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posted: 11/24/14

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This Hot Cocoa Fudge is delicious, easy, and FIVE ingredients! This fudge actually tastes like hot chocolate! It would be the perfect recipe to gift around the holidays. If you were making a delicious care package for someone you could include it with some perfect cut sugar cookies decorated for Christmas, these amazing chocolate covered cherry brownie bombs, and this chocolate peppermint bark!Delicious easy FIVE ingredient fudge that tastes like hot cocoa!

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Have you guys been watching Scandal??

Okay. It’s pretty much like the greatest show ever. It’s so great, in fact, that I decided at the beginning of this season that I wanted to celebrate the premier and I got sushi and wine. Sushi + wine + Scandal = The Greatest Thursday Night Ever.

It’s sooooooo good, that I asked my dear sweet loving husband who has never watched an episode of Scandal before to watch the premiere with me. It’s sooooo good, that I had him watch the season finale of last season, pausing like every two minutes so that I could give him the back stories on all the characters so that he would be pumped for the season premire.

And he was!

Delicious easy FIVE ingredient fudge that tastes like hot cocoa!

But!! Now I have to wait for him to watch it all the time! #firstworldproblems right?

So literally each Friday morning when I go to work out and want to watch the brand spanking new Scandal while I do it (because seriously, work outs watching my shows while Quinn watches something educational and Piper naps is my HAPPY time), I get slapped in the face with the reality that I can’t watch it without Nathan.

Damn you, Scandal and your totally addictive ways!

Delicious easy FIVE ingredient fudge that tastes like hot cocoa!

Anyway.

The perfect way to get over the fact that you need to wait 8 hours to watch Scandal is by making some easy fudge. And when I say easy, I mean, seriously easy. Like fool proof.

I was going for a fun hot cocoa fudge with this, and this totally tastes like a nice hot cup of hot cocoa. There is some cocoa powder mixed in, which deepens the chocolate flavor and gives it that characteristic hot cocoa taste. Then you throw the marshmallow bits on top, and it really seals the deal.

Almost enough to make me forget how many more hours ’til Scandal.

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5 from 2 votes

Hot Cocoa Fudge

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marshmallow bits

Instructions

  • Line a 9 by 9 inch pan with aluminum foil.
  • Over medium low heat, add the sweetened condensed milk to a small saucepan. Whisk in the cocoa powder.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and stir consistently until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour into the pan, and add the marshmallow bits, gently pressing them into the fudge. (You may not need all of them.)
  • Refrigerate for at least four hours, covered, before removing the fudge from the pan by lifting the aluminum foil, peeling it off the fudge, and cutting the fudge to serve.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
Author: Lisa Longley

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  1. Sonya E. says

    I made this for my family tonight. It was easy, simple and fast. I had to substitute the mini marshmallows regular minis. I just used 1/2 cup.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Glad you liked it Sonya!

  2. Cheryl Newton says

    This would make a great addition to Christmas goodie plates for the neighbors. But just to clarify: do you mean unsweetened baking cocoa powder or hot cocoa mix? I’m guessing the former, because I have a feeling you would explain if you thought there was any chance there were an over-analyzer (guilty!) among your followers. But then again, it is called “Hot Cocoa Fudge.”

  3. Cynthia says

    Will chocolate candy melts work for this recipe??

    • Lisa Longley says

      Cynthia, I would assume that candy melts would work fine, though I can’t really say for certain since I’ve never used them for fudge.

  4. Cheryl Newton says

    This would make a great addition to Christmas goodie plates for the neighbors. But just to clarify: do you mean unsweetened baking cocoa powder or hot cocoa mix? I’m guessing the former, because I have a feeling you would explain if you thought there was any chance there were an over-analyzer (guilty!) among your followers. But then again, it is called “Hot Cocoa Fudge.”

    • Lisa Longley says

      GAH! Cheryl, I’m sos sorry! I saw your comment and then it got lost in the madness of December. Yes! it is unsweetened baking cocoa powder. I hope you like the fudge!

      • Cheryl Newton says

        Muchas gracias, Lisa. Now I can add this delish (haven’t made it yet, but — come on — chocolate topped with those adorable teeny marshmallows) fudge to my out-of-control recipe collection. Have a blessed season!

      • Marion says

        Lisa, may I respectfully suggest that you edit your original recipe to make it clearer that the cocoa powder is the unsweetened kind? I had to scroll through many comments to find this information. Thank you!

        • Lisa Longley says

          Done :)

  5. Mikayla says

    This is an awesome recipe, but I seem to be doing something wrong… Even after I let it set in the fridge for more than 4 hours, it came out all gooey and wet! Did I miss something..?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh no Mikayla! I’m so sorry! I hate the idea of a recipe not working for a reader. I looked at the recipe again, and it is all correct, I’m not sure what to say! If you followed the recipe to the letter, it should work.

  6. Trish says

    Do I have to cut the fudge immediately after I pull it out of the fridge or can I store the whole fudge until Christmas to cut?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can store it :) No need to cut it right away.

  7. Karen joslyn says

    5 stars
    hot cocoa fudge trned out absolutely terrific! Took it to work and it vanished!! am looking forward to making a batch to put in with the cookies i will send to a friend!! Thanks soo much for this one!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it Karen!

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