Easy Homemade Fudge Favors

walnut fudge

My mother-in-law emailed me this easy homemade fudge recipe a few days ago, and given that fudge makes a delightful Christmas gift (not to mention, wedding favor!), I gave it a whirl. Super yum! And honestly, if you can melt chocolate, you can make this fudge. You don’t even need a candy thermometer.

If you are giving these as DIY favors, simply place two or three pieces inside a favor box, wrap with a ribbon or baker’s twine and add a thank-you tag. (If you love this, check out our Candy Cane Fudge and Maple Walnut Fudge.)

Ingredients for Easy Homemade Fudge

  • 1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1.5 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • Dash salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Gather your ingredients.

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Line pans with waxed paper.


If you are adding walnuts, chop or pound into smallish chunks.
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In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt.
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Remove from heat; stir in nuts (if you are adding them) and vanilla.

walnut fudge Spread evenly into wax-paper-lined pans.

homemade fudge

Place in fridge for two hours or until firm. Cut in slabs or squares. Place inside favor boxes.

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  1. Posted by Lydia on September 18th, 2014 at 2:05pm

    I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing.....
  2. Posted by cindy on November 15th, 2014 at 11:49pm

    This looks so easy! I'd like to make some to mail to family. Would these hold up for a couple days outside of the fridge after they are done?
  3. Posted by Linda Blocker on December 18th, 2014 at 1:27am

    How long do you cook choc. evaporated milk on the stove? Do I need to get it to a certain temperature?
  4. Posted by Diana Maldonado on December 23rd, 2014 at 1:43pm

    Linda B ... I've made a lot of fudge over the years. You'll notice as you mix the fudge the chocolate chips melt that they'll incorporate with the milk. It is always best to use a low heat or even better try a double boiler. Mix until you have a smooth consistency and then drop in the nuts. You can also mix in mini marshmallows if you like Rocky Road Fudge. Mix them until they're gooey but not totally melted.
  5. Posted by Sarah on December 24th, 2014 at 3:08pm

    Yumm! About how many pieces does this recipe make?
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