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MeShell’s Diner Butter Pecan Fudge

Family friendly - Prep ahead

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Another meal from MeShell’s diner, this time butter pecan fudge. The buttered pecans give this fudge a bit of texture as well as a whole lot of flavour. Yummy! Check out more of our recipes here.

Butter pecan fudge

MeShell’s Diner Easy Butter Pecan Fudge

Easy fudge recipe to make without the need for candy thermometer. Delicious buttery fudge, which can be adapted to loads of different ingredients. Cup amounts are American cup measurements. Please Google for UK equivalents. Make sure pecans are toasted, cooled, and chopped before starting the fudge cooking process. Also, make sure powered (Icing) sugar has been sifted and measured out prior to beginning.
5 from 1 vote
Family friendly – Prep ahead
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 6 people
Diet Vegetarian


  • Measuring cups ( American were used)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mesh sieve
  • Skillet (toasting pecans)
  • Heavy stainless steel pot
  • Timer
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray


  • 2 cups pecans
  • 2 Tbsp butter for toasting pecans
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/8 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Toast the two cups of pecans with two tablespoons of butter for five minutes and set aside. Once cooled, chop up. Set aside about 2 Tbsp.
  • In a large saucepan, add one cup of butter and melt on medium-high heat.
  • After the butter melts, add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix well.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream, salt, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Turn the temperature to medium-high to high heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture starts to boil, start a timer for four minutes. Stir occasionally while it cooks.
  • When the timer reaches four minutes, take the fudge off of the burner, add the powdered sugar, and mix well.
  • Finally, add the two cups of chopped pecans and stir.
  • Pour the fudge into a parchment lined baking pan, sprinkle the two tablespoons of chopped pecans on top, and allow it to set up for at least three hours.
  • Slice the fudge into little squares.


Calories: 1136kcalCarbohydrates: 154gProtein: 4gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 367mgPotassium: 205mgFiber: 3gSugar: 149gVitamin A: 1153IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fudge, intermediate, Pecans, sweet
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