Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge

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Dark, Chocolatey Fudge chock full of walnuts and vanilla and all kinds of deliciousness.


While searching the blogosphere for a recipe that piqued my interest and tempted my tastebuds, I came across this Nutty Fudge Day recipe on my friend Cindy’s blog – Skip To My Lou. If Cindy endorses it – I’m in. I, of course, tweaked the recipe a tad.

This fudge recipe is delicious, decadent, easy, rich and not overly sweet – which for me, is key, I don’t like super sweet fudge.

Butter – Dark Chocolate Chips – Sweetened Condensed Milk – Vanilla Bean Paste – Salt & Walnuts – that’s it.

butter for fudge

In a large microwave safe bowl – I used my 8 C glass measuring cup – put the chocolate chips, butter, condensed milk, salt and vanilla bean paste

I love the pretty specks of vanilla bean in those vanilla bean paste drizzles

vanilla bean drizzles

Microwave on half power about 2-5 minutes – I microwaved for 1 1/2 minutes on half power, stirred. Microwave another 1 1/2 minutes – stirred again. Just keep doing this until everything is melted – this is not a creamy smooth melted mixture – it’s thick.
Stir in the walnuts
chocolate fudge melted

Pour all of this into a foil lined and sprayed 8X8 glass dish – I cover my dish with foil going horizontally and vertically – that way when the fudge is done chilling, I just lift the foil out of the dish and peel it off the bottom of the fudge – easy peasy!

Fudge sliced

Refrigerate until the fudge is set, remove from the dish, slice and enjoy! This is perfect cut into bite size pieces with a cold glass of milk.

Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge chock full of walnuts. Adapted from a recipe by Skip To My Lou
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Prep Time:2 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:7 mins


  • 3 C Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 1 C chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste


  • Line an 8X8 dish with foil (I line mine horizontally and vertically so that once the fudge is chilled - I can use the foil to lift the fudge easily out of the dish for cutting. Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  • In a large microwave safe dish (I use my 8 C glass measuring bowl) combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter, vanilla bean paste and salt. Microwave on half power for about 2 to 5 minutes total, until melted. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes, then stir - another 1 1/2 minutes - stir. Repeat until melted. This is not a creamy melted concoction, it's somewhat thick.
  • Stir in Walnuts
  • Pour this and smooth into the foil lined 8X8 baking dish; place in the refrigerator until chilled.
  • Remove from dish, cut into bite size squares and enjoy yourself or give as a gift!
Servings: 8 X8 pan of Fudge
Author: Rachel


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  1. I’m not a big fan of overly sweet fudge either so this recipe sound perfect to me and the nuts in it make me even more happier.

  2. This looks like heaven! A question though — where do you find vanilla bean paste? Would homemade vanilla work just as well?

  3. Fudge is one of my favorite holiday traditions! I am so inspired to try some of these amazing fudge recipes. It will make for a great change since I have used the same recipe year after year! Bless you and thanks for allowing us to link up our favorite recipes. This week I posted my recipe on Chocolate Truffles. I put a twist in my foods by adding pure therapeutic food grade safe essential oils. Amazing great taste and gives your body a boost in health, all the while enjoying the dessert! Have a blessed day!

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