Chocolate Walnut Fudge – The easiest fudge recipe ever! Made with just 4 simple ingredients, this fudge recipe is so tasty and simple to make.
Chocolate Walnut Fudge
There are basically two schools of thought behind homemade fudge – sweetened condensed milk or cooking the sugar, cream, and butter. I am of the group who prefers sweetened condensed milk because it makes making fudge fool-proof and super easy. I burnt my sugar the one time I tried the other method and it just wasn’t worth it.
Another important part of this recipe is that you refrigerate the fudge until it is fully set. If you look back at my red velvet fudge post, you can see the lines where each piece of fudge was cut aren’t quite as smooth and crisp as my chocolate fudge. That’s because that one wasn’t 100% set because I was impatient. Don’t be impatient! It will just look a whole lot nicer if you just wait about 3 hours until the fudge sets before digging into it.
Common Questions About Making Chocolate Walnut Fudge
How do you make homemade fudge?
Making homemade fudge is super easy. All you have to do is combine a can of sweetened condensed milk, 3 cups chocolate chips, and 2 tablespoons butter in a pan, cooking until everything has melted together.
Do I have to use sweetened condensed milk?
No, many fudge recipes call for a mixture of sugar and cream but I found that I burned the sugar too easily and that the fudge turned out much more consistent with sweetened condensed milk.
Can I decorate chocolate walnut fudge?
Of course! While I didn’t in the fudge pictured, you could totally drizzle white chocolate, chocolate, peanut butter, etc.
What kind of chocolate chips can I use?
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips but you could always substitute those in for white chocolate or even a dark chocolate if you prefer that.
What other types of fudge can I make?
There are so many fudge options! Some of my favorites include –
How long will fudge last?
About 3 months in the freezer.
Can I use a nut other than walnuts?
Of course! I think pecans or almonds could be really tasty.
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- 3 cups chocolate chips
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- Line an 8x8" pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Stir continously until chocolate chips are fully melted.
- Add in walnuts and stir until evenly distributed.
- Remove from heat and transfer to the lined pan and spread it evenly.
- Refrigerate for 3+ hours or until fudge is completely firm.
- Remove fudge from pan and slice into pieces before serving.