You are never going to believe how easy it is to make this awesome caramel pecan fudge. And when it melts in your mouth, you’ll know true love–for a dessert. LOL!
Caramel Pecan Fudge
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore making easy dessert recipes for holidays and, frankly, just for fun. And I’ve really been getting into making fudge lately–and I discovered how to make a new fudge that is simply to die for.
So decadent and so easy, I’m kind of hoarding it for myself. I mean, I shared some of it, but, let’s be honest here, there are about 10 squares sitting in the tin that I’ve stuffed in the back of the fridge that are all for me. Me…
If you’re ready to make your own hoarding-worthy fudge, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Easy Fudge with Pecans
- Making caramel fudge is ridiculously easy. You’re just going to melt your chocolate chips with your sweetened condensed milk and then fold in your food coloring. No sour cream, no candy thermometer, no evaporated milk, just chocolate and sweetened condensed milk and food coloring. Repeat with the second layer and you’re ready!
- To make sure you can get your fudge out of the pan, the easiest thing is to use parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray. Pour your chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and let it set. It’s that easy. Do not, however line your pan with foil–it will stick to the fudge.
- When you cool your fudge, you can let it sit on the counter and set to room temperature or you can put it in the fridge and let it chill. Either will work, but the fridge is much faster.
- You can modify your caramel fudge recipe to take out the pecans if you want–I mean, it’s the best part to me, but you do you. To make your fudge unique for any holiday or event, just add some fun pops:
- Peanut Butter (to make peanut butter fudge)
- Marshmallow Cream (or is it Marshmallow Creme?!)
- Dried Cranberries
- Red and Blue Sprinkles
How Do I Make this Caramel Pecan Fudge?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 3 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 4 tbsp. butter room temp
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup "thick" caramel sauce
- Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray.
- Place your white chocolate chips, milk, and butter in a medium microwave safe bowl.
- Heat this mixture in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each increment, until the mixture is smooth and melted.
- Add the the vanilla extract and chopped pecans to the fudge mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the baking dish.
- Drizzle caramel sauce over the fudge mixture.
- With a butter knife, lightly swirl the caramel into the fudge.
- Place in the refrigerator to set for 5 hours.
- Slice the fudge into 1-inch squares and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 89mg Carbohydrates: 31g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 31g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
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More Easy Fudge Recipes You Might Like
- White Chocolate Christmas Fudge – This is the closest thing you’ll get to that fudge you remember from when you were a kid. Oh, that’s just me? Well, then it’s fudge for me!
- Peppermint Fudge – I adore adore adore this amazing fudge recipe–that peppermint bark on top is so good, it’s sinful.
- Red Velvet Fudge – You definitely need to have some of this red velvet fudge for the holidays–or just for fun. It’s so tasty. And easy.
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