Turtle Fudge

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

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Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans! #thinkfisher

Do you ever feel kinda “grinch-y”? This year I’ve been struggling to get into the holiday spirit. Which is so completely odd for me, seeing that I normally am pulling out my decorations right after Halloween!

To “un-grinch” myself, I thought it would be helpful to begin my holiday baking.

Every year I’m in charge of the dessert. Pretty fitting, right? I usually make a big assortment of cookies and candies.

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans! #thinkfisher

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans! #thinkfisher

As I was making my candy list, I realized I don’t have a Turtle Fudge recipe! I knew this had to change. I love rich chocolate fudge with creamy caramels and crunchy nutty, pecans!

In my continuing partnership with Fisher Nuts, I created this Turtle Fudge for this months recipe. I love that Fisher Nuts are preservative free, non GMO, and their fresh, nutty flavor is perfect in today’s fudge. I thought about toasting the pecans first, but I think Fisher Nuts Pecans already have a deep flavor that it wasn’t necessary to take that extra step! Fisher Nuts also have a resealable bag, so if you find yourself snacking on the nuts, you can zip it closed and they stay fresh longer!

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

One of the nice things about making candy for the holidays is that it can be made in advance! I usually make fudge a week or two before, and keep it (unsliced) in a ziploc bag until ready to use.

I can’t wait to share this recipe with my family this year at our holiday party! I’m sure they are going to love it! What is your best tip for the holidays? Share in the comments!!

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Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

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Turtle Fudge

Yield: 120 pieces

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 3 hour chill time

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 25 marshmallows
  • 1 package (11.5 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11 oz) caramel bits, or about 2 cups caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 package (10 oz) Fisher Nuts Pecan Halves (about 2 1/2 cups)

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk,  and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Once boiling, keep at a rolling boil for two full minutes (still stirring).
  4. For this next step, I use a stand mixer with whisk attachment, but a hand mixer would work too.
  5. In a large bowl, combine marshmallows and chocolates, and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour hot mixture over these ingredients and blend until smooth. I turn my mixer on medium speed and allow it to blend for about 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.
  7. While this is mixing, place your caramel and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  8. Once the chocolate fudge mixture is smooth, and all the marshmallows are melted, fold in the pecan halves. Pour the fudge mixture into a parchment paper lined 15inch x 10inch x 1inch baking sheet. Drizzle with hot caramel, using a knife to swirl it into the fudge.
  9. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight.
  10. Cut into small bites and enjoy, or keep in large pieces in a ziploc bag (uncut) for up to two weeks!

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Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

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23 comments on “Turtle Fudge”

  1. You fudge recipes are the best!! I actually just picked up a big bag of Fischer Pecans myself, so looks like there might be a fudge in my future! 

  2. Combining two awesome chocolate treats is always a good idea!

  3. I love anything “turtle-y”! Nuts, chocolate and caramel are pretty much a match made in heaven!

  4. Julie Stephen

    What is the reason for nonfat milk instead of evaporated milk??

  5. Erin CM

    What size marshmallows?

  6. I need to add pecans to my grocery list, because this fudge needs to make an appearance in my house soon!

  7. A bunch of cookies and candy are the best way to ho for holiday desserts, and this fudge has to be top on the list!

  8. Now i need fudge!! Why’d you do that 😉

  9. What size marshmallows? for the turtle fudge recipe

  10. You are the queen of fudge!!! I could eat the ENTIRE batch of this!

  11. Liz

    That caramel swirl!!! Way to make the most magnificent caramels EVER!!! I have a little turtle obsession 🙂

  12. Hahaha!  I am finding myself in the same place this year.  My holiday boxes are still sitting in our living room.  I have out most of what I want to put up, but I’m struggling with feeling the holiday cheer.  Jer says it’s because it isn’t super cold or snowy here.  Maybe I need to make a few batches of fudge to get that holiday mojo going!  I love that you added caramel and pecans to the creamy chocolate fudge.  YUM!

  13. mmmm I love turtle everything-and this fudge doesn’t disappoint!!!

  14. Turtle anything is my fave!

  15. I love fudge…this looks so perfect!!

  16. What a great treat for Christmas! Love them!

  17. Marcie

    The 2 oz unsweetened chocolate…is that baking chocolate bar? If so, what percentage chocolate? Thanks!

  18. How much hot water the receipt I have does not show any hot water to mix with the chocolate and marshmallows

  19. Please tell me why on earth you’d use skim milk, when all the other ingredients are of high calorie value. Definitely should use either half & half or heavy cream. Skim milk should even exist, because it’s absolutely nasty & pretty much tasteless.

    • Tell me how you really feel.
      I use skim milk because that’s the type of milk my family drinks, and many other families drink it as well. So it’s my recipe, and I use what we have on hand. Feel free to use any type of milk if YOU’RE the one making the recipe, but there’s no need to be nasty about it.

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