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Poor Man's Fudge

Updated on December 22, 2012
4 stars from 1 rating of Poor Man's Fudge


I was stepping out the door when I caught the tail end of a conversation my mother-in-law was having. When I asked her what was being said she shared the simplest, cheapest fudge ingredients I have ever heard. There are 2 ingredients costing around $3.00 at the local Dollar General Store, its quick and has no complications. This is fast and easy and has become a holiday favorite of mine (and everyone who receives it as a gift). Enjoy.


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 15


  • 1 can cream cheese or vanilla icing, name brand or generic
  • 1 bag 16 oz chocolate or peanut butter chips, name brand or generic


  1. Use a nonstick pan. Turn burner on lowest setting and melt one 16 oz bag of chips (chocolate or peanut butter). Stir constantly until completely melted.
  2. Stir in one can of icing (cream cheese or vanilla). I prefer cream cheese icing in my chocolate fudge and vanilla icing in my peanut butter fudge, but it is affordable enough to experiment with to determine which you like best.
  3. Once the two ingredients are completely mixed, use a spoon to spread the mixture out in a greased (I use spray oil) 9 by 9 pan or one of your choosing depending on how thick you like your fudge to be.
  4. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes, longer if you would like it to be more firm. Cut into squares and serve. Store at room temperature.
  5. Enjoy eating affordable, delicious fudge!


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