The recipe prices will vary based on fluctuating grocery costs. Please use what is posted as a guide.
Give this Butter Pecan Fudge as a gift, and people will rave about it! This fudge is so creamy and buttery, and the toasted pecans add great texture.
It costs approximately $14.55 to make this fudge. The recipe makes 32 servings and costs about $0.45 per serving.
Fudge is a classic holiday treat I love gifting to friends and neighbors. This recipe is a fun twist on a classic chocolate fudge recipe.
It is creamy, buttery, and loaded with toasted pecans, giving it a delicious nutty flavor. This one is definitely for all the pecan lovers out there.
This recipe is so simple, and you don’t need a candy thermometer. This means anyone young or old, experienced in the kitchen or new, can make this Butter Pecan Fudge.
Gift it to your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or family. They will all agree that this is the best fudge recipe they have ever tasted!
What You’ll Love About Butter Pecan Fudge:
- Holiday Staple: Making fudge during the holidays is a must and a long-standing tradition for many. Change up your family tradition slightly by making this version instead of plain.
- Neighbor Gifts: This fudge recipe is cost-effective and makes a great gift for neighbors and friends.
- Easy Fudge Recipe: No need to stand over a pot with a candy thermometer, trying not to burn the mixture. With the detailed instructions and fifteen minutes, you will be on your way to having homemade fudge.
Ingredients and Estimated Cost:
Per Serving Cost: $0.45
Recipe Cost: $14.55
- 16 tablespoons of butter – $2.24
- 1 cup white sugar – $0.30
- 1 cup brown sugar – $0.57
- 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream – $2.66
- ¼ teaspoon salt – $0.01
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract – $1.36
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar – $1.60
- 2 cups pecan halves – $5.81
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in November 2023.
How To Make Butter Pecan Fudge:
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Then, whisk the powdered sugar in a large bowl.
- Next, using a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine butter, sugars, the tablespoon and cup of heavy cream, and salt together over medium heat. Allow the mixture to boil for four minutes while stirring constantly with a rubber spatula.
- Remove the mixture from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
- Fold in the pecans before pouring the mixture into the dish.
- Finally, allow the fudge to sit for three hours before slicing into little squares and serving.
STORE: Store the fudge in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, and in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
FREEZE: Store fudge in the freezer in the same manner as above for up to 3 months. Let frozen fudge reach room temperature before slicing.
Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe FAQs:
What is the secret to good fudge?
The secret to this fudge is in the mixing. For best results, be sure to stir the mixture constantly while it is boiling. This helps avoid crystalization while making the fudge, which can lead to grainy fudge.
Is butter pecan same as butterscotch?
Butter Pecan and butterscotch both have brown sugar and butter, but that is where the similarities end. Butter pecan includes the addition of nuts, while butterscotch does not.
What does a butter pecan taste like?
Butter pecan flavor has a delicious roasted nutty taste with a touch of sweetness and a rich, buttery flavor.
How do you make fudge not stick to the pan?
You can butter the pan really well before spreading the fudge into the dish. Or you can lay a piece of foil, lightly pressing it into the sides of the dish, with a bit of overhang. Then, simply lift the foil out of the dish when ready to remove the fudge.
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Butter Pecan Fudge
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 cups pecan halves toasted and coarsely chopped
- Butter a 9 x 13-inch dish.
- Place confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl. Gently whisk for 1 minute to break up any clumps.
- Add butter, sugars, cream, and salt in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir frequently with a rubber spatula as the mixture comes to a boil.
- Boil for 4 minutes while stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
- Fold in pecans.
- Pour into the buttered dish.
- Cool to room temperature for about 3 hours.
- Cut into 64 (1-inch) squares.