Easy White Chocolate Fudge

I know I’ve already given you three fudge recipes in the past: Nutella Fudge with Espresso Salt, Blackberry Fudge, and Salted Peanut Butter Fudge. But this newest version is a worthy fourth. It’s a ridiculously easy recipe that requires only 5 ingredients – two of which you can omit or edit; the others you may already have in your kitchen and fridge.

It’s sweet, creamy, smooth, and lightly tinged with the bright flavors of orange zest. And best of all? You do it all in the microwave.

Yup, this is another reincarnation of microwave fudge, and it might be one of my favorites to date.  I’ve made many recipes with condensed milk, the sweet nectar of my childhood. I love the dense creaminess it adds to sweet treats. And I always have white chocolate chips in my freezer (I like having a small handful for dessert), so it was a cinch for me to make these fudge squares because those are the two main ingredients.

I also added a few pats of butter and some orange zest – I’ve been loving fresh citrus flavors lately. Then I just melted everything in the microwave and mixed until smooth, chilled it in the fridge, and topped it off with coarse sea salt. I served these at a small dinner party last week and my guests devoured them, saying the little squares taste like exquisite truffles.

Exquisite? Truffles? These aren’t words you’ll usually hear describing a microwave dish. But this easy white chocolate fudge is exactly that.

Easy White Chocolate Fudge


16 oz white chocolate chips
1 14 oz can condensed milk
3 tbsp salted butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (plus a little more for buttering the pan)
1 tbsp coarse sea salt (I used gray sea salt)


  1. Combine the white chocolate, condensed milk, and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat on full power for 1 minute, then remove and stir. Everything would have started to melt but you’ll still have some lumps. Heat again in 30-second intervals and stir until the mixture turns smooth. I heated everything for a total of 3 minutes. Scrape the mixture onto a buttered 8×8 baking pan and smooth out the top.
  2. Chill in the fridge for at least two hours, sprinkle with sea salt, then cut into 1-inch squares.

You can omit the orange zest and the sea salt, but I suggest keeping them in the recipe, because both add a nice flavor dimension to the sweet fudge. And also because I’m a big fan of salty sweet desserts, like these:

Salted Dulce De Leche Macaroons

Salted Nutella Rice Crispy Smores Bars

Salted Caramel Pot De Creme

Olive Oil Brownies with Sea Salt

Have you ever made microwave fudge? What’s your favorite salty-sweet dessert?

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26 Responses to “Easy White Chocolate Fudge”

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    Shannon posted March 7, 2013 at 9:54 am

    never made microwave fudge, but love how easy it is!! and you know i’m a total fan of anything salty sweet for dessert :) those dulce de leche macaroons looks especially amazing!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife posted March 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I am a fudge novice, but you absolutely have convinced me that this is a snap! Looks like sugary sweet bliss.

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    Meghan posted March 7, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I love how easy this is!

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    Sues posted March 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Fudge in the microwave… I LOVE it! This looks super simple and delicious. I also love that it doesn’t involve Fluff. I love Fluff, but for some reason I don’t want it in my fudge!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted March 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

    My one attempt at fudge was an utter failure…i hate recipes using candy thermometers! So I think this microwave version is just the thing for me. I love that you’ve been adding citrus to everything because it’s one of my favorite flavors! This fudge looks great :)

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      Bianca Garcia posted March 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Oh I am super intimidated by candy thermometers! I’ve come to realize that microwave fudge is pretty fool proof so I’m sticking to it :)

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    Erica @ In and Around Town posted March 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Fudge is one of those things I don’t make often, but when I do, I am always surprised that it turns out well. In the microwave recipe seems even better!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted March 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I love all your quick and easy fudge recipes! And, agreed, salted desserts are the best!

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    Megan posted March 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I am not a big fan of white chocolate, but I love the idea of adding citrus and sea salt to fudge!

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    val posted March 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I can’t believe I have never had white chocolate fudge!! I adore white chocolate and will be making this soon. Thank you.

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    Sacha posted March 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the saying goes. I don’t think anyone would mind if you posted 15 fudge recipes–who doesn’t love fudge? Salt is always a welcome addition to any dessert in my book!

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    The Café Sucré Farien posted March 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Wow, this looks like it came from a fine confectionary shop! Fabulous!

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    grace posted March 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    white chocolate is SO nice with orange zest. i like the salted top too. this would be as refreshing as it is decadent!

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted March 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I haven’t made fudge in ages, but this sounds so easy and delicious! And I’m totally with you on the sweet-salty thing…

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    Meghan posted March 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    haven’t made fudge in forever , have to try this recipe .

    xo Meg<3

    Meghan Silva’s Blog

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    Honey What's Cooking posted March 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    The white chocolate fudge reminds me of Indian burfi, looks so intense. Love condensed milk in anything, this looks sensational as do all your sea salt desserts. :-)

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    CCU posted March 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I love this beautiful looking fudge my friend and the round up too :D


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    Tiffany @ Snack Snark Bark posted March 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Given the name of your blog and what this post is about (I adore white chocolate) plus the fact I gave up chocolate for Lent, I really don’t know why I’m here……

    But you can bet your bottom dollar I’m pinning this bad boy!!

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    Jenny @ BAKE posted March 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I can’t believe you made these in a microwave! amazing!

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      Bianca Garcia posted March 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks! I love microwave fudge but also I’m too lazy to make it the “proper” way ;)

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) posted March 15, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I love salty and sweet together and would definitely include the salt, this looks awesome.

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      Bianca Garcia posted March 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you! The salt does make it so much better :)

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    Mandy posted October 16, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Hi, just made your fudge and taste is great but it has stayed very soft despite going in the fridge over night. Getting it out of the dish was a mission as the pieces are so soft they just stretch. Any suggestions? Should I have cooked it for longer?

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      Bianca Garcia posted October 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Mandy! Hmm do you still have the fudge on hand and some extra white chocolate chips? If so, it can handle being cooked again in the microwave with an additional half cup or so of white chocolate. Additionally, you can also fold in some rice crispies for added texture and hold. Then freeze the fudge for at least 2 hours (instead of just chilling in fridge). Hope that helps!

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    Lucy-Ann Dale posted January 1, 2021 at 5:20 am

    Hi, I’m working in grams – my tin of condensed milk is 385g. Is this equivalent to a 1 14 oz tin? Thanks

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