German Chocolate Fudge

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German Chocolate Fudge is melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge topped with a thick layer of irresistible coconut pecan frosting.

German Chocolate Fudge #Christmas

There’s nothing I enjoy making (and eating) more around the holidays than fudge. Usually just a simple chocolate fudge will satisfy my sweet tooth like nothing else.

German Chocolate Fudge #Christmas

But sometimes something a little more unique and decadent is in order. Like this German Chocolate Fudge.

It’s supremely gooey and delicious.

German Chocolate Fudge

The texture of this fudge is amazing. You have a creamy, smooth fudge layer covered in an insanely gooey icing with the crunch of coconut and pecans.

German Chocolate Fudge #Christmas

German Chocolate Fudge #Christmas

I must say that it rivals Buckeye Fudge for my all time favorite fudge. It’s hard not to eat piece after piece.

German Chocolate Fudge #Christmas

Happy fudge making! And be sure to share with your neighbors. This recipe makes a whole lot of really rich fudge.

German Chocolate Fudge

German Chocolate Fudge #Christmas

German Chocolate Fudge

Course: Candy
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 48
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
German Chocolate Fudge with a creamy layer of chocolate fudge topped with a thick layer of gooey coconut pecan icing.
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  • 16 tablespoons butter cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

German Chocolate Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sweetened angel hair coconut
  • 1 cup toasted chopped pecans


  • Place the 16 tablespoons of butter and chocolate chips in a large bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and evaporated milk to a boil. Stir constantly for 10 minutes.
  • Pour sugar mixture over the butter and chocolate chips.
  • Use an electric mixer to beat the mixture for 3 minutes. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Spread mixture evenly into a greased 9X13-inch pan. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before adding icing.
  • To make icing, stir together heavy cream, sugar, egg yolks, and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, stirring frequently.
  • Add coconut and pecans and mix well. Let icing cool 15-20 minutes before pouring on fudge.


Calories: 271kcal

Recipe adapted from Favorite Family Recipes

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29 thoughts on “German Chocolate Fudge

  1. I love german chocolate cake..but this fudge is SO much better! The best fudge i have ever tasted . You must try this!!!

  2. This recipe is good in theory, but lacks on execution. The fudge is more a heavy, sugary fudge, not light and mouth melting. If you cook the ev milk and sugar for 10 minutes it gives it caramelized overtones which taints the chocolate for me – 8 minutes is enough. It’s a good idea to line your pan with waxed paper, or you’ll never get the fudge out of the pan. I use a different fudge base along with the German chocolate topping and it’s wonderful.

  3. Any tips on the frosting/icing?
    What I’m assuming are the egg yolks started to solidify in yellow stringy chunks. Thinking I overcooked it, I took the frosting off the heat. But I think it could’ve used more time on the stove as it really never set up as well as I’d have hoped and was a little soft & runny. Was my heat too high?

    1. Yep, I’ve made it and it worked out great first try! Making it again this year too because it was so popular in my household/at work.

  4. Where do we find the special coconut? I have never seen it in my town in Oregon. 🙁 I have this problem all the time with special coconuts in various recipes. Sure hope someone can answer soon so I can make this for the holidays left!
    Thanks so much!

  5. I can’t get enough of fudge during the holidays but this German Chocolate version has got to be my favorite! I love this idea! It looks absolutely amazing!!!

  6. Girl, this fudge would be a huge hit with my family. At this rate, none of us will be able to fit in our new clothes come April. 😉 Wow, this looks wonderful!

        1. This fudge is amazing the best I ever eaten and I’m making this again today to give away for the new year ty for sharing even pretty good with out the frosting

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