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4 pieces of Praline Pecan Fudge stacked one on top of the other.

Pecan Praline Fudge

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 pieces
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


Pecan Praline Fudge is rich and buttery, chock full of toasted pecans, and has unbelievable melt-in-you-mouth brown sugar flavor! Plus, it’s simple to make! If you are a fan of pecan pralines, you are going to LOVE this fudge!


  • 2 cups (450g) packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp (56g) unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups (230g) powdered sugar, sifted (could add up to 2 ½ cups for a firmer fudge)
  • 1 cup (106g) chopped toasted pecans or candied pecans
  • Additional chopped pecans, for topping, if desired


  1. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper that covers the sides of the pan and hangs over a bit. You can use the overhang to lift the fudge out of the pan later.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, butter and baking soda in a medium sized saucepan and heat over medium-low until butter and sugar are melted.
  3. Turn heat up to medium and bring to rolling boil. Boil for about 1 minute, or until it reaches 225-230 degrees F, then remove from heat and pour into a mixer bowl.
  4. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat on low for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, if needed, to be sure all the powdered sugar is incorporated.
  5. Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, or until it’s beginning to hold its shape, but is still soft. You don’t want to overbeat it or it’ll dry out and get too firm.
  6. Stir in the pecans (the mixture will thicken a bit when you add the pecans), then spread the fudge evenly into the prepared pan. Press some additional chopped pecans into the top of the fudge, if you’d like.
  7. Allow to cool completely either at room temperature or in the fridge.
  8. Remove the cooled fudge from the pan using the overhanging parchment paper and cut into pieces. Store in an air-tight counter at room temperature or in the fridge. Fudge will be firmer when cold.


Modified from Betty Crocker


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 25.2 g
  • Sodium: 12.2 mg
  • Fat: 6.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 9 mg