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German Chocolate Fudge

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

German Chocolate Fudge with a creamy layer of chocolate fudge topped with a thick layer of gooey coconut pecan icing.
PREP: 1 hr 30 mins
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr 40 mins
SERVINGS: 48

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Candy
Cuisine: Southern

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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.

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