Easy Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe

Fudge for Novice, Beginner, and Kid Cooks

This is an easy, quick fudge recipe using one burner of the stove. The hardest part is staying put at the stove for 3 minutes to stir continuously. You can do that!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: 48 pieces size 1 inch x 1.6 inches

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces (340 g) semi-sweet REAL CHOCOLATE chips, Must be real chocolate, not imitation flavor
  • 1/2 cup ( 125 ml) marshmallow cream
  • 2 cups (400 g) white sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup (190 ml) evaporated milk, it comes in a can
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chopped walnuts, chop to your size preference

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Ingredients

Marshmallow Fluff, white sugar, evaporated milk.
Marshmallow Fluff, white sugar, evaporated milk. | Source
Semi-sweet chocolate (REAL chocolate) chips.
Semi-sweet chocolate (REAL chocolate) chips. | Source
Walnut pieces from the bulk food aisle of my grocery market.
Walnut pieces from the bulk food aisle of my grocery market. | Source

Equipment

  • 1 large soup pot or saucepan: at least 3 quart capacity
  • liquid measuring cup
  • dry ingredient measuring cups
  • Tablespoon measure
  • large spoon for stirring
  • spatula or long-handled spoons
  • cutting board and knife
  • timer or watch
  • heatproof serving dish about 8 x 8 inches or equivalent

Fudge-Making Equipment

One 3 to 5-quart saucepan, measuring cups and spoons, and spatulas.
One 3 to 5-quart saucepan, measuring cups and spoons, and spatulas. | Source
One heat-proof dish in which the fusge will be poured.  This is an 8 inch by 8 inch casserole dish.
One heat-proof dish in which the fusge will be poured. This is an 8 inch by 8 inch casserole dish. | Source
A clock, watch, or other timepiece is used in making fudge.
A clock, watch, or other timepiece is used in making fudge. | Source

Instructions

  1. Wash your hands. Assemble and measure all ingredients. Chop walnuts to desired size.
  2. Grease the 8 x 8 pan with a little vegetable oil.
  3. Put evaporated milk and sugar into the saucepan and stir to mix. Put on stove burner at medium-high and stir constantly.
  4. Add the liquid vegetable oil to the mixture on the stove and stir in. Stir while it boils for 3 minutes. If the boiling bubbles rise to near the top of the saucepan, turn down the heat level a little.
  5. Turn off the heat. Add the marshmallow cream and continue to stir constantly. This may take a little more muscle to get it evenly mixed.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and walnut pieces and stir to mix. This will take harder stirring.
  7. Pour into the 8 x 8 serving pan. Allow to cool.

Steps in Making Fudge

Chop walnuts to whatever size you desire.  I like mine big and chunky.
Chop walnuts to whatever size you desire. I like mine big and chunky. | Source
Add sugar to evaporated milk.
Add sugar to evaporated milk. | Source
Stir vegetable oil into the sugar-milk mixture.
Stir vegetable oil into the sugar-milk mixture. | Source

Fudge-making Continued

Stirring at a boil for 3 minutes.
Stirring at a boil for 3 minutes. | Source
Add marshmallow cream.  A spatula or large spoon may help get the cream out of the measuring cup.
Add marshmallow cream. A spatula or large spoon may help get the cream out of the measuring cup. | Source
Add chocolate chips and walnut pieces.
Add chocolate chips and walnut pieces. | Source

How to Store Fudge

This fudge keeps well so it can be on hand for days for yourself and your guests. Also, it is a great food gift which can be made days ahead. It can be kept out of the refrigerator if the room is around 60 to 70 degrees F.

If your rooms are very humid or warmer than that, though, I recommend storing the fudge in the refrigerator. This will make it firmer and I would then treat it the way one serves cheese: when you know in advance that the fudge will be served, remove it from the refrigerator a few hours beforehand.

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ENJOY!

The "Three Musketeers" Variation

If you would like something lighter and fluffier with less intense chocolate flavor, use 1 whole cup of marshmallow fluff in the recipe, instead of 1/2 cup.

Lighter "Three Musketeers" Fudge Appearance

This version of the fudge uses double the amount of marshmallow cream.
This version of the fudge uses double the amount of marshmallow cream. | Source

Photos and text copyright 2012 Maren E. Morgan.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awsome shared and voted up!!! What an impressive layout thanks for this recipe


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Maren Morgan M-T 3 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

DDE, thank you! I try to have lots of photos for instuctional articles.

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