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.
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.
Make sure to also check out our Cookies and Cream Fudge! It's a favorite with the kids!
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
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