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Easy Pistachio Fudge Recipe

This rich and creamy Easy Pistachio Fudge is perfect for your special dessert table and makes a great holiday homemade gift idea.  This nutty fudge recipe takes just minutes to prepare and sets beautifully every time.This Easy Pistachio Fudge is simple to make and fool proof. It sets well every single time. #pistachiofudge #nuttyfudgerecipe

I have to admit it.  I love fudge recipes.  Every time I go to my local Farmer’s Market, I head to the indoor area where there is a vendor that sells fudge and buy a piece or two.

I don’t often make this sweet treat at home, since I know I will devour the whole pan. But when the holidays roll around, I make every version that I have a recipe for. Easy Pistachio Fudge

Home made fudge makes a wonderful Christmas gift and I love to have a variety of different types arranged in a pretty Christmas gift tin to share with friends and family.

It’s time to make some Easy Pistachio Fudge!

Gather the ingredients together.  I love that the pistachio fat free sugar free pudding mix gives me the color that I want for my fudge without making it too green. It also helps the fudge to set well and makes this a fool proof recipe.Ingredients for the Easy pistachio fudge

The only cooking that is needed is to melt the white chocolate, butter and water in the microwave for a minute or so. How easy is that?  No boiling, candy thermometers or time over a stove.  Melt, stir, mix, pour into a prepared pan.combine butter, chocolate and water in the microwave

Once the butter and chocolate is smooth and silky, stir in the pistachio pudding mix.Add the pistachio pudding mixNext, the powdered sugar gets added one step at a time. TIP:  This fudge is REALLY thick before it even sets.  Using a hand mixer makes it easy to add the sugar. Otherwise you will get a cardio workout for the day!Fold in the pistachios

Roughly chop the pistachios so that the fudge will be filled with them throughout.  Roughly chop the pistachios

I lined my pan with aluminum foil and give myself some extra to use as handles. This makes the nutty fudge recipe super easy to remove when it has set.

Place the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and press it down firmly.  A few extra pistachios pressed onto the top lets your guest know what the flavor is, and the fudge is ready to for the fridge.

Easy pistachio fudge ready for the fridge

This Easy Pistachio Fudge sets wonderfully every single time. It is so festive looking, too! Cut it into about 30 squares with a sharp knife.Yummy and Easy Pistachio Fudge

Tasting this nutty fudge recipe

Every bite of this nutty fudge recipe is a taste sensation that reminds you that the holidays are here!Take a bite of this nutty fudge recipe. It has a fabulous texture and taste!

This Easy Pistachio Fudge has a creamy, nutty flavor and a pretty green color is perfect for holiday occasions or any special entertaining event. I love that it is ready to set in just a few minutes. It leaves me lots of time to do other things this busy time of the year!Easy Pistachio Fudge

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If you would like a reminder of this recipe for easy pistachio fudge, just pin this image to one of your dessert boards on Pinterest.Easy pistachio fudge makes a great addition to any holiday dessert table

Yield: 30

Easy Pistachio Fudge Recipe

Easy Pistachio Fudge

This rich and creamy Easy Pistachio Fudge is perfect for your special dessert table and makes a great holiday homemade gift idea.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 18 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3/4 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 package (4 serving size) Fat Free, Sugar Free instant Pistachio Pudding Mix
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup shelled Pistachios


  1. Line an 8 x 8" square baking pan with foil leaving some to overhang to use as handles later after the fudge is ready to remove. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe large bowl, melt the white chocolate morsels, butter and water on high for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir until the white chocolate is fully melted. If needed heat for an additional 30 seconds or so until you get the smooth texture you want.
  3. Stir the dry pudding mix to chocolate mixture.
  4. Once completely combined, use a hand mixer and mix in the confectioner's sugar, one cup at a time. (fudge will be very thick and hard to do by hand.
  5. Roughly chop the pistachios. Fold in pistachios and garnish the top of the fudge with more chopped pistachios.
  6. Press the fudge into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours to set.
  7. Remove fudge from pan. Use a sharp knife to cut cleanly into squares. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 2.5gUnsaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 6.2mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 1.7gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 14.9gProtein: 0.8g

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Nancy Canter

Saturday 23rd of December 2023

I made the fudge exactly as written & made a double batch. It is perfect. I make pistachio muffins and we love those so this was a no brainer. The fudge is a little soft but I cut it and froze it and we eat it right out of the freezer. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, no candy thermometer, no special pan just great fudge. Thank you I am definately a fan of your now and will try other desserts. 1 tip: I thought since I was using a tin foil throw away pan I did not have to line the pan with foil. Wrong. lol


Sunday 24th of December 2023

Hi Nancy. I tried that once too. The foil liner is a game changer!

David Bursky

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

Any suggestions on how much of the regular pistachio pudding that has sugar in it? How much to use so it's not to sweet? Thanks!


Wednesday 5th of December 2018

Hi David I have never made the fudge with the regular pudding mix. I do know that those who have tried say it is much sweeter. Not how much to suggest, since I never use that type of pudding. Carol

Katrina Milam

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

I used regular pistachio because I can't eat fake sugar. I added some dried and crushed jalapeno for some kick. I also doubled the recipe. My pistachio jalapeno fudge came out really good, but I like to tweak. Next time I think I might cut down the amount of pistachio pudding so the jalapeno shines more. Maybe it was because I doubled the recipe that the flavor felt slightly stronger than I wanted. I agree with the OP you basically just want a hint of that green and pistachio. Instead of going with fat and sugar free, I think I can get that with less of the pudding package. I also think a little bit more butter would add a nice buttery undertone to it, not sure how that would affect consistency though (maybe cut an equal amount of water out). Anyway, this is a really good base for me to play with and super easy to make. Thanks.


Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Thanks for letting us know of your adjustments Katrina. They sound good! Carol

Marilyn Nosky

Saturday 17th of November 2018

Does the fat free sugar free version of the pistachio pudding have the "diet" after taste, are there artificial sweeteners? I made it using the regular pudding and it sent me into sugar shock, but I loved the way it looked on my cookie platters last year.


Saturday 17th of November 2018

Hi Marilyn. The fat free sugar free version does have artificial sweeteners in it but I have never noticed an after taste when using it. Carol

Captain Pete

Saturday 20th of October 2018

Fudge by any recipe is "far too sweet" that's the best part. I have used these proportions with other flavors of instant pudding with great results Lemon/Coconut in the fridge as I type

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