Three-Ingredient Holiday Fudge squares with holiday sprinkles

It’s cookie baking season and I’m already feeling behind on getting started. In addition to cookies, I always like to add homemade fudge to my cookie trays. People love fudge and it’s a nice mix with cookies. Best of all though – fudge is super easy to make and doesn’t require any baking!

I’ve made a couple of holiday fudge recipes on this blog, but I thought it would be a good time to share the base recipe for the simplest holiday fudge ever: chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and some extract of your choosing. That’s all you need.

The flavor possibilities are pretty endless. You can change up the types of chocolate that you use (white, dark, milk, semi-sweet), the flavor extracts, and of course the mix-ins and toppings! This recipe is for the simple base recipe. I used a combo of dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. I used vanilla extract and topped with fun holiday sprinkles. You can’t go wrong with this simple holiday fudge!
3 Ingredient Holiday Fudge on a board with sprinkles

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • This recipe really is just a base recipe. That means you can add lots of different things or change the base up a bit as long as the overall measurements are the same for the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.
  • You can mix up the chocolate in the recipe as well. I used a mix of dark chocolate and semi-sweet. You can use just one type if you prefer, mix, or even swirl white chocolate into semi-sweet or dark chocolate. Totally up to you!
  • If you are planning to decorate the fudge with sprinkles, you will want to be sure to sprinkle those on right after you get the mixture into the pan before it sets.
  • Extract suggestions: peppermint, vanilla, almond, raspberry, etc.
  • Suggested mix-ins: chopped nuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, dried fruit, candy (like M&Ms), mini marshmallows, etc.

3 Ingredient Holiday Fudge on a wooden board with sprinkles

Three-Ingredient Holiday Fudge squares with holiday sprinkles
Yield: 24 squares

Three-Ingredient Holiday Fudge

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

3-Ingredient Holiday Fudge - This simple homemade fudge is the best base recipe for holiday fudge! Change up the chocolate and extracts to create new flavors!


  • 2 cups chocolate chips of your choice
  • 1 (14-ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (see suggestions for other flavors!)
  • sprinkles, crushed peppermint, nuts, etc. for topping


  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and condensed milk. Heat for 30 second increments, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in the extract and mixture until well-combined.
  3. Transfer the fudge into the baking dish and spread into an even layer. Cover and let set for about 3 hours. Slice into squares. Store in airtight container for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

3 Ingredient Holiday Fudge