A high school home ec teacher gave me this recipe in the 1960s, but without the almond bark. Sometimes the candy mounds set up and sometimes they didn't. Many years ago, I decided to add 1/4 lb. of white almond bark to the recipe, and that made it foolproof. The fudge is smooth and delicious. The pecans in a mound of fudge make a candy different from most other Christmas offerings. The recipe makes lot of candy, but it freezes well.