Chocolate fudge is a quick and easy treat to make for the holidays or for special days and occasions like Valentine's day, birthdays, or anniversaries.
Instant pot can be used as a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips to make this 3 ingredient chocolate fudge in just 10 minutes!
It is also a treat that can be made ahead of time and is perfect for gifting. It also makes a snack to munch on when you are craving a bit of sweetness.
This instant pot fudge is absolutely delicious with the chocolate flavor and a texture that is soft to bite.
Chocolate fudge ingredients
This is a quick and easy 3 ingredient fudge recipe made with chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and nuts.
As the condensed milk adds a lot of sweetness, it is best to use semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or a combination of both.
Nuts like pecans or walnuts add a nice crunch to the dessert. But if you do not like nuts for any reason, you can replace them with dates, dried cranberries, or just skip them entirely.
Can you make fudge in an instant pot?
Fudge can be made in a microwave, stovetop, or in an instant pot. I love the fact that you can make this 3 ingredient fudge quickly in the instant pot in just 10 minutes.
Instant pot can be used as a double boiler to melt chocolate, so it works well to make this chocolate fudge.
You will need stainless steel or a glass bowl that fits on the instant pot liner. The bowl should sit on the liner and not go inside it, else it can get stuck and be difficult to remove.
To use the instant pot as a double boiler, pour 2 cups of water in the liner and turn on the saute mode.
Put the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in the bowl and place it on the instant pot liner.
As the water will boil, the chocolate chips will start melting. With the help of a spatula keep mixing the chocolate chips intermittently until they have melted completely.
The mixture should look smooth and glossy. At this point, you can mix in any nuts like pecans or walnuts.
Transfer the mixture into an 8-inch pan lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Try to smoothen the surface as much as possible with a spatula or icing smoother.
Allow the fudge to cool down and set for about 30 minutes and then keep it in the fridge for about an hour to help make it firm.
Once it has been set and cooled down, you can cut it into pieces of about an inch in size.
How to store fudge unrefrigerated?
Fudge can be stored unrefrigerated at room temperature for about 7-10 days. It is best to cut into pieces and store them in an air-tight container.
If you want to plan ahead and make a big batch of this delicious treat, then you can also refrigerate or freeze it.
How long does fudge last in the fridge?
Chocolate fudge can last in the fridge for up to a month and in the freezer for about 2-3 months.
It is best to cut the fudge into smaller pieces and store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it.
When you are ready to eat, keep it at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes to get to the right consistency.
While freezing, layer the fudge pieces with wax paper or parchment paper, else they will stick together and will be difficult to separate.
It is also a good idea to make patches of few pieces and freeze them so you can use one batch at a time.
To thaw the frozen fudge pieces, keep them in the fridge overnight and about 15-20 minutes at room temperature.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like
- Chocolate covered orange peels
- Chocolate covered strawberries
- Cake pops
- Chocolate cake
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate ice cream
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Instant Pot Fudge
- 16 oz Semi sweet chocolate chips
- 14 oz Sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
- 1 cup Walnuts (or pecans)
- 2 cup Water
- Line an 8x8 inch pan with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Pour 2 cups of water in the instant pot liner.
- Turn the saute mode on the normal setting.
- In a large stainless steel or glass bowl, put the chocolate chips and condensed milk.
- Place the bowl on the instant pot to make it work as a double boiler.
- Mix with a spatula until all the chocolate chips have melted.
- The mixture should not have any lumps and should be glossy.
- Add the chopped walnuts or pecans and give it a quick mix.
- Transfer the fudge mixture onto the pan lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Allow the fudge to cool down for 30 minutes and then refrigerate for about 1 hour before cutting.
Made for first time and it is delicious and so much easier in the Instant Pot then the recipes I have done in the microwave. This is the "go to" fudge.
Jule Perrin says
Easy! And came out perfect. Love this recipe will make this one often. Thx so much!
Alpa Jain says
Glad to know you liked the recipe 😊. Thank you for the feedback.
Do you put the bowl in the pot using the trivet?
Alpa Jain says
I use a bowl that sits on top of the instant pot liner. The bowl is large enough so that it does not get stuck in the liner.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions.