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Chocolate Fudge with Walnuts

This Walnut Chocolate Fudge checks all the boxes of what you expect fudge to be! The combination of dreamy, creamy fudge laced with walnuts as well as topped with them, brings you the ultimate slice of chocolate bliss!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 295kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a 9x13-inch or 8x8-inch pan or baking dish (see notes) with parchment paper, leaving an inch or two going over the sides.
  • Using a heavy medium or large saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and evaporated milk. Keep the mixture on medium-high heat, until it begins to boil. Keep stirring on medium heat, until it begins to foam, for about 1 to 2 minutes. (If you don’t get the mixture to the right heat, it won’t set. So use the “foam” look as a rule of thumb).
  • Once the milk and sugar mixture has begun to foam, remove the saucepan from heat. Stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallow creme until they melt. The chocolate will melt pretty quickly, so use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to combine the melted creme with the chocolate.
  • Once both have melted into the mixture, stir in ¾ cup of the chopped walnuts, if using. Quickly pour the chocolate mixture into the lined pan or baking dish, and then spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the top of the fudge with the remaining ¼ cup of walnuts, and gently press them into the mixture.
  • Allow the fudge to cool at room temperature until it sets. Cut into 1x1-inch squares. To prevent your fudge from drying out, keep it stored in an airtight container. You can refrigerate, but it is not necessary.

Notes

  • I have made this fudge using both pan sizes, and it works either way. The large pan makes the fudge thinner, and if gift-giving, I would suggest this size. It is easy to cut into 1x1-inch squares. The 8x8 pan gives a thicker fudge, which is really pretty on a dessert table.
  • I used ¾ cup of chopped walnuts and then added ¼ cup, sprinkled on top. My family likes a lot of chopped nuts in fudge, so we add enough so you get some in each bite. This is our personal preference. If you prefer less, change the amount to ½ cup.
  • You can also sprinkle sea salt on top or leave toppings off.
  • You can also leave the walnuts out if you just want plain chocolate fudge.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg