I made this fudge for my husband. In a feeble attempt to “fatten him up” a little 😉
The man has the highest metabolism of anyone I know and somehow manages to maintain a nice physique without working out a ton, and eating whatever he wants. I’ve asked him several times if we could trade metabolisms…too bad that’s not possible!!!
Anyways, it’s been an inside (now outside!) joke our entire marriage that it’s impossible for him to gain any weight, no matter how much food I prepare or how much he eats.
But I think I finally hit the jackpot.
He loves German chocolate cake…so I decided to make some German Chocolate Fudge for him for his birthday last week.
It was a hit.
So, now…I’ll just keep making this over and over for him. And maybe he’ll fatten up a little. But probably not.
For these beauties, I used sweet German chocolate squares in the actual fudge. It’s not super cheap, but decided it was worth the added expensive for the birthday fudge! (I have a cheaper alternative in the recipe for you.)
I also just used cake frosting to go on top of the fudge. You could, of course, make it yourself. But with all the other birthday festivities that were happening last week, I ended up “going convenient” on that part.
This German Chocolate Fudge is stunning. It’s simply stunning.
If you have German Chocolate Cake lover in your life, you NEED to make this fudge for them!
German Chocolate Fudge
- 2 sticks butter cut into pieces
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 12 1-oz. squares German sweet chocolate (This chocolate isn't cheap...but will give you a more authentic flavor to the fudge base. If you want something cheaper, you could sub 12 oz. bag 0r 2 cups milk chocolate chips.)
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 12 oz can evaporated milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla (or use homemade vanilla extract!)
- about 1/4 cup Coconut Pecan frosting
- Use the butter paper to grease the sides and bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish.
- Add the butter pieces and chocolate chips & squares to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk and sugar together at a rolling bowl for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Don't let the milk scorch or burn. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and pour over the butter and chocolate chips and mix well for at least 3 minutes and fudge base is smooth. Stir in the vanilla until incorporated.
- Pour the fudge base into the baking dish and let cool for at least one hour in the fridge.
- Add the frosting in a thin layer over the fudge and then cut into serving sizes. OR, cut the fudge and add tiny dollops of the frosting onto each fudge piece.
- Serve German Chocolate Fudge chilled or at room temperature.
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- Christmas Themed Lollipop Candy Mold
- Silicone Baking Molds: Green Christmas Tree Cake Pans, set of 4
- 12 Cup Silicone Muffin & Cupcake Baking Pan
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I tried to make this and it didn’t set up properly. It took 10 minutes to start boiling, and then kept foaming up and boiling over the pot while I stirred it for 10 minutes. I kept it on low because otherwise it boiled over, but I guess I didn’t get it to the right temperature because it’s too soft to cut.
Can you tell I don’t know how to make fudge? Do you think this can be salvaged somehow? I was trying to make it during my kids’ nap and it took me way longer than 15 minutes, more like 45.