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Chocolate Walnut Fudge

A quick and easy holiday treat, this Chocolate Walnut Fudge is a foolproof recipe that is great for snacking or gift giving!

A TASTY FUDGE RECIPE

One fudge recipe that I must make every year is this easy Chocolate Walnut Fudge. A good friend of mine gave me the recipe about 25 years ago and it really is so simple to make. If you are nervous about making (or messing up) fudge, this is the recipe for you. You can make it in 20 minutes from start to finish. It doesn’t get much better than that! If you are going to make any fudge this season, make sure it’s this delicious Chocolate Walnut Fudge recipe! I promise it will turn out wonderful every single time!

Stacked Chocolate Walnut Fudge on top of one another with bite taken out of top piece.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is the best chocolate to use?

We like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe as it balances out with the sweetness of the sweetened condensed milk. You can use any chocolate chips such as milk or dark chocolate as long as you are using high quality.

Do I have to use walnuts?

If you are not a walnut fan you can use chopped pecans or almonds as well for this. Or you can leave the nuts out completely.

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely! We make this in a 8×8-inch or a 9×9-inch pan so if you are doubling it you will want to use a 9×13-inch pan.

How long does this need to set?

Lucky this fudge is quick and it will set up in around 15 minutes!

Can I make this saltier?

I love the salty sweet combination so yes you can! You can add flaked or regular salt to the top of this or you can use salted walnuts.

How do I store leftovers?

This can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days in an airtight container or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. This can also be frozen, place in a freezer bag and it should keep in the freezer for up to 3 months, let defrost at room temperature.

Pinterest image of Chocolate Walnut Fudge stacked whosing off walnuts.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • walnuts
Ingredients needed: semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, salt and walnuts.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE:

Line an 8×8 or a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside. Place the chocolate chips in a large bowl and pour the sweetened condensed milk over them. 

Chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in measuring cup.

Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds on high. Let stand for 1 minute and stir until smooth. If the chocolate chips did not melt completely, microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.

Melted chocolate chips and milk being stirred togethere.

Add the vanilla and sea salt, stir it in until combined. Fold in ¾ cup of the walnuts until thoroughly mixed in. 

Vanilla, salt and walnuts added to the fudge mixturer.

Pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top.

Fudge mixture spread into a lined baking pan.

Press in the remaining walnuts on top. 

Walnuts added to the top of fudge.

Cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 minutes or until set. Take the fudge out of the dish by using the parchment paper to lift it up. Cut into squares and serve.

Stacked Chocolate Walnut Fudge with walnuts and chocolate chips at bottom.

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CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE

A quick and easy holiday treat this Chocolate Walnut Fudge is a staple recipe that is great for snacking or gift giving.
5 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time:: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 25

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8 or a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside. Place the chocolate chips in a large bowl and pour the sweetened condensed milk over them.
  • Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds on high. Let stand for 1 minute and stir until smooth. If the chocolate chips did not melt completely, microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla and sea salt, stir it in until combined.
  • Fold in ¾ cup of the walnuts until thoroughly mixed in.
  • Pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top. Press in the remaining walnuts on top.
  • Cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 minutes or until set. Take the fudge out of the dish by using the parchment paper to lift it up. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

  • This recipe can easily be doubled in a 9×13-inch pan.
  • You can use any kind of nuts that you’d like.
  • We like semi-sweet chocolate chips for this but you can use your favorite as long as it is high quality.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 46mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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