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Make homemade Microwave Chocolate Walnut Fudge with 5 ingredients and just 3 minutes in the microwave!
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Make smooth and creamy Chocolate Walnut Fudge in just 3 minutes using 5 ingredients and a microwave. It’s perfect for when you’re short on time or don’t want to wait!

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Easy Microwave Chocolate Fudge With Walnuts

Our Microwave Chocolate Walnut Fudge recipe requires no candy thermometer or double boiler; it’s my favorite quick and easy way to make fudge in the microwave.

The best microwave fudge recipe begins by melting chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and butter (only 3 minutes total!), then all that’s left is to mix in vanilla and walnuts, pour the mixture into a pan, place it in the fridge to set and soon dessert is done!

Top your fudge with as many walnuts as you wish – with its sweet and creamy chocolate base combined with a contrasting nutty crunch, this homemade candy is just as delicious as any long-cooked confection. 

When the craving hits NOW and you can’t wait a few hours, this is the fastest way to make hassle-free, foolproof fudge at home, and tastes better than the store-bought kind in a box.

Why We Love This easy Fudge Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in the microwave.
  • Uses only 5 simple ingredients.
  • No fancy equipment, candy thermometer, or cooking skills needed.
  • Deliciously decadent dessert that’s full of sweet chocolatey flavor with a satisfying walnut crunch.
  • Perfect for gift giving, potlucks, holiday parties, dessert platters, or any time you have a candy craving.
Microwave Chocolate Walnut Fudge ingredients

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Ingredients

  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Walnuts

Substitutions and Additions

  • Make Without Walnuts: If you are not a fan of walnuts, you can prepare your fudge with an equal amount of chopped pecans, cashews, or almonds to create the same texture with a slightly different taste. Or simply omit the nuts altogether like my 2 ingredient easy chocolate fudge recipe.
  • Choose Your Chocolate Chips: You can substitute milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips for the semi-sweet chips.
  • Make With Mix-Ins: Feel free to stir in some coconut flakes, dried fruit, mini marshmallows, crushed pretzels, chopped cookies, or candy pieces to customize your candy.
walnut chocolate fudge cut into squares
  • 8 x 8 baking dish
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper
  • Microwave safe bowl

How to Make Chocolate Walnut Fudge

  1. Melt: Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate chips, top with butter, and microwave for 2-3 minutes total, stirring every 30-60 seconds. Stir until well combined.
  2. Chill: Stir in vanilla and nuts and pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth the top and place in the fridge until set. 
  3. Serve: Slice into squares, serve, and enjoy!

Tips For Making Microwave Fudge

  • Be sure that you use sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. The fudge will not thicken up with evaporated milk. 
  • Be careful not to overcook your fudge or it will become grainy.
  • I like to line my pan with foil or parchment paper so I can lift out the fudge and cut it on a cutting board instead of in the pan.
  • To cut your fudge, it’s best to use a large chef knife. You can warm the knife by running it under warm water, then dry it off with a towel before slicing.
  • Use your hands to press the fudge into the pan so it is flat and even on top.

How to Store Homemade Fudge

  • To Store: Store chocolate walnut fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: You can store your fudge wrapped tightly and placed in a freezer-safe bag or container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Microwave Chocolate Walnut Fudge stacked up

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when my chocolate chips are done in the microwave?

When melting chips in the microwave you are done when there are just a handful of chips still remaining unmelted. Stop at that point and stir because the heat will continue to melt the rest of the chips and then you won’t overcook them and risk the fudge from becoming grainy.

Why do I have to stir the fudge mixture so often? 

If you don’t stir the fudge mixture often, the middle of the chocolate will burn before the outside of the chocolate is melted. You will also end up with a grainy fudge because the crystals in the chocolate will separate.

How long does it take fudge to set?

I recommend a few hours in the refrigerator for the fudge to completely set. If you are in a rush, an hour will be good, but it may be on the softer side and harder to cut.

a square of chocolate walnut fudge

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Microwave Fudge

Serves — 16
Make homemade Microwave Chocolate Walnut Fudge with 5 ingredients and just 3 minutes in the microwave!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cups walnuts roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts roughly chopped, for top of fudge (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Line a 8×8 casserole dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl place the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate chips but do not mix.
  • Add the butter cubes on top of the milk/chips.
  • Microwave on high power for about 90 seconds total (depending on the power of the microwave), stirring every 30 seconds until the butter has almost completely melted.
  • Immediately remove from microwave and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in vanilla and nuts.
  • Immediately pour into the prepared dish and spread to your desired thickness.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set.
  • Cut and serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store chocolate walnut fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: You can store your fudge wrapped tightly and placed in a freezer-safe bag or container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Tips:
  • Be sure that you use sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. The fudge will not thicken up with evaporated milk.
  • Be careful not to overcook your fudge or it will become grainy.
  • I like to line my pan with foil or parchment paper so I can lift out the fudge and cut it on a cutting board instead of in the pan.
  • To cut your fudge, it’s best to use a large chef knife. You can warm the knife by running it under warm water, then dry it off with a towel before slicing.
  • Use your hands to press the fudge into the pan so it is flat and even on top.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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