Butter Pecan Fudge


Every Christmas I make my chocolate and peanut butter fudge recipes, but this year I wanted to try a new fudge recipe to the mix. As a Taste of Home volunteer field editor, I know that I can count on recipes from other field editors to be “tried and true”.  This butter pecan fudge sounded just different and interesting enough to make.  So what’s the verdict? If you love buttery, toasted pecan flavors packed into candy, you’ll love it!  Super easy and delicious addition to your holiday treats!



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup toasted pecans (see note below)


Grease an 8×8 baking pan with butter and set aside.

Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, whipping cream and salt in a large heavy bottom 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.

Set a time for 5 minutes and stir the mixture constantly while it boils.

Once the 5 minutes are up, remove the pan from the heat.

Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.

Stir in pecans.

Pour the fudge in to your prepared pan.

Allow fudge to cool until room temperature before cutting.

Note: Pecans may be toasted by baking in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes. You may also toast in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Recipe adapted from: Taste of Home