CHOCOLATE & PISTACHIO FUDGE

Continuing my theme on chocolate, since it’s National Chocolate Week, here is a recipe I found in Good Housekeeping’s Chocolate Collection for Chocolate & Pistachio fudge.

A lot of recipes for this fudge will include butter but this one doesn’t, and I don’t think the recipe needs it.  This is ridiculously quick and easy to make and tastes so delicious. Please try it out.

Ingredients
250g/9oz dark chocolate (70%), finely chopped
100g/3.5oz milk chocolate, finely chopped
350g/12oz condensed milk
1tsp vanilla extract
50g/2oz pistachios, roughly chopped

Method
Line a 15cm x 23cm (6in x 9in) roasting tin with baking parchment. Put the chocolates and condensed milk into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water.

Leave to melt, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is smooth and shiny.

Stir in vanilla and pour into the prepared tin, levelling the surface.

Sprinkle the pistachios over the top of the chocolate, pressing the nuts lightly into the fudge.

Cover and pop into the fridge until firm, about 3 hours.

Cut into 2.5cm (1in) squares.  This recipe can make up to 50 squares.  I only needed half this amount so just halved the ingredients and used a smaller roasting tin.  

These could make an ideal gift if wrapped in tissue and put in a box, or presented in cellophane bags.  They can be stored in the fridge for up to a month.

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12 Comments

  • Reply jmcvl 10th October 2012 at 5:30 pm

    You were the one that introduced me to chocolate week at the beginning of this week and I have been following your chocolatey posts since! This looks delicious. What a perfect present idea. Do they stay hard once you get them out of the fridge? or do they become a bit pliable once they’re at room temp? x

    • Reply A Spoonful Of Sugar 10th October 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Great! 🙂 I’m thinking of making Paul A Young’s salted caramel chocolate brownies next but it depends if I’ve got time. With regards to the fudge, I actually haven’t left them out of the fridge much longer than about an hour. They do get softer but they didn’t lose their shape. They freeze really well too. x

      • Reply jmcvl 10th October 2012 at 5:38 pm

        oooooh!! cannot wait for those salted caramel brownies – please do blog about it if you get the chance to make them. I shall eagerly await… no pressure 🙂

        Ah thanks, I will just have to have a go at making them and see how they last, wont I?!

        • Reply A Spoonful Of Sugar 10th October 2012 at 5:42 pm

          They should last 2 or 3 weeks in an airtight container. Essentially they’re just full of chocolate and condensed milk so they’re not likely to go off quickly. I’ll see what I can do with the brownies. 🙂

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