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Butter Pecan Fudge

Lil' Luna
The BEST Butter Pecan Fudge is thick and creamy. It is perfect to enjoy at the holidays or to gift to friends and neighbors.
4.70 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 184 kcal


  • 1 tsp plus 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans toasted


  • Line an 8x8-in. pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a medium pot, combine butter, sugars, whipping cream and salt. Stir constantly until it becomes a rapid boil. Monitor temp (without stirring) until thermometer reads 234 degrees F.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla (without stirring).
  • Cool mixture to about 110 degrees (may take up to 30 minutes). Beat with spoon until fudge mixture starts to thicken. Slowly stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Add nuts and continue stirring until fudge is thick and loses sheen.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Pat off excess butter on top if necessary and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Using parchment paper, lift fudge out of pan, and cut fudge into squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.


Serving: 16gCalories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 26mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Butter Pecan Fudge
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