This chocolate walnut Microwave Fudge is a quick and easy recipe for whipping up a batch of fudge in minutes. Whether you opt to make it with toasted walnuts or without, this creamy fudge is a winner.
Easy Microwave Fudge Recipe
Fudge can sometimes be intimidating to make for some cook's. I think it's the idea that you need to cook it at a specific temperature and use a thermometer. I realized many years ago that using a thermometer actually helps the process and takes the guessing out of the preparation. That said, the mention of using a thermometer doesn't appeal to some cook's and that's when a recipe like this microwave fudge is the perfect alternative.
Helpful Tips for Making Chocolate Microwave Fudge
- To make this fudge you'll need: A large microwave safe bowl, mixer, measuring set, a sheet pan for toasting the nuts and a 9 x 9 inch square pan.
- This recipe was made in a 1000 watt microwave. You can make it using any size microwave. Depending on a higher or lower wattage, simply adjust the time accordingly. Keep in mind, the main purpose is to melt the chocolate, butter and milk together until it's completely smooth.
- To line the pan with foil, begin by flipping the pan over. Press the foil over the bottom to form the shape, then fit into the pan.
- It's best to measure the powdered sugar beforehand and have all of your supplies ready before you begin so, you can work quickly.
- I highly recommend using a good chocolate for this fudge that will melt smoothly. I used Ghiradelli brand and it melts perfectly smooth for this or any recipe that uses chocolate chips.
- You can use any variety of nuts in this fudge to suit your personal taste. You can also omit nuts should you choose to.
- This fudge can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or chilled for up to one week, possibly even a bit longer. Chilling will lengthen the shelf life.
Other Fudge Recipes to Add to the Menu
While fudge making is often associated with the holiday season, candy is in style year-round at our house. There's always an occasion that homemade fudge is a fitting choice for the dessert menu. Other fudge recipes you may like to try:
- Buttery and rich Brown Sugar Walnut Fudge
- Peanutty Peanut Butter Fudge a classic fudge that's creamy and flavorful.
- No campfire required S'mores Fudge.
- Perfect for Christmas or St Patrick's Day Easy Chocolate Mint Fudge.
- Pretzel Avalanche Fudge has that sweet and salty flavor combination that makes it unforgettable.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Nutter Butter Fudge features crushed cookies in the mix.
- Key Lime Fudge from The Recipe Girl
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds, toasted
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips i.e. Ghiradelli
- ¾ cup salted butter plus additional for greasing foil
- ⅓ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- To toast nuts: Spread in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast in a preheated 350°F oven for 6-8 minutes or until toasted and lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
- Line an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch metal baking pan with heavy duty foil, leaving an overhang. Butter bottom and sides.
- To melt chocolate: Add chocolate chips, butter and milk to a large microwave safe bowl. Cook for 3 minutes, stopping each minute, to stir. After 3 minutes, add time if needed, in 30 second increments repeating the process until completely smooth. (Made in a 1000 watt microwave)
- Once melted, add vanilla and powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat until smooth. Stop to scrape the side of the bowl, as needed.
- By hand, quickly stir in ½ cup toasted nuts, mix well. Spread fudge in pan, top with remaining nuts, pressing gently into the top.
- Chill for at least 2 hours, then lift from the pan using foil. Use a sharp knife to cut into 36 even pieces.
- Store chilled or at room temperature in an air tight container.