Snickers Fudge is intensely chocolate with little bits of caramel and peanuts throughout. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you reaching for seconds. Go ahead and indulge, because when you run out, you can whip up another batch in no time!
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the dessert game, this recipe for chocolate caramel fudge is sure to become a staple in your recipe book.
It’s so easy to make and it’s ready in a flash, making it perfect for holiday dessert tables, bake sales, and gift baskets — or anytime you’re craving a sweet treat.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – There is no substitute for this ingredient when making 3 ingredient chocolate fudge!
- Chocolate Chips – I think semi-sweet morsels make for the best flavor, but dark or white chocolate caramel fudge would be tasty too!
- Snickers Bars – Use King-sized candy bars for this recipe, or double the amount of regular-sized bars.
You can also use this Snickers fudge recipe as a base for other candy flavors!
Twix, Reese’s Cups, or Kit Kats would be just as tasty — just be sure they’re chopped for easy mixing.
Tips for Making 3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge
- Don’t be afraid to chill as you go!
Before starting this Snickers fudge recipe, place the candy bars in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
It will firm up the caramel layer and keep them from getting too sticky when chopped.
You can also start the pan of chocolate caramel fudge in the freezer to help it set faster. Just don’t leave it in for too long — 15 minutes max — or it will start to dry out.
- Keep your tools clean.
Cooking spray is your friend when making homemade fudge!
Add a light spritz to your measuring spoon so the sweetened condensed milk slides right off, then coat your spatula to make smoothing even easier.
Before slicing, run a large knife under hot water (and dry it!) to help it glide easily through the Snickers fudge.
Also, wipe it clean between each slice to prevent sticking and ensure those sharp edges.
- Avoid overheating the chocolate.
Chocolate chips can go from creamy to chalky in a flash, so be sure to heat the sweetened condensed milk by itself and not the two together.
The heat from the creamy liquid should be enough to melt the chocolate chips as you stir.
If the mixture cools too much but is still lumpy, then you can microwave it for another 30 seconds.
Make sure it’s perfectly smooth and still warm before adding the chopped Snickers.
- Work quickly for a smooth finish.
3 ingredient chocolate fudge starts to set up pretty quickly, especially when the candy pieces are mixed in.
Get the mixture in the pan as soon as possible so you have time to smooth it out before it becomes too firm.
Storing and Freezing Chocolate Caramel Fudge
Tightly wrap fudge squares in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.
Keep at room temperature on the counter or in the pantry for up to 3 weeks. Avoid the refrigerator, as the cold air will make your Snickers fudge dry and crumbly.
You can, however, freeze 3 ingredient chocolate fudge! Wrap in plastic wrap first, then store in a container or freezer-safe bag. Thaw squares on the counter to soften.
Kitchen Tools You Will Need
- 8×8 Pan lined with Parchment Paper
- Microwave-Safe Bowl – Not only does it make melting chocolate easier, but you can use it to quickly steam vegetables too!
- A sturdy silicone spatula can be used for scraping, stirring, and smoothing and is easy to clean too!
Snickers Fudge Recipe FAQ
It varies by recipe, but your Snickers fudge should be firm enough to slice after 30 minutes at room temperature.
You can speed up the process by chilling it for a bit, but too long in the cold air may cause the chocolate to bloom — leaving a white, powdery film on the surface.
There’s a good chance the base wasn’t hot enough. If the sweetened condensed milk is heated thoroughly to start, it won’t be enough to completely melt the chocolate chips.
Both must be thoroughly melted in order to set up properly later. You can check the temperature with a digital thermometer — it should reach at least 238°F.
You can, but it will result in a much thinner layer of chocolate caramel fudge.
If you still want nice, thick fudge squares, double the recipe and use a 9×13 pan instead.
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
Other Easy Fudge Recipes
Snickers Fudge Recipe (3 Ingredients)
- 1 14ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 king-size Snickers bars, chopped (keep some for topping)
- Step 1: Prep the Pan: Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Step 2: Melt the Chocolate: Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl and pop it in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir in the chocolate chips until they melt (microwave for an extra 30 seconds if needed). Quickly fold in all but a handful (1/4 cup) of the chopped Snickers. Mix it well.
- Step 3: Assemble: Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out before it sets. Sprinkle the remaining Snickers on top.
- Step 4: Let It Set Up: Allow your fudge to hang out at room temperature for 30 minutes until it's perfectly set. If you're in a hurry, a short 5-minute chill in the fridge can help, but not longer.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published November 2023
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