5 Ingredient Fudge with Sea Salt

Creamy 5 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge with Sea Salt and Cinnamon. Super easy to make and takes only 5 minutes of cooking time! No candy thermometer required!


Today I am sharing one of my favorite fudge recipes. It’s super easy, takes only 5 minutes to make, requires only 4 ingredients (all of which you probably already have in your pantry) and doesn’t require a candy thermometer. Check, check, check and double check!


The fudge is creamy on the inside and firm around the edges with a nice hint of cinnamon.

You can omit the sea salt if sweet and salty is not your thing. For me it totally is and makes this fudge 10 x better!

To make the fudge simply melt all of the ingredients in a double boiler until melted and super thick. Pour into an 8 x 8 pan and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm up.


What you need for this 5 Ingredient Fudge with Sea Salt:

  • Sweetened Condensend Milk
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Sea Salt

That’s it!

Serve this fudge at your next holiday party or as a gift!


4 Ingredient Fudge with Sea Salt

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Creamy 5 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge with Sea Salt and Cinnamon. Super easy to make and takes only 5 minutes of cooking time! No candy thermometer required!


  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sea salt for serving


  • Grease an 8 x 8 pan with butter.
  • Place parchment paper on top making sure to overlap the sides. Set aside.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and place over a pot filled about halfway with lightly simmering water. (You do not want the water and bowl to touch).
  • Whisk until the chocolate is melted. Takes about 6 minutes. Mixture will be very thick.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and place it in the fridge to firm for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the fudge by running a knife along the edges and lift the fudge out by holding onto the parchment paper. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Fudge with Sea Salt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 525 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4 Ingredient Fudge with Sea Salt, Easy Desserts, Holiday Baking, Sweetened Condensed Milk


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  • Hi Leigh,

    I don’t see why a microwave would not work. Also you can make your own double boiler (I don’t have one either) I take a glass bowl and a medium size saucepan and that works perfectly.



  • bob rice

    It’s great for sure, but I some times make variations subbing the chocolate chips for butterscotch or peanut butter chips.

  • Anik Harrison

    I put the salt on top when it was still warm thinking it would stick better. I am dividing up to give as gifts now and the salt made the fudge dampish ?. What to do ??

  • Hi Anik!

    Sorry to hear this. I think after it goes it the fridge the condensation or dampish will go away hopefully! If not you can try whipping the salt and extra moisture off with a paper towel and then sprinkle salt on again when it is cold.



  • Hi!

    I put on the sea salt right after I put the mixture in the pan so the fudge is still hot and the sea salt will stick to it.



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