Butter Pecan Fudge

butter pecan fudge on sheet pan

This butter pecan fudge has a rich melt-in-your-mouth buttery flavor with the perfect amount of toasted pecans for that nutty crunch!

butter pecan fudge on sheet pan

This fudge makes a great gift for friends and neighbors. It’s so easy to make and takes no time at all. I promise this treat will knock their socks off!

Butter Pecan Fudge

Just a few simple ingredients and you got yourself a rich creamy, buttery delicious treat in about 15 minutes.

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Ingredients Needed for Butter Pecan Fudge

  • Granulated sugar
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • Toasted pecans

How to Make Butter Pecan Fudge

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pecans on a sheet pan in a single layer. Toast for 5 -10 minutes, stirring once or twice for even toasting.

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper leaving extra hanging over the edges. This will help with removing the fudge from the baking pan.

fudge mixture boiling in a saucepan

Combine the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, heavy cream, and kosher salt in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.

Boil (full rolling boil not simmer) for a full 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.

pecans stirred into fudge mixture

Carefully pour the very hot mixture into a large mixing bowl, add the vanilla extract and the powdered sugar. Beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. This is easiest with a handheld electric mixer.

Stir in 1 3/4 cups of the toasted pecans, reserving 1/4 cup for the top.

Pour into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle reserved pecan pieces evenly over the top of the fudge. Press in slightly using a piece of parchment paper.

pressing pecan pieces in with parchment paper

Let cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm. I do this overnight for the flavors to really combine.

Before cutting into your desired size pieces let it come to almost room temperature. If it’s too cold it will start breaking. We did five cuts horizontally and 5 cuts vertically.

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Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe

This butter pecan fudge has a rich melt-in-your-mouth buttery flavor with the perfect amount of toasted pecans for that nutty crunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, candy, fudge, pecan
Servings: 36
Calories: 195kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Powdered sugar
  • 2 cups Chopped toasted pecans divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pecans on a sheet pan in a single layer. Toast for 5 -10 minutes, stirring once or twice for even toasting.
  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper leaving extra hanging over the edges. This will help with removing the fudge from the baking pan.
  • Combine the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, heavy cream, and kosher salt in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • Boil (full rolling boil not simmer) for a full 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  • Carefully pour the very hot mixture into a large mixing bowl, add the vanilla extract and the powdered sugar. Beat the mixture until creamy and smooth.
  • Stir in 1 3/4 cups of the toasted pecans, reserving 1/4 cup for the top.
  • Pour into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle reserved pecan pieces evenly over the top of the fudge. Press in slightly using a piece of parchment paper.
  • Let cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm. I do this overnight for the flavors to really combine.
  • Before cutting into your desired size pieces let it come to almost room temperature. If it’s too cold it will start breaking into bits. We did five cuts horizontally and 5 cuts vertically.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

    OMG! To die for!
    This is TOO good for mere mortals! Easy to make following the directions.
    Now I have to go out and buy more pecans for the next batch.
    We’re almost out of fudge!5 stars

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