Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge Recipe from Iraq - Dark Chocolate, Butter, Hazelnuts

Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge

Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge Recipe from Iraq - Dark Chocolate, Butter, Hazelnuts
Region / culture: Iraq | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 12


Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge
Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge

Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge is a decadent and delicious treat that combines the rich flavors of dark chocolate with the sweetness of golden raisins. This fudge is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and makes a great gift for friends and family.


Fudge has been a popular confection for centuries, with its origins dating back to the late 19th century in the United States. The addition of fruits and nuts to fudge recipes adds a unique twist to this classic treat, creating a delightful combination of flavors and textures.


How to prepare

  1. Lightly grease a 20 cm/8-inch square cake tin.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces and place it in a bowl with the butter and evaporated milk. Set the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and stir until the chocolate and butter have melted and the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Vary the nuts used in this recipe; try making the fudge with almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, or pecans.


  • Try adding dried cranberries or chopped apricots to the fudge mixture for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use high-quality dark chocolate for the best flavor in this recipe.

- Stir the chocolate mixture constantly while melting to prevent burning.

- Allow the fudge to cool completely before cutting into squares for serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge as a dessert at a dinner party or package it up in a decorative tin for a thoughtful gift.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making perfect fudge is to melt the chocolate slowly and stir constantly to prevent burning.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use milk chocolate or white chocolate in place of dark chocolate for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Cut the fudge into small squares and arrange them on a decorative platter for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge with a glass of red wine or a cup of coffee for a delicious pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds before serving if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge is a good source of iron and magnesium.


This recipe contains dairy and nuts.


Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge is a sweet and indulgent treat that is best enjoyed in moderation due to its high sugar content.


Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge is a delightful and indulgent treat that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. With its rich chocolate flavor and sweet raisins, this fudge is sure to be a hit with friends and family.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was hooked. It was a chilly autumn afternoon, and I was at a friend's house for a potluck dinner. As I walked into the kitchen, the sweet aroma of chocolate and nuts filled the room, drawing me in like a magnet.

My friend, Mrs. Johnson, was busy stirring a pot on the stove, a mischievous glint in her eye. "Ah, I see you've found my famous Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge recipe," she said with a smile. "Would you like to help me make it?"

I eagerly agreed, and together we spent the afternoon mixing, stirring, and pouring the decadent mixture into a pan to set. As we waited for the fudge to cool, Mrs. Johnson regaled me with the story of how she had come across the recipe.

"It all started many years ago," she began, her eyes sparkling with nostalgia. "I was just a young girl, living in a small town in the countryside. One day, a mysterious old woman moved in next door, and she was known for her incredible baking skills."

Mrs. Johnson explained that the old woman, Mrs. Thompson, had taken her under her wing and taught her everything she knew about baking. From delicate pastries to rich chocolate cakes, Mrs. Thompson shared her secrets with Mrs. Johnson, passing down generations of knowledge and recipes.

"One day, she handed me a tattered old cookbook and told me to try out a recipe for Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge," Mrs. Johnson recounted. "I was hesitant at first, but as soon as I took my first bite, I was in love. The creamy chocolate, the crunchy nuts, and the burst of sweetness from the dried fruit - it was a flavor explosion in my mouth."

From that day on, Mrs. Johnson had perfected the recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit her own tastes. She had shared it with friends and family, who all raved about its deliciousness. And now, she was passing it on to me.

As we finally cut into the cooled fudge and sampled a piece, I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen. The rich chocolate melted on my tongue, the nuts added a satisfying crunch, and the dried fruit added a burst of sweetness. It was a perfect combination of flavors and textures, and I couldn't wait to share it with my own loved ones.

Over the years, I have continued to make Mrs. Johnson's Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge recipe, each time adding my own twist to it. Sometimes I swap out the nuts for different varieties, or I experiment with different types of dried fruit. But no matter how I tweak the recipe, the memories of that first fudge-making experience with Mrs. Johnson will always hold a special place in my heart.

I have shared the recipe with friends, neighbors, and even strangers who have become friends after tasting the fudge. Each time I make a batch, I am transported back to that cozy kitchen with Mrs. Johnson, stirring a pot of chocolatey goodness and feeling the warmth of friendship and tradition.

And so, as I pass down this recipe to future generations, I hope that they will find as much joy and satisfaction in creating this Fruit Nut Chocolate Fudge as I have. May it become a cherished tradition in their own kitchens, connecting them to the past and creating new memories for the future.


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