Fudge Your Leftover Sweets

by Courtney Carlson

With Halloween season nearly over, you may need a quick and easy way to use up all of your leftover candy. You’re in luck because I’m sharing my household famous, dorm-friendly fudge recipe. The beauty of this recipe is not only that it can be modified in multiple ways, but it also takes very little prep and cleanup time, and can last in the fridge for weeks after Halloween. 

The customization opportunities with this recipe are endless. Sometimes I like to add a few tablespoons of peanut butter to make a peanut butter chocolate fudge, and I’ve added nutella a few times as well. You can also switch out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, or dark chocolate chips. I love experimenting with different mix-ins and toppings as well.

Five Minute Microwave Fudge


  • 1 ¾ cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped up candy of choice


  1. Line a square pan with nonstick aluminum foil and set aside. 
  2. Pour sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Stir mixture until coloring and texture is consistent. If needed, microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add ½ cup of candy and stir together. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth top with a spatula. Add additional candy on top if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  5. Allow the fudge to set for at least 1.5 hours. Enjoy!

If you find that you’re getting air bubbles in the fudge when mixing the ingredients, simply put the mixture back into the microwave for 10-15 second intervals until they go away. Usually, this happens because the fudge is already hardening slightly and trying to form. If the consistency is off after you take them out of the fridge, try putting them in the freezer for about a half hour.

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