Chocolate Orange Fudge: No-bake, Eggless, and Easy!

A piece of chocolate fudge


This chocolate orange fudge is as delicious as it is easy to make. A rich, bittersweet chocolate base melds with tangy orange zest, yielding a smooth, melty mouthful that is not only decadent, but surprisingly fresh.

The texture too, is perfect. Firm, but giving away easily when bitten into, with chewy, sticky pieces of date enhancing both flavor and mouthfeel.


  • Zest of 2 oranges (approx. 4 tbsp.)
  • ½ cup dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 300g (1 ¾ cup) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 400g (310 ml) sweetened condensed milk


    1. Lightly grease a 7’’ x 7’’ dish. Line it with parchment paper with some overhang off the sides (so that you can just lift the fudge out of the dish when it’s done). Set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together orange zest, chopped dates, vanilla extract, and salt. Set aside.
    3. Create a double boiler by bringing water to a simmer in a medium-sized pot, and then placing a heatproof bowl on top such that it fits snugly without touching the water.
    4. Add chocolate and condensed milk to the bowl. Stir continuously until the chocolate is fully melted. Take off heat.
    5. Add in the date mixture and stir to combine evenly. 
    6. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish, and smoothen the top with a spatula or by gently rapping against a hard surface. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.
    7. Cut into squares with a sharp knife. Enjoy! 


  1. Use the highest quality of chocolate you can find. We recommend bittersweet chocolate, containing at least 70% cacao, but feel free to use sweeter chocolate if you prefer.
  2. If you do not have a 7’’ x 7’’ dish, that’s totally fine. Use a slightly larger or smaller dish, the fudge will just be a bit thinner or a bit thicker. 

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