Sweet and salty meet in this delicious chocolate pretzel fudge recipe. Minutes to prepare, with only four ingredients, it's the perfect treat for every occasion.
chocolate pretzel fudge
When it comes to desserts, I'll always choose sweet and salty. Chocolate-covered pretzels are a go-to, but this chocolate pretzel fudge is even better!
You need only four ingredients and can whip up this easy fudge recipe in minutes in the microwave. Package the fudge in cute containers for holiday gifts, or serve at any party for any occasion.
We're big fans of easy fudge recipes that skip the traditional candy-making steps. By using chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, you can make just about any flavor fudge you like! For everything you need to know about easy fudge, check out our FAQ page.
watch this short video to make chocolate pretzel fudge
ingredients and supplies
You need only four ingredients:
Semi-sweet chocolate chips. You'll need 2 ⅔ cups. This is 16 ounces, or more than a 12 ounce bag, so be sure to get either two of the regular size bags or the larger size bag
Sweetened condensed milk. You'll need a 14 ounce can.
Mini pretzels. You'll need about 25 pretzels.
Course sea salt. For sprinkling on top.
You'll also need a few supplies.
8-inch square baking pan. If you only have a 9-inch square pan, that works too, but the fudge will be thinner.
Non-stick foil. You may also use parchment paper or lightly-greased foil.
how to make chocolate pretzel fudge
step 1: Prepare the pan
Grease your baking pan with cooking spray or butter OR line with parchment or non-stick foil.
step 2: Melt your chocolate and condensed milk.
To microwave your fudge, place the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Use the residual heat to stir the mixture well until the chocolate mixture is fully melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave for additional 15 second intervals.
To make on the stove-top, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water. Melt about ¾ of the way, remove from heat, and stir until fully melted.
step 3: pour into the baking pan
Pour the mixture evenly into the baking pan.
Place the mini pretzels on top of the fudge. You may be able to fit 4 to 5 across and down.
Sprinkle two to three pinches coarse sea salt over the fudge.
Let set until firm, several hours, and cut into squares.
Makes 20 to 25 pieces.
can I substitute evaporated milk for the sweetened condensed milk?
Eek! No! This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, which is a great shortcut for easy fudge because it allows you to skip the candy-making stage of creating a sugar syrup. However, evaporated milk is not the same thing, and it cannot be used as a substitute.
Store this chocolate pretzel fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days or in the freezer, well wrapped in wax paper or foil in an airtight container, for up to 3 months.
printable chocolate pretzel fudge recipe
Sweet and salt chocolate pretzel fudge is a delicious, easy fudge recipe with only 4 ingredients.
- 2 ⅔ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 16 ounces
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
- 20 to 30 mini pretzels
- 3 pinches coarse sea salt
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with lightly greased parchment paper or non-stick foil and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Stir, using the residual heat to fully melt the chocolate until smooth. If needed, microwave at 30 second, then 15 second intervals additionally.
Alternatively, melt the mixture in a double boiler or in a saucepan set over simmering water.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Top with pretzels. You should fit 4 to 5 pretzels across and 5 pretzels down for an 8-inch pan.
Sprinkle the fudge with 2 to 3 pinches of coarse sea salt.
Let set until firm, about 2 hours.
Cut into squares so one whole pretzel is on each square of fudge.
Store this fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days or in the freezer, well wrapped in wax paper or foil in an airtight container, for up to 3 months.
more chocolate pretzel recipes
If you love sweet and salty treats as I do, here are so more fun recipes that combine pretzels and chocolate.
- Make easy chocolate pretzel pops.
- Try this peanut butter stuffed pretzel chocolate bark.
- Check out this dark chocolate pretzel cake.
- Snack on some white chocolate pretzel popcorn.
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As I mentioned above, you can make just about any flavor fudge you like with our easy recipes.