Decadent Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Recipe – Indulge Today!

Welcome, fellow chocolate lovers! Today, I have a mouth-watering recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth and take your taste buds on a one-way trip to nirvana – Chocolate Pistachio Fudge.

Picture this: velvety, melt-in-your-mouth and perfectly balanced creamy fudge loaded with the nutty goodness of pistachios and indulgent chocolatey goodness dancing on your tongue. If you’re already imagining the delectable treat that awaits you, then you’re in for a real treat.

This recipe is perfect if you want to treat yourself or impress your friends at a holiday party or potluck. It’s sure to be the hit of the party, and I can almost guarantee that it will disappear before anything else on the table.

But I must warn you – one bite of this Chocolate Pistachio Fudge simply won’t suffice. It’s addictive and oh-so-delicious! So without further ado, let’s explore the ingredients list and learn how to make this scrumptious dessert that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

Are you a fan of fudgy, chocolatey goodness? What about the nutty crunch of pistachios? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then you’re going to absolutely adore this chocolate pistachio fudge recipe.

First things first, let’s talk about how easy it is to make. With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can create a treat that will impress even the toughest critics. Plus, it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and doesn’t require any fancy equipment or techniques.

But the simplicity doesn’t mean this fudge lacks flavor. Quite the contrary! The combination of rich chocolate and buttery pistachios creates a delightful balance between sweetness and nuttiness – it’s practically heaven in every bite.

Additionally, this recipe offers plenty of room for customization. Feel free to get creative by adding different liqueurs like Baileys Irish Cream or substituting white chocolate for dark chocolate to give your fudge a richer taste. You can even switch up the nuts by using almonds, hazelnuts or peanuts instead of pistachios.

The versatility doesn’t end there. This chocolate pistachio fudge is perfect for any occasion – from a holiday party to an afternoon snack. It’s sure to impress guests and satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

If you’re still not convinced, consider this: homemade fudge makes an excellent gift! Whip up a batch and package it nicely for your friends and family. Trust me – they won’t be disappointed.

So why will you love this recipe? Because it’s easy, delicious and customizable – not to mention perfect for any occasion. Try it out and see for yourself why this chocolate pistachio fudge recipe will become a favorite in your household.

Ingredient List

 Velvety smooth chocolate meets crunchy pistachios in this decadent fudge recipe.
Velvety smooth chocolate meets crunchy pistachios in this decadent fudge recipe.

Let’s Talk Ingredients!

Before we dive into the recipe how-to, let’s review the ingredients needed to make this delightful Chocolate Pistachio Fudge. Here is what you will need to make a 9×9 inch square pan of fudge:

Fudge Ingredients

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream (optional)
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped

Pistachio Pudding Mix

  • 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk

Optional Add-ins for Variations

  • Dried cranberries for White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge
  • Dark Chocolate chunks for Pistachio Fudge Recipe
  • Baileys Irish Cream for Christmas Fudge

Make sure you have all these ingredients on hand before starting this indulgent recipe. Let’s get started!

The Recipe How-To

 Make your sweet tooth happy with this irresistible chocolate pistachio fudge.
Make your sweet tooth happy with this irresistible chocolate pistachio fudge.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s start making this delicious Chocolate Pistachio Fudge!

Step 1: Preparing the Pistachios

Begin by prepping the pistachios. Put them in a freezer bag and give them a good bash with a rolling pin. Set aside for later use.

Step 2: Melting the Chocolate

Take a heavy-based pan and melt butter, brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk until they are well combined. Add white chocolate chips, chopped dark chocolate and a pinch of salt, and stir until the mixture becomes completely smooth.

Step 3: Adding Pistachios

Add chopped pistachio, about 3/4 cups, and vanilla extract to the mixture, stirring so that everything blends well together.

Step 4: Pouring into a Pan

Pour the fudge mix into an 8×8 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.

Step 5: Cooling and Serving

Sprinkle some more chopped pistachios over the top of your fudge to decorate it. Allow the fudge to cool for at least an hour at room temperature or in the fridge (for quicker results). After it has properly set, cut it into small pieces and serve!

Enjoy your creamy, nutty goodness!

Substitutions and Variations

 Take a bite of heaven with this rich and indulgent fudge dessert.
Take a bite of heaven with this rich and indulgent fudge dessert.

Looking to switch things up with your chocolate pistachio fudge recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations to make the dish your own.

One option for adding extra flavor is to use Baileys Irish Cream in place of the sweetened condensed milk. This substitution will give the fudge a boozy kick and create a creamier texture. Additionally, substituting some or all of the white chocolate with dark chocolate can create a richer and slightly bitter flavor profile.

For those looking to add some crunch to their fudge, try switching out the chopped pistachios for slivered almonds or toasted hazelnuts. You could also add dried cranberries or orange zest to give your fudge a festive holiday twist.

Mixing in other flavors like vanilla extract or instant pistachio pudding mix can add some extra depth to the recipe. This change can elevate the taste and make it an instant crowd-pleaser.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a unique presentation, pour half of the fudge base into the pan, then sprinkle in white chocolate chips and dried cherries before topping with remaining fudge mixture. This white chocolate cranberry pistachio combo is sure to impress at any holiday gathering as well as Baileys Irish cream, cranberry ganache, dark chocolate, and more.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to variations and substitutions in this pistachio fudge recipe. So don’t be afraid to get creative with your mix-ins!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't be able to resist the combination of chocolate and pistachios in this easy fudge recipe.
You won’t be able to resist the combination of chocolate and pistachios in this easy fudge recipe.

Now that you have made this heavenly chocolate pistachio fudge, it’s time to savor it! This fudge makes an excellent dessert or snack for parties, holidays, or sharing with family and friends. Serve it chilled or at room temperature, and watch as everyone indulges in its smooth, creamy texture.

Pairing this delectable treat with some piping hot coffee or tea is a perfect match. The bitterness of coffee cuts through the sweetness of the fudge while enhancing the nuttiness of the pistachios. On the other hand, tea can complement the flavors of the fudge, making it a heavenly pairing.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to step up your game, try pairing this chocolate pistachio fudge with a glass of chilled white wine. Choose a crisp yet subtle variety like Chardonnay or Riesling to balance the richness of the fudge while adding refreshing notes.

For those who are feeling festive or want to elevate their holiday spread a notch higher, serve this fudge with other complementary flavors such as cranberry sauce or dried cranberries. The tartness of cranberries perfectly offsets the sweetness of the fudge while bringing out more nutty notes from the pistachios.

In conclusion, pair this chocolate pistachio fudge with your favorite beverage or complementary flavored food to add more depth and enhance its rich flavors further. Get creative and experiment with different pairings until you find your ideal combination!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for gifts or just a sweet treat, this chocolate pistachio fudge is sure to impress.
Perfect for gifts or just a sweet treat, this chocolate pistachio fudge is sure to impress.

Now, let’s talk about one of the most important things when it comes to enjoying this chocolate pistachio fudge recipe: how to make ahead, store, and/or reheat it.

First and foremost, let me just say that making this fudge recipe ahead of time is a great idea. It actually gets better with age because it allows the flavors to develop fully. In fact, I recommend making it at least a day before you plan on serving it if possible.

When it comes to storing the fudge, one of the best ways is to keep it in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also place wax paper or parchment paper between each layer of fudge to prevent them from sticking together. Be sure to keep it away from direct sunlight or any heat source as this can cause the chocolate to melt.

If you want your fudge to last even longer, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to two months. Just make sure that you wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and/or aluminum foil to keep out any moisture.

Now, reheating the fudge is optional, but I highly recommend it. Reheating the fudge will bring back its soft and gooey texture while also intensifying its flavor. You can reheat it by placing it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or by using a double boiler over low heat until it melts again.

In summary, making this chocolate pistachio fudge recipe ahead of time is a great idea since it develops more flavor over time. To store, use an airtight container away from heat sources and sunlight. To reheat, use a microwave or double boiler over low heat until melted again.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this simple and delicious fudge recipe.
Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this simple and delicious fudge recipe.

Now that you have all the ingredients in place for your chocolate pistachio fudge, it is time to move to the next step: perfecting the fudge. Here are some tips to ensure that your chocolate pistachio fudge comes out perfectly every time.

First, use a heavy-based pan. A non-stick pan might seem like a good idea, but it might not be the best choice for making fudge. When you use a heavy-based pan, you distribute heat more evenly, which ensures that your fudge cooks evenly and doesn’t scorch.

Similarly, low heat is the way to go when melting chocolate and cooking condensed milk. On high heat, you risk burning the sugar in the condensed milk, which will ruin your fudge’s texture and taste. So opt for low heat and take the time to cook your ingredients slowly and gently.

Another trick is to add a pinch of salt early on. Adding salt to the butter when cooking it down with brown sugar helps bring out the sweetness of chocolate while adding depth of flavor. Plus, salt balances all of those sweet ingredients by providing extra contrast.

To crush your pistachios, put them in a freezer bag then bash them with a rolling pin or meat mallet instead of cutting them with a knife because they will turn into small pieces but not too small like powder; they’re small enough to be easily spread throughout the fudge adding an interesting texture to each bite.

Finally, use quality ingredients for exceptional taste. With just a few ingredients in this recipe, it is critical that you seek out quality white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and pistachios. The better the quality of ingredients used in this recipe, the better it will taste.

Follow these tips, and you are sure to create delicious and mouth-watering chocolate pistachio fudge every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chocolate pistachio fudge recipe is an indulgent treat that is easy to make and will surely impress your friends and family. Whether you are making it for a special occasion or just as a treat, this recipe is the perfect combination of rich chocolate, crunchy pistachios and creamy texture. With the added twist of Baileys Irish Cream or dried cranberries, this fudge becomes all the more special.

I encourage you to try this recipe for yourself and experiment with your own variations. With these instructions, tips, and recommendations, you will be able to create the perfect batch of chocolate pistachio fudge every time. So go ahead and indulge in the sweet decadence of homemade fudge – your taste buds will thank you!

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Recipe

This recipe is from Super Food Ideas magazine, I haven't made this recipe yet. However, I'm planning on making this to go in my Christmas hampers to my friends. Cooking time is chilling time
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 pieces
Calories 293.8 kcal


  • 1 (395 g) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid glucose (is a form of Sugar)
  • 125 g butter, cubed
  • 150 g milk chocolate or 150 g white chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream


  • Grease& line the base& sides of a 7cm deep, 30cm x 7.
  • 5cm bar pan.
  • Combine condensed milk, sugar, glucose& butter.
  • Microwave uncovered for approx 8 mins or until mixture begins to boil, whisking every 2 mins.
  • Continue to microwave for 3-4 min on medium, whisking every minute, until thick& golden.
  • Remove from microwave add chocolate, stirring until mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the nuts and liqueur, mix well.
  • Spoon into prepared bar pan, set aside for 1-2 hours to cool to room temperature.
  • Remove from bar pan and cut into approx 15 small slices/bars, individually wrap in greaseproof paper.
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge.

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Serving: 1012gCalories: 293.8kcalCarbohydrates: 36.7gProtein: 4.2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7.7gCholesterol: 30.3mgSodium: 96.7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34.5g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Candy, Dessert
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