Easy Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe
Can't Wait for Fudge? No Worries!
Craving sweets and you want them now? This doesn't even take half an hour!
This easy, quick fudge recipe is made using only five ingredients and one burner of a stovetop.
The hardest part is staying put at the stove for 3 minutes to stir continuously.
Put your kids to work learning their way around the kitchen: they can explore cooking with this fast dessert and you share the tasty rewards for being brainy enough to have the supplies on hand.
For the actual fudge:
- 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
To grease the pan:
- about 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or, butter, margarine
Non-Perishable Ingredients to Keep On Hand for Chocolate Walnut Fudge
- 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
Simple Fudge Making Equipment
- Wash your hands. Assemble and measure all ingredients. Chop walnuts to desired size.
- Grease the 8 x 8 pan with a little vegetable oil.
- Put evaporated milk and sugar into the saucepan and stir to mix. Put on stove burner at medium-high and stir constantly.
- 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 near the top of the saucepan, turn down the heat level slightly. Boiling over a sugar mixture is NOT something you want to experience!
- Turn off the heat and move pan away from the burner onto a heat-proof place. (This could be a cold burner or on a hot pad on the counter.) Add the marshmallow cream and continue to stir constantly. This may take a little more muscle to get it evenly mixed.
- Add the chocolate chips and walnut pieces and stir to mix. This will take harder stirring.
- Pour into the 8 x 8 serving pan. Allow to cool.
Steps to Making Fudge
How To Store Fudge
This is almost a silly category if your family is like mine! This dessert will be enjoyed and finished before bedtime!
But, just in case, please know that this fudge keeps well so it can be on hand for days for yourself and your guests. It is a great food gift which can be made days ahead. Put it in the refrigerator or keep it out if the room is around 65 degrees F or cooler.
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.
Chocolate Walnut Fudge
A "Three Musketeers" Candy Bar Variation
If you would like something lighter and fluffier with less intense chocolate flavor, similar to a Three Musketeers (TM) candy bar, use 1 whole cup of marshmallow fluff in the recipe, instead of 1/2 cup.
Lighter Look of the "Three Musketeers Bar" Fudge
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2012 Maren Elizabeth Morgan