Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Quick and Easy Butter Pecan Fudge

Craving some fudge this season?
This is the easiest fudge!
My sister Jean sent me this recipe a few years
ago and we always whip up a batch for Christmas.

We have been fudge fans since we were little when
we would go to the Wisconsin Dells, and see them
stirring huge batches of fudge in the copper kettles
and then cooling and working the fudge on marble slabs.

Fudge can be tricky though, so it is nice to find an easy
recipe that tastes great.

Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe

1/2 C. real butter (no substitutes)
1/2 C. white sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. salt
2 C. powdered sugar
3/4 to 1 C. toasted and chopped pecans

In a medium sized saucepan, bring to boil the first five ingredients.
Wash down the sides with water, using a pastry brush to
dissolve any sugar that is clinging to the sides of the pan.  This
prevents the candy from turning to sugar.

Cook for 4 minutes.  

Take off the heat and pour over 2 C. powdered sugar in 
a medium sized bowl.  Mix with a spoon until creamy,
then stir in the pecans.

Pour into an 8x8 inch pan lined with parchment paper.
If you want thicker fudge, you can pour it into a loaf pan.

Let set up and cut.  Fudge improves with age, but it is
great right away too.

Leave out the pecans and you can have penuche.

We have substituted the brown sugar for more white
sugar and made peppermint fudge.  You could try just
about any flavor.

We made it home safely from Europe and are now 
spending time with our children in Salt Lake for two
nights.  I will finish showing the Christmas Marts to
you.  It was a marvelous adventure and we were blessed
to have weather in the high 40's and 50's each day.  We 
came home to days of snow, and I realized how lucky
we were to have such great weather.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. These look great! Thanks for the recipe pretty lady.
    Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed Christmas.

  2. You have to be the energizer nana:)
    Happy Holidays everyone..

  3. Your fudge sounds great Jacqueline, I've bookmarked it for next year. I'm planning to whip up some of your G-Mom's toffee today! Merry Christmas:@)

  4. What an easy fudge, Jacqueline! Thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  5. If I make this when it is raining and snowing outside, will the weather make this fudge not turn out? It IS warm inside my house!


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