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Pieces of German Chocolate Fudge on a Christmas tablecloth

German Chocolate Fudge

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, German
Keyword Fudge, German Chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 50
Calories 255kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • 9x13 inch pan


For the Fudge

For the German Chocolate Icing


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.



Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.7mg