Nutty Fudge Day Is Mother’s Day! (But We’ll Still End Up Making It)

nutty fudge day recipe may 12

What do moms like to receive as a gift most? Chocolate may be a good answer for some! So it’s a good thing that this Sunday, May 12, is both Mother’s Day and National Nutty Fudge Day! This would be a good time to indulge a fantasy of a loving husband and the kids running around the kitchen to make us a big batch of fudge while we’re in the bathtub for a leisurely few hours. But that fantasy is ruined by the idea of what we’d find in the kitchen when we finally went downstairs. So we think we’ll just concentrate on earning a good Mother’s Day by going ahead and making some fudge for the weekend–using a delicious Nutty Fudge recipe that’s actually easy and simple enough that we’re thinking about that bath again while handing off duties in the kitchen. No. Better not…  [photo via tasteofhome]

  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 12 oz German sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 C (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow crème
  • 4 ½ C of sugar
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 2 C pecans or walnuts, chopped
  1. Line a 13×9” pan with foil; butter the foil with 1 tbsp of butter and set aside.
  2. Break German chocolate into 1” pieces; place in bowl. Add the chocolate chips and marshmallow crème and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, milk, and remaining butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slowly pour over chocolate mixture; stir until mixture is smooth and blended. Stir in nuts.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

This quick recipe from for nutty fudge only takes about 20 minutes to prepare, not including the cooling time. No candy thermometer is required for this fudge! The recipe yields about 2 ¼ lbs of fudge or 117 squares, meaning there is plenty to share with the rest of the family. Each serving comes in at approximately 88 calories, which means the delicious dessert will make a good sweet treat for those on a low-calorie diet.