German Chocolate Fudge

A quick and easy chocolate fudge that doesn’t require a thermometer. Topped with the signature coconut pecan frosting, this fudge is out of this world!

german chocolate fudge squares.

I love german chocolate cake. It has always been one of my favorites! Remember that one time that I told you that I didn’t like chocolate? Well whenever my mom would make a german chocolate cake, I would just eat the frosting.

I mean seriously. Isn’t that coconut pecan frosting the best part!?

As time went on and I realized that I was crazy for not liking chocolate, I started eating the entire cake. And I love anything that has to do with german chocolate cake and that amazing frosting.

german chocolate fudge squares in a stack.

You are going to love how easy this fudge is to make! It doesn’t require a thermometer and is simple to put together. The chocolate fudge just melts in your mouth with the first bite and the coconut pecan frosting is amazing on top.

I honestly think that this is one of the best fudge recipes that I have made! You are going to love it especially if you love German Chocolate Cake! This is a must make make for the holiday season. Your neighbors will love you for it. 🙂

german chocolate fudge square close up.


German Chocolate Fudge

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 48

A quick and easy chocolate fudge that doesn't require a thermometer. Topped with the signature coconut pecan frosting, this fudge is out of this world!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, German


  • 1 cup butter cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • cups sugar
  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • cups sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sweetened angel hair coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Line a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Place 1 cup butter and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan combine sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring constantly for 10 minutes. Pour the sugar mixture over the chocolate chips and butter.
  3. Using an electric mixer beat the mixture for 3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. Spread the chocolate into your 9x13 inch pan. Allow to completely cool before frosting.
  5. To make the icing: In a medium saucepan stir together the heavy cream, sugar, egg yolks, and butter. Cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to thicken and coats the back of a spoon. Add coconut and pecans and mix well. Let the mixture completely cool before frosting the fudge. Once you put the frosting on, I liked to refrigerate for another hour so they are easy to cut.
Nutrition Facts
German Chocolate Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 321IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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