Easy Walnut Fudge

A tin of walnut fudge
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Ratings (17)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 9x13" pan (58 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
175 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 9x13" pan (58 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 27mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Dave, my father-in-law, is famous for this fudge. This recipe is quick and easy--no candy thermometer required--and the results are delicious. But be warned, it's hard to stop eating after just one piece.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 pound butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups walnuts (chopped)

Steps to Make It

1. Spray a 9”x 13” pan with nonstick cooking spray, or cover with foil.

2. Combine sugar and evaporated milk in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Stir continuously and boil for six minutes.

3. Remove from heat, and add butter, chips, and vanilla. Continue stirring until the chips and completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

4. Add the chopped nuts and stir to incorporate. Pour into prepared pan.

5. Ideally, this should cool at room temperature overnight, but if you are in a hurry or if it is especially warm, it can be put in the refrigerator to harden. Slice into small squares and serve when firm.