Wednesday, December 10, 2014

#Blogger C.L.U.E. ~ Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Chocolate Pecan Fudge

It’s time for the Blogger C.L.U.E. Society again! This month, it’s all about the food our grandmothers cooked. My secret blogger this month is Stacy of Food Lust People Love. She lives in Dubai, and has lived overseas for almost 27 years. She is originally from Louisiana, and her southern roots show with the recipe I’m sharing with you today. Her blog had so many wonderful recipes that I would love to try, but this month it’s supposed to be something her grandmother would have made! After searching her blog for several days, I finally found this Pecan Fudge recipe that she said is just like one her grandmother made.  I adore fudge, and it seems like a perfect recipe for this time of the year. I think fudge is a great gift to bring to someone over the holidays, and it looks so pretty on a cookie platter. A lovely treat to enjoy during the Christmas season! 


This fudge was easy and so very good!
A perfect treat for the holidays!!



Chocolate Pecan Fudge
adapted by FoodLustPeopleLove 

Ingredients
2 scant cups or 440g sugar
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons or 85g butter
1 cup or 237ml heavy whipping cream
3 1/2 cups or 205g of marshmallows
3 cups or 525g of semisweet chocolate in bars, chopped up, or chips
1 teaspoon or 5ml vanilla extract
1 cup or about 105g of pecans

Chop half of your pecans rather coarse and the other half into finer pieces.
Line a 9in x 13in (approx. 23cm x 33cm) metal baking pan with parchment.

Add the sugar, salt, butter, cream, and marshmallows to a large saucepan.
Cook the mixture over medium heat until the marshmallows and butter begin to melt, about five minutes. Once the marshmallows have melted, bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for five minutes. It will bubble all over the place and darken slightly. Take the pan off of the heat.          

Add the chocolate and vanilla and mix it all together until the chocolate has melted and everything is nice and smooth.  The oil started to separate out a little so I just mixed quicker and it seemed to come together again.
Working quickly, add in your coarsely chopped pecans and mix thoroughly.  Pour the mixture into your lined baking pan, spread out with a spatula or spoon and sprinkle quickly with the finely chopped pecans.
Let this sit at room temperature for at least three hours or chill it in the refrigerator atop a cooling rack so that air can circulate around the pan for about half an hour before you slice it. 
Cut into squares. This fudge will keep at room temperature for 10 days in an airtight container.  Or on a plate covered tightly in cling film.

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19 comments:

  1. Excellent choice, Kathy! This is one of my popular recipes, especially around the holidays. My grandmother would be so proud.

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  2. Mmm... love fudge!! Great choice for the challenge. :)

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  3. Who can resisit a good old fashioned fudge, Kathy? Love it and yes, it makes a wonderful gift! Thank you so much for sharing...

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  4. Perfect time of the year for fudge, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Fudge is so totally a grandmother thing, isn't it? Your version of Stacy's grandma's fudge looks amazing.

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  6. Oh, yum! This looks like one terrific fudge recipe. I'd make half with pecans for me...and half without for Bill :)

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  7. I like to make a couple varieties of fudge each Christmas; one is the same every year and the other a new one. I think this may be the new one this year! it looks delicious!

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  8. Dear Kathy, This certainly does sound delicious and is a perfect gift to bring to the hostess for the holidays. xo Catherine

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  9. I love Stacy's recipes and you chose such a wonderful one - perfect for holiday parties and holiday treat tins!

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  10. I love fudge. This recipe looks delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing:)

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  11. love fudge!! and this look amazing!!

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  12. This sounds like the "secret" family recipe from The Hubs family. Perfect choice for a December recipe.

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  13. Oh my gosh - this sounds like an amazing recipe for fudge. Will be making soon. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

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  14. They are totally irresistible, Kathy!

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  15. WOW Kathy these look so great!! I'm going to have to make these, seriously! I'm glad you found such a perfect recipe with your match cuz I think these are really YOU as well as fits the theme perfectly :)

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  16. Kathy, this looks so delish. Perfect for the season. My oldest will love this so much.

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  17. Your plate of fudge looks so inviting. My cup of tea is looking very lonely right about now. These are perfect for the holidays!

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  18. Oh, Kathy! Is it a crime that I don't like fudge with nuts? Even so, this looks amazing!

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  19. I used to make fudge in high school and the last time I tried it I completely failed. What a nice addition to your holidays!

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