Pretzel Fudge.

This month’s Crazy Cooking Challenge challenged us to find the ultimate fudge recipe, and seeing as I’m not the world’s biggest chocolate fan (I know, what is wrong with me?!), I was definitely challenged.  It’s not that I dislike chocolate, it’s just not my most favorite thing in the world.  I’ll eat chocolate when it is in things, but not so much on it’s own.  I like chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chunk ice cream and candy bars (ok, brownies too), but you’ll never find me eating chocolate cake or chocolate frosting or chocolate milkshakes.  It’s just not my thing.


I do, however, love the combination of salty and sweet, and this pretzel fudge definitely fit the bill.  The crunchiness of the pretzels was a welcome addition, feasting my tastebuds with their greatness and breaking up the pure chocolate flavor.  They were incredibly simple to make (melt, stir, pour, chill), and super tasty to boot.  They’d be a great, easy addition to your holiday swaps!

Pretzel Fudge – slightly adapted from Everyday Sisters

  • 1 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp. Salted Butter
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Pretzels, broken into pieces
  • Handful of Whole Pretzel Twists
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt

Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish and line with parchment paper, leaving enough extra at the ends to cover the finished fudge and allow you to lift the fudge from the pan when chilled.

Add the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter and vanilla to a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until melted – about 2 minutes.  Stir in pretzels.

Pour chocolate pretzel mixture into the prepared pan.  Spread gently then press whole pretzels onto the top.  Sprinkle sea salt over the top.  Cover with the ends of the parchment and chill until firm.

Using the ends of the parchment, gently lift the fudge out of the pan and, using a serrated knife, cut into small squares.

Be sure to check out everyone else’s entries below, and if you’re so inclined, vote for my Pretzel Fudge as the ultimate fudge recipe!

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16 responses to “Pretzel Fudge.

  1. I have a thing for fudge, and I love the sweet and salty of this recipe. YUM.

  2. Intriguing! So many fudge recipes I’d like to try making this year! I think I officially have a Christmas Fudge List instead of a cookie list…

  3. I am totally with you on the chocolate thing! It’s not my favorite either so I too was challenge with this challenge. This sweet and salty combo sounds amazing! I’m #32 on the list.

  4. We made the same thing!! Hey … I’m #7 … the OTHER pretzel fudge … stopping by to say hi. I like your touch of placing a whole pretzel on the top of each square!

  5. Hi! …stopping by from the Crazy Cooking Challenge (#54). Love your picture and knew that I would like your fudge! I am a new fan of salty-sweet combos!

  6. I love anything pretzel with sweet – yumm! And, I love Everyday Sisters too!

  7. I made two ingredient fudge (#69) and as soon as I saw this I couldn’t believe I didn’t think to add in pretzels! Or at least sprinkle with some sea salt. This looks yummy!

  8. Love your fudge and your choice of blogs. You did a great job. Love the sweet and salty together.

  9. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it is fun cooking with you!
    Miz Helen

  10. I love chocolate covered pretzels, it is a great idea to have them in fudge form! I may have to make these for Christmas presents this year.

  11. What a beautiful presentation. I also love the combination of sweet and salty.

  12. Looks so good! I love this combination also!!

  13. Salty and sweet are my fave combo. Great looking fudge!

  14. I love salty and sweet, too. Good job! My husband will love this, because he loves chocolate covered pretzels, too.

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