Gift-Worthy Recipes: Toasted Walnut Fudge Recipe
Oh December. The demise of diets. The return of stretchy pants. The reason health club memberships skyrocket in January.
I’m trying to be good this December, I really am. But this fudge is calling my name.
The thing that makes this particular fudge recipe over-the-top delicious is the addition of toasted walnuts. Toasting the walnuts really enhances their flavor. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a standard fudge recipe. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. If you’re not keen on walnuts, you could certainly substitute toasted almonds, pecans, pistachios, or other nut.
Pretty Packaging: It’s All In the Details
The key to making food gift-worthy is all about packaging. Head on over to your local craft or paper supply store to pick out a pretty box to place your fudge in. Or check out an online shop such as Shop Sweet Lulu for tons of cute packaging supplies.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I hope your December is full of delicious, splurge-worthy treats! You can always return to your healthy eating habits in January.
Toasted Walnut Fudge Recipe
Yield: 16 pieces of fudge
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 25 min
- 3 cups white granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 5-ounce can evaporated milk
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 7 ounces of marshmallow creme (I used 7 ounces of mini marshmallows - about 2/3 of a standard bag)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups toasted walnuts, chopped
- Pinch of fine grain sea salt
- Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Butter the foil and set pan aside.
- In a large saucepan, bring sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook on high heat until a candy thermometer reaches 234F (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Add chocolate chips and marshmallow creme. Stir until melted. Stir in vanilla, walnuts, and salt. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly for uniform thickness. Cool completely before cutting fudge.