butter pecan fudge recipe

Give classic holiday fudge a fun twist with this butter pecan fudge recipe! Gather your kids and spend some time together making an old fashioned holiday treat.

You only need 6 ingredients and about 15 minutes to make this AMAZING Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe! This easy candy recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

I have always loved baking and cooking during the holiday season. My favorite as kid was a huge pan of chocolate fudge made with marshmallow cream. It was a family favorite and we'd eat it by the pound.

As an adult, and feeling adventurous, I wanted to make real fudge – without the marshmallows.  The ingredients for butter pecan fudge are pretty basic – butter, heavy cream, vanilla, salt, pecans and three kinds of sugar.

But oh my goodness, the end result is a melt in your mouth goodness that is incredible.

Like most candy making, fudge is pretty simple to make it just takes a little patience and a lot of stirring.

Cream, sugar, salt and butter are mixed together in a pot. Once the mixture boils,it is stirred constantly, for 5 minutes.  Stir in the pecans and a little more sugar before pouring it in a pan letting it cool.

The fudge will be set once it is cooled to room temperature, but I like to give it 24 hours to really firm up.

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Make sure to also check out our Cookies and Cream Fudge! It's a favorite with the kids!

Now it's your turn to get creative in the kitchen!

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Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe


Preparation 5 min
Cook Time 10 min
Total Time 0:15

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To toast the pecans - place in a single layer on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until you can smell the pecans. You can also toast the in a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Measure out powdered sugar in to a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with butter and set aside.
  4. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, whipping cream and salt in a medium size pot. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it begins to boil and the bubbles do not disappear when you mix them. It will only take a few minutes to come to a full boil.
  5. Set a time for 5 minutes and stir the mixture constantly while it boils.
  6. Once the 5 minutes are up, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in pecans.
  7. Pour the fudge in to your prepared pan. Allow fudge to cool until room temperature before cutting, but preferably 24 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 3517kcal Calories from fat 1866
% Daily Value
Total Fat 207g 318%
Saturated Fat 92g 460%
Transfat 4g
Cholesterol 407mg 136%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Carbohydrate 428g 143%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 413g
Protein 13g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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Just 6 ingredients combine to make this amazing fudge recipe! Ready in to set in 15 minutes, this butter pecan fudge is over the top!

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