Easy Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels


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


  • 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

  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • teaspoon fine salt

  • 2 ½ 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.


Cook's Notes

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


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

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