the 2 ingredients together.
Bring all the ingredients into a medium saucepan over low-medium heat. Don’t over-heat the saucepan, or you will burn the chocolate. Stir and cook until all the chocolate is melted and it forms a thick, shiny chocolate paste.
In a glass bowl or microwave-safe bowl of choice, add the ingredients and microwave with 30-second bursts, stirring after each time. Repeat these steps until you have completely melted the chocolate.
Pour the chocolate fudge mixture into the prepared pan, spread evenly with a silicone spatula, and if you like, decorate the top of the fudge with some sprinkles, chopped nuts, or pinches of salt.
You now have two methods for hardening the fudge.
This method is my favorite, even if it takes a little bit of time to firm up the fudge. The reason why I love setting fudge at room temperature are:
- Best fudge texture – The fudge will have the perfect texture and temperature. At the first bite, it bursts in chocolate flavors. It’s not cold, and it’s sweet and chewy.
- Amazing shine – The chocolate won’t lose its shine at room temperature. It makes a much more beautiful fudge.
You will need more patience with this method. It takes at least 3 hours for the fudge to set at room temperature, and this works if your room is under 23C/73F.
The fast method for a quick treat, pop the pan 20-30minutes in the fridge, and your fudge will set quickly. Don’t keep it longer, or it will get a matte color on the top, and it will lose its shiny look that is so beautiful.
Fudges don’t need to be refrigerated, and the same goes for this 2-ingredient fudge. It lasts up to 2 weeks in an airtight box in the pantry.
But you can, of course, store the fudge in the fridge if it’s hot where you live or if you prefer cold fudges.
I recommend popping out the fudge from the fridge at least 30 minutes before eating to give the chocolate some time to get back to its softer chewy texture.
2-Ingredient Fudge Variations
You can make this 2-ingredient fudge even better by adding some of the below ingredients in the batter.
Stir in 1/2 cup of:
- Chopped Pecan or Walnuts
- Zest of Orange
- Toasted Almonds
- Vegan Mini Marshmallow
- Dried Cranberries
Or sprinkle some holiday decorations on the top, like Christmas sprinkles or a pinch of salt.
More fudge recipes
I love creating fudge recipes for any occasion, and below are some other options for you to try. All are vegan fudge recipes made without dairy.
Have you made this easy fudge recipe? Share a comment or review below to tell me how you decorated and served yours!
Happy holiday, Carine
- 3 cups Dark Chocolate Chips - or 70% cocoa chocolate tabs, chopped into pieces
- 12 oz Condensed Coconut Milk - or any condensed milk brand you like
- Line an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly oil the paper with coconut oil. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, add chocolate chips or chocolate pieces and top with condensed milk.
- Bring to low-medium heat, stir until the chocolate is melted and a shiny, thick mixture forms.
- Pour and spread evenly into the prepared baking pan.
- Keep 3 hours at room temperature, or overnight, to firm up. You can also firm up the fudge in the fridge in 30 minutes, but it loses its shine, so I prefer room temperature.
- Cut into 16 squares and store in a cool place in the pantry, in an airtight container. This fudge doesn't need to be refrigerated. But you can also store the fudge in the fridge if it's hot where you live, but its texture won't be as soft and chewy. Bring to room temperature 1 hour before eating for the best texture if you choose to store your fudge in the fridge.