I saw this pin originally from Jillee, who pinned it from You Pinspire Me. I have no willpower for something called “five minute fudge,” especially when I already have all of the ingredients in my pantry. And I don’t keep a super well-stocked pantry; there are only two ingredients. SO it’s hard not to have all of the ingredients in your pantry.
It’s time to get Willy Wonky and make some fudge!
The two ingredients you’ll need for this fudge are chocolate chips and a can of frosting. I had Nestle milk chocolate chips in my pantry, but you could go for dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, while chocolate chips…whatever strikes your fancy. Dump them in a microwave safe container.
Nestle chocolate chips are my favorite. I know the store brand is cheaper, but they just aren’t as good, at least in my opinion. Hershey chocolate chips are pretty good too, so I sometimes get those if Nestle chips aren’t on sale.
Yes, I put a lot of thought into my chocolate chips.
Next, dump in the frosting. According to the original recipe-poster, you can use whatever kind you want. Just mix and match with the chips you have on hand. The frosting I happened to have in my pantry was cream cheese.
I think the cream cheese choice may have been why my results weren’t as pretty as the original pinner. So next time I try this recipe, I’m going to use a different option – chocolate or maybe buttercream would be better, I think.
At this point, I want to take a moment to sing praises for the microwave-safe container I’m using: my giant glass measuring cup.
I love my giant measuring cup. It’s probably my favorite kitchen item ever, and that’s not something I say lightly. I have an awesome crock pot. I have a dutch oven that is my pride and joy. And let’s not even talk about how much I love my Chop Wizard. But if I was forced to choose between my “children,” I’d have to say that my giant measuring cup is my favorite. I mean, it has a lid. You can’t beat it.
But I digress. Back to the recipe!
You want to mix the frosting and chocolate chips so they melt evenly and then pop in the microwave at 70% power for two minutes. (Yes, it took me forever to figure out how to set my microwave to 70% power.) This will be the result:
Ew, kind of gross looking. And the frosting separated. I think that’s because I used the cream cheese version, though. Like I said, when I make it again, I’m going to use a different kind.
I stirred to get the most even consistency possible:
Then I dumped it into an 8×8 pan. Note that I lined the pan with tin foil first to make removal and clean-up a snap.
You can see by the picture that it almost immediately started to separate again, which gave it a not-so-appealing look. But I rolled with it.
At this point, you can be done. Just stick ‘er in the fridge to cool and call it a day. But because I had some in the pantry, I decided to add nuts to half of the fudge. You can go wild here with toppings – M&Ms, crushed up Oreos, sprinkles, crushed peppermint candy, pieces of dried fruit…
After about 2 hours, this was the result:
Clearly, it is not the prettiest fudge in the world. The nuts hid the separation problem well, but the plain side looked horribly gross. We tried it anyway not expecting much, and…well, it wasn’t too bad!
That is my “meh, this isn’t so bad after all” face. I mean, to be honest, it didn’t really have the same consistency of fudge. It tasted like, oh I don’t know, frosting and chocolate chips? But for something that took five minutes and looked like a science experiment, it was actually fairly tasty. Tasty enough that I’ll definitely be trying this one again.
If you want to try it too, here’s the printable recipe:
- 1 can of frosting
- 1 bag of chocolate chips (or any other chip variety)
- Toppings (optional)
- Stir together frosting and chips in a microwave safe container.
- Heat on 70% power for two minutes.
- Stir well and pour into a lined 8x8 pan.
- Add toppings if desired. Some options include nuts, dried fruit, and crushed candy pieces.
- Chill for at least two hours.