Vanilla Macadamia Nut Fudge. I also posted Nigella's Chocolate Pistachio Fudge recipe on National Pistachio Day in January 2010. That's one of my favorites! Lots of other links to lots of other Nutty Fudge recipes over the years. So today I'm posting a simple recipe for Walnut Fudge. This recipe on the California Walnuts site is from Patty Mastracco. No candy thermometer necessary and 10 minutes to make! What could be easier?
1/2 cup butter
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 lb. dark or bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup marshmallow creme
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped California walnuts, toasted
Line a 9-inch square baking dish with foil. Melt butter and sweetened condensed milk together in a large heavy saucepan over low heat.
Stir in chocolate and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate has melted.
Stir in marshmallow creme and vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon until mixture is glossy; stir in walnuts.
Spread in prepared pan and let cool. Cover and refrigerate until fudge has set.
Optional: Garnish with a walnut piece on top!
Photo: California Walnuts