Crunchy Microwave Chocolate Fudge

  • Yield: 30 pieces


1pound confections' sugar (2 2/3 cups
1/2cup cocoa
1/4cup salt
1/4cup milk
1tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2cup butter
1cup chocolate candies with colorful sugar shells


  1. Line 8×8-inch pan with waxed paper, extending the paper 1-inch above rim.
  2. In a 1 1/2-quart casserole or large bowl, stir sugar, cocoa, salt, milk, and vanilla together until partially blended (mixture is too stiff to thoroughly blend in all dry ingredients).
  3. Cut butter in 4 pieces and place in center or mixture.
  4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until the milk feels warm on the bottom of the dish.
  5. Remove from the microwave and stir vigorously until smooth.  If all butter has not melted in cooking, it will as mixture is stirred.
  6. Blend candies into chocolate mixture.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared dish.  Chill 1 hour in the refrigerator or 20 to 30 minutes in the freezer.
  8. Lift out of pan and cut into squares.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior Service League’s West of the Rockies (Grand Junction, Colorado, 1994).