Last year I made a Marbled Chocolate Mint Fudge and I have been dying to make a nutty fudge ever since! I originally imagined making a chocolate fudge with walnuts, but when I finally got around to making this nutty microwave fudge I didn’t have enough walnuts! I did however have a bag of salted peanuts so I used them instead and I am very happy with the result!
This fudge is slightly salty with rich dark chocolate and crunchy peanuts. It kind of reminds me of a Snickers, which is my favourite chocolate bar! I like it best when I get some out of the fridge around half an hour before I want to eat it. When it has warmed up just a little bit it is soft, chewy, and deliciously nutty!
This is a very easy recipe, in fact because it’s a microwave fudge it would be a great one to get the kids involved with. You could also use whatever nuts that you like – I fully intend to make this again very soon using some walnuts!
I adapted it slightly from a recipe I found here at So How’s it Taste. The most obvious adaption being that I used the microwave for mine. The original recipe also called for a dash of salt but because the peanuts I used were already salted I left it out. If the nuts you choose are unsalted I would recommend added a small amount of salt. I also lightened it up a little by using skim sweetened condensed milk.
- 3 cups (525g) dark chocolate buttons
- 1 can (400g) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of roughly chopped nuts
- Line the bottom and sides of an 8 inch (20 cm) square baking tin with non-stick baking paper, leaving some overhang at the sides.
- Place the dark chocolate buttons in a microwave safe container and add the sweetened condensed milk.
- Microwave the chocolate on high giving it bursts of 30 seconds and stirring in between each burst.
- Once the chocolate mixture is completely melted and smooth add the vanilla extract and stir well.
- Add the nuts and again stir well.
- Press the fudge into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
- If you like you can press a few extra nuts into the top of the fudge.
- Place the fudge in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours or until firm. Use the overhanging baking paper to lift the fudge out of the tin and cut into squares.
- Leftover fudge can be stored in the refrigerator or placed in the freezer.
Perhaps you are you a choc mint lover? Why not try this Marble Chocolate Mint Fudge!