Chocolate Fudge-Covered Pecans

Ruth Ann Vokac

By
@mansfieldra

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.


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Comments:

Serves:

Many

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

18 oz
good quality chocolate chips --semi sweet, milk, or dark (or any combination)
7 oz
marshmallow cream (7-10 oz will be ok)
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1/4 lb
white almond bark
1 lb
pecan halves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Lay out 3 cookie sheets and cover with waxed paper.
Lay out 2 teaspoons.
2
Put all the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe mixing bowl. Melt them in a microwave at 50% power, stirring every 20-30 seconds.
3
Put the melted chocolate into a large heavy pot.
4
In the same microwave-safe bowl, add the almond bark and melt it in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 20-30 seconds. Add the melted almond bark to the heavy, large pot.
5
Add the sweetened condensed milk and all the marshmallow cream to the heavy pot.
6
Put the pot on the stove over low heat and stir with a silicone spatula until all the ingredients are combined and the result is a uniform color with no streaks.
7
Add the pecans and stir to combine until the nuts are evenly dispersed.
8
Remove pot from heat. Using the teaspoons, drop mounds of candy onto the waxed paper-covered pans. If candy is becoming too stiff to dip, set the pan over another pan with 1 inch of simmering water.
9
Let candy sit until firm--slide pans into refrigerator to set the candy quickly.
10
When candy can easily be removed from the waxed paper, store it in a large plastic container; separate layers with waxed paper. Cover and store in refrigerator.
11
Note: If you prefer to make a pan of fudge, you can add 1-2 cups chopped pecans instead of the whole nuts and pour the candy into a 9" x 13" buttered dish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #fudge, #pecans, #chocolate