German Chocolate Fudge

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Looking for the perfect chocolate fudge recipe but with a little twist? You are going to love this rich, smooth German chocolate fudge topped with a chewy coconut topping!

Pieces of German Chocolate Fudge on a Christmas tablecloth

German Chocolate Fudge

I got this delicious recipe for German Chocolate Fudge from our good friends the Tolmans. They are famous around here for their delicious treats, and they were so nice to share this fudge recipe with me and let me share it with all of you! And let me tell you, this recipe definitely lived up to the hype! In fact, this was the best, most creamy, melt in your mouth fudge I have ever had. And the German chocolate topping just made it over-the-top good! I had to hurry and give some away to my neighbors before I ate it all.

What are the best chocolate chips to use for fudge?

I would definitely recommend getting quality chocolate chips for this recipe! I use Guittard or Ghiradelli chocolate chips. Trust me, the taste is worth the extra cost. If you use a less expensive brand, you will risk the fudge getting grainy.

How to Store German Chocolate Fudge

You can store this German chocolate fudge in an air-tight container with the fudge separated with wax paper in between each layer. If you are worried about the coconut layer sticking, you can lightly spray the wax paper with cooking spray and then place over the layers. Store in the fridge (this will help it last longer and harden up better than it would at room temperature). Freezing is not recommended.

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How to Make German Chocolate Fudge

Pieces of German Chocolate Fudge on a Christmas tablecloth

German Chocolate Fudge

5 from 8 votes
Looking for the perfect fudge recipe but with a little twist? You are going to love this rich, smooth chocolate fudge topped with a chewy coconut topping!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, German
Servings 50

Equipment

  • 9x13 inch pan

Ingredients

For the Fudge

For the German Chocolate Icing

Instructions

For the Fudge

  • Place butter slices and chocolate chips in a large mixer bowl. Use butter wrapper to grease bottom of a 9x13 pan that you will be pouring fudge into.
  • In a 2 qt (or larger) saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil, stirring constantly—do not scorch.  
  • Boil 10 minutes, while constantly stirring.
  • Remove from heat and pour into the mixer bowl with the butter and chocolate chips. Beat for 3 minutes with mixer. 
  • Add 1 TB vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Spread warm fudge into the buttered 9x13 pan. Let cool completely before adding topping. 
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

For the German Chocolate Icing

  • Combine sugar, milk, butter, and egg yolks in a large saucepan before setting on the stove.  
  • Bring mix to a boil over medium heat until it thickens or about 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla, coconut, and pecans.
  • Let mixture cool completely before applying to fudge. 
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 235IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 0.7mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. Is there a tablespoon of vanilla in the fudge. It is not listed in the ingredients and was not shown on the video but it is in the instructions??

    1. Thank you for catching that! The instructions are correct. I added the vanilla to the ingredient list.

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