This Easy Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge with Pecans is the easy fudge recipe you’ve been looking for! A homemade chocolate fudge that is creamy and delicious!
Chocolate Marshmallow Pecan Fudge
When you’re looking for a super easy dessert, hunt no further than this Easy Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge with Pecans! Homemade fudge is a fantastic option to keep in your back pocket and this is a winner.
Marshmallow fudge is one of those desserts that everyone likes. A fun twist on rocky road fudge (which is what my daughter calls this even though the actual recipe has pecans instead of peanuts, walnuts, or almonds), the end results are super similar.
The ingredients for this chocolate marshmallow fudge recipe are items that you can keep in your cabinets and pull out if ever you need a quick dessert. All available at your local grocery stores, you don’t have to create a huge ingredients checklist or whip out a candy thermometer when your sweet tooth calls.
Surprisingly, many marshmallows contain gluten, so these are not automatically gluten-free. If you are looking to omit gluten, be sure to specifically seek out gluten-free marshmallows.
This easy homemade fudge recipe is perfect for the holiday season or something that you could make for a birthday party or bake sale. As a no-bake dessert, it is also a fun way to get the kids involved, so let them help!
- I like to use semi-sweet chocolate, but if you prefer milk chocolate morsels or dark chocolate chips, feel free to make that substitution before you start cooking.
- You can add extra marshmallows or pecans to the top of the fudge if you’d like.
How To Make Easy Fudge Recipe With Marshmallows
Easy Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge With Pecans Ingredients:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter
4 oz sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
9×9-inch baking dish
Aluminum foil, parchment paper, or nonstick spray
Medium or large saucepan
Step 1: Line a 9 x 9″ square pan with aluminum foil or wax paper. Once your foil is in the square cake pan, grease your foil with butter. This will allow you to peel away the foil easily when you are ready to cut and serve your fudge.
If you prefer, you can also grease the sides and bottom of the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 2: In a medium saucepan, combine all of your chocolate morsels, sweetened condensed milk, and 3 tablespoons butter.
Cutting the butter into smaller pieces will help it melt more evenly, but using a chunk won’t be that big a difference.
Step 3: Cook everything on medium heat for about 2 minutes or you see the butter and chocolate melt. Be sure to stir with a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon fairly regularly so as not to let the mixture boil.
Note – Be careful not to cook your chocolate mixture over high heat or it will burn!
Step 4: Once everything is stirred together, take your saucepan off the heat. Add the pecans and stir well.
Step 5: Once they are mixed in, add the mini marshmallows into your fudge mixture and stir gently. They will begin to melt fairly quickly, so don’t stir these for too long or they will disappear into your chocolate.
Step 6: Once everything is ready, pour the hot mixture into the prepared pan.
Step 7: Set it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours for a firmer consistency or leave the pan out on the counter until fully hardened at room temperature.
Step 8: Once you are ready, lift the foil out of the pan (with the fudge still inside) and peel back the sides from the fudge. Cut your easy chocolate marshmallow fudge into small squares and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Easy Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge With Pecans
Store any leftovers in an airtight container or under plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Can I Make This Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Recipe In The Microwave?
Yes! If you would prefer not to use a stove top, heat your semisweet chocolate chips, butter, and condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 second intervals until everything has completely melted.
Be sure to stir between intervals. Once melted, continue with the rest of the ingredients and you have an easy microwave fudge.
Can I Omit The Nuts From This 5-Ingredient Marshmallow Fudge?
Yes! This chocolate pecan fudge does inherently contain nuts, but there are alternatives that will keep this rich chocolate fudge recipe exciting.
Pecans are tree nuts, so if you need to make your fudge tree nut-free, you could easily substitute something like dried cranberries or coconut – or just omit the nuts altogether.
Can I Use Anything Other Than Mini Marshmallows?
Yes! If you don’t have mini marshmallows on hand, you can replace them with large marshmallows or go for something completely different. A marshmallow creme (aka marshmallow cream) or marshmallow fluff would work.
If you took a few large spoonfuls and gently stirred them in, it could easily take the place of the marshmallows. This would also make your creamy fudge vegetarian-friendly.
Are You Looking For More Delicious Chocolate Desserts? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Crunch Bar Chocolate Bark
- Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie With Oreos
- Salted Caramel Marshmallow Acorns
- Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites
- Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars
- Cookies And Cream Oreos
- Copycat Caramel Frappuccino Without Coffee
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.