Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge made with ONLY 4 ingredients, butter, chocolate, condensed milk, and walnuts, is the perfect indulgent treat for the weekend!

This chocolate walnut fudge is a classic no bake dessert like Chocolate Fudge, Buckeye Balls, Oreo Balls and Chocolate Truffles.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge is the PERFECT dessert for any party or holiday, made with only 4 ingredients and is really quick to throw together. This fudge is made in the microwave in almost no time at all, and uses sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter to make the fudge extra creamy.

You can top with extra walnuts, or try drizzling with caramel sauce and flakey salt. This fudge is also kid-friendly because it only takes a few steps to make, and they love to help decorate. You can also add flavor like vanilla or almond if you want to make different types of fudge!


Chocolate walnut fudge can be kept on the counter for up to a week, in an airtight container. I recommend using parchment paper between each layer, to keep the fudge from sticking. You can also store fudge in the refrigerator, but it won’t be as soft as it would if it were at room temperature.


Chocolate fudge can be frozen when wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and tinfoil, or sealed in an airtight container. It should last a few months, and can be defrosted at room temperature.


I like to use milk chocolate chips for this recipe, but you can also use dark chocolate or white chocolate chips. Melt them with the butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each time, until it’s smooth and creamy. If the chocolate isn’t turning out, add a drop or two of coconut oil to smooth it out.

You can also make a double boiler by placing a glass bowl on top of a saucepan of water, whisking the chocolate with the butter and condensed milk until it’s combined.

Chocolate Fudge with Walnut Chunks


  • Crushed candy
  • Marshmallows (or melted marshmallow drizzled on)
  • Other nuts like almonds or pecans
  • Peanut butter frosting
  • Toffee
  • Toasted coconut flakes



  • This fudge needs to set in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours before it’s ready. Make sure you let it rest for the full time. Do not set the fudge in the freezer, as it will only freeze instead of setting properly.
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to add some flavor to the chocolate. Also try peppermint extract with crushed peppermint candies for a crunchy indulgent holiday recipe.
  • You can line the prepared pan with parchment paper or wax paper just to make sure the fudge doesn’t stick. I like to line the pan even if it’s nonstick, because this fudge can be hard to get up.
  • You can chop the walnuts coarsely by hand, or pulse them in the food processor to speed up the process.
  • Do not use regular milk in place of the sweetened condensed milk, or the chocolate fudge might not set correctly.
  • If you’re having trouble cutting into the finished fudge, try dipping the knife in hot water and drying completely to heat it up before slicing into the dessert.

Chocolate Fudge with Walnuts

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Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge made with ONLY 4 ingredients, butter, chocolate, condensed milk, and walnuts, is the perfect indulgent treat for the weekend!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 248 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups milk chocolate chips (about 2 bags)
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce cans)
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  1. Wipe down a piece of foil with the wrapper of the stick of butter, then line a deep 8x8 pan (if you don't have a deep one use 9x13) with it.
  2. Add the butter to a large microwave safe bowl and melt gently then mix well with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Melt in the microwave until smooth in 30 second increments (2 minutes total), mix in the walnuts, then pour into the greased aluminum lined pan and refrigerate until set, about 3-4 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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    1. Yes though it might not need the full 2 minutes. You’re just microwaving it until it has a smooth texture. If it’s less, it’ll take less time to achieve that. Good luck!

  1. Easy enough for a Dad to do. Made a batch last night, and the wife says it’s as good as what you would spend $3.50 a small square. I delivered a small plate to a couple of other family members, and they too thought it was great. Nice and creamy texture with some pecans. A very yummy treat. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This looks very good!!! Thank you so much for posting the recipe. I was just wondering when you say to ‘melt gently, then mix well with the remaining ingredients’, can you use, say, a whisk by hand to mix or do you mean to use an electric mixer or does it matter?

  3. And, what’s more, is that it’s definitely diabetic friendly just all recipes are from E-cookbook!

  4. Oh gosh, this is one of my favorite ways to eat fudge. Walnuts are the perfect addition to this!

  5. They look fantastic! I’m sure this will quickly disappear on our house, can’t wait to try!