What's the best thing about these chocolate treats: the cookie crust, the fudgy filling, or the walnut topping? It's a tie. Download ties and collars. Print onto card stock, and use double-sided tape to attach to a box of any size (ours is 4 inches square by 5 inches high). Part rich fudge, part crumbly cookie, these chocolaty bars take decadence to a new level.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on long sides. Spray parchment.

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  • Pulse wafers in a food processor until finely ground, and transfer to a bowl. Add sugar and a pinch of table salt. Melt 6 tablespoons butter, and stir into crumbs. Press into bottom of dish. Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Heat chocolate, condensed milk, whole milk, remaining 4 tablespoons butter, and a pinch of table salt in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring, until melted. Stir in vanilla.

  • Pour chocolate mixture over baked cookie layer, smoothing top with an offset spatula. Sprinkle walnuts and coarse salt over top, pressing slightly to adhere. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

  • Remove fudge from dish using parchment to lift, and transfer to a cutting board; remove parchment. Trim edges of fudge with a sharp knife, and cut crosswise into six 2-inch-wide strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 3 equal bars, then cut each bar in half on the diagonal to form 36 triangles.

Cook's Notes

Fudge bars can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Reviews (2)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
08/21/2012
I've made this recipe more times than I can count. It is fast, (although it does need to sit in the fridge for 2 hours to firm up) a cinch. Everyone loves it! I use pink himalayan salt and almonds instead of walnuts -- it looks so pretty! Right now I'm whipping up a batch and I'm going to leave off the salt and try cranberries with toasted almonds on top instead.
Rating: Unrated
06/05/2011
These fudge-walnut bars are wonderful! They are very rich and creamy -- and the chocolate crust is a nice addition to the fudge. For best results, use good chocolate and make them a day in advance - two hours of chilling wasn't enough in my opinion - they were better the next day - let them sit overnight in the refrigerator and they will cut beautifully and the texture will be perfect. My stepfather loves fudge -- he'll be getting these for Father's Day!