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Chocolate Walnut Fudge

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A simple 5-ingredient chocolate walnut fudge that you can create in your microwave. It’s a no-fuss, no-fail fudge recipe anyone can make!

Now that Thanksgiving is done, it’s time to focus on my favorite holiday, Christmas!

That means warm, comforting dinners and sweet treats. For today, we’re sharing Kim’s chocolate walnut fudge.

It’s such a simple recipe. Using your microwave, the fudge is ready to chill in about 4-minutes.

Chocolate walnut fudge squares served on a decorative wooden plate.
Seriously, this fudge is loaded with chopped walnuts and decadent chocolate.

I’ll provide some tips below to simplify the process even more. So, shall we get started?

Oh, if you like this recipe, then check out our Bailey’s Irish Cream fudge or our Rocky Road fudge. Both options are great for the holidays.

An up-close view showing the fudge's smooth texture.
The fudge is so smooth and creamy and the walnuts add a nice crunch to every bite.

How to make chocolate walnut fudge in the microwave?

First, grab an 8×8-inch square baking dish. Line the dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Afterward, use non-stick cooking spray to grease the liner. Doing so will keep the fudge from sticking as it cools.

Sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl.
Make sure to use a heat-safe mixing bowl for this step.

Next, combine the butter, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl.

After that, place the bowl into your microwave. Use the high-power (see tips) setting and heat the ingredients for 3-4 minutes.

The chocolate and other ingredients melted in the bowl.
Don’t scorch the fudge! See our tips section for details concerning 700-watt vs. 1100-watt microwaves.

Be sure to stir the ingredients every 30-seconds in order to have a smooth, creamy fudge.

Once the ingredients are properly incorporated, stir in the chopped walnuts.

Chopped walnuts added to the melted fudge.
Personally, I prefer toasted walnuts. But, regular chopped walnuts are fine.

Then pour the cooling chocolate into the prepare baking dish. Now, you can use a butter knife or rubber spatula to smooth out the fudge.

Also, give the pan a few subtle shakes (jiggle back and forth) on the counter-top. I use that method on cake batters too.

The fudge transferred to the prepared baking dish.
Feel free to use parchment paper or aluminum foil to line the baking dish.

Last, place the fudge into the fridge (uncovered) to chill for about 3 hours. Once it’s set, cut it and serve.

That’s it, your chocolate walnut fudge recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The chocolate fudge cut into cubes on a plate.
This fudge needs about 3-hours in your fridge in order to set properly.

Recipe Tips & FAQ’s:

  • We have a small 700-watt microwave, so we used the high-power setting. If you have an 1100-watt microwave, then I recommend using the medium power setting when heating the chocolate, condensed milk, and butter.
  • The larger the baking dish, the thinner your fudge will be. For example, if you use a 9×9-inch baking dish, then your chocolate fudge will not be as thick as ours.

Why is my chocolate fudge grainy?

Because you did not stir it enough during the melting process. Stirring fudge while melts and begins to cool will help create a smooth and creamy fudge. Also, using a good quality chocolate doesn’t hurt.


How do I cut perfect squares of fudge?

There are 2 ways to accomplish this task. One way is to run a sharp knife under hot water between each cut. The warm knife will make a cleaner cut.

Another option is to use a wire cheese slicer. I know sounds silly, but I use it to cut fudge (without nuts) and it works.

Squares of fudge stacked on a wooden plate.
Remember to store the fudge in your fridge. It won’t hold at room temperature for long.

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Squares of fudge stacked on a wooden plate.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Yield: 3 Lbs.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 14 minutes

A simple 5-ingredient chocolate walnut fudge that you can create in your microwave. It's a no-fuss, no-fail fudge recipe anyone can make!

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 11.5 Ounces Milk Chocolate Chips (1 bag or about 2 cups)
  • 12 Ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (1 bag or about 2 cups)
  • 28 Ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk (2-14 ounce cans)
  • 1 ½ Cups Walnuts, chopped

Instructions

Line an 8 x 8 - inch with foil or parchment paper, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the butter, chocolate chips, and sweetened condensed milk in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Heat it for 3 to 4 minutes (high power-see tips), stirring at 30 second intervals, until melted and smooth.

Add the walnuts, and stir until incorporated.

Transfer the fudge into the prepared pan, and smooth into an even layer. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until set. Cut into squares and serve.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1-piece of the chocolate walnut fudge. Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 64 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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