Candied Pecan Fudge is a nutty and sweet treat with cinnamon sugar pecans mixed into the thick and silky smooth chocolate fudge.
Cinnamon Sugar Pecan Fudge
This sweet dessert is so delicious and simple to make! The candied pecans are so good and add the perfect touch to this fudge recipe. This fudge would be an incredible addition to any buffet table or just enjoyed in your home when you crave something sweet.
Key Ingredients You’ll Need
Browned Butter: This is melted and heated butter that is cooked in a saucepan.
Chocolate: You will need white chocolate chips and white almond bark for this fudge recipe. You will need sweetened condensed milk to help with the consistency of the fudge and to add additional flavor.
Candied Pecans: You can follow this recipe for the easiest and quickest candied pecans.
How To Make Pecan Fudge
Step 1. Add the butter to a saucepan and brown over medium heat for 7-8 minutes until light brown. Stir the butter constantly until the milk pieces fall to the base of the pan and become toasted. Add the browned butter, white chocolate chips, white almond bark, and condensed milk into a double boiler and combine constantly over medium heat until smooth.
Step 2. Take away from the heat and mix in 1 1/4 cups of cinnamon sugar pecans and vanilla. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper before pouring the prepared mixture into it. Use a spatula to smooth the mixture evenly before adding the remaining candied pecans on top. Allow the fudge to rest for 6-8 hours at room temperature or 2-4 hours in the fridge. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Can I Candy Other Nuts Besides Pecans?
If you decide you want to try another type of nut for this fudge or you just don’t have pecans on hand, you can absolutely candy another kind of nut besides pecans. The best option next in line would be walnuts, but you can use peanuts, pistachios, cashews, etc. You could also use a mixture of nuts by using this candied nuts recipe.
Tips & Tricks
- To add a little more flavor, I like to add some pumpkin spice to the candied pecans for a more Fall flavor.
- This fudge would make a great goodie bag gift or treat for the Holidays.
- If you have more nuts than you need for this recipe. Place them into an airtight container for the best storage method. You can store them in the fridge for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More Fudge Recipes:
- Waffles and Maple Syrup Fudge
- Tiger Butter Fudge
- White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge (3 ingredients)
- Pink Marshmallow Fudge
Candied Pecan Fudge
- 3 Tbsp browned butter
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 4 oz. white almond bark
- 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups candied pecans divided
- In a saucepan, brown the butter (put pieces of your butter into the saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir continuously for 7-8 minutes until golden brown and the milk pieces that fall to the bottom of the pan are toasted).
- In a double boiler combine the browned butter, white chocolate chips, white almond bark, and sweetened condensed milk.
- Heat over medium heat and stir continuously until smooth.
- Remove from heat and add 1 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar pecans and vanilla and mix well.
- Pour fudge into a 8×8” pan that has been lined with parchment paper.
- Smooth the top and add the rest of the cinnamon sugar pecans to the top (break the pecans into pieces if you want to).
- Let cool at room temperature for 6-8 hours or in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
- Cut fudge into pieces and enjoy!