This Chocolate Walnut Fudge is buttery and smooth with toasted walnuts throughout. This easy to make, melt in your mouth fudge recipe is great for gift-giving. The recipe makes plenty so you can keep some for yourself to satisfy any chocolate candy craving!
Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Freshly made fudge is to die for and this Chocolate Walnut Fudge beats any kind of fudge that you can buy in a store. It’s so easy to make – no candy thermometers needed.
This recipe uses mini marshmallows and butter which adds to its smooth texture. It can be made entirely on the stove top in one large saucepan in just 15 minutes. Once it has set for 30 minutes at room temperature, then refrigerate for 1 hour.
One of the things that I love about this recipe is the toasted walnuts. Toasting the walnuts brings out a deeper, nutty flavor which goes so well with the chocolate and vanilla flavors. If you prefer to skip this step, you can certainly use raw chopped walnuts instead.
This is a fun recipe to do with kids because it has very simple steps and a great recipe for gift-giving around the holidays too. Teachers gifts, anyone?
Remember, this Chocolate Walnut Fudge should be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator. It will last for up to 5 days but I doubt it will stick around that long!
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Ingredients for Chocolate Walnut Fudge
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the 8″ x 8″ pan
- 3 cups of mini marshmallows
- 1 cup sugar (I used organic pure cane sugar and it works very well)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (heavy whipping cream works as well)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate (use the best quality you can find, it does make a difference)
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful for Chocolate Walnut Fudge
- 8″x 8″ baking pan
- parchment paper
- cookie sheet
- a sharp knife
- cutting board
- baking spatula
- wooden spoon
- mason jars or boxes, if you are gift giving
- decorative and festive ribbon, if you are gift giving
You are going to love this Chocolate Walnut Fudge, let it be your new “go-to” fudge recipe when you have a sweet craving!
This recipe is inspired by Simple Chocolate Fudge from marthastewart.com