Easy Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

By DK on Jul 11, 2011
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
I am among the rare "species" whose bane is NOT chocolate. It does not turn me on nor does it take me into some gastronomical ecstasy. In fact plain chocolate makes me irritated cos I hate the chewy-gooey feeling it has, leaving my teeth in brownish distaste - both look wise and feel wise. Then why this post - you ask?  Because it has pista in it. Oh yes - Nuts and wafers in chocolate is totally doable for me. The crispy/nutty texture with chocolate is something I like (not to make me crazy about it though - but better than "hate"). Another thing I like is making chocolaty goodness for friends and loved ones cos it has takers everywhere. I LOVE seeing the faces brighten up when I give them goodies made with it. Like the two little darlings I made these for.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
We were visiting a friend who has two kids. They are most charming, well behaved and the cutest I have met here. It only seemed right that I give them something as sweet as them :). I usually have this itch in my fingers which makes it impossible for me to follow recipes verbatim. But with this one, the itch did an invisible act. Such is this Nigella's recipe - no room for improvement. Its perfect just like her. As gorgeous as the chef herself.  How can a 50+ old woman look like the way she does??? God is sure not fair I tell ya! OK before I go into the "Why God dint make me look half as good" rant - lets go to her recipe!
Image courtesy: Askmen.com
In which angle does she look 50+??!!
recipe courtesy nigella lawson
Basic Information
Prep Time: 1 to 2 hours
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Yield: About 32-36 pieces
  • 175 grams (6oz) Dark Chocolate, chopped (see tips)
  • 200 grams (7oz) sweetened Condensed milk
  • 15 grams (0.5oz) unsalted Butter
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted Pistachios, coarsely chopped (with shells removed)
  • Pinch of salt
Use dark chocolate that has at least 70% cocoa solids. I used Godiva brand. Nigella says that you can also use equal amount of semisweet chocolate instead.
Place the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt into a heavy-based pan.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
Place it over  low heat and stir until melted
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
and well combined.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
Add the nuts to the melted chocolate mixture
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
and stir well.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
Pour this mixture into a square foil tray ( I used a baking pan lined with greased wax paper),
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
smoothing the top. I think I used a 7 inch Square pan. The size of the pan for this doesn't really matter. The smaller the pan, more thick the chocolate fudge will be and larger will make thin ones.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
Let the fudge cool, then refrigerate until set. Cut into small pieces. You can cut 6X6 lines to make approximately 32-36 pieces.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
Now its all ready to be packed up and gifted. Make sure its chilled or else it will melt on ya :) What are you waiting for?  In the words of my chocolate crazed gal pal  "Take a bite and experience chocolate heaven" :) Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
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42 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Pistachio Fudge”
  1. polly gill

    I am going to make this as gifts for some of my friends, what it’s the best way to store it and how long does it keep for? Just so I know when I can give them their pressies and storage instructions for them!

  2. I m going to try this at the weekend so I can make presents for my friends, I will let you know how it turns out XXX.

  3. Berry

    I made this recipe today..followed exactly ,it turned out deliciousssss…so easy to make..thanks for the recipe

  4. i love choclat items im evriday wach tlc nigella recipes . :oops:

  5. joy

    hi..i would definitely try this one, really looks delicious! what is the shelf life of this recipe pls. thanks!

  6. Aarthi

    Hi Divya , This does look like a great recipe and easy to try too. Just 2 small doubts – what is the shelf life for this fudge and how can we store it ? Does it need refrigeration for correct storage?

  7. malu

    Thx for the wonderful recipe, it worked out so tasty and is really easy!!!

  8. Cobie

    Three friends and I had lunch at our friends new home and after a beautiful Greek lunch she served up Pistachio fudge with coffee. I AM NOW ADDICTED to this lovely fudge. I have just made a double batch, as no dought my children will want to take some home.
    Thankyou Nigella for and easy to make and delicious recipe. :)

  9. Indira

    it is such a simple and lovely fudge, should try it out . thank you for such a simple recipe :)

  10. Nikhita

    I Used Nutella for this instead of choclate chunks….And its really yummieshhhhh :) Luved it

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