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Chocolate Fudge with Crushed Pretzel Topping

I’ve always wanted to be able to make fudge, but have never been able to pull it off.  That is, until I found the simplest fudge recipe ever.  Two ingredients.

1 can of chocolate frosting and 1 bag of chocolate chips.

chocolate fudge ingredients

Because it is in my nature to complicate even the simplest of recipes, I decided to add crushed pretzels to mine.

crushed pretzels

I melted the chocolate chips in my Wilton Chocolate Pro (love my Wilton Chocolate Pro!  I always managed to burn my chocolate before I started using it, now it melts perfectly!), then combined the melted chocolate with the chocolate frosting.

chocolate fudge batter

I spread the mixture into a buttered 8×8 baking pan.

chocolate fudge

Then I pressed crushed pretzels into the chocolatey goo.

chocolate fudge with crushed pretzel topping

Although I wanted to try a piece right away, I followed instructions and put the pan in the fridge to chill and harden.

chocolate fudge with crushed pretzels

After it had a chance to firm up, I cut a few pieces to enjoy with the fam.

Oh. My. Yum.  Little pieces of heaven on a plate!

Next time, I think I will put the crushed pretzels on the bottom, so that the fudge is all up in the crumbly goodness.

Now that I know how to make cheater fudge, I think I want to try some variations.  I keep thinking the chocolate with strawberry wafer cookies would be nom nom.  What flavor combo’s have you tried with fudge (real or cheater recipes)?


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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. This looks delicious!

  2. Oh yum yum! I adore pretzels…and chocolate. What’s not to love about these?

  3. These look foolproof and delicious! Yum!

  4. I’ve never tried fudge before! But I am mad for pretzels, so I love that you added them as a topping!

  5. I love this cheater recipe. I have never attempted to make fudge before and this looks so easy, even I can do it.

    I love Rocky Road anything. Throw in some nuts and marshmallows and I will be your best friend.

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    Yum. I love fudge and the pretzel topping is a new one on me. Looks fantastic. I must give it a try.

  7. You just posted that and did give me any? I’m salivating now.

  8. Oh Virginia, I blame my current drooling on YOU now. YUM!

  9. Oh my gosh that looks so good

  10. This looks so good!

  11. I’ve never made fudge before – I’ll have to try this “cheater” recipe!

  12. Love chocolate and salty things together. Yum!

  13. Gosh this looks yummy!!

  14. Oh wow these look delicious!