Decadent Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe

Chocolate Walnut Fudge is a decadent treat any time of the year but especially enjoyed during Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and on other special occasions.  Not only is a great addition to any cookie or dessert tray, but a great gift during the holiday season!

Chocolate Walnut fudge on a piece of parchment paper on a white background.

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You’ll love how easy this chocolate walnut fudge recipe is to whip up! With only 6 simple pantry friendly ingredients, you can have this decadent treat ready for your holiday party or to give as a gift!

I love giving fudge as a gift! Wrapping the squares individually and adding to a pretty holiday themed tin with a jar of my homemade Christmas Jam is the perfect holiday gift for friends and family!

Ingredients

Milk Chocolate – Be sure to get milk chocolate and not semi-sweet! You can either get a bar of chocolate or chocolate chips, whichever you choose will work perfectly!

Dark Chocolate – Personally, this is my favorite type of chocolate! It will give a deep rich flavor! You can find it in the baking section as dark chocolate chips or a dark chocolate bar. It may be labeled bittersweet chocolate too!

Sweetened Condensed Milk – You can find sweetened condensed milk in the baking section or canned milk section of most grocery stores. Make sure to get sweetened condensed and not evaporated!

Vanilla Extract – Vanilla makes chocolate taste….well more like chocolate! Be sure to use real vanilla extract to achieve the best flavor!

Salt

Walnuts – Grab a bag of walnuts from the baking aisle of the grocery store.

Fleur de Sel or Flaky Sea Salt – This is entirely optional to use as a garnish or topping.

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How to Make Chocolate Walnut Fudge

While this chocolate walnut fudge is easy to prepare, you will need to be patient while it sets up! For best results, use a heavy bottomed saucepan that is double the size of the recipe and use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture.

Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, making sure there is enough overhanging the edge and set aside.

In a medium heavy-bottomed sauce pan like a dutch oven, add both types of chocolate and the can of sweetened condensed milk and heat over low heat.

Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and sweeteneed condensed milk in a saucepan with a cup of walnuts and spatula next to it to make Walnut Chocolate Fudge.

Stirring frequently, cook until the chocolate is mostly melted and the mixture thickens slightly. About 5-6 minutes. Most of the chocolate should be melted but some chunks may not fully melt but will continue to melt from the warmth of the mixture.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the vanilla extract and salt. Stir well until combined and looks smooth and glossy.

A spatula and melted chocolate in a sauce pan while adding the salt and vanilla extract to the chocolate walnut fudge.

Fold in the walnut pieces and stir to combine.

Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the desired amount of sea salt or flakey salt.

Decadent Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe

Transfer the pan to the fridge and allow to set for 2-3 hours.

After 2-3 hours, use the parchment paper to lift the fudge out of the pan and cut into bite sized squares.

Enjoy!

Yield: 35 squares

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge pieces on parchment paper.

This chocolate walnut fudge recipe is the perfect decadent treat during the holidays or as a Valentine's Day gift!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Flaky sea salt or fleur de sel, for topping, to taste

Instructions

  1. Line a 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper, making sure there is enough overhanging the edge. Set aside.
  2. In a medium heavy bottomed sauce pan, add both types of chocolate and the sweetened condensed milk and heat slowly over low heat.
  3. Stirring frequently, cook over low heat until the chocolate is mostly melted and the mixture thickens, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Most of the chocolate should be melted but some small chunks will continue to melt from the warmth of the mixture.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the salt and vanilla extract, stirring to combine and the mixture appears smooth and glossy.
  6. Fold in the roughly chopped walnuts and stir to combine.
  7. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  8. Sprinkle with the desired amount of flaky sea salt and place the pan in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until set.
  9. When ready to serve, use the parchment paper to lift the fudge out of the pan and cut into bite sized squares.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

For best results, use a heavy bottomed saucepan that is double the size of the recipe and use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

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Conclusion

This chocolate walnut fudge recipe is a must keep in your recipe collection! Not only for it’s decadent deliciousness but it’s a wonderful recipe for gifting and celebrating the holidays as well as Valentine’s Day and many others!

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