Chocolate Walnut Fudge made with ONLY 4 ingredients, butter, chocolate, condensed milk, and walnuts, is the perfect indulgent treat for the weekend!
This chocolate walnut fudge is a classic no bake dessert like Chocolate Fudge, Buckeye Balls, Oreo Balls and Chocolate Truffles.
CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE
Chocolate Walnut Fudge is the PERFECT dessert for any party or holiday, made with only 4 ingredients and is really quick to throw together. This fudge is made in the microwave in almost no time at all, and uses sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter to make the fudge extra creamy.
You can top with extra walnuts, or try drizzling with caramel sauce and flakey salt. This fudge is also kid-friendly because it only takes a few steps to make, and they love to help decorate. You can also add flavor like vanilla or almond if you want to make different types of fudge!
HOW DO YOU STORE CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE?
Chocolate walnut fudge can be kept on the counter for up to a week, in an airtight container. I recommend using parchment paper between each layer, to keep the fudge from sticking. You can also store fudge in the refrigerator, but it won’t be as soft as it would if it were at room temperature.
CAN YOU FREEZE CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE?
Chocolate fudge can be frozen when wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and tinfoil, or sealed in an airtight container. It should last a few months, and can be defrosted at room temperature.
HOW DO YOU MELT CHOCOLATE FOR FUDGE?
I like to use milk chocolate chips for this recipe, but you can also use dark chocolate or white chocolate chips. Melt them with the butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each time, until it’s smooth and creamy. If the chocolate isn’t turning out, add a drop or two of coconut oil to smooth it out.
You can also make a double boiler by placing a glass bowl on top of a saucepan of water, whisking the chocolate with the butter and condensed milk until it’s combined.
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WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TOP CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE WITH?
- Crushed candy
- Marshmallows (or melted marshmallow drizzled on)
- Other nuts like almonds or pecans
- Peanut butter frosting
- Toasted coconut flakes
MORE HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE RECIPES
- Chocolate Cake Roll (Swiss Roll)
- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels
- Chocolate Covered Almonds
- Chocolate Covered Caramels
- Chocolate Covered Oreos
TIPS FOR MAKING CHOCOLATE WALNUT FUDGE
- This fudge needs to set in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours before it’s ready. Make sure you let it rest for the full time. Do not set the fudge in the freezer, as it will only freeze instead of setting properly.
- Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to add some flavor to the chocolate. Also try peppermint extract with crushed peppermint candies for a crunchy indulgent holiday recipe.
- You can line the prepared pan with parchment paper or wax paper just to make sure the fudge doesn’t stick. I like to line the pan even if it’s nonstick, because this fudge can be hard to get up.
- You can chop the walnuts coarsely by hand, or pulse them in the food processor to speed up the process.
- Do not use regular milk in place of the sweetened condensed milk, or the chocolate fudge might not set correctly.
- If you’re having trouble cutting into the finished fudge, try dipping the knife in hot water and drying completely to heat it up before slicing into the dessert.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 4 cups milk chocolate chips (about 2 bags)
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce cans)
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- Wipe down a piece of foil with the wrapper of the stick of butter, then line a deep 8x8 pan (if you don't have a deep one use 9x13) with it.
- Add the butter to a large microwave safe bowl and melt gently then mix well with the remaining ingredients.
- Melt in the microwave until smooth in 30 second increments (2 minutes total), mix in the walnuts, then pour into the greased aluminum lined pan and refrigerate until set, about 3-4 hours.
If you use a 9×13 will it still be thick enough or a lot thinner
It will be thinner but the consistency will be the same so you can just cut larger pieces (or double the recipe!)
I just set mine in the fridge to set! Super excited to see how yummy they are! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Can’t give a review do to fudge would not set up . Followed instructions and even left in refrigerator for 6hrs and still not set.
I’m sorry to hear that! I wonder what happened?
Just a question… is it really 2 14 oz condensed milk? I have done lots of other kinds just want to make sure.
Sabrina, thank you so much! This is the easiest fudge I have ever made. And it tastes fantastic, I have had way too much already. ?
My fudge didn’t set up all the way only the top half
Did the chocolate fully melt and stir completely smooth? If it was only luke warm and not quite hot enough it may have needed to be melted more.
can you do 1/2 batch and only use 1/4 cup butter and would it still be 2 minutes cooking it
Yes though it might not need the full 2 minutes. You’re just microwaving it until it has a smooth texture. If it’s less, it’ll take less time to achieve that. Good luck!
should i roast or toast the chopped nuts before adding them to the fudge?
I didn’t but you definitely could if you wanted to. Enjoy!
This is probably a dumb question but would it turn out as creamy and yummy with dark chocolate?
Not a dumb question. You can definitely use dark chocolate if that’s what you prefer. Enjoy!
Easy enough for a Dad to do. Made a batch last night, and the wife says it’s as good as what you would spend $3.50 a small square. I delivered a small plate to a couple of other family members, and they too thought it was great. Nice and creamy texture with some pecans. A very yummy treat. Thank you for sharing.
I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! It definitely is more budget friendly than buying it from a store.
This looks very good!!! Thank you so much for posting the recipe. I was just wondering when you say to ‘melt gently, then mix well with the remaining ingredients’, can you use, say, a whisk by hand to mix or do you mean to use an electric mixer or does it matter?
You don’t need to use an electric mixer, just mix by hand. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you! 🙂
First time making fudge, but won’t be my last. This recipe was too easy to be real. I like this fudge better than the small expensive squares I’ve purchased at high end shops. I’m so happy right now. ??
First time making fudge, but won’t be my last. This recipe was too easy to be real. I like this fudge better than the small expensive squares I’ve purchased at high end shops. I’m so happy right now.
Yay! I’m glad you decided to give it a try.
And, what’s more, is that it’s definitely diabetic friendly just all recipes are from E-cookbook!
Looks so delicious! Wish I had a couple of pieces right now!
Oh gosh, this is one of my favorite ways to eat fudge. Walnuts are the perfect addition to this!
Save me a chunk, this looks amazing!
You got it!
This fudge is one of the best I’ve tried! So creamy and delicious!
Yay! So glad you loved it, Anna!
They look fantastic! I’m sure this will quickly disappear on our house, can’t wait to try!
It’s the same way here!
My kid loves everything chocolate. It will be fun to make this together on Sunday!
Yes, such a fun treat to make with kids.
This looks so amazing and delicious! Fudge is one of my all-time favorites
I hope you enjoy it!
It must be fate that I have everything already to make this! It looks amazing!