Fudge was one of my Daddy’s all-time favorite desserts. Momma stood at the stove all night (it seemed) stirring together chocolate and milk and sugar. She always used the recipe on the back of the Hershey’s cocoa canister. You know, the canister that hasn’t changed since forever? Two hours later after it reached the right temperature and set, it was yummy. Daddy said so. I never really knew because by the time it was ready, I had fallen asleep.
Today I’m sharing a simple pecan fudge recipe inspired by one I found on Allrecipes. With only four basic ingredients, this may become your new favorite holiday treat. This recipe is quick and won’t dirty up your kitchen. ‘Tis the season when everyone needs a quick dessert recipe, and let’s be honest, no one has extra time to waste slaving away in the kitchen.
Simple Pecan Fudge
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- With your microwave set on 50% power, melt chocolate, milk and butter in a large glass bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes, pausing to stir every minute. (Microwaves vary so heat only until melted and smooth.)
- Once the ingredients are thoroughly melted and combined, mix in pecans. (You can substitute walnuts or almonds, or eliminate nuts altogether.)
- Spread chocolate mixture onto a piece of Glad Press and Seal Wrap that has been lightly sprayed with cooking oil. Shape into a log approximately one inch thick. Top with a second sheet of wrap and seal the edges.
- Place in the refrigerator to set (which only takes about an hour).
- Cut into squares.
Pack a few pieces of this rich, creamy fudge into decorative tins and voila(!), an simple, delectable gift.
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Barbara Tate says
I always made it in the cast iron skillet. I have got to try this. So easy, but sinful.
My dad always made the fudge at our house. I remember him standing a stirring from an old recipe handed down from his mom.
Dorothy Johnson says
Looks awesome! We always make Terry’s mother’s recipe for fudge which looks similar but has more ingredients. I just might try your simpler version.
Talya Tate Boerner says
I bet your version is delicious – family recipes are always great. This one is super easy. Thanks!
Toni Huss says
Can you make it with fat free eagle brand ?
Talya Tate Boerner says
Toni, I’ve never tried it with fat free so I’m not sure. Might be worth a try to see because that would certainly save a lot of calories! If you decided to go that route, please let me know your results. Thank you!