Butter Pecan Brandy Fudge

Fudge is so easy to make and it’s the perfect thing for a Christmas gift. Make this Butter Pecan Brandy Fudge for someone you love this holiday season. If you don’t devour it first! ????

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Hey everyone! How ya doin? I’m doing goooooood. You want to know why? I recently found out that fudge is super easy to make! So, today I’m going to show you how easy it is with Butter Pecan Brandy Fudge.
OK, basically fudge is made by throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot, melting them, then cooling the mixture. I mean it’s much more complex than that, gastronomically speaking, but the actual process in the kitchen is nothing more than melting, stirring, and chilling.
There’s not much more to say really so let’s just get fudgin!

Fudge It!

Okie doke, blokes, we need to start at the start. Let’s go over our ingredients. Unlike most of my recipes you don’t need any weird ingredients that you’ve probably never heard of and you don’t have to hit up any specialty shops. You can get all of the ingredients at your local supermarket/liquor store and they only special thing you need is roasted, salted pecans. I actually used pecans from a gift tin someone gave me, but you can use the ones from the deli department or nut aisle.
Other than that, we need butter, dark brown sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, confectioner’s sugar, and brandy. You also don’t have to go all out on the brandy. I picked up a bottle of Paul Mason Grande Amber Brandy which will run you about $10 a bottle. Again we’re making fudge not toasts. You don’t have to drop mad Benjis.
Oh and you’ll also need a candy thermometer. A candy thermometer simply clips onto the side of the pot and measures the heat of fudge because it has to reach a specific temperature. I’ll get to that in a sec though. Your grocery store has candy thermometers and so does Amazon.

Fudge. It’s What’s For Dinner

Noooooo. Well maybe. You’re an adult. YOLO. But anyway, start the recipe by lining an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving some extra on the sides to use as handles. Next, put large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the butter and melt completely. Now add the white sugar, brown sugar, and cream and stir to combine. Immediately clip your candy thermometer to the side of the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fudge has reached a temperature of between 225ºF and 235ºF. This is called the “Softball Stage” and should only take about 5 minutes to reach.
As soon as you’ve hit that softball stage, remove the pot from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, brandy, confectioner’s sugar, and pecans. Stir well to incorporate and pour the contents into the 8×8 inch pan. Allow to cool and then fridge the fudge for up to 3 hours. When you’re ready to serve, remove the fudge by the parchment paper handles and cut it into 1-inch squares. That’s it! You’ve fudged!

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Butter Pecan Brandy Fudge
Butter Pecan Brandy Fudge
Yields 32
Fudge is so easy to make and just as tasty!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter
  2. 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  3. 1/2 Cup Tightly Packed Dark Brown Sugar
  4. 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  5. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  6. 1 Tablespoon Brandy
  7. 2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
  8. 1 Cup Roasted Salted Pecans
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper leaving extra to use as handles.
  2. Set a large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat and melt the butter.
  3. Add the white sugar, brown sugar, and cream and stir to combine. Immediately clip your candy thermometer to the side of the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fudge has reached a temperature of between 225ºF and 235ºF.
  4. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, brandy, confectioner’s sugar, and pecans. Stir well to incorporate and pour the contents into the 8×8 inch pan.
  5. Allow to cool and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. When you’re ready to serve, remove the fudge by the parchment paper handles and cut it into 1 inch squares.
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35 comments on “Butter Pecan Brandy Fudge

  1. The hubby absolutely loves butter pecan! I’ll be making these soon!! 🙂

  2. My wife and kids would go gaga over this recipe.

  3. These look so tasty! I’m kind of a freak and dislike fudge. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and any time I’ve had fudge it’s given me the weirdest sinus rush, almost like a head rush but as if eating something too sweet caused it? I told you, I’m a freak. Haha. I am, however, a sucker for pecans so this would be very hard to turn down.

    I would probably take the sinus rush to try one of these.

    • That is awesome! I’m so glad you’d make the sacrifice for my fudge!

  4. LOVE the flavor combination in the fudge! And that you used salted pecans – gotta love sweet and salty!

    • Sweet and salty is the best! Thanks, Jill!

  5. Yeah, fudge is my favorite! I’m loving this flavor combo!

    • Thanks Stephanie!

  6. Wow that looks amazing!!! I need some butter pecan fudge right now!!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Yes, you do! And I don’t care that it’s the morning. Any time is an appropriate fudge time!

  7. I LOVE fudge and love it even more that you added brandy to the butter pecan! Looks absolutely delicious!

    • Thanks, Megan, just a little bit of brandy adds so much!

  8. So, I would eat the whole pan with reckless abandon.

    • I did….and it was delicious.

  9. I could eat my weight in this fudge! Yumm!

    • I may have…and I kept gaining weight while eating it, thus creating a vicious cycle.

  10. What a mouth watering treat

    • 🙂

  11. Oh heck yes! I love making homemade candy and the addition of Brandy is perfection 🙂

  12. How delicious! I love the addition of the Brandy!

  13. Homemade fudge is always such an awesome treat, and I love the kick of brandy in this one!

  14. I am a fudge junkie! It’s one of my favorite treats. Can’t wait to try this version.

    • Me too! If you do try it tell me if you liked it! 🙂

  15. This looks so delicious…I love fudge! 🙂

  16. OMG, perfection ! I need to keep some in my purse 😉

  17. I want to make this right now!!

  18. Of course I will eat this for dinner…I am after all an adult. I will consider myself fudged soon!

    • Fudge Yea!

  19. Butter Pecan and Brandy!!!! You are speaking my language!!!! Pinned!

  20. I NEVER think to make fudge and I have no idea why. This look so simple and delicious! Will it still work if I drop benjis on the brandy? 😉

    • You could drop mad benjis on the brandy! Do people even still say that? I feel old.

  21. I LOVE fudge, so how in the world have I never had butter pecan fudge? OMG?? I can’t wait to try this! Pinning too!

    • I fudging love it, Michele!

  22. This pretty much as everything I love…pecans..brandy…yum!!!

  23. Oh my! What a treat! The flavours sounds really stunning.

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