Easy 3 Ingredient Fudge Recipe (Cookie Cutter Fudge)

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Well, you might wonder why I suggested in a  previous Halloween Deal post to buy fall cookie cutters on sale. I have filled cookie cutters with an easy 3 ingredient fudge recipe during the Christmas holidays as a Christmas party favor and thought it would also be cute as the adult placeholder/party favor.

3 ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe cookie cutter

I borrowed the idea after seeing $5 chocolate-filled cookie cutters at the stores and thought I could duplicate this and for a lot less.


How to Make 3 Ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe

Simply layout your cookie cutters on a cookie sheet lined with a piece of wax paper or parchment. Make your favorite fudge recipe, I just used the recipe on the sweetened condensed milk package.



3 ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe cookie cutter




Quickly fill the cookie cutters with the fudge, you can leave some space from the top to add sprinkles and decorative frosting. Working quickly add any sprinkles you would like now.

3 ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe cookie cutter


We sometimes will use clips to hold down the parchment paper.


3 ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe cookie cutter

Place the cookie tray in the fridge for a couple of hours or per your recipe. Once the fudge is solid you can use decorative frostings to adorn the shape or just leave like it is. Place them in Cellophane bags and tie with a bow or twist tie.


easy fudge recipe place card


This year I will place a treat on each adult’s plate as a welcoming gift. I may also add a little tag with the person’s name. Like I mentioned earlier, this can be used for any occasion you have the cookie cutter to go with!!

3 ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe cookie cutter place holder


Easy Three Ingredient Fudge

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 2 cups (1 12 ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen vanilla extract


3 ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe ingredient
  1. Spray Cookie cutters with non-stick spray or if using a pan, butter a square pan and line with parchment paper for easy removal of set fudge. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe 2 quart bowl, heat chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, on high for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave. Let the mixture sit for 1 minute, then stir to combine. If needed, heat an additional 30 seconds. (Just don’t burn the chocolate)Stir until chips are completely melted and chocolate is smooth.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract until combined. Pour fudge into prepared pan/cookie cutters. Let fudge cool completely and either bag the cookie cutters in cellophane or cut the fudge in pans into 1 inch squares. 
  4. Store in an airtight container. Fudge does not need to be kept refrigerated.

What makes a good Fudge Recipe? 

The ingredients you use can affect the flavor of this fudge.  Be sure to use the best ingredients you can afford from quality chocolate chips to High Quality Vanillas. 

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