Raspberry Fudge: Easy 3 Ingredient Microwave Recipe!

If you love sweets and raspberries, then you’ll enjoy the combination found in this raspberry fudge recipe! This easy 3-ingredient version can be made in your microwave for simple preparation. You can choose between an adult or kid-friendly variation depending on the occasion!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

I’m not very confident when it comes to making fudge, probably because I had a lot of failed batches when I first learned how to make it. So, like many people, I try to simplify it as much as possible and create versions with a higher chance of success.

Enter this raspberry fudge! With just 3 ingredients (aside from any additions or decorations you’d like) and your microwave, you can prepare a sweet treat with very little headache.

It works with a variety of different chocolates and raspberry flavorings, giving you a lot of flexibility.

holding up a square of raspberry fudge made in the microwave

I think the flavor and pale pink color is perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat, but this recipe is also suitable for Easter or Christmas. Just swap out your decorations accordingly for the occasion!

Ingredients List

ingredients to make raspberry fudge in the microwave
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ΒΌ cup seedless raspberry jam 
  • Decorations as desired (optional)

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can use any type of chocolate chips for this instead of white chocolate chips. I think semisweet and dark chocolate go well too, but note that the color will turn out brown instead. I use the white chocolate mostly to produce the light pink color final result!
  • Instead of raspberry jam, you can use 2 tsp of raspberry extract or ΒΌ cup of raspberry liquor (such as Chambord) for an adult version! Depending on the brand and type of flavoring you use, you may want to have red food coloring available to adjust the color (assuming you want it pink).
  • The extract delivers the strongest (but also the most phony) flavor. I do not recommend adding more than ΒΌ cup of preserves or liquor to add more flavor, as the fudge will get too soft and not set properly
  • Decorations are optional and can be adjusted to the occasion! Add a few drops of food coloring into the fudge itself, drizzle colored candy melt over the top, or add seasonal sprinkles for a fun twist!
  • You can add mix-ins if you like, such as chopped nuts, fresh raspberry pieces, dried raspberries, or chocolate coated raspberries for different twists. Fold them into the mixture after cooking, but before pouring into the pan to set

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Line an 8Γ—8 or 9Γ—9 pan with parchment paper or nonstick foil
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk
combine white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl
  1. Microwave on high in 1 minute increments, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth, and the mixture reaches 235Β°F. If it does not get hot enough, it will not set, and you’ll have a pan of sugar goo. It takes me about 5 minutes total in a 1000W microwave, but this will vary based on how many times you check it, your wattage, and your bowl size
microwave white chocolate ingredients until the chips are melted
  1. Fold in the raspberry jam (I recommend heating it for about 30 seconds to make it more liquidy and easier to mix). I don’t mix it in completely, so that it leaves some natural streaking and marbling in the chocolate (but you don’t have to do this). You could also swirl it over the top of the fudge if preferred. If you want to add food coloring or mix-ins, stir them in here.
fold raspberry jam into melted white chocolate
  1. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth out evenly
pour raspberry white chocolate into prepared pan
  1. Add sprinkles, swirl in candy melts, or other decorations if desired while the mixture is still warm
add sprinkles, swirls, and candy while the chocolate is still warm
  1. Refrigerate until fudge is completely set and firm to the touch, at least 4 hours (though overnight is even better)
  2. Cut into pieces and serve
overhead view of homemade raspberry fudge and fresh raspberries

More Fudge Flavor Variations

Recipe FAQs

What Is the Key Ingredient That Gives Raspberry Fudge Its Distinctive Flavor?

Raspberry fudge derives its distinctive flavor from the inclusion of raspberry extract, jam, or liquor, which imparts a deliciously fruity and sweet taste.

Fresh raspberries can also be used, but should be mashed and strained to remove seeds for best results.

Are There Variations of Raspberry Fudge That Include Other Nuts or Ingredients?

Absolutely! You can customize your raspberry fudge by adding nuts like almonds or walnuts, or adding decorative elements or swirls on the top.

Feel free to experiment with chocolate flavors like white, semisweet, and dark chocolate.

How Long Does It Take for Raspberry Fudge to Set?

The setting time for raspberry fudge varies, but typically it takes around 4 hours minimum in the refrigerator. Check the fudge periodically until it achieves the desired firmness.

Time can vary based on the size of your pan (and therefore the thickness of the fudge), the temperature of your refrigerator, and the specific ingredients used.

Can I Make Raspberry Fudge Ahead of Time?

Yes, raspberry fudge is an excellent make-ahead treat. Prepare it a day or two in advance, allowing the flavors to meld, and cut it into squares when ready to serve or gift.

It can be served on a plate or cookie tray, or wrapped in cello bags or placed in tins for easy gifting.

Can I Incorporate Fresh Raspberries into the Raspberry Fudge for Added Texture?

Absolutely! For added texture, fold in fresh raspberry pieces into the fudge mixture after cooking, but before setting. This adds a burst of freshness to boost the flavor.

Note, however, that fresh raspberries have seeds, which may detract from the smooth consistency of the fudge.

How Should Raspberry Fudge Be Stored to Maintain Its Freshness and Flavor?

Store raspberry fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This helps maintain its freshness and prevents it from drying out.

It generally keeps for at least a week, unless you use fresh raspberries, in which case it drops to 2-3 days.

Are There Creative Ways to Serve Raspberry Fudge Beyond Just Cutting It into Squares?

Absolutely! Get creative with serving raspberry fudge by using cookie cutters for fun shapes or adding decorative stripes and candies to it.

You can also make it a base for other desserts like ice cream, for a unique take on a sundae!

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Use a sharp knife and run it under hot water before cutting your fudge to make the edges cleaner
  • I developed this recipe using a 1000W microwave. If you have a higher wattage, your cooking time may be less, and a lower wattage may take you more time
  • To check the temperature, use a candy thermometer, meat thermometer, or any similar kitchen thermometer that goes up to at least 250Β°F. If you don’t have one, the mixture should come to a rolling boil (meaning it bubbles across the entire top surface) for around 3 minutes (but a thermometer gives a much more accurate result)!
homemade raspberry fudge stacked up on a plate with fresh berries around it

Storage and Serving Tips

  • Store raspberry fudge in the refrigerator for best results. It usually keeps well for at least 1 week
  • You can cut your fudge into any size cubes you like for serving. Typically 1-2” squares are normal for fudge, and the quantity of squares this recipe makes will vary based on the size you choose

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Final Thoughts

This easy raspberry fudge recipe doesn’t require sweating over the stove, as it comes together in just about 5 minutes in your microwave! I think the raspberry flavor is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but you can use other chocolates or food coloring to make it work for any occasion.

Whether you make it with raspberry liquor (perfect for a date night dessert) or use extract or jam for non-drinkers, it’s a fun, fruity twist on a classic candy recipe.

It takes me less than 10 minutes to whip up a batch, and then it can just sit and chill (literally) in the fridge the rest of the day so it’s ready to enjoy when you want it.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Recipe

This 3 ingredient raspberry fudge uses your microwave for an easier cooking method. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, Easter, or even the holidays so decorate it any way you like!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 16
Calories 326 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 Ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ΒΌ Cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Decorations as desired (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8Γ—8 or 9Γ—9 pan with parchment paper or nonstick foil
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk
    3 Cups white chocolate chips, 14 Ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Microwave on high in 1 minute increments, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth, and the mixture reaches 235Β°F. If it does not get hot enough, it will not set, and you’ll have a pan of sugar goo. It takes me about 5 minutes total in a 1000W microwave, but this will vary based on how many times you check it, your wattage, and your bowl size
  • Fold in the raspberry jam (I recommend heating it for about 30 seconds to make it more liquid and easier to mix). I don’t mix it in completely, so that it leaves some natural streaking and marbling in the chocolate (but you don’t have to do this). You could also swirl it over the top of the fudge if preferred. If you want to add food coloring or mix-ins, stir them in here.
    ΒΌ Cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Pour into the prepared pan and smooth out evenly
  • Add sprinkles, swirl in candy melts, or other decorations if desired while the mixture is still warm
    Decorations as desired
  • Refrigerate until fudge is completely set and firm to the touch, at least 4 hours (though overnight is even better)
  • Cut into pieces and serve

Notes

  • You can use any type of chocolate chips for this instead of white chocolate chips. I think semisweet and dark chocolate go well too, but note that the color will turn out brown instead. I use the white chocolate mostly to produce the light pink color final result!
  • Instead of raspberry jam, you can use 2 tsp of raspberry extract or ΒΌ cup of raspberry liquor (such as Chambord) for an adult version! Depending on the brand and type of flavoring you use, you may want to have red food coloring available to adjust the color (assuming you want it pink).
  • The extract delivers the strongest (but also the most phony) flavor. I do not recommend adding more than ΒΌ cup of preserves or liquor to add more flavor, as the fudge will get too soft and not set properly
  • Decorations are optional and can be adjusted to the occasion! Add a few drops of food coloring into the fudge itself, drizzle colored candy melt over the top, or add seasonal sprinkles for a fun twist!
  • You can add mix-ins if you like, such as chopped nuts, fresh raspberry pieces, dried raspberries, or chocolate coated raspberries for different twists. Fold them into the mixture after cooking, but before pouring into the pan to set
  • Use a sharp knife and run it under hot water before cutting your fudge to make the edges cleaner
  • I developed this recipe using a 1000W microwave. If you have a higher wattage, your cooking time may be less, and a lower wattage may take you more time
  • To check the temperature, use a candy thermometer, meat thermometer, or any similar kitchen thermometer that goes up to at least 250Β°F. If you don’t have one, the mixture should come to a rolling boil (meaning it bubbles across the entire top surface) for around 3 minutes (but a thermometer gives a much more accurate result)!
  • Store raspberry fudge in the refrigerator for best results. It usually keeps well for at least 1 week
  • You can cut your fudge into any size cubes you like for serving. Typically 1-2” squares are normal for fudge, and the quantity of squares this recipe makes will vary based on the size you choose (and the size of your pan)
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any decorations added, size of pieces, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 71gCalories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 8.4mgSodium: 32mgPotassium: 92mgSugar: 42gVitamin A: 61IUVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 0.1mg
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