Non-blogging Alica, of Toffee Crack and Santa Fe Soup fame, as well as my Chick-fil-a partner in crime, shared this seemingly impossibly easy fudge recipe with me as we sat chatting in beach chairs in the parking lot.
Two ingredient fudge.
Incredulous, right?
She promised me it was really, really good.
Like from the fancy fudge store at the mall, good.
So, being the sugar and chocolate fiend skeptic that I am, I decided to try it out.

 I just happened to have some frosting and white chocolate chips in the pantry.  Apparently the recipe works in any combination of frosting and chips.  Off the top of my head I can think of dozens of fun combinations and add-ins.
 So here is how you make it:
Pour chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl.
Microwave in one minute intervals, stirring in between, until melted.
Pour entire frosting tub into melted chocolate.  Stir to combine.
(I also added a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla to make the frosting taste a tiny bit homemade.  It is a great trick anytime you use a tub of frosting.  So I guess technically this is now four ingredient fudge.  Semantics.)
Put bowl back in microwave and cook for one more minute.  Stir thoroughly.
Then pour in to a greased or wax paper lined 8x8 pan.
Pop the dish in the fridge to chill and set.
The results:
I am a wholly admitted frosting snob.  I honestly didn't think that this fudge would be anything like my favorite fudge recipes, and I feared it would taste all chemically, and a bit too much like tub frosting.
Wow.  I was wrong.  So wrong.
It is rich and creamy, the texture is phenomenal, not dry in the least.  It tastes homemade.

Now I wish I didn't know how good it tastes and how easy it is to make.
Because give me five minutes and my power to avoid sugar suddenly dissolves in to nothingness.

Next up?  Chocolate frosting and peanut butter chips, or lemon frosting and vanilla chips, no wait, Funfetti frosting and white chocolate chips, chocolate frosting, milk chocolate chips, chopped up Skor bars sprinkled on top.... Need I go on?

What combos would you try?  Where was this easy-peasyness back during Christmas cookie exchange time?


53 Comments

  1. I am going to try this RIGHT NOW. I too am a sugar addict. lol

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  2. Oh wow! I'm really going to have to try this...like this weekend! Sounds Yummy! Funfetti frosting sounds awesome. Thanks!

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  3. Oh my!!! This could be DANGEROUS! You should turn on your Aussie accent and say, "Danger! Danger! Danger", like the Crocodile Hunter.

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  4. i really kinda hate reading your blog sometimes. you are not good for my ever expanding waistline.

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  5. This is amazing. I am going to have to try this. I need some friends like yours...

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  6. This is the only kind of fudge I have been successful at making. Your combo ideas sounds really intriguing...lemon and vanilla..yum!

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  7. You had me at "funfetti"..

    I need to make this.. I need to make this NOW!

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  8. Great idea! That looks yummy! I'm going to have to try this for the next girls' night!

    Thanks Julie!

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  9. ENABLER! ;)
    I'll have to pick up some canned frosting...

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  10. That sound so good! And EASY! I make a simple fudge too, and I add walnuts. Here's the link:

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/jell-o-chocolate-pudding-fudge-60952.aspx

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  11. my dad makes it with chocolate frosting and peanut butter chips. it's verrry yummy.

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  12. HA! I suppose this is good for my sake ... but that sounds dreadful. I'm a total frosting snob (no store bought for me) ... so ... maybe you'll have to convince me when we're roomies sometime ;).

    Happy Day Friend!!

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  13. Oh! I can see chocolate fudge with milk chocolate and a flavored extract. You're evil - I'm supposed to be losing weight in my "Biggest Loser" group.

    (Maybe I can pass this recipe on to them and they can join me in the weight gaining?)

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  14. Yeah, I think adding walnuts would be just about heaven. I don't dare try it. There's no doubt I'd love it and eat the whole dang thing.

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  15. Why, why, why do you post stuff like this?!?!

    Really though, I love your lemon & vanilla combo. I'd like to also try cream cheese frosting w/ peanut butter chips or chocolate frosting with mint chocolate chips. I think I'll make some of this for some cute valentine's day gifts!

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  16. Oh, by the way, did you use the whole bag of chips, if so how big is that bag?

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  17. You got me at the chocolate and pb chips. Oh, but what about the Andes mint chips...yummmm.
    Glad I don't have any frosting tubs in the house!!

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  18. Oh Dear... looks like I'll have to put on my eatin' pants... think of Phoebe's Santa pants from friends...

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  19. Well...there goes the diet!:) I kinda like the thought of vanilla frosting with peanut butter chocolate chips! Ooo...I wonder if those items are in my kitchen right now?

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  20. mint frosting....dark choc. chips!!!

    oh goodness.

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  21. Oh sounds nummy. I am 14 days without sugar . . . do I dare??

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  22. I love you, Julie. No. Really. A woman who can provide me with a fudge recipe that is THAT easy to make? LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!! *mwah*

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  23. I have a feeling this is going to become a weakness shortly after I try it. But oh yum! I am excited to eat it!

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  24. I going to do white frosting with cherry chip for v-day yum yum and add a splash of cherry extract

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  25. MMM! Funfetti! I love the rainbow chip frosting would be great with choc or white chips...

    Have you given any thought to using those baking packages of crushed andes mints? mmm chocolatey mint. YUM! maybe I'll make some. hehe. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I'll take two cups of coffee with mine, please. :)

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  27. This is a new form of crack! What about strawberry frosting & milk chocolate chips = chocolate cover strawberries yummy!!

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  28. I have to make fudge right now!!(Hey, at least I paused to thank you and Alicia both for sharing!!) Is it wrong if I just go ahead and make two? I'm thinking I'll hide one for myself and share the other with my family. I'm so glad I'm smart enough not to make resolutions that limit my sugar intake!

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  29. I have my Mama's fudge recipe, but you have to keep testing and then the whipping of the fudge till your arm is stiff. Gee Whiz, this is great, I will try it.

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  30. YUM! This sounds so good right now :)

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  31. Yum! I'm totally trying it this weekend. Possibly an actual fudge type as well as one with strawberry frosting & white chocolate.
    Even vanilla frosting with white chocolate chips & crushed candy cane on top for either Christmas or Valentine's Day.

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  32. You know, I saw this recipe on allrecipes a few years ago -- and it awesome!! But now, you've got me thinking... why not change up the frostings? (I have just used chocolate)

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  33. I'm pretty sure I gained a pound just reading that post. But TOTALLY worth it!

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  34. Wow! Seems too easy to be true!! Let us know how your other combos work! I was think double chocolate would be good. Maybe add some coconut??

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  35. I'm new to your blog but wow, to find this recipe - and for it to be gluten-free is an extraordinary bonus. Yum! Headed to the grocery store now with just one more item on my list. Thank you! I promise to share with my three-year-olds except I can reach the counter better than they can...

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  36. I am a stalker of your blog who is coming out of hiding to say THANK YOU for this recipe!!! It was fantastic. :)

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  37. Oh wow, I never would have guessed! I too am a frosting snob, so I was a little skeptical of this idea until I read on. Thanks for sharing, I am excited to try it!

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  38. A batch of Mini-Kisses chips/Chocolate Fudge frosting is chilling as I type (with slightly sticky fingers from scraping the bowl clean)...I'm definitely trying it with Skor bars, also the mint chips...but I'm wondering if the cinnamon chips would work? I'm a Haagen-Dazs Mayan Chocolate freak, and that just might send me over the edge. THANKS!

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  39. I wanted to let you know I blogged about this and I linked up to you. You have unknowingly killed my diet!

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  40. Chocolate & peanut butter was my first thought! What about cream cheese frosting with chocolate chips?! YUM!

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  41. I hate fudge, but live in a house of fudge-lovers. Made this in no time at all...and even I liked it...{a little}. The fudge-lovers loved it!

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  42. Made tonight: chocolate chips with funfetti chocolate frosting. Scratch that. My 4-year-old made it. With her friend (and some supervision). Even better!

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  43. I made it last night with peanut butter chips and chocolate frosting. Yummo! (I even forgot to change the power level on one of my rounds with the chips (thank you 2 year old...) and they didn't end up creamy, but they still taste so good in the fudge.)

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  44. I'm never going to lose this baby weight with recipes like this! I have a chocolate/white chocolate one chilling with heath bar bits on top of half (leftover from apple dip which is also dangerous).

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  45. Just made it! :) I'm so excited about all the variations, but I went with peanut butter and chocolate. Can't go wrong! Have a great weekend!

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  46. Just thought I would stop by and tell you I tried this recipe! It was wonderful. I posted about it here, http://custom-piy-designs.blogspot.com/2011/01/who-doesnt-love-fudge-fuzzy-socks.html

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  47. I learned this from a friend and my husband simply adores when he gets a special treat of a batch made with half a can of the coconut pecan frosting meant for german chocolate cake and half a can of dark chocolate fudge frosting mixed into semi sweet chips. Decadent!

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  48. I just did Ande's thin mint chips with chocolate icing. Mmmm . . .
    Thanks!

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  49. My batch of strawberry fudge is chilling in the fridge right now. I topped it with Wilton's jumbo rainbow nonpareils sprinkles. Thank you for sharing this recipe - it doesn't get much easier than this!

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