Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This classic fudge recipe combines four simple ingredients to make a rich, decadent, and chocolaty dessert.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 squares
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with waxed paper.

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  • Place all chocolate in a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Stir occasionally until melted. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until combined. Mix in the pecans.

  • Spread fudge evenly into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm.

  • Cut into squares using a long, sharp knife. Store in an air-tight container, at room temperature.

Note: We've doubled this recipe to feed a crowd and make an ample amount for holiday gifting. Recipe easily halves if a smaller yield is desired.

Substitute pecans with walnuts if desired.

Bakers Tip: To add a twist on the classic fudge, top with Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares, toasted pecans, or drizzle melted white chocolate on top.

Nutrition Facts

175 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 18.2g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 3.7mg; sodium 13.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
Normally fudge is too rich & sweet for me but this semi-sweet & 60% cacao combination with only 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk & lots of pecans was to die for! Read More
(1)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
Normally fudge is too rich & sweet for me but this semi-sweet & 60% cacao combination with only 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk & lots of pecans was to die for! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2019
Used 2 tbl Hershey's cocoa powder and only 2 tsp vanilla. So delicious and very quick to make! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2020
I thought that this recipes was easy and fun! My only problem was that the recipe called for a 14 ounce cup of sweetened condensed milk, and the video called for 3 1/2 cups of it. The one in the video was creamier and mine was a little harder. It was still very delicious! Highly recommended. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2020
I made this recipe exactly as written. I expected a really good fudge especially after paying a premium for Ghirardelli chocolate. Sadly I was disappointed. The texture is not creamy and the finished product is not sweet at all....bittersweet in fact. I noticed that the Ghirardelli recipe for fudge on the inside wrapper of the chocolate baking bar has the same ingredients but only HALF the chocolate chips and one baking bar with the same 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk. That would probably be much better. I won t make this one again. Perhaps someone who loves bittersweet chocolate would enjoy it. Read More