Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and butter the foil; set aside. Place pecans in a microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute; set aside.
In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and milk. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla and 3/4 cup pecans. Immediately spread into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining pecans, pressing to adhere.
Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Remove from pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Cover and store at room temperature.
Chocolate Pecan Fudge Tips
What exactly is fudge, anyway?
Fudge is an easy no-bake dessert. At its core, all fudge contains sugar, butter and milk. While some traditional fudge recipes call for boiling instructions, we like to show cooks how to make fudge in the microwave, as it's easier to master.
Does fudge have to be chocolate?
No. While chocolate might be one of the most popular types of fudge, there are many other delicious flavors to try. Some of our favorite fudge recipes include peanut butter, peppermint and butter pecan.
Can I use other nuts in my chocolate pecan fudge?
We love this fudge recipe as it's very customizable to your taste. Try using chopped almonds, walnuts, peanuts or even hazelnuts instead of pecans. Toast before using for the best flavor.