Chocolate toasted coconut fudge recipe. A simple recipe that is smooth and rich packed with coconut flavor.
Chocolate and coconut have to be one of my favorite flavor combinations. Today I am showing you how to make a chocolate coconut fudge. This recipe is easy and only has 4-5 simple ingredients.
I make a lot of fudge during the holiday season but why not all year round. It’s easy to package up as gifts or to put out on a dessert tray. In fact this fudge would be perfect for Easter, teachers gifts or even Christmas. It’s also a great addition to any cookie tray.
This is such a simple fudge recipe. You can make it on the stovetop no boiling, double boiler or candy thermometer needed. You could even make this in the microwave if you really wanted to.
How to toast coconut
In a dry pan with no oil add one cup of shredded coconut flakes. Cook coconut on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Stir often until coconut is golden brown. Remove from pan and let cool.
Chocolate coconut fudge ingredients
- Toasted Shredded Coconut
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Vanilla Extract
How to make coconut fudge
Line an 8×8 baking dish with wax paper. I usually use a square pan.
In a frying pan with no oil add one cup of shredded coconut. Cook coconut on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Once the coconut starts to turn a bit golden keep your eye on it. It will cook fast. Stir often until coconut is golden brown. Remove from pan and let cool.
Add sweetened condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips and a pinch of salt into a medium size heavy bottom pan. On medium heat melt the chocolate mixture. Once melted and combined stir in vanilla and 1/2 cup of toasted coconut.
Pour fudge mixture into a wax lined pan. Smooth out with a rubber spatula then sprinkle the remaining coconut on top of the fudge. Press down gently with your fingers.
Let chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into small squares and enjoy!
The best way to slice into squares is to lift the wax paper out of the pan and place the fudge on a cutting board.
Are you more of a dark chocolate fan? You can make this fudge with dark chocolate chips. If you are looking for a good chocolate fudge recipe make this with out the coconut.
- 3 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 14 oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Toasted Shredded Coconut
- Line an 8x8 baking dish with wax paper.
- In a dry pan with no oil add one cup of shredded coconut. Cook coconut on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Stir often until coconut is golden brown. Remove from pan and let cool.
- Using a heavy bottom pan on medium heat melt together sweetened condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips and a pinch of salt.
- Once melted and combined stir in vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of toasted coconut.
- Pour fudge into your wax lined pan. Smooth out with a silicone spatula. Sprinkle remaining coconut on top of the fudge. Press down with your fingers
- Let chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into small squares and enjoy!
Does fudge need to be refrigerated?
Fudge contains dairy which makes you think that it needs to be refrigerated but since it has a high sugar content the sugar stabilizes the dairy. Fudge can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.
Can you freeze fudge?
Yes, you can freeze fudge! If stored properly your fudge will last 2-3 months in the freezer. I suggest to wrap your fudge in wax paper and then aluminum foil. Store your wrapped fudge in a freezer bag.
When you are ready to eat the fudge remove it from the freezer and let it thaw for 3 hours and enjoy!
How long does fudge last?
Fudge can last a long time, if you don’t eat it all, it all depends on how it is stored. If you store it in an air tight container at room temperature it typically lasts 1-2 weeks. Want it to last longer? Store it in the fridge properly in an air tight container it stays fresh for 2-3 weeks.
Want your fudge to last 2-3 months? Store it in the freezer.