German Chocolate Fudge

INGREDIENTS
  • For the fudge:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
PREPARATION
  1. To make the fudge:
  2. Grease a 9×13-inch pan with butter or nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. Place the cut up 2 sticks of butter and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add sugar and evaporated milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 10 minutes. Pour mixture over butter and chocolate chips.
  5. Beat mixture for 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Add vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
  6. Spread mixture into prepared pan and smooth out top as needed. Chill 1 hour before topping with icing.
  7. To make the topping:
  8. Combine evaporated milk, sugar, and egg yolks in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture thickens, 6-8 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and nuts.
  10. Let mixture cool before spreading evenly over fudge. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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