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Chocolate Fudge dusted with cocoa powder.

Best Chocolate Fudge

Instant Pot Chocolate fudge is smooth, delicious, and easy to make. This foolproof fudge recipe is the ultimate classic holiday dessert. It's a family favorite!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword best chocolate fudge, chocolate fudge, Chocolate fudge with condensed milk, gourmet chocolate fudge, holiday fudge, Instant Pot Chocolate Fudge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours 1 minute
Total Time 2 hours 16 minutes
Servings 18 pieces
Calories 190kcal


Optional Garnishes

  • Colorful Seasonal Sprinkles


How to Make Fudge in Instant Pot

  • Pour 2 cups of water in the instant pot liner. Put a small trivet in it. Press the SAUTE mode to turn on that function.
  • Combine the chocolate chips, coconut oil, espresso powder, condensed milk and salt in a stainless steel or glass bowl that can fit in the Instant Pot. Place the bowl on the trivet to make it work as a double boiler.
  • Mix with a spatula until all the chocolate chips have melted. Cancel SAUTE. Lift the bowl from the Instant Pot. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Using a silicon or wooden spatula, spread the top into an even layer. Put it in the refrigerator and let it chill until set. ( about 2 hours)
  • Remove from the baking dish by lifting the parchment paper. Put it on the cutting board.  Cut into squares or your desired shape.  Garnish with optional toppings.  Enjoy !

How to Make Fudge on the Stovetop

  • In a medium saucepan stir together chocolate chips, coconut oil, sweetened condensed milk, espresso powder and salt.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate chips have completely melted and become smooth.
  • Follow rest of the instructions described in steps 3-6 above.

How to Make Fudge in the Microwave:

  • In a microwave safe bowl mix chocolate chips, coconut oil, sweetened condensed milk, espresso powder and salt.
  • Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well between intervals, until melted and smooth. It will take about 6-8 intervals and 5 minutes of microwaving time.
  • Follow rest of the instructions described in steps 3-6 above.


How to Store Homemade Fudge?
Homemade fudge can be prepared ahead and used for later date. It will keep well for a week at room temperature. Make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight and other heat sources.
You can store it in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. You can also  freeze it for up to six months. Wrap it well in foil and store in an airtight container to avoid freezer burns. Make sure to thaw it well either on the counter or in the refrigerator before eating.  
Baking Pan Size :
For this recipe, I used 9 x 9 Baking Sheet to get 18 pieces of about 1/2 inch thickness. You can use other sizes too. Thickness of the fudge pieces will depend upon how big a pan you use it. If you want to make a bigger batch, use two baking sheets.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 52mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g