Nigella’s Chocolate Pistachio Fudge (BakeFest 2010)

After a very successful first Thanksgiving in our household, we’re now faced with massive amounts of leftover turkey. We’ve got lots of great recipes planned. And, of course, you’ll hear all about them.
This post is not about leftovers though. It’s about BakeFest 2010.
Though there were lots of great and yummy tasty treats made during BakeFest (banana bread and cupcakes, Drick’s praline bread and cupcakes, chocolate pistachio fudge, white chocolate coconut pistachio fudge, not even counting the low-sodium pumpkin pies from Thanksgiving!), today, I’m going to tell you about the two fudges.
First of all. YUM! What a great treat.
I saw this on Nigella’s new Cooking Channel show. I knew I had to try it.
So I made her chocolate fudge according to the recipe, but added some coconut flakes on top. I also made some white chocolate fudge with the coconut flakes mixed in. You’ve got to try these babies. 🙂
The biggest problem I ran into is the actual shelling of the pistachios. I couldn’t figure out why my fingers hurt till I went to shell another one. 🙂
Nigella’s Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
12oz semi-sweet chocolate, either chips or broken up
14oz evaporated milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup crushed pistachios
Melt the chocolate chips in a regular saucepan (No double boiler needed!) and stir in the evaporated milk until smooth.
Fold in the butter.
Stir in the crushed pistachios. Once well mixed, pour into a foil pan. This makes removal easier down the road.
White Chocolate Coconut Pistachio Fudge
12oz white chocolate, either chips or broken up
14oz evaporated milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup crushed pistachios
1 cup shredded coconut
Just like before, melt the chocolate and stir in the evaporated milk and butter.
Add in the pistachios and coconut and stir together well.
As before pour into foil pans and refrigerate for at least an hour to harden.
Cut each pan into 64 one inch squares, and prepare to take to your holiday gathering. Or, place into candy/cookie bags and tie with ribbons. I purchased these from Michaels and think that they’re great!
Meanwhile, be sure to save a few samples for yourself and your spouse, especially if your darling has as much of a predilection for chocolate as K does.
Enjoy.
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11 Responses

  1. I had a hard time getting the comment box to show – my computer. I had to tell you absolutely delicious these look and how much, I want some.
    Thanks for linking this to MMM.

  2. I’ve got some pistachios! I so should try this! THanks!

  3. Lynnie says:

    These look YUMMY! I have never made fudge before so I better try them. Thanks for sharing and thanks for being an Army wife! Air Force wife here 🙂

  4. Katerina says:

    You can’t go wrong with all this chocolate can’t you?

  5. I love pistachios and I love Nigella’s recipes! Thank you for sharing these ones. Your photographs look mouthwatering!

  6. Bethany says:

    Oh Erin, how yum! Please link this at Menu Inspiration Monday!

    http://thebigredpot.blogspot.com/2010/11/broccoli-cheese-soup.html

  7. Trine Bean says:

    I live for pistachios so naturally, these look great!

  8. You had me at Fudge! One of my favorite Christmas treats. Confession – I’m a pig when it comes to fudge. I eat a little tiny cube, then more and I will eat till my stomach hurts – that’s how much I love fudge. I know,I see therapy in my future 🙂

  9. Chef Dennis says:

    OMG…both types of fudge look incredible! I think I would have to try the white chocolate first , then the other , then maybe both again….oh who am I kidding I would eat until I couldn’t move!!
    Thanks for sharing those great fudge recipes with us!
    Dennis

  10. Hanna says:

    Erin, this fudge look amazing and perfect for the holidays!! Thanks for your kind comments on my meat pies. I always love hearing from you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

    Hanna

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