This Chocolate Fudge Recipe with Kahlua and Nuts has a creamy, smooth texture and is a family holiday favorite! A four generation Chocolate fudge that can be made in about 30 minutes.
My fudge is a foolproof recipe when you follow the step-by-step instructions. This traditional fudge recipe is a guilty pleasure that my whole family likes to enjoy during the holiday season.
Marshmallow cream fudge is a 5 stars chocolate fudge that is best served in bite sized pieces. Kahlua Fudge is a great addition to any dessert charcuterie board and will have your guests asking for more!!
If you have ever wondered why there are so many marshmallow fluff containers on the shelves at your local grocery store during the holiday season, this chocolate fudge is why!
My grandmother, Millie Bahr, introduced me to this recipe and I have been in love with it ever since. It has been one of the staple fudge recipes every Christmas since.
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Tools Needed to Make This Chocolate Fudge Recipe
If you would like to serve your fudge in style, then use small paper cups to place the bite-sized pieces on as well as a nice charcuterie board.
What are the ingredients for fudge?
- Granulated Sugar
- Marshmallow cream
- Evaporated Milk
- Salted Butter
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Chopped Walnuts (or nuts of your choice)
- Vanilla Extract
- Make sure to use real butter and not margarine. Nuts are completely optional and if not wanted, just omit.
How Do I Make This Chocolate Fudge Recipe?
Gather the ingredients needed to make your easy chocolate fudge. Line an 9×13-inch baking pan with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
In a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, marshmallow creme, Kahlua, salt, evaporated milk, and butter. Bring to a rapid boil, stirring constantly for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add all the chocolate chips. Stir constantly until the chocolate chips are melted.
Add vanilla extract and chopped nuts. Stir to combine. While the marshmallow fudge is still hot, pour into the prepared baking dish.
Can I Put Chocolate Fudge in the Refrigerator to Set?
Yes, after making this easiest fudge recipe, it is best to refrigerate until firm. If desired add nuts to the top of this wonderful recipe for a decorative touch.
When kept in the refrigerator, the shelf life of this product is extended by many days. Some will place the fudge in the refrigerator to set and then leave it at room temperature, which is also fine.
This fudge makes 5 1/2 pounds.
How To Store Chocolate Fudge
As with all other fudge recipes, to extend the shelf life of this delicious fudge, store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator. I like to use plastic wrap and keep all the air away from this 5-star fudge.
Store fudge at room temperature if you are going to serve it within a day or two. This easy fudge recipe will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze fudge for up to two months.
Tips For Making the Best Homemade Fudge
You do not have to store this chocolate fudge in the refrigerator, but I do recommend it to extend the life of the fudge. Traditional fudge recipes are great for a dessert charcuterie board.
To avoid a grainy texture, make this fudge recipe according to the recipe. Boiling this fudge for 10 minutes is key!!
Make sure to use evaporated milk and not sweetened condensed milk. Evaporated milk is canned milk that helps to make these fudge recipes nice and creamy.
Can I Use Different Chocolate Chips?
Yes, you can switch up the variety of chocolate chips that you use in this fudge. I prefer to use wafer chips if I have them, but I have used all milk chocolate chips or all semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Just remember to keep the same measurement of chips needed to make the recipe and that switching up the chocolate will change the flavor profile of the finished product.
Other Mix-ins to Add
Do you want to add more to your chocolate fudge? Make this fudge by adding dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, etc.), chopped Oreos, Heath pieces, mini marshmallows, M-n-M’s, and crushed flavored candy canes to name a few.
More Chocolate Fudge Recipes
Make More Holiday Treats
Other dessert recipes that I love to make are sugar cookies, peanut clusters, pecan turtles, date cookies, cranberry pinwheel cookies, chocolate covered caramels, date pinwheels and cranberry cookies.
What holiday treats do you like to make? Leave a comment and rating about this recipe along with your favorite treat that you like to make during the holidays!!
Chocolate Fudge Recipe – FAQ
In Michigan, the best fudge in the world is Mackinac Island Fudge!! People come from all over the world to visit Mackinac Island and to purchase some of Murdicks famous fudge. My homemade fudge is better than Mackinac Island Fudge!!
The secret to perfect fudge is following my step-by-step instructions!! Cooking this fudge long enough so that it sets up properly is key. Butter adds a delicious flavor along with the right chocolate chips. Make sure to use chocolate chips that are fresh and not old chips that are hard to melt. You will want to use butter and not margarine when making this recipe. I prefer to use salted butter instead of unsalted butter. Your choice of salted or unsalted butter will not change the fudge profile.
Different types of fudge that I have made are chocolate fudge with Kahlua, white chocolate cream cheese fudge, peanut butter fudge, and peanut butter and chocolate fudge. You might want to try maple, cinnamon, or even microwave fudge.
Yes, you can cut this recipe in half and you can also double it with no problems. If you are doubling this recipe a larger pan will be needed. Pour the finished fudge into a lined and greased 11×15 baking pan. When halving this recipe pour into a prepared 8×8 pan.
Chocolate Fudge Recipe
This Easy Fudge Recipe with Kahlua and Nuts has a creamy, smooth texture and is a family holiday favorite! A four generation Chocolate fudge that can be made in about 30 minutes. My fudge is a foolproof recipe when you follow the step-by-step instructions.
- Sugar, Granulated 2 2/3 cups
- Marshmallow Creme 14 oz
- Evaporated Milk 12 oz (1 1/3 cups)
- Butter 1/2 cup
- Kahlua 1/2 cup
- Salt 1/2 teaspoon
- Semi-sweet Chocolate 4 cups
- Milk Chocolate 2 cups
- Vanilla 2 teaspoon
- Nuts (Chopped) 1 1/3 cups
- Gather the ingredients needed to make your easy chocolate fudge.
- Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
- In a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, marshmallow creme, Kahlua, salt, evaporated milk, and butter.
- Bring to a rapid boil, stirring constantly for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add all the chocolate chips.
- Stir constantly until the chocolate chips are melted.
- Add vanilla extract and chopped nuts. Stir to combine.
- While the marshmallow fudge is still hot, pour into the prepared 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Recipe can be doubled or halved.
- Store fudge in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks
- Freeze unused fudge for up to 2 months.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 102Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 29mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 1g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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