Easy Chocolate Fudge
An easy to make Chocolate Fudge Recipe with chopped pecans and decadent caramel – this recipe will leave you drooling for more after each bite!
Our first fudge recipe for this years Christmas Baking Frenzy is here, Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge!! The thing I love about a good chocolate fudge recipe is that it is so easy to make and even better to eat, and this one is no exception.
The decadent chocolate is wrapped around chunks of pecans and oozing caramel…I mean what more could you want in a fudge?
First Published: November 2017 Last Updated: September 24, 2020
This simple turtle fudge is so much more than you could expect – I knew when I went into recipe development for this one that I wanted a rich fudge with a nice crunchy texture from the pecans. I also know how little time we have around the holidays so I made sure to keep this a MICROWAVE fudge too! Woohoo!
If you are looking for a delicious chocolaty fudge to add to your cookie trays this is definitely the one, it only takes 5 minutes to prepare and uses just a few simple ingredients (you don’t even need to make the caramel sauce for this one…yes!!!).
So go ahead friends, I give you permission to make a double batch and keep one for yourself, after all it is the season for giving (and that includes to ourselves).
Ingredients to make Chocolate Fudge
If you’ve never made fudge before, you are in for a super easy treat that uses only 6 ingredients! I also included the link to our Homemade Caramel Sauce but feel free to use store bought too if you’re in a time crunch.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Unsalted Butter
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- Caramel Sauce
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few of the questions we’ve gotten over the years when making our fudge recipes – if you have one that isn’t listed be sure to leave us a comment so we can answer you!
When making any of our fudge recipes we like to use a sturdy wooden spoon for mixing. As the fudge heats up and you start adding in nuts it will get thick and difficult to stir so a plastic spatula won’t cut it!
I love the spoons I linked above – they have a scoop function to them which is awesome for when you put the fudge into your baking pan.
Well … it’s not good! Chocolate when cooked too long will become burnt and crumbly – if you’ve done it before you know what I am talking about.
The key to cooking your fudge is to stir frequently so you can see how the condensed milk and chocolate are combining. Once there are no visible chocolate chunks your fudge is good to go.
This is really a personal preference and for me I always say YES! I love keeping fudge in the fridge, then when I cut a piece it lasts a little longer as it has to come up to temperature in my mouth first.
If you like your fudge to be room temperature just be sure to keep it well sealed and consume within a few days to ensure it is best quality!
The possibilities of what you can add to fudge are really endless. With this recipe we added chopped pecans and caramel sauce, but we have an entire round-up for you of incredible fudge recipes with a variety of mix ins (like peanut butter, marshmallows, jam, walnuts, cranberries, pistachios and so much more).
Be sure to PIN this Pecan Turtle Fudge recipe so you have it for later!
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/4 c Butter, cubed
- 2 c Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- 1 c Chopped Pecans
- 1/4 c Caramel Sauce
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Empty condensed milk into a medium microwave safe bowl. Add chocolate chips and cubed butter and microwave on high for 90 seconds.
- Remove and stir, and heat for another 15-30 seconds (stop at 15 and stir, if chunks of chocolate are still there put back in).
- As soon as it is melted, stir in vanilla and chopped pecans and immediately pour into your baking pan.
- Drizzle caramel sauce over the top and using a knife gently swirl into chocolate.
- Put in fridge and allow to cool completely before cutting (at least 2 hours).
Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.
More Holiday Recipes
- Nutella Fudge with Pistachios
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark
- White Chocolate Cranberry Drop Cookies
- Chocolate Walnut Fudge
- Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
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