I don't know about you, but as soon as Halloween is over, I start thinking about Christmas cookies. I know that many people get upset that it means that we essentially skip Thanksgiving, but I don't care.
Fudge is one of my favorite things to add to a cookie tray because it is a true indulgence that most people don't eat that often. I don't often see it in the stores on a regular basis (unless I am at the boardwalk at the beach), and a batch makes so much that it takes us forever to go through it!
Which is why I love making it for Christmas…..
I know that some people will make fudge using frosting or even Fluff, but I prefer a good old-fashioned fudge recipe and this homemade chocolate and pecan fudge recipe is just so easy to make, even if it is from scratch!
Scroll down for the recipe!
- 3 cup Sugar
- ⅔ cup Cocoa Powder
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- 1½ cup Milk
- ¼ cup Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 cup Pecans
- Line 8" square pan with foil and grease foil with butter.
- Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy pan.
- Add milk bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Cook until temperature reaches 230-235 or soft ball stage.
- Remove from heat.
- Add butter and vanilla, but do not stir for 10 minutes.
- Stir with wooden spoon until it begins to lose its sheen (about 3 minutes).
- Stir in nuts.
- Spread into prepared pan and let cool.
- Lift out foil and remove from fudge.
- Cut into squares.