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German Chocolate Fudge #Christmas
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German Chocolate Fudge

German Chocolate Fudge with a creamy layer of chocolate fudge topped with a thick layer of gooey coconut pecan icing.
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

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