Tis’ the season to be merry… and eat fudge.
Let’s face it, even though fudge is something you can enjoy 365 days a year, we only want to splurge on it during the holidays. Am I right?
I never knew that making fudge could be so simple (well, at least this recipe is). You only need five ingredients and you probably already have them. Amazingly, with so few ingredients, the texture and taste is spot on. It’s soft, sweet, and rich. It’s oh so fudgy. Yes, I described fudge as fudgy. 😉
You don’t need any fancy kitchen tools. Specifically, you don’t need a thermometer, which I am officially categorizing as fancy. Cool, right? I always thought you needed one to make these decadent treats, but this recipe proves me wrong. I’m okay with being wrong… this time. 😉
This recipe is SUPER easy and REALLY fast to whip up. It took me less than 15 minutes! (Excluding the chilling time, but that doesn’t really count because the fridge is doing all the work at that point.)
Couldn’t you simply sink your teeth into one these fine beauts? As you can see, I did. 🙂
I find plain fudge to be a bit boring so I added pecans. It adds a little crunch to every bite. Plus, who doesn’t like a chocolate and nut combo?! (Unless you’re allergic to nuts… then by all means skip them because this is still a fabulous recipe without them.)
I’m fairly certain that you will make friends for life if you give these decadent treats out this holiday season.
Chocolate And Nut Fudge Recipe
(Makes about 64 pieces, or less if you like bigger pieces)
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, grease it and set it aside.
- In a medium saucepan, on Low heat, heat the semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and salt until everything is melted.
- Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Gently mix in the chopped pecans.
- Spread the warm chocolate mixture in the prepared pan evenly.
- Chill it for about 2 hours or until it’s firm.
- Remove it from the pan by lifting the edges of parchment paper.
- Cut it into squares. I cut them into very small pieces because it is very rich, but feel free to make bigger if you desire.
Slightly adapted from: Eagle Brand
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I adore fudge and this with pecans looks divine!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Yum, this looks great! I love fudge 🙂
Love fudge during the holidays! So rich, creamy and delish!
I love fudge, but never tried it with pecans , feels like I’m missing out! Pinned!
Hehe… Thanks so much for pinning! 🙂
Wow, this really is so easy, Tina … I honestly didn’t know fudge was so easy to make. I don’t like the idea of using a thermometre either. This is much more up my street!
Definitely easy peezy. 🙂
I am a glutton for fudge! This looks so chocolaty and delicious!! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
That fudge looks amazing! And so quick and easy too. Need to try that one!
Awesome sauce. 🙂
I am a sucker for fudge especially during the holidays! This looks so rich and delicious! I love the pecans in here!
Thank you!! 🙂
Your fudge looks perfect! I love making the easier version with delicious sweetened condense milk. I love nuts and I think it’s just the thing to balance the sweetness.
Thanks so much! 🙂
I’ll take pecans in my fudge, thank you! This fudge looks perfect and would make lovely gifts! Thank you, Tina, for this fabulous (and easy – yay!) recipe!
My pleasure as always, Traci! 🙂
I am so excited to whip up a batch of this when I get home from college!
Wahoo! I hope you love it just as much as I do. 🙂
I never make fudge normally, but finally got around to it this year and really liked it! Plus it’s so easy, and like you said — minimal ingredients. 🙂 This is the way I love fudge — extra chocolatey with nuts! Pinned.
Totally! I’m hooked now too! Thanks so much for pinning. 🙂
We never make fudge any other time of year either. It’s a shame! Although probably my floppy arms would disagree. lol!! Love the pecans!
Lol! My waisteline thanks me for baking hundreds of cookies and candies only 1 month of the year. 😉
Oh my! I’ve never made fudge and now I’m thinking it’s time!! Looks incredible!!
This was my first try at making fudge and I’m hooked!