Penuche....Brown Sugar Fudge

Penuche....brown Sugar Fudge Recipe

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Joey Wolf


I made this for the first time this Christmas, I got the recipe off of facebook. I made 2 batches, one with and one without nuts due to several in the family with chocolate or nut allergies. Mom used to make a burnt sugar fudge, this is similar, but easier.


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1 Hr
55 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 c
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    coarse chopped pecans, optional

How to Make Penuche....Brown Sugar Fudge


  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Measure Brown Sugar, set aside
  3. Sift powdered sugar, set aside.
  4. Melt butter
  5. Stir in Brown Sugar. Cook 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Slowly add in the milk. Stirring constantly bring to a boil.
  7. Remove from heat cool 30-40 minutes. Stir in Vanilla extract
  8. Add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Keep adding powdered sugar until it reaches a ''fudgey consistency''. I use a hand mixer on low for this step.
  9. Add nuts. Spoon into the loaf pan, cover and chill until firm. This freezes well.

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About Penuche....Brown Sugar Fudge

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #holiday candy

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