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.

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Spread evenly into wax-paper-lined pans.

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

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