Super rich and creamy, and so easy to make- this butter walnut fudge recipe is definitely worth trying out!
Making sweet treats in the kitchen is always so much fun because you can keep tasting as you go, and you’ll end up with something that you’ll love relishing every bite of.
This holiday season, you might want to give this creamy butter walnut fudge recipe is shot.
It is exactly what it sounds like- melt in the mouth delicious and with the little crunch of walnut. Tempted already? Here’s all you need to know about the recipe.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make the butter walnut fudge.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 cups walnut halves
How to Make the Butter Walnut Fudge
Once you have all the ingredients ready, you can follow this step-by-step process to nail the recipe.
Add the confectioner’s sugar to a mixing bowl and whisk it for 1 minute to break-up any clumps.
In a pan over medium temperature add the butter, sugar, whipping cream, and salt.
Cook a few minutes after the mixture starts boiling and stir it constantly.
Take the pan off the heat and add vanilla and confectioners sugar.
After that add the walnuts and stir with a spoon again.
When the mixture is ready pour it in a parchment paper lined cake pan and leave it in a fridge for at least 3 hours before you serve.
Cut it into cubes and enjoy.
What Else Can I Add to the Butter Walnut Fudge Mixture?
This classic butter walnut fudge is a delight in itself, but if you want to take things up a notch, you can experiment a bit with the flavors and additions.
Chocolate: You can never go wrong with chocolate, and if that’s the flavor that you want to bring into this buttery, nutty fudge, you can do that too. Just melt some semisweet or dark chocolate chips, and pour the mixture into the fudge mixture and give it all a good mix. You can also just use cocoa powder instead, but remember that it will make the fudge mixture a bit dry, and you might have to add in some butter or condensed milk to soften it.
Toppings: With desserts and sweet treats, you can go nuts (literally) with the toppings. You can throw in some other chopped nuts of your choice apart from the walnuts- like pecans, macadamia nuts, peanuts, and pistachios. Another great idea is to use your favorite chocolate chips (or mini chocolate chips) or butterscotch chips.
You can also top the fudge with some mini marshmallows while it is still hot so that they melt a bit, and then pop them in the refrigerator to chill.
Can I Use Regular Sugar Instead of Confectioner’s Sugar?
Confectioner’s sugar is quite similar to regular sugar but had some added starch (mostly cornflour) which makes it a key ingredient in a lot of candy-making recipes. You could use regular granulated sugar, but you’ll find that the confectioner’s sugar tends to dissolve much more easily into the mixture that you are making (in this case, fudge) and you’ll get that perfect, smooth mixture that you are looking for.
Can I Use Regular Sugar Instead of Brown Sugar?
You could definitely use regular sugar instead of brown sugar, but remember that brown sugar has a much intense flavor that adds a nice earthy flavor to your fudge.
How Do I Store the Fudge?
The best part about this dreamy, creamy fudge is that it is super easy to store. You can make it in a nice, big batch, wrap up the individual pieces in parchment paper to keep them from sticking to each other, and then place them in an airtight container on the countertop. These can stay fresh that way for up to 5 days.
If you plan to store them for longer than that, you can also refrigerate them. Just remember to get them out and let them rest for a few minutes before you serve- so that you get to enjoy that soft butteriness that you’re looking for.
You can, of course, also freeze the fudge. Just cover it in cling wrap or transfer it to a freezer-safe container, and you are sorted for a couple of months.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Butter Walnut Fudge Recipe
Think you’re all set to give this recipe a try? Wait up! You might want to keep these little tips and tricks in mind to make the process even easier for you.
- Remember to use a good quality nonstick pan to make the fudge mixture, and keep stirring it while it is on heat. This will help keep the mixture from sticking to the pan or burning up.
- Always keep the heat medium-low when making this fudge, and practically any other fudge for that matter.
- Make sure you grease the mold (in which you’re spreading the fudge mixture) really well so that it becomes easy to get the fudge out. And of course, you can always use parchment paper instead.
- If you can, spend a few extra minutes toasting the walnuts lightly in a heated pan to crisp them up a bit and make them more flavorful. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this little step can make.
- You can also top the fudge with some coarse sea salt to balance out the sweetness.
- Not so keen on spreading the fudge mixture on a baking tray and then cutting it into squares? You could spread the mixture in individual funky-shaped molds too!
- If your fudge mixture seems too runny and soft no matter what you do and how long you refrigerate it, it could probably be because you haven’t cooked the mixture enough. Put it back in a pan and allow it to cook for a few extra minutes over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
Loved making this creamy butter walnut fudge? Looking for some more simple sweet treat recipes to try your hands at? You might want to check these out.
- Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Candy
- 3 Ingredient Cookies and Cream Bars
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Truffles
- 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (213g) brown sugar
- 1 cup (240g) + 1 tablespoon (15ml) heavy whipping cream
- ¼ teaspoon (1.5g) salt
- 2 teaspoon (10ml) pure vanilla extract
- 4 cups (520g) confectioners sugar
- 2 cups (230g) walnut halves
- Add the confectioner’s sugar to a mixing bowl and whisk it for 1 minute to break-up any clumps.
- In a pan over medium temperature add the butter, sugar, whipping cream, and salt.
- Cook a few minutes after the mixture starts boiling and stir it constantly.
- Take the pan off the heat and add vanilla and confectioners sugar.
- After that add the walnuts and stir with a spoon again.
- When the mixture is ready pour it in a parchment paper lined cake pan and leave it in a fridge for at least 3 hours before you serve.
- Cut it into cubes and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g