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Easy Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels


Satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe that pairs gooey chocolate with salty, crunchy pretzels.

  • Yield: Makes 36

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2011


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips (16 ounces)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 1/2 cups roughly chopped miniature pretzels


  1. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.

  2. Place butter, chocolate chips, condensed milk, vanilla, and salt in a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a pot of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until chocolate just melts and mixture is combined and warm but not hot, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups pretzels. Transfer mixture to pan and smooth top; press 1/2 cup pretzels on top. Refrigerate until set, 2 hours (or up to overnight, wrapped). Using parchment, lift fudge from pan and cut into 36 squares.


Swap It: Use trail mix, your favorite chopped candy, or crushed cookies in place of pretzels.

Cook's Notes

Trail mix or chopped cookies can be used in place of pretzels here.

Reviews Add a comment

  • musicluvr79
    15 DEC, 2013
    Great recipe! I didn't have a problem with the pretzels getting soggy either, but I added them after I had pulled the chocolate off the stove. I also used pretzel crisps (thin and flat, more like a pretzel cracker/chip) which may have helped avoid sogginess. Either way, the fudge was super easy and fast to make and turned out great. I took it to a party and it did not last long at all.
  • Crystal Dristiliaris
    13 DEC, 2013
    These were great- quick and easy, and I had no issue with the pretzels turning soggy. A perfect gift for the hostess of an upcoming Christmas Party.
  • AspiringPoet
    7 FEB, 2013
    Ignore the other comments! Follow the recipe exactly and this will be a hit! But note, you must remove the bowl from the stovetop when the chocolate is JUST melted. Then when you stir the pretzels in the heat of the chocolate won't make them soggy.
  • TheCookie
    4 FEB, 2013
    Same complaint: pretzels get soggy, so I froze the squares and we ate them that way.
  • cjcsmom3
    18 DEC, 2012
    I would have to agree with the previous comment, the pretzels do get soggy. So, I just make the fudge without them because this fudge is delicious and super easy. The big plus is that it comes out perfect everytime!
  • EWjunk
    10 DEC, 2011
    the actual fudge is tasty, but the pretzels soon get "soggy" - I ended up throwing most of this out.