Hey! I have this totally festive and celebratory fudge for you all! It’s so damn simple, I mean, literally 2 ingredients, plus mix-ins for flava.
Why is this fudge festive AND celebratory? Well, 2 reasons…
1. It’s the holidays, y’all! I’m sure you already knew that…that’s where the festive comes in. 2. Sean loves holiday fudge and we have a major reason to celebrate him, as he just landed a new job is a far-off and distant city–Portland, Oregon!
So, we are totes moving in a few weeks. We found out the officially-official news just last week and are in a whirlwind of packing and purging and holiday planning. We are super excited since this position (with his current company) is a total step up and will bring us SO MUCH CLOSER to our beloved family and friends…like, a day-trip in the car away, instead of a 3-day driving marathon. Also, I hear Portland is a pretty cool place, so it will be totally exciting to explore a new city.
And even though things may be a little more than hectic around here, I’ve still gotta get my holiday-treat on, so easy is the name of the game and this fudge is exactly that. No stirring of boiling sugar and chocolate and hoping/praying for a smooth, grain-less result. We’re just melting with a side of stirring, then we’re done. Not a grainy bite of candy in site, just creamy-dreamy chocolate and coconut + walnut goodness. BOOM, easiest holiday treat ever!
PS, I’ve never been to Portland and won’t make it there before our move in January, so any recommendations or affirmations would be greatly appreciated. I AM SO EXCITED!!
Super Easy Coconut & Walnut Fudge
Adapted from Heather Baird for Betty Crocker
This recipe can be made in the microwave or on the stove top. For microwave instructions, click the link above.
1 can (14oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 bag (12oz.) chocolate chips, I like semisweet
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 cup toasted coconut
Prepare an 8x8inch baking pan by spraying with cooking spray and lining with parchment, leaving a few inches of overhang on two sides for easy removal. Secure the parchment with binder clips.
Fashion a double boiler out of a heat proof bowl fitted over a saucepan with a few inches of simmering water, taking care that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Add the condensed milk and chocolate chips and stir until the chips are melted, the mixture is well combined, and smooth. Remove the bowl from the top of the sauce pan and stir in the vanilla, followed by the walnuts and coconut, until well combined. Scrape the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Allow the fudge to cool to room temperature before covering with plastic and placing in the refrigerator to set for several hours. Once set, cut the fudge into cubes and serve (or gift)! [/recipe]
Katrina @ WVS
Fudge is my weakness. Love this!
I had to immediately banish it from the house, I ate way too many pieces!
Love super easy and love fudge. Great addition with the coconut. Hoping I have time this holiday season to try this recipe, if not, thinking Valentines!
This would be perfect for Valentines, too! Thanks Denise!
Portland is awesome! I’m sure you’ll love it. Lots of good food…especially the food carts! (http://www.foodcartsportland.com/)
I am so excited about the food…obvs! Thanks, Mel!
Cindy! That is so exciting (:
I live in Oregon and this is such a wonderful, beautiful state. There are so many things to do here! I hope you fall in love with it (:
Thanks, Hannah! I have only heard good things and everyone I know who has been/lived there says it’s lovely.
I might have to do this for presents, fo realz! Looks dreamy and easy even!
It would make the best presents!
Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain
Confession: I’ve never made fudge! GASP!! Seriously, I need to get on the bandwagon and this looks like the perfect place to start.
It’s definitely one of the easier starting points and makes a super creamy batch. Thanks, Lauren!
Yummy fudge! Welcome to Portland (soon)! I think you’ll love it here. :o) It’s beautiful, there’s great stuff to do, beaches and the mountain, and great food!!
Thanks, Alli! I am convinced I will love it in Portland, already 🙂
Portland is awesome! Really great atmosphere – just don’t mind the hipsters 🙂 Super happy for you both!!
Yes! We are pretty stoked about it. Thanks, Leila!
I’ve lived in the Portland area my whole life and it’s pretty awesome. I just moved to Maui, but if it doesn’t work out here, Portland is where I’ll head back to to settle down. I think it’s the perfect small city. Great food, interesting neighborhoods, country at your fingertips and a giant forest smack-dab in the city. My guess, you’ll absolutely love it, especially having family close by. When I come home to visit my family I would love to have a coffee date! Good luck and happy moving! Okay, I know moving is never really that great, but cheers to holiday optimism 🙂
Moving is never fun, but we are so excited…so it will be worth it! I would love a coffee date…just shoot me an email 🙂
Boom.. that pink background is fab gurl!! Coconut Walnut.. yes pleaz.. I could get all holiday like and give fudge xmas presents. 🙂
Thanks, girl! People would be so lucky to get some homemade gifts from you!
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
I am definitely making this fudge – grainy fudge is the worst, so guaranteed creamy and dreamy fudge that can be whipped up in no time is right up my alley. Congratulations to your hubby and good luck with the packing and purging!
It’s so the worst! and Thanks!!
Major congrats to you and your husband on the job promotion and upcoming move; how exciting! I’ve never been to Portland either but it seems to have a lot to offer. Good luck! And this fudge looks amazing – I’m definitely adding it to my holiday treats list, thanks!
Thank you! I hope you like the fudge!
Sarah | The Sugar Hit
This is SO AWESOME! First of all this fudge, and second of all PORTLAND!!! My sum knowledge of Portland is Portlandia and this one episode of Anthony Bourdain’s show. But it seems freaking awesome. I’m over the moon for you guys!
Thank you, Sarah! That pretty much sums up my knowledge of Portland as well, ha!
YAY!! Moving to the West coast!! You will love Portland! Such a fun and gorgeous City! Hopefully I will visit this summer when my family goes to Mt. Hood! 🙂
And this fudge? Well, lets just say I LOVE the way your brain thinks!
Yes! I am so excited! I’d love to grab lunch or something when you are in the area 🙂 Thanks, Tieghan!
Congratulations and soothing energy for your move! Fudge is like the #1 thing that makes me think of the holidays. My grandma makes it for everyone every year and mails it all around the country. The best!
Thank you, Autumn! I will definitely need some soothing energy 🙂
to be honest, the first thing i thought when i read the news of your move was…but she’s leaving megabite! no more bloggy BFF picnics 🙁
but congratulations of course, and hope your move goes smoothly!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
Congrats on the new job for Sean and the move! So much excitement. I think I need to make a batch of this fudge to snack on during our travels to see family for Christmas. Yes yes.
These sound incredible and I plan on making them very soon — right after I make your oatmeal cherry chocolate chip cookies!
My husband is from Vancouver, Washington, just outside of Portland, and whenever we go to visit his family, we ALWAYS have to go to Random Order in Portland. They have the BEST pie. Supposedly their coffee and other beverages are great too, but who cares because PIE.
Oh my gosh how exciting!! Big congrats to Sean! I’ve only been to Portland once, but I absolutely loved it! I think you will, too! 😉
Thank you! I am pretty excited 🙂
Catching up on my blog reading today and read you moved to PDX! Welcome! I live across the river in Vancouver. We love the area & hope you will too!☺
Thank you! We love it already.