Oreo fudge takes 5 minutes to make, it’s the perfect cookies and cream fudge for the holiday season!
This Oreo Fudge..
- is easy to make in 5 minutes.
- requires only 5 ingredients.
- is the perfect cookies and cream fudge to add to Christmas cookie tins!
Very Important Fudge Tip
There is one very important tip when making fudge with sweetened condensed milk. Do NOT over heat it while microwaving!
For this recipe you’ll microwave the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk for 1 minute. Once you pull the bowl out of the microwave, it may look like it needs more time in the microwave, but trust me, the chocolate chips will fully melt while you stir everything together.
Over heating the fudge during the microwaving process is a guaranteed way of creating dry, crumbly fudge that can’t be fixed.
Ingredients For Fudge
- Sweetened condensed milk: Use one 14 oz can.
- White chocolate chips: I used Ghiradelli white chocolate chips. For best results use a higher quality brand.
- Oreos: rough chop them – no need to remove the cream!
- Vanilla extract and Salt: adds flavor and the salt balances the sweetness
Why Is My Fudge Dry and Crumbly?
Fudge is all about sugar crystallization. The number one reason fudge turns out dry and crumbly is because the fudge mixture was overcooked / overheated.
Unfortunately, with microwave oreo fudge there is no good way to salvage overcooked fudge. I recommend microwaving the fudge ingredients in a glass bowl for the most even heating. Be sure to microwave the fudge exactly as the directions state, do not add additional time.
How To Cool Fudge
I recommend cooling fudge on the counter. This allows the fudge to cool slowly.
If you place the fudge in the fridge to speed up the cooling process the rapid change in temperature can cause the sugar to crystallize too quickly, causing a grainy texture.
How To Store Fudge
Store fudge in an airtight container. Oreo fudge will last for 1-2 weeks in a container on the counter.
How To Freeze Fudge
You can freeze cookies and cream fudge as a large slab or fudge that’s been cut into pieces. For either method, wrap the fudge tightly in plastic wrap and place inside a zip lock freezer bag. Fudge can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To thaw, place the fudge in the fridge for 24 hours.
Tips for Making Oreo Fudge
- For best results, use high quality chocolate chips.
- Line the pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy removal of the fudge.
- Allow the fudge to set completely before cutting into pieces.
- For perfect squares, I recommend using a ruler while cutting the fudge.
More Fudge Recipes
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz
- 2 ¾ cups white chocolate chips
- 10 oreos, chopped, plus a few additional broken oreos for the top of the fudge
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Line a square 8 or 9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Make sure the foil goes up the sides of the pan. Set aside.
- In a glass microwave safe bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate chips. Stir with a spatula until combined.
- Microwave on full power for 1 minute. Do not microwave longer, the mixture will melt and come together as you stir. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and combined. Over microwaving can cause the chocolate to scorch and the fudge will be crumbly. Stir in the chopped oreos, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Transfer the fudge to the pan and spread into an even thickness. Press extra oreos into the top if desired. Allow the fudge to set on the counter for at least 4 hours, overnight is great too. You can loosely cover the top of the fudge with foil.
- Once the fudge is set, cut into squares. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1-2 weeks.